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#251 Birdie07

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    Posted 27 September 2010 - 03:30 PM



    Originally Posted by carly 

    Congrats, that's a great milestone to pass!

     

    We've been TTC for well over a year now and I think we've about given up hope, so are taking a much needed step back to reevaluate.


    Hugs Carly. I am going on 3 1/2 years. I feel your pain. Do take a break from the stress of it. It helps!



    #252 Simistar

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      Posted 27 September 2010 - 09:26 PM



      Originally Posted by Ayita 

      Hello, I hope everybody is doing well and that their projects are moving forward !

       

      I wanted to share some good news as this week marks an important milestone for me as I reach 13 weeks on Thursday. Yes it's the end of my first trimester and now the risks of miscarriage are in majority behind me !! So happy

      Congrats, that's a great milestone to pass!

       

      We've been TTC for well over a year now and I think we've about given up hope, so are taking a much needed step back to reevaluate.

       

      Carly, I am SO sorry...

      Perhaps a step back is what you need...

      I'm just a month of trying in so I'm sure I can't grasp how disappointed and frustrated you must be...

      But I can say that wow, baby-making can be exhausting and again, we've only been at it one month! So I can imagine how mentally and emotionally exhausted you must be... break would probably be good.

       

      I did find out from using that Clearblue digital fertility monitor that I don't ovulate until like day 19! yikes. Glad I bought it:-)

      I'm pretty sure AF is coming (all the symptoms) so I don't think we were successful this time...
       



      #253 boscobel

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        Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:54 AM

        Calia - you don't have to answer if it's too personal, but is there a diagnosis on why it's taking you guys so long?  I remember some of your story, but not all.

         

        Simistar - I just started using the CBFM last month too, but it was only as successful for me as OPK's (ovulation predictor kits) were.  I did them side by side, so I could compare and my OPK's always gave an almost + the day before my definite + and then an almost the day after and those were the days the FM told me too.  So I'm really glad I didn't pay for it, it was a gift from my husbands cousin who bought it but got pregnant before she could use it.  However, I know that other people get a bigger window from using it, or the OPK's don't register a positive for them ever, so I think it is a good tool, it just doesn't offer me anything more then a regular old internet cheapie OPK does.

         

        Oh and don't feel bad about late ovulation, the earliest I have ever O'd was CD17, but I average CD20 with CD24 being my latest.  And my LP ranges from 9-14 days long which is abnormal.  And my cycles range from 25-36 days long. They are all wacked out after my ectopic pregnancy and loss of my left fallopian tube last June.



        #254 Simistar

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          Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:31 PM

          Hey Carly!

           

          I just wanted to check in and see how you're doing???

          We're about to go into month three of trying...(well, I'm pretty sure we are...I feel the signs of AF coming, so guess round two wasn't successful either:-))

          But wanted to make sure you're doing okay?;-)

           


           

          Originally Posted by carly 

          Calia - you don't have to answer if it's too personal, but is there a diagnosis on why it's taking you guys so long?  I remember some of your story, but not all.

           

          Simistar - I just started using the CBFM last month too, but it was only as successful for me as OPK's (ovulation predictor kits) were.  I did them side by side, so I could compare and my OPK's always gave an almost + the day before my definite + and then an almost the day after and those were the days the FM told me too.  So I'm really glad I didn't pay for it, it was a gift from my husbands cousin who bought it but got pregnant before she could use it.  However, I know that other people get a bigger window from using it, or the OPK's don't register a positive for them ever, so I think it is a good tool, it just doesn't offer me anything more then a regular old internet cheapie OPK does.

           

          Oh and don't feel bad about late ovulation, the earliest I have ever O'd was CD17, but I average CD20 with CD24 being my latest.  And my LP ranges from 9-14 days long which is abnormal.  And my cycles range from 25-36 days long. They are all wacked out after my ectopic pregnancy and loss of my left fallopian tube last June.





          #255 boscobel

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            Posted 09 November 2010 - 05:49 AM

            Well, I'm still not pregnant that's for sure!  We stopped injections and medications in June I think and just continued with acupuncture for a few months until quitting that 1-2 months ago too.  Matt thought it would miraculously happen once we stopped "trying".  I think he finally sees that there's a problem so he mentioned going to get a SA (seman analysis) done and talking to the doctors again about what our options are.  So we have an appt next Monday to do both of those things.  I have a feeling they are going to tell us that IVF is the next step and we aren't there yet - mentally, emotionally or financially.  I'm hoping that we can maybe go back to one of the drugs (preferably in pull form!) that will stimulate ovulation so that maybe we can get my right side working instead of my left always ovulating.  I just can't believe it's been 1.5 years since our loss and we are still trying.  Who knew it would be this hard??!

             

            Are you guys doing anything other then tracking ovulation and timed intercourse? 

             

            Rereading the last few posts, I had to say that I'm on CD18 now and still haven't ovulated!  FF has pushed back my average day to CD20.  Just wanted to put that out there since you were worried about CD19 last time.  Have your cycles been consistent since starting the FM?



            #256 Birdie07

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              Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:36 AM



              Carly,

              Sorry I haven't answered. Didn't see it. I check like 2 threads on here! I was told a while back I had POF (Premature Ovarian Failure) but then was told that was a false diagnosis. I am now listed under "unexplained infertitlity". There is no explained reason on why. I am going on now 4 years in May of not getting pregnant. I totally feel your pain!!

              Originally Posted by carly 

              Calia - you don't have to answer if it's too personal, but is there a diagnosis on why it's taking you guys so long?  I remember some of your story, but not all.

               

              Simistar - I just started using the CBFM last month too, but it was only as successful for me as OPK's (ovulation predictor kits) were.  I did them side by side, so I could compare and my OPK's always gave an almost + the day before my definite + and then an almost the day after and those were the days the FM told me too.  So I'm really glad I didn't pay for it, it was a gift from my husbands cousin who bought it but got pregnant before she could use it.  However, I know that other people get a bigger window from using it, or the OPK's don't register a positive for them ever, so I think it is a good tool, it just doesn't offer me anything more then a regular old internet cheapie OPK does.

               

              Oh and don't feel bad about late ovulation, the earliest I have ever O'd was CD17, but I average CD20 with CD24 being my latest.  And my LP ranges from 9-14 days long which is abnormal.  And my cycles range from 25-36 days long. They are all wacked out after my ectopic pregnancy and loss of my left fallopian tube last June.





              #257 boscobel

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                Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:57 AM

                "Unexplained infertility" is annoying to me b/c there's nothing you can do.  And ugh!  4 years!  I really hope something works for you soon!



                #258 Birdie07

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                  Posted 09 November 2010 - 10:15 AM



                  It's annoying to me too! And I get comments ALLL the time. "Relax, when you're not trying it will work." "It'll happen when God is ready" , "When you least expect it." "Enjoy your time as a married couple, you'll miss it when you get pregnant."Puh-lease. We have tried not trying. We have relaxed and just enjoyed our time together. But those comments rub me the wrong way!! I'm tired of hearing them. Hahaha!!!

                  Originally Posted by carly 

                  "Unexplained infertility" is annoying to me b/c there's nothing you can do.  And ugh!  4 years!  I really hope something works for you soon!





                  #259 boscobel

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                    Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:22 AM

                    Yeah, those comments make me want to punch them in the throat.  It's so insensitive or somehow puts the blame on us or something.  Or maybe that's me being sensitive, but I feel I will be justified to flip the eff out next time someone says something like that to me.



                    #260 Birdie07

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                      Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:52 PM



                      No i want to slap them too! I just stay quiet. They don't understand. My faovorite is when they say something like "I can't NOT get pregnant" "He just looks at me and I'm pregnant". Oh GREAT. Good for you..why don't you keep it to yourself how bout?

                      Originally Posted by carly 

                      Yeah, those comments make me want to punch them in the throat.  It's so insensitive or somehow puts the blame on us or something.  Or maybe that's me being sensitive, but I feel I will be justified to flip the eff out next time someone says something like that to me.








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