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#1 Forum Moderator

Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:42 PM

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#2 librablonde

Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:47 PM

Merry Christmas, lovely ladies original.gif

#3 minidiamond

Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:16 PM

Silver !

Quick one from me, have been running around as we're off on hols tomorrow.

Big hugs to all of you wonderful women at Xmas time, I really and truly hope everyone here has their wishes come true in 2012.  I don't think there's anyone that hasn't has a tough time over the past 12 months - and we all deserve some smiles and happiness next year.

Thank you all so much for being a wonderful support.

#4 indigo~

Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:44 AM

Bronze, tee hee  biggrin.gif

Liltuss, I'm so so happy that you had a good scan result. Have a wonderful holiday!

Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you all have a lovely time with your families.

#5 minidiamond

Posted 26 December 2011 - 05:59 AM

Hi everyone

Well after we got some good news at our scan last Thursday,  DH and I took a last minute trip to the USA and it's Xmas day here in LA, so just a note to say merry Xmas to the long haulers.  I hope everyone had an enjoyable day; its been a tough year in so many ways for everyone here but I hope you could all find some happiness in the smiles that Xmas brings, especially with the younger ones.

Thank you - You've all been such a great support to me and to each other, and we deserve bloody big medals for our efforts and strength in chasing the dream. All I want for Xmas is for every one of us to be holding our little ones in our arms in 2012.

#6 bettinae

Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:32 PM

biggrin.gif Hi there ladies just wondered if u may be able to help???

we have just done our second IVF cycle first failed and are on d13 after epu and d9 after et of 2 great embies..... I got a  BFP.gif  on sat d6 after ET and it has been getting darker everyday since but I have brown stuff yest and today bleeding?????

tested this affo and still darker positive no crapping......any ideas??? anyone had similar experience???

could it be one embie leaving? and could the otherone still be there?

I have read that maybe 2 embies and everything moving while they burrow in and that they are cleaning out making room for themselves?

I am going mad here bloods fri??????


biggrin.gif Hi there ladies just wondered if u may be able to help???

we have just done our second IVF cycle first failed and are on d13 after epu and d9 after et of 2 great embies..... I got a  BFP.gif  on sat d6 after ET and it has been getting darker everyday since but I have brown stuff yest and today bleeding?????

tested this affo and still darker positive no crapping......any ideas??? anyone had similar experience???

could it be one embie leaving? and could the otherone still be there?

I have read that maybe 2 embies and everything moving while they burrow in and that they are cleaning out making room for themselves?

I am going mad here bloods fri??????


#7 Spock

Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:54 PM

hi ladies,

bettinae, i'm not sure I can help, might be best if you post your question in the general section as this buddy group is specifically for people who don't have any kids and are having a tough time with ac. Hopefully your bt will be fine and all is okay. best of luck.

libra, hoping you are slowly slowly feeling a bit better.

liltuss, hope you're enjoying your fabulous holiday.

indigo, hope you are also healing.

hi mitchp and to anyone else out there, here's hoping for some wonderful bfps for you all in 2012.

#8 bettinae

Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:15 PM

SPOCK: Sorry I wasn't aware this was a "BUDDY" group I was just reading that it was IVF and I was looking for some advice and support with my IVF journey and maybe the insight of ladies that are doing IVF as well


#9 Spock

Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:20 PM

hi bettinae, don't apologise, i was just pointing you to the right place for posting your question as you would probably get more help in the general section for such a question. i hope all is working out okay for you.

#10 minidiamond

Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:36 AM

Hi LTers
Happy new year !  I hope everyone was able to spend last night with loved ones, but I'm going to hazard a guess there was a bit of thanks at seeing the back of 2011 for many of us.  Its been a tough one,, but I really really hope 2012 is a different story.

Libra, how are you faring sweetie ? Im sure the pain will take a long time to subside but I'm praying each little day makes it a bit easier to function.  I know you talked about engaging the "practical" ivf side of you in terms of thinking about cycling again - wondering if you're able to start considering that ? I guess there's something to be said for focussing on what's next but you have to feel right.  

Indigo, hope you're healing physically and emotionally and you were able to enjoy Xmas and the new year. Crossing it all for you in 2012.

Spocky, gosh I've lost track of days on this side of the world so who knows what it is in oz but good luck for your scan Tuesday !!!!  I guess its two sleeps ?? Forgive me for saying this, but part of me hopes you're feeling really blergh and that means your bean is happy and healthy.  

Mitchp, how are you and DP ? Merry Xmas and happy NY to you both, let 2012 be better for you !

Halby, if you're here, hi, hope you are doing ok.  I wonder what the thinking time over Xmas and new year has thrown up for you ?? Hope your dd had a magical time over Xmas.

Hi to anyone else who may be lurking ....

Afm, new years eve here in the US, think dh and I are going to brave it at the local ski fields where they have night skiing and fireworks to see in 2012.  He can ski, I will drink hot chocky.  So I have booked in a scan at our next stop (NYC) on Jan 4th. It's gonna cost me a bomb but I think insurance will cover and to be honest I'm pretty desperate for some reassurance.    I'd be lying if I said I'm not really worried at the moment - just seems to be nothing in terms of symptoms, although dh keeps reminding me how often I'm peeing.  I get ocasional bouts of dizziness but that somehow doesn't seem enough.

Anyway, again, happy new year, all the best for 2012 !

#11 indigo~

Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:59 PM

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2012 is a *much* better year for us all.

Liltuss, good luck with your scan. I can totally understand the worry, it can drive you nuts. Money well spent if it can put your mind at ease. Times like this, it would be a good thing to be heaving your guts up!

Spock, good luck with your scan, hun. Praying you see a strong little heartbeat (or two?).

Libra, hope you and your DP fared ok over the Christmas period. I was so keen to see the back of 2011, I took my tree down and de-xmas'd the house on the 27th! I hope that's not bad luck.

Mitch and DTR, hope you're going ok too?

Halby, if you're checking in, I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and new years!

AF has still not turned up for me, but this is a good thing because I'm not really ready to start my next cycle. I had grand plans of trimming down over the break but my weight actually went up. On the positive side, I have been walking most days and am starting to get that strong(er) feeling back again. Just need to keep it up once I'm back at work on Tuesday!

hugs all round!

#12 librablonde

Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:17 PM

***Warning: Kids and loss mentioned**

Hi ladies,
happy new year to you all. For DP and I, our New Year's Eve was meant to be a fun-filled drunken date with an icy punchbowl, but our kids just wouldn't go to sleep and were so-o-o naughty that it ended with me sitting in the hallway in front of their open bedroom door until they finally fell asleep  huh.gif  Ah well, we had more punch the following night and that was lovely  wink.gif  As some of you have mentioned, I'll be one of those that is happy 2011 is over. But I'm trying to psyche myself into 2012 being The Year it all comes together for my family and IVF. My mood has been pretty dark over the holiday season, and I seem to be crying over such trivial things all the time right now. I'm sick and tired of myself right now, so am hoping that now that the pressure of Christmas is over, I can just relax a bit......

Liltuss and Spock- I can't wait to hear about your scans on the 3rd and 4th. Liltuss, it's great if you're peeing more, don't worry about other symptoms. Does your DP think you feel warmer than usual? My DP knew I was pg way before my BFP b/c I felt so much hotter, and she also said my heart was beating a little harder. I can't wait to hear more from you both over the coming days. Fingers crossed for you  hands.gif hands.gif hands.gif  

Indigo- yep, this has to be The Year for us. My healthy new diet is starting tomorrow, and I'm ready for it. I want to drop 8kgs in the next 4 weeks before I see my FS on the 2nd of Feb  ohmy.gif  Sounds like a lot, I know I if I just knuckle down, I can do it....

Mitchp- how are you hon? You've been pretty quiet, so I hope that's b/c you've been enjoying  a happy, fun-filled holiday season. How's your DP?

Hi to Halby and all our other Long Haulers that drop in now and then original.gif

AFM- So I have an OB appointment on 13th Jan and my FS appointment on 2nd Feb. I swear, I'm going to grab my FS by his gaudy fancyshirt and demand to know how he can ensure I can get pregnant again and hold it this time. I'm now going to become of of those pain-in-the-butt patients, who is demanding answers and calling the clinic constantly. I'm sick to death of doctors giving cagey statements and trying to avoid giving definitive answers. So far, no medical person has been able to give me any answers at all about why my pregnancy ended. I don't expect them to be magicians, I just want to know what didn't happen, so I can cross it off the list of possibilities of reasons.

Hmmm, I just re-read that and I sound just a tad unhinged and bitter....  unsure.gif

Onwards and upwards, ladies!! xoxoxox

#13 mitchp

Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:19 AM

Hey hey girls - it sounds like there was a fair bit of partying and preparing for 2012 happening in here over the Chrissy Break.

I really hope you all had well deserved rest, relaxation and lots of bubbly (if you could).

Libra (and others) I think you've hit the nail on the head with 2012 being 'our' year - let's hope it's the year for all of us here in the LT group.

AFU we are doing well. We were so naughty over the break, drank as much as we could, ate even more and had a blast. I was sick most of the break, but I have to say, having some time to myself, to sit and read on my (new) Kindle was just wonderful.

My DP is going good - today is day 1 of us back to weight watchers (on our own), with no drinking and we gave away all our bad food over the break so here's hoping we can both get some weight off.

Good luck all for 2012 - it's OUR YEAR original.gif xxx

#14 open

Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:53 PM

hi  happy new year to all . we two  ate and drink lots  over  christmas  too . now  it is  time  to  go  back  to  no drinking  and  eating  right.  hope  2012 is going  to  be the  year all goes  well .  we are about to  start cycle  two  soon .  rolleyes.gif

#15 Spock

Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:19 PM

hi everyone and happy new year!

hoping to see some good news from this BG in early 2012.

***warning pregnancy mentioned***
so my scan went well and we are expecting twins!! So far so good but with my history, always worrying a little so I'll be having more scans to give me peace of mind. I will pop in to see how you are all doing. I have chosen an unusual path with donor eggs but now that it seems to be working out okay, I am over the moon.

wishing you all every success.

#16 mitchp

Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:06 AM

Sorry - double post!

Edited by mitchp, 10 January 2012 - 07:08 AM.

#17 mitchp

Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:07 AM

Congrats Spock  bbighug.gif

I look forward to reading about your pregnancy experiences, in that they will be normal and healthy. Twins is very exciting - did you watch 'Twins' on ABC1 last Tuesday night. I think there's another episode tonight too, either 8:30pm or 9:30pm - very interesting show.

Good luck all x

#18 indigo~

Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:21 PM

Woo hoo!!!! Congratulations Spock!!!  eexcite.gif

All the best for a very uneventful pregnancy for you. Big hugs. Do keep in touch, ok?

#19 indigo~

Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:22 PM

Hello, me again.

** warning: m/c mentioned **

Got a call today from the FS with the pathology results from my D&C. The test was positive for trisomy 22, which is apparently a common cause of spontaneous m/c in the 1st trimester. I have to say, it was 'good news' in a weird, sad way, in that i now know that it was nothing I did or didn't do, nor was it an implantation failure.

Still waiting on AF, so will have a BT tomorrow to see if my hcg is down to zilch. It should be by now. All efforts to lose weight seem to be getting me nowhere...isn't it annoying how easily it creeps on but then is so hard to shift!

Hope you are all traveling along ok. Xo

#20 minidiamond

Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:52 PM

Libra, how you doing my love ? How did you go with the OB appointment ??

Indigo, I can understand what you mean by 'good news' - you have an answer.  Our testing after mc showed no chromosomal abnormality so we really don't know what caused it.  Either way, there is very little we do or don't do to cause m/c, it's a horrible bloody mystery for the most part.  How did you go with your BT ?  I think my AF came back about 40 days after D&C.  I hope you can start cycling again soon.

mitchp, how are you & how are you & DP going at WW ??

Spock,  hope you are doing okay ....

Halby if you're here and reading a big happy 2012 to you.

Hi to everyone else.

*preg mentioned*

AFM, had another scan last Friday and all looked okay, we are 10 weeks tomorrow & HB had gone up to 170.  However I've had some dark spotting today which makes me nervous.  After my first bleed, I read that the body can sometimes 'think' AF should be here each month, and so tries to do a bit of shedding before realising it's not supposed to.  The timing of this bleed would work out about right that AF was due, so maybe that's it. I am looking forward to getting the next two weeks out of the way, which will include my first OB appt on Jan 30th and NT scan on the 2nd Feb.

Edited by Liltuss, 16 January 2012 - 03:53 AM.

#21 indigo~

Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:15 PM

Liltuss, lovely news that all is going well with your pg. I hope you had a great time in the States.

AF arrived for me, yay, so will pick up my meds tomorrow and will start injecting Tuesday, which will be CD4.

#22 librablonde

Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:18 PM

**PG and Loss mentioned**

Hi ladies,
it's been a  bit quiet in here lately, I hope you're all well.

Liltuss- fingers crossed that everything continues so well for you. Lots of women get bleeding during pregnancy, I'm sure it will all be fine. Your NT scan is the same day that I meet back with my FS.

Indigo- good luck with your new stim cycle tomorrow. This year is The One, remember? It's going to happen for us!!!!

Mitchp- well done on getting onto Weight Watchers, I totally need to but have been eating my feelings instead *sigh*

Open- welcome original.gif

AFM- well, I had my OB appointment and he basically said he believes my miscarriage was caused by my fibroid, which for so long was considered to be no big deal at all, just a tiny fibroid and that it would have no impact on my fertility and pregnancy. He believes that as it started growing with the preg hormones, it distorted the shape of my uterus and the placenta started to come away from the uterus walls  due to the fibroid being so close to it. He advised to not get pregnant again unless the fibroid can be removed. At this stage, I need to have a hysteroscopy to see if the fibroid can be removed. Unfortunately, I'm a public patient with no PHI, so the waiting list may be a while to have the hysteroscopy and then to have the fibroid removal.  I cried my way through that session with the OB, he was lovely and very kind and gave me a referral to a specialist who can do those procedures. Has anyone here had a hysteroscopy or submucous fibroid removal? I will see my FS on 2nd Feb and find out if he can possibly do that procedure or somehow speed up the process due to my age (as the OB told me "you're not 19....."). And perhaps I can just pay for the operations outright to speed things up, I don't know, there's lots of investigating to be done. I finally got AF on Saturday, the first one since everything happened, and I just cried all Saturday night. Yep, I've been a ball of fun lately sad.gif

Anyhoo, that's all from me. Have a great week ladies original.gif

#23 indigo~

Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:53 PM

Libra, I just want to give you a big hug. I'm so sorry.

Yep, I've had 2 hysteroscopies, done at the same time as my laparoscopic clean ups of endometriosis. Compared to the laps, they seemed much easier to me as they're not so invasive (camera up via the cervix as opposed to cutting holes in belly for camera).

Did they give you a rough idea of how long you might need to wait in the public system? I think if I was in your position, I would be getting a quote to see if it's manageable paying yourself. Just so you have all the info. What's that old saying...in for a penny, in for a pound!

Mitch, well done on the WW. How's it going? I'm a life time member, and unfortunately am now back up to around the weight I was when I first joined. I've upped my exercise lately and cut out the rubbish food and haven't lost a darn thing, so I'm thinking it's time to start counting points again <groan>.

Picked up my meds today and apparently there's still a shortage of pregnyl, darn it. Luckily I have a stash of left over meds up the back of my fridge so I at least have enough to use as my trigger. Don't like that ovidrel, I have only used it the once to trigger and it was a disaster, so not keen to use it again.

#24 Spock

Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

hi ladies,

indigo, just wanted to wish you all the best for this cycle. It is a new year and new cycle, so lots of good possibilities. Good thing you have your own little pharmacy going. I agree about knowing the results of your m/c, it helps to know there was nothing you could have done to prevent it. I hope this knowledge helps you heal.

libra, sending you hugs. still such a difficult time for you, really unfair. now more delays too. I have had a lap, which like indigo said, is more invasive and takes longer to recover from so from that perspective, a hyst is better. I haven't had any fibroids removed but I know a few women who have and this seems to be a fairly routine type thing to have done. I hope you don't have to wait long. hopefully your fs can out in a good word for you and speed things up.

liltuss original.gif

mitchp, open, goodluck for 2012, the year of the dragon!!

***warning pregnancy and loss mentioned***
afm, some mixed news, we found out late last week that one of the twins didn't make it. I've been having lots of scans. yesterday's scan showed the remaining baby doing well, at 8.5 weeks. feeling sad for the one lost but also trying to stay positive for the one still going well. can't really grieve as such as the doctors keep telling me that isn't really good for the one living baby. we were getting very excited about twins. now a bit nervous, just want this trimester to be over so will feel more confident and safe.

#25 indigo~

Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

Spock, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of one of the twins. This must be a very difficult time for you and your DP. Needing to grieve but still with hope for the remaining twin.

Thanks for the well wishes! I'm currently on 175u of Gonal f, saizen and 150u pregnyl. Won't add the orgalutran till later in the cycle. Yes, lucky I haven't thrown out any of the left over drugs or the needles and syringes as they neglected to give me any syringes for the saizen too. I have a huge bag full of paraphernalia, as well as a good stash of Crinone (5 and a half boxes!).

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