Excellent egg buddies - for all who are IVFing in July/August/Sept

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twinklestar2 Tue 16-Jul-13 23:05:53

Over here ladies!

Massive congrats to NookNook!! Great start to the new thread.

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 17-Jul-13 10:52:17

Hello Whin and Still smile

Whim wow day 9, not long to go now.

Still going through assisted conception is a big deal. I think it's normal to be apprehensive. Wait and see how you feel after seeing the embryologist.

Fabi fingers crossed you get to start stimms tomorrow. I'm starting on Friday so we might be at the same stage.

BrookerC Wed 17-Jul-13 11:05:20

Welcome wim & still smile

We have a ds aged 4 but have been trying for nearly a year for dc2 and tests show dh has poor motility. Hence why we have been recommended to face icsi.

I just can't shake this nagging feeling that something awful will happen to me and ds will be left without a mother. Is that mad?!

Have icsi not face. Although face may be appropriate too... Although I'm not in the least bit woo I do think I am quite in tune with my own body and I am usually right about such things which is why this feeling worries me.
Dh says I'm being over dramatic.

nobeer Wed 17-Jul-13 12:06:40

Welcome wim and still!

Still I thought I'd never get pregnant and was really sad about it, but I'm so close now. I've got 14 frozen embies, so one of them's got to work, hasn't it?!

nobeer Wed 17-Jul-13 12:12:29

Twinks me and DP have the same dilemma, but I'm very nearly 41 so I think we're going for 2 and we'll see what happens. I am a bit apprehensive at the thought of twins, especially as DP usually works away Mon-Fri, my mum lives in the UK and his parents live a good hour away on the motorway. But I did babysit for twins and I loved them! Anyway, we'll see what happens. No guarantees both will implant.

Got a scan a week on Friday to see how ovaries are doing, so fingers crossed for FET in August!

NookNook, if you didn't see post number 1000 on the previous thread it's here again: "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!"

Twinks, tell him to out the best two back. Statistics show it won't increase the chance of multiples but it will increase the chance of a singleton. I had two AA hatching blasts transferred and only one implanted. Go for it smile

Thinking of Brooker & Choco today.

Welcome to the newbies. Stillhoping, no-one has ever met their Maker during the IVF process I'm sure. I found it to be a very positive and fascinating experience (and that was before I got my BFP). My advice is to grasp it with both hands and an open heart.

Maybe, urinate on a stick for feck's sake grin

I'm still excreting beige sludge but I've decided to make it my friend smile

It's nice to have beige sludge as a friend Juice! I might piss on something tomorrow as I've had more spotting and it's upsetting me

Twinks when we go again, I'd like to have two put back. They wouldn't let me this time as I'm too young and it was my first go.

Still. You will not be going anywhere, of that I'm sure. I've just had my first round of ICSI. It's not easy, but it will be more than worth it.

Wimwom Wed 17-Jul-13 12:49:09

still it's scary when they write out all the risks for you - but they are all fairly small and very very rarely would it be life threatening. I felt very reassured by knowing how they would be monitoring and watching for the complications. I think it's important you feel confident that the clinic you choose to use is doing this (am sure they all do - but know some watch closer than others) is there one risk yr more worried about?

I think it's because I'm type 1 diabetic so at higher risk of things like stroke and dvt.
Taking the combined pill have me horrific migraines with stroke type symptoms (slurred speech, loss of feeling on one side of body) so I'm worried that these hormones might cause the same. I suppose I would just have to stop. Cannot cope with terrible migraines it was the worst pain even including a ruptured appendix and labour.
Thank you for all the reassurance though. I can put up with some discomfort (migraines aside) as long as I don't die! My consultant said some women have died from ohss followed by kidney failure! I'm hoping it would be picked up before then!

resipsa Wed 17-Jul-13 13:10:05

Joos I read the AN thread you're on for entertainment (and was duly entertained). I think you're scaring them...wink

resipsa Wed 17-Jul-13 13:12:48

Hi still and wim. I am officially the oldest here so what I say goes, OK?

Nope, that never works anywhere else, either. Hey ho.

So, winkle 1 or 2? I had 3 cause of age and fact that I had 3 but think if I were 35 and had 18 to choose from, I might go with just 1 first time round...

twinklestar2 Wed 17-Jul-13 13:23:06

I'm transferring 1 blastocyst, grade AB. It is one stage before hatching ( stage 4 out of 6). That's good right? Cried in front of the embryologist. Just finding it all so emotional and overwhelming. Waiting for ET, should be about 15 mins.

Good luck twinkle!

Good luck Twinks that's amazing news.

Still it is technically possible to die from OHSS. But you will be so well monitored with scans and bloods every other day that you just wouldn't get that far x

resipsa Wed 17-Jul-13 13:40:34

Fantastic - that'll be the last time you have to open your legs (for 10 days or so, anyway).

My consultant said I'd only have two scans? He said about five appointments in total including egg collection. Is that not the norm?
He said one to show how to do injections, two scans and then egg collection and then egg transfer.

No, that's not normal! You would normally have a baseline scan, a scan after down regulation and then from about 5 days of stims, a scan every other day until egg collection.

nobeer Wed 17-Jul-13 14:15:58

I more or less had the same as you maybe. I was definitely scanned every other day, and in fact when they were concerned about OHSS I was scanned everyday over the weekend.

NookNook Wed 17-Jul-13 14:40:34

Juicy Thaaaanks for the yaaaaaaaay! I too have some excellent beige sludge that I will duly make my friend. Much better way of thinking about it. I'm also still having occasional cramps mixed in with some light nausea. Joy.

Still waiting for Beta results. I am a wreck. As always...

Welcome Still and Whim! This is a most excellent thread with most excellent people.

Twinks sounds like you made the right and sensible choice. I only put one back first time and although it didn't work I don't regret it. I'm actually really really nervous about there being two in there now.

NookNook Wed 17-Jul-13 14:45:56

Still I was the same as the others. Can you tell us where your clinic is? Maybe one of the others can shed a bit of light...

That's a lot more than he said! He definitely said about 5 appointments in total. I was surprised it was so few and queried it but he gave the schedule as initial app, two scans, egg retrieval and then egg transfer.
We will see the embryologist next month so perhaps they will give us a better idea of things?

It will be the priory in Birmingham but so far I've been seen at Worcester spire. They don't do the treatment there just the consultations and referral to the priory.

Good luck, Twinks, crying is good; it prepares you for the nightmare of spotting in your first trimester hmm

Resipsa, have you read the latest pearl-clutcher's announcement on the AN thread?:

Pearl-clutcher: juicy i've been lurking this thread for a little while now, and i appreciate you're probably quite strong minded/opinionated but a lot of your posts come across a bit overly harsh!

Me: I'm actually a really nice, kind person. If you stick around you may see this emerge round about, oooh...I dunno...seven months in?

Pearl-clutcher: haha juicy i don't doubt you are at all - it wasn't meant to be nasty and i'm not personally offended in any way but i can see how some people might take it that way!

Me: Well, [Pearl-clutcher], every thread needs a Harshness Monitor so it's a fucking good job you're here, eh?

hmm

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