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#271 boscobel

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    Posted 07 December 2010 - 02:24 PM

    I wasn't prepared to update this thread when I first saw your reply, cuz I wasn't ready to share yet.  But here's what happened over the last few weeks.

     

    We went the Monday before Thanksgiving to our old RE and decided that we didn't like that office.  A combination of the way they made us feel and messing up our appointments all the time.  We had my husbands sperm analyzed and the results showed that there could be issues there as well, but inconclusive.  All of his numbers were borderline ok, which means that they can be better on other days and worse on other days.  He also told us that our chances of conceiving on our own were very slim and we should seriously consider IVF.  Our chances would go up to about 60% with IVF.  Those numbers make me want to jump at the chance, but IVF is so emotional, I don't think I could deal with that right now.

     

    After we decided we really didn't like that office, I made an appointment with a different doctor and we switched.  I went the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to her and I love everyone in her office!  The only bad thing is the location isn't great, so I am at least 2 hours late to work whenever I have a morning appointment.  Oh well though, it'll be worth it to be with a doctor who is interested in us.  She also had most of the same things to say, IVF is our best chance, but she would support us going back to pills to stimulate ovulation.  Oh and she also diagnosed me with PCOS, endo and said I have a very large polyp that might be an issue.  How these things were all missed before this, I have no idea.  I left that appointment in tears b/c I couldn't believe that it was getting WORSE for us.

     

    Then 2 days later, Friday the day after Thanksgiving, I got a BFP!  So while I was hearing all of this horrible news, I was actually pregnant the entire time!  I had symptoms immediately, but since I already experienced a loss, I knew better then to get too excited.  We started blood tests every other day and the initial test was great, the next showed that there might be problems and the next confirmed that this pregnancy wasn't going to last.  I am not a home waiting to miscarry.

     

    I can't believe this is happening again, but to have all of those things happen to get the BFP and end like this, seems like a cruel/sick joke.  Getting pregnant on our own after well over a year trying and doing fertility drugs; they told me that I O'd on the side with no tube and the tube on the opposite side reached over and grabbed the egg ("medical miracle"); oh and yeah, I got this horrible news yesterday ON my 32nd birthday.  All of those things lined up, I was so thinking that this was going to work out b/c how can it not?  But here I am.
     

    Originally Posted by Simistar 

    Wow, sorry for some reason I wasn't getting the updates emailed to me so just saw this!

     

    I can't believe how hard it can be either (not for us (yet!)...for the MANY couples I've heard from who have had so much difficulty conceiving...)

    We spend much of our lives trying to NOT get pregnant and then bam, we want to and I think our bodies get us back or something, lol:-)

    How did you appt go...? Any other glimmer of hope offered...?

     

    We're in the midst of third time trying...

    A couple weeks ago when AF came though, it was a BIG one..as in, a tidal wave...at work...it wasn't pretty...let's just say it was a VERY good thing I was wearing black pants that day:-) Yikes.

    So, not sure what went on there...

     

    We're not doing anything other than tracking my ovulation and timed intercourse...

    I'm thinking we'll wait til the six-month mark of trying and then look into other options...I'm over 35 so after 6 months of unsuccessful trying, that's when they refer you to a specialist (at least where I live:-))

     

    As for whether my cycles are consistent...no way! I don't think they ever have been:-)

    I'm on day 20 right now and I still haven't ovulated, though according to the FM I'm at "high" fertility, so it's coming I guess:-)

    I'll tell ya though...peeing on a stick get's pretty frickin' old, pretty frickin' fast:-)

     

    Hope you're doing well?;-)
     



     



    #272 seaprincess

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      Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:10 AM

      Oh Carly...I'm so sorry to hear this is happening to you.  My T & P are with you and Matt.  Take the time you need to recover emotionally and physically, and good luck.


      Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

      #273 Simistar

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        Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:23 AM

        Oooooh, Carly!

         

        I was SO happy for you when I read you got a BFP! Is it a for-sure thing it won't last...? I guess..it kind of sounded like it...

        If I could reach through the computer and give you a hug I would.

        I won't try to come up with any positives on this as I'm pretty sure that's the last thing you'd want to hear.

        Sounds like you need a big fat vacation.

         

        As for my progress...I didn't ovulate this month! Weird...

        A friend told me she thinks my big period last month was actually a miscarriage and so maybe that's why I didn't ovulate this month...not sure if that's right, but I guess it makes sense...

        Sooo...hoping that next month I ovulate and we can try again:-)

         

        If there's ANYTHING I could do to help, please let me know..I know there probably isn't, but the offer's out there:-)
         

        Originally Posted by carly 

        I wasn't prepared to update this thread when I first saw your reply, cuz I wasn't ready to share yet.  But here's what happened over the last few weeks.

         

        We went the Monday before Thanksgiving to our old RE and decided that we didn't like that office.  A combination of the way they made us feel and messing up our appointments all the time.  We had my husbands sperm analyzed and the results showed that there could be issues there as well, but inconclusive.  All of his numbers were borderline ok, which means that they can be better on other days and worse on other days.  He also told us that our chances of conceiving on our own were very slim and we should seriously consider IVF.  Our chances would go up to about 60% with IVF.  Those numbers make me want to jump at the chance, but IVF is so emotional, I don't think I could deal with that right now.

         

        After we decided we really didn't like that office, I made an appointment with a different doctor and we switched.  I went the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to her and I love everyone in her office!  The only bad thing is the location isn't great, so I am at least 2 hours late to work whenever I have a morning appointment.  Oh well though, it'll be worth it to be with a doctor who is interested in us.  She also had most of the same things to say, IVF is our best chance, but she would support us going back to pills to stimulate ovulation.  Oh and she also diagnosed me with PCOS, endo and said I have a very large polyp that might be an issue.  How these things were all missed before this, I have no idea.  I left that appointment in tears b/c I couldn't believe that it was getting WORSE for us.

         

        Then 2 days later, Friday the day after Thanksgiving, I got a BFP!  So while I was hearing all of this horrible news, I was actually pregnant the entire time!  I had symptoms immediately, but since I already experienced a loss, I knew better then to get too excited.  We started blood tests every other day and the initial test was great, the next showed that there might be problems and the next confirmed that this pregnancy wasn't going to last.  I am not a home waiting to miscarry.

         

        I can't believe this is happening again, but to have all of those things happen to get the BFP and end like this, seems like a cruel/sick joke.  Getting pregnant on our own after well over a year trying and doing fertility drugs; they told me that I O'd on the side with no tube and the tube on the opposite side reached over and grabbed the egg ("medical miracle"); oh and yeah, I got this horrible news yesterday ON my 32nd birthday.  All of those things lined up, I was so thinking that this was going to work out b/c how can it not?  But here I am.
         

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Simistar 

        Wow, sorry for some reason I wasn't getting the updates emailed to me so just saw this!

         

        I can't believe how hard it can be either (not for us (yet!)...for the MANY couples I've heard from who have had so much difficulty conceiving...)

        We spend much of our lives trying to NOT get pregnant and then bam, we want to and I think our bodies get us back or something, lol:-)

        How did you appt go...? Any other glimmer of hope offered...?

         

        We're in the midst of third time trying...

        A couple weeks ago when AF came though, it was a BIG one..as in, a tidal wave...at work...it wasn't pretty...let's just say it was a VERY good thing I was wearing black pants that day:-) Yikes.

        So, not sure what went on there...

         

        We're not doing anything other than tracking my ovulation and timed intercourse...

        I'm thinking we'll wait til the six-month mark of trying and then look into other options...I'm over 35 so after 6 months of unsuccessful trying, that's when they refer you to a specialist (at least where I live:-))

         

        As for whether my cycles are consistent...no way! I don't think they ever have been:-)

        I'm on day 20 right now and I still haven't ovulated, though according to the FM I'm at "high" fertility, so it's coming I guess:-)

        I'll tell ya though...peeing on a stick get's pretty frickin' old, pretty frickin' fast:-)

         

        Hope you're doing well?;-)
         



         





        #274 Teira1031

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          Posted 02 June 2011 - 04:32 PM

          Looks like nobody has posted on here this year... anybody our there TTC? we started in April and havent had any luck yet, hoping this month will be the month!



          #275 Simistar

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            Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:20 AM

            Yes, it sure has been quiet...guess that means everyone's busy trying to get pregnant?;-)

             

            I've been going though my first cycle of IVF...we're doing the embryo transfer on Sunday, so my fingers are crossed everything goes okay....then we have to wait two weeks (two weeks! uugh) to find out whether it "took"...

            Am thinking positive thoughts for you:-)
             

            Originally Posted by Teira1031 

            Looks like nobody has posted on here this year... anybody our there TTC? we started in April and havent had any luck yet, hoping this month will be the month!



             



            #276 StephyD

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              Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:59 AM

              This is our first month of TTC. :)

               

              I was on Micronor, a mini-pill that works differently than a regular pill.  Basically, I had to take the pill everyday, no sugar pills for me.  Each pack had 28 regular pills with the same amount of hormone in it.  (I have really bad migraines, this is why I had to switch to this stupid pill...)

               

              So, my periods were very irregular for the last 5 years.  I'd go months without any, then have them twice in the same month, etc, etc, etc.

               

              Now, I have no idea how long my cycle is!  I went 27 days after stopping the pill before getting my periods.  (I came off the pill at the begining of April). And now it's day 29 of cycle #2... and I didn't notice an ovulation this past month (and no, I'm not pregnant, I did a test yesterday morning)...

               

              Anyways! That's my story so far :)  Glad to see this thread is finally getting some posts :)



              #277 Birdie07

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                Posted 03 June 2011 - 02:39 PM

                I am still here as well. Hit our 4 year mark of TTC this last month. Saw another specialist this past month as well. He gave us options that we can't afford right now so trying to see how we can fit that in. Frustrating!!



                #278 seaprincess

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                  Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:06 PM

                  Hi ladies, I'm still here. I have been trying for 11 months without success. I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which basically means my hormones are all out of whack and I barely ovulate.  I am currently on cycle day 90 of my 4th cycle since starting to try. I am seeing a naturopath who will be performing acupuncture and has prescribed homeopathics to help regulate my cycle naturally.  If I am still not pregnant by my next physical in October (15 months of TTC), I will be getting a referral to a reproductive endocrinolgist for further intervention.   


                  GL to those of you how have been trying a while and those who are just starting out.

                  Simster - Good luck with the transfer! Fingers crossed this is it.

                  Calia - I'm sorry to hear you've hit that milestonr, I can't imagine what you're going through...


                  Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

                  #279 mochamakes3

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                    Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:56 PM

                    Thanks for bringing this thread back to life Teira. We are officially TTC and hopefully won't be for long. It's kind of upsetting to see so many people having difficulties. I know it can take some time but I really hope that we are all successful soon. Simistar, fingers crossed that it worked. Cali, I hope that you are eventually able to realize your dream. Lindsay, I hope you don't have to wait that long. To the ladies that are just starting, since we're all newlyweds, maybe that will be good luck?

                     

                     



                    #280 Teira1031

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                      Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:08 AM

                      Simistar - Good luck with your embryo transfer today! Keeping you in my thoughts! hoping for a great outcome!

                       

                      Cali - I am so sorry to hear how you have had an unsuccessful journey so far. Sending positive thoughts you way!

                       

                      Mocha & Stephy - Hoping you guys the best of luck as you start this journey!

                       

                      Sending lots of babydust to all of us TTCers

                       

                      We just officially started trying last month but after AF was a couple days late this week & 2 negative pregnancy tests AF has decided to grace me with her presence . Here's to hoping June is the month for all of us !






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