November infertility board

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Post # 361
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Worker bee

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@jen9999:  Oh amazing!

Post # 362
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

ROLL CALL Your age/partner’s age: 27/28 Baby #: Cycles TTC: 2+ years Known fertility issues: PCOS/annovulation and low motility Previous fertility treatment?: 6 rounds of letrozole, 1 IUI What are you doing this month (transfer, beta, IUI, retrival)?: IUI #2 with gonal F and ovidrel Key dates (POAS, beta, transfer): Dont have my POAS yet, but I start injections tonight so thats a big one for me! Just for fun: What is your favorite holiday tradition? Usually my family has an outdoor bonfire with fireworks as a pre-christmas party on the 23rd. My brother and sister will not be able to travel up this year due to COVID so that has been canceled, but we will make the best of it 🙂

Post # 363
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Helper bee

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@ulyana:  tbh if I have a baby I’ll buy clothes that show off the scars…lol but taking care of them makes me feel like I’m doing something so silicone scar sheets it is!

Post # 364
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Helper bee

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@mrsnitti17:  injections are exciting that’s a big step!

Post # 365
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

 

edit: lol I forgot I already posted…

Post # 366
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

@jen9999:  thank you for being so sweet! I appreciate it <3 Wishing you the very best luck, you deserve a win.

@zstbee84:  thank you <3  Our head nurse just recommended doing an ERA first, so now I’m thinking harder about that…..  hard to know what to do.

@morecookiesplease:  thank you!  I appreciate it.

@itsme1987:  thank you <3  Yes, we would like to keep open the option to have a third kiddo. Part of the reason (beyond just the regular reasons that people have 3) is that our son has a genetic condition and it’s hard to know exactly what his life will look like. He’s thriving in a lot of ways, but he’s only 2 and it’s a spectrum disorder, so it’s hard to know. And as older parents, we like the idea of having a little team of a couple siblings around him. I know sometime siblings hate each other, etc, but it just breaks my heart to think of him alone in the world, so siblings are appealing.  But we also might get to two kids and be like Good lord that’s enough! lol.

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@Cheekie0077:  thank you, I appreciate it. I’m trying to look on the bright side and i know we are lucky in many ways! It just sucks when things don’t go according to “plan”…. 2/13 was pretty shocking. But anyway, thank you.  You deserve a win for sure! I hope it’s right around the corner.  So are you doing a ERA???  Our head nurse just recommended that for peace of mind, so now I’m considering it.

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@piscesinsc:  thank you.  Yeah, a Day 7 girl.  So we have a boy and girl Day 5, and two girl Day 7s 🙂

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@aish12111:  thanks, I appreciate it

Post # 367
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Worker bee

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@jen9999:  Haha… like coming out of the battle. I like it!

I think the scars bother me so much because it reminds of how I felt after the surgery, like a stuffed turkey. I really hate how bright red they are and also how simmetrical.

i’m plotting to make up some crazy story if they stay that way. Like I fought a wild cat or something.

Post # 368
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have four scars from my fibroid removal and while they bothered me at first they are barely noticeable now four years later. I would recommend vitamin e oil and massaging them once they have healed to help break up scar tissue but I didn’t even do that for kong. The worst part is that for some reason one of them itches at random times. But I’ve been in bikinis since the surgery and it’s not something anyone would even notice. Hopefully yours heal the same way.

Post # 369
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Worker bee

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@piscesinsc:  Thank you for the tip. I’ll try vitamin e oil, that sounds good.

Thats so weird that one itches, that would drive me crazy haha. Sorry you had to have a surgery but hopefully it took care of what it needed to take care of.

Post # 370
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Worker bee

I’ve been lurking off and on for the past few months, but we FINALLY have our first infertility consultation on Tuesday and I will definitely need everyone’s insight after that.  So…

Your age/partner’s age: 34/30

Baby #: 1

Cycles TTC: Tried for ~9, had two early losses in that time, and then have been on hold for the past 2 cycles while waiting for our consultation.  So, approaching a year in total, but with time off.

Known fertility issues: Recurring losses that are so far unexplained.

Previous fertility treatment?: Nothing yet, aside from dr. putting me on levothyroxine after finding my TSH in the mid 3’s.

What are you doing this month (transfer, beta, IUI, retrival)?: Just have a consultation scheduled so far.  We’ve put off any decisions until after that since we don’t know what they’ll recommend.

Key dates (POAS, beta, transfer): Consultation on 11/24

Just for fun: What is your favorite holiday tradition? Baking – and lots of it this year!

Post # 371
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

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@aish12111:  Yes, my understanding is that injectibles (gonadotropins) are used to increase the number of follicles to improve your chances, but you also have to be prepared to potentially selectively reduce if you end up with too many embryos implanting. That being said, they typically do monitoring ultrasounds and should theoretically have an idea of how many potential embryos you would have before they have you trigger. And they probably would tell you to abstain until they know there aren’t too many as well. 

The HCG trigger does not cause you to make more follicles, but helps ensure proper timing for IUI as it essentially guarantees that you will ovulate within 36 hrs. It stimulates the final stages of growth for the follicle and forces it to release the egg. I have now done 5 IUI’s, and for the last one added in the HCG trigger to see if it makes any difference. Statistically, cycles using the HCG trigger have a slightly higher success rate, most likely because the timing is more guaranteed (my previous ones were unmonitored, just using OPKs) and I also heard a rumor the HCG trigger can help with implantation though I don’t know if actually does when given prior to ovulation. Anyways I’m sorry to hear you’re moving on to #5, I hope #5 will be my lucky one too! IUI is honestly such a mindgame. But IVF is so expensive. 

Post # 372
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

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@morecookiesplease:  Ugh me too bee! The intake paperwork says 4-6 months but that is for average couples and I dont think we qualify as average anymore… unfortunately and fortunately. I’m going to call the gyno’s office today to confirm he has sent a referral for the urologist and a repeat SA since we haven’t heard anything from those places yet. hopefully we can get something going on soon!

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@ulyana:  I have a crazy deep belly button so I literally cant see any of my incisions and actually couldn’t tell I had stitches until my SIL told me I definitely would have some. I’m glad I’m not the only one still feeling it, I felt kind crazy! The discomfort moves around a bit but its always referring from my belly button. 

 

Post # 373
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Busy bee

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@electrichedgehog:  hey bee!  I remember you from the regular boards 🙂. Sorry to see you here, but it’s a great group!  I hope your consultation goes well!

Post # 374
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Beta test came back negative.frown

We’re out for December too, as I have to wean down off the prednisone and they want me to schedule another consult before we try our last remaining embryo.

In theory, I guess we could do IVF again if our last embryo fails, but I dond’t know I can put myself through all that yet again…we’ve done it twice already and it takes a hard toll on my mind & body.

Post # 375
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@LadyBear:  I’m so sorry that this cycle didn’t work out. I hope your clinic has some ideas that could help make your last transfer successful. We are using our last embryo next month and we’re also trying to figure out if we should do another round of IVF. It is exhausting so I understand now wanting to do it again. 

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