This thread is the one the Rat Smacketeers all become PSEPP and we are Brooking No Argument this is the case. Fact.

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ScarlettInSpace Fri 07-Sep-12 07:21:13

Ladies this thread is the one, I can feel it in my water [although maybe that's the drugs hmm ], here you go grin

BeedleTheBard Mon 10-Sep-12 10:17:08

Good luck sweetie I have everything crossed for you

Which is actually quite uncomfortable as I'm stuck in bed after hurting my back again on Sat. it was almost better after last week's berry picking and then I sneezed and hurt it again, I'm not actually sure how that was possible but it was agony yesterday, much better today but I'm not fit enough to sit or stand at my desk all day. Anyway I'm just glad its not shag week grin

sparks I can't believe the trouble you've been having with your rash, I hope it gets better soon

scarlet I haven't stopped believing its going to work for all of you IVFers and the rest of us too

keepitgoing Mon 10-Sep-12 10:21:56

gosh beedle, you are taking to your bed for your confinement very early. I know that you are pregnant, most likely with twins, but to go to bed for eight months you will be driven mad. Just confirm your pregnancy on wendesday, and then leave the bed-rest for a good seven months! smile

Oh Beedle you poor thing. You must get that back sorted out, as Keep has pointed out, you're going to be carrying some extra weight soon wink

Just popping in to brook for you all and especially the IVF-ers, particularly Sweetie's follies - come on follies!

<gives Gen a squeeze before she disappears again>

ScarlettInSpace Mon 10-Sep-12 16:03:12

hiya everyone <weak smile>

beedle am well jell at your bedridden-ness, I could do with a bit of that!

hope *sweetie is ok and recovering from the procedure with hot chocolate & marshmallows and trashy DVD's.

AFM I'm still pretty rubbish to be honest sad I can't go a full day without at least one nap, the sickness comes and goes but I'm sticking with the acu's advice to eat before the injections as most days that seems to have helped, I ache from head to foot, I am floppy and listless, clumsy, forgetful and feel like bursting into tears at the drop of a hat, it's ridiculous!

I don't know if I'd be able to do all this again and pay through the bloody nose for for the pleasure so it had better work!

<leaves behind bags of salted crisps as they are my weakness at the moment>
<PS I didn't leave them on purpose, I can't remember where I put anything at the moment!>

Ladies I have returned with a very fuggy head and unable to stand up straight yet, but I am back.

The process was quick, easy and pain free for those about to go through it. I have built it up in my own mind to be terrible and it was far from that. We were number 6 of 8 and due to be seen at 10.30 which was pretty spot on. There wasn't much to do but we had taken a paper and a few magazines.

I was gowned up but had my own slippers & dressing gown (DH wouldn't let me take my fluffy Peacocks one with Mice on it). The bit that hurt the most was getting the cannula in the back of my hand to administer the drugs, she had to get it in my elbow in the end. Bet my hand bruises lovely, I will take a pic for you all.

After the cannula episode I walked to the room which was quite comical in set up as the embryologist is through a hatch a'la 70's dining room. I laid on the bed and the older lady nurse (think Carry On film) helped get my feet into the stirrups. Prof Blah Blah introduced himself as the anesthetist was pushing some drug in and that was the last I remember, never saw an instrument or anything. I vaguely remembering me asking Prof Blah Blah how many eggs he got, when he replied only 1 I said "I hope he had a good look!!!" Then I was back in recovery - all done.

I came around quite quickly, drifting in and out of sleep and DH was allowed in with me from 12. I was given a cuppa, a sarnie, made to have a wee and I could go home. I did question Carry On Nurse again about how many they got. But it hadn't gone up, still on the one. So we now wait for the call tomorrow, late morning, to see if it has fertilised, she did say if it doesn't we get another round if we want it!!!

The ladies in the beds next to mine got 15 & 18 eggs respectively so I felt a little disappointed but we are all different. Then there was another women in floods of tears so I am not sure if she may not have got many either. I have a bit of bleeding now but no abdominal pain so feel quite lucky. Although he didn't have loads of prodding around through 20+ follies. So every cloud and all that!!!

Right after this epic post I am off back for a lie down and have MrS bring me a cuppa before he starts tea!!!

Please can I ask for you all to Brook your Brooking socks off for fertilisation this evening!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FROM ME & MRSweetie

I will read back and name check later this evening.

Princesslovelyboo Mon 10-Sep-12 17:12:12

Sweetie well done on a tough day, and I am Brooking harder than a brooking thing for egg to be fertilized.

<starts choreography on a fertilizer dance, wonders if Maybe could whittle another totem>

Solars Mon 10-Sep-12 17:57:46

Gosh Sweetie what a day and it looks like you're being looked after so well by MrSweetie! Do they give you a call in the morning to let you know how the embie is doing? Brook, brook, brooking for fertilisation tonight thanks

cartoonface Mon 10-Sep-12 18:12:46

back from devon, back to the world of internet connection!!!!!!
sweetie hope your ok. ill get going on my fertilisation dance for you.
sparkswhen do you find out about your pcos? we can be pcos buddies!
so anyone that didnt see it on our fb group. i have very high nk cells and pcos. the pcos was just as much of a shock really theres never been anything to suggest i might have that but there you go!
i can start ttc whenever i like now. have to take steroid tablets from ovulation. for like 10days then poas. if neg stop and then start the tablets at next ovulation. when i get a positive thats when the really cocktail of medication starts!
now where will i find olives i need to speak to her about prednisolone

Solars Mon 10-Sep-12 18:18:16

Scarlett this will be the only time you'll be going through this as it will work first time for you and thereafter all other dcs will be conceived naturally <strikes gavel> I really hope you feel better soon, it's not too long til your scan right?

Beedle hope the back is well rested now!

Waves to Gen hope all is going well!

Sorry for short post, hope everyone else is well!

Solars Mon 10-Sep-12 18:21:25

Face it must feel good to have a plan right? It must be some sort of relief! Looking forward to hearing about your BFP very soon!

cartoonface Mon 10-Sep-12 18:31:01

solars it is but im also gutted at the same time. i just keep thinking about how having babies is the most natural thing but yet my body fights it.
i know i shouldnt be down about it and im in a much better position than others. theres always someone worse of than you rite

My bloods and scan point to PCOS, so really the docs is just a formality to get a referral, hopefully by the end of the week though

cartoonface Mon 10-Sep-12 18:50:10

did you see the scan? i saw mine lots of black dots on my ovaries. he wasnt worried because its never effected me. i hope your not too worried about it.

TheLittleFriend Mon 10-Sep-12 19:15:50

<joins in the fertilization dance for sweetie> x

BeedleTheBard Mon 10-Sep-12 19:19:00

Brooking very hard for Mr & Mrs Sweetie's egg and sperm to get it on this evening

I think AF is on her way here, which is Ok. If I'm not going to get an ironic BFP before my appointment, then being on CD2 and getting 1lot of blood tests out of the way is pretty good

Brooking like billio for you Sweetie

<sets up a bit of mood lighting and Barry White on the iPod at the lab for the Sweetie sperm n egg>

GreenOlives Mon 10-Sep-12 20:09:31

<does brooking slow dance to Barry White for Sweetie>

Face feel free to PM me for pred info smile

Geeklette Mon 10-Sep-12 20:11:06

Brooking so hard that Mr Sweetie's swimmers and Sweetie's obviously fabulous golden egg are enjoying their speed date in the petri dish restaurant. Get it on, little egg/swimmers!

sweetie thank you for your post on the collection procedure, I'll be on the short protocol too so in about 4-6 weeks will be doing pretty much what you did today. By which time, you will be 2-4 weeks pregnant, of course grin

I'm enjoying a last night of being free to booze tonight and I've been maybe a bit too free with it so won't even try to post about my appointment right now!

MrGeek and I are brooking for everyone, but in particular solars, scarlett (really hope your sickness dies down soon but please feel free to forgetfully leave us your crisps any time!) and of course sweetie. sparks I really hope your rash gets under control soon, it just sounds wrong to me sad

oops that's the oven timer, better go before I burn the house down!

keepitgoing Tue 11-Sep-12 03:02:15

sweetie i didn't see your post until this morning, due to time differences, but was brooking the night away (in between smacking the rat) for you. Glad that you have one egg, and as we brookers know, it's quality, not quantity. Ask smegs... Will be around waiting for your news later on today. Brooking that the egg likes one of mrsweetie's sperm!

face i think it's good you have a diagnosis too, and am glad that they are accepting immune issues, as i've read some people think it's a bit controversial. You've always conceived easily, so it won't be long until you get that sticky one, I'm sure of it. How has your DP taken the news? and don't worry about the 'natural' thing - we are happy to accept help with antibiotics, or glasses, or suncream, or whatever. And well done you for pushing them to give you tests earlier than three m/cs.

geek i think you'll find that sweetie is already 2 weeks pregnant, so will be 6-8 weeks by the time you get started, and the expert on morning sickness and all that jazz. smile Does mrgeek know about us then? I am considering coming clean as sometimes i realise i know more than expected about certain things...

solars are you feeling ok on your meds? How long till your scan?

scarlett so sorry to hear you're feeling rubbish. Hope mrscarlett is being nice and understanding and taking good care of you. Keep it up. Are you working at the moment?

secret do you think they will treat in any way, given you clearly do ovulate? ditto for face. I think it's actually very common but most people get pg without realising it, like face.

love to all, and I am here leading the Tuesday waiting parade for sweetie's news while you lazy lot are asleep wink

cartoonface Tue 11-Sep-12 06:22:36

Woken up by dps family dog who we are looking after for a couple of nights. Grrr so ill wait her for news from sweetie.
I hope scarlett is feeling better today.
geek how's the head today smile
keep dp is fine didn't really understand why I was so upset. I don't either really I think its shock and I'm worried about remembering to take the right things at the right time. I've got the memory of a 90yr old at times! But I'm sure we'll figure it all out.
sparks like keep said they may decide not to bother treating you. I will only get meds for it if it starts to become an issue and I'm not getting pregnant quick enough Mr s also said that like 1in 5 haveit. But it usually needs something to trigger it such as being overweight he reckoned if I continue to watch my weight it won't be an issue for me.
Morning all brookers!!

Morning all.

Sweetie I am brooking so hard for you. That egg is the egg. When will you get the call? I hope you are feeling less woozy after a good sleep.

Scarlett how are you feeling? When do you have your scan lovely? I hope ou are being pampered.

Face glad you are feeling ok about things. You'll remember to take your meds, and I'm sure all will be well.

How's the back Beedle? Hope AF isn't there.

Imps lovely, how are you? Ready for the GBBO tonight? MrMaybe got me the book and the Paul Hollywood one. I have already made double death by chocolate cookies and a lemon and coconut cake. Yum.

Keep how are you feeling? How's that horny goat weed working?!

Geek how was your boozy night?! What times the appointment?

Solars have you started your meds now?

How's that rash Sparks?

I'm off today. Have woken up with no voice, conjunctivitis and a temperature. Am currently eating frozen mousse and tea wrapped in a blanket and m catching up on all my sky plus recordings. In other news, pup turned one yesterday. Ah, my little boyis growing up <Vom> wink

<leaves liquid breakfasts for all and a packet of salted kettle chips for Scarlett>

keepitgoing Tue 11-Sep-12 08:51:06

liquid breakfast maybe?? Surely that's not good for all us preggos! Had a cry at lunchtime today in the middle of the canteen as DH told me he has to go away at what may be just-after but is likely just-around or just-before ov next month and it just got to me. Bit embarrassing. But then I thought, hang on. I am BROOKING that I will get pregnant this month, so it won't matter (only that I'd miss him...). Horny goat weed seems to be doing a lot - not that we ever had any performance issues ;) the reason for it is to try and increase bloodflow to where the spermies are made to make them grow up not-deformed!

There are an awful lot of (probably awful) fake viagras and cialis and the like on sale here on the street. I feel quite the innocent just smacking the rat with horny goat weed!

Anyway, sorry to hear you're ill again maybe. Do you think you should try something to boost your immune system as you've been in the wars lately?

Go sweetie-egg-and-sperm go!!

Haha, I realised what I'd said after I'd said it Keep! I meant tea and easy to swallow food stuffs wink

I think I am run down, stress of TTC and work stress. Feel like its all on top of me this week. I'm sure I will be fine though smile

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