The hut of gl/doom: ttc with the emphasis on trying!

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delilahbelle Thu 06-Sep-12 13:34:03

A supportive and slightly fluffy thread for those dealing with the issues of ttc longterm, whether with assisted fertility or not.

Flixy102 Mon 25-Mar-13 13:32:15

Just back from my HSG. The doc had a bit of trouble finding my cervix to start with so there was lots of routing around firstly. Putting the catheter in caused a few sharp pains/cramps but after that it was ok. And my tubes are clear!

Was driving out of the hospital and got a call from the docs secretary to say all my results were back so now i have an appointment on Wednesday with her to formulate a plan! Horray!!

Spotting a little bit but in no pain smile

pinkapples Mon 25-Mar-13 13:42:24

Glad alls ok flixy just rest now and it's fab that you've got an appointment so soon woohoo!

wishfull31 Tue 26-Mar-13 23:05:55

Hi guys, i did test and it was a BFN so im guessing its the clomid!! Consultant has decided this is my last cycle of clomid (2nd cycle) as he does not think its for me. Me and Dh have decided to forget the egg sharing for now and all of the TTC!!! were going to take a break and if still no joy by july/august we are def going down the iui route so fingers crossed!! smile

Hope ur ok delilah take it easy smile

we sure need some good news on here soon ladies so im thinking positive for everyone smile xx

wishfull31 Tue 26-Mar-13 23:07:16

and also thats positive news to hear flixy smile

Flixy102 Wed 27-Mar-13 18:12:02

Sorry to hear you got a bfn wishful, but it seems like you have a really positive attitude to it all so that'll serve you well!

I'm afraid I had a wee cry in the doctors this afternoon! The hospital told me on Monday that my tubes were clear but today the consultant said the dye was slow going through so my tubes may be a little blocked. So instead of starting clomid, I'm going for a lap and dye with possible ovarian drilling hmm.

I know it's to give me the best chance when I do eventually start clomid, but it just feels like its something else wrong with me and another setback.

On the plus side, I'm starting on metformin tomorrow and a low gi diet and hoping to loose a bit of weight!

pinkapples Wed 27-Mar-13 20:25:09

I know it doesn't seem like it now but the lap and dye will sort any problem and then like you said you can start treatment knowing you have a good chance grin I had the lap and dye and it honestly isn't that bad you don't feel it and you'll be out the same day

Need to think how I'm going to lose weight once little one is out grin

Flixy102 Wed 27-Mar-13 20:52:28

Aww thanks pink. I honestly think we will look back one day when we are parents and wonder what all the worrying was about! Lol.

How are you keeping? How many weeks are you now?

pinkapples Thu 28-Mar-13 06:18:08

I've just turned 29 weeks so excited for my 3d scan on Tuesday next week woohoo and after today have 5 days off work so looking forwar to that and hubby is back off a training course where he's been all week grin

Not enjoying the nights though I know pregnancy and a baby is all I've wanted but I tell you what the noise I have developed when sleeping is awful hubby often spends nights in the spare room which is rubbish but I've been told it WILL subside when babies born grin fingers crossed

pinkapples Mon 01-Apr-13 09:06:38

Hope everyone's having a nice Easter weekend?

Flixy102 Tue 02-Apr-13 11:00:38

DH has been working over Easter so I've taken myself out shopping and coffee drinking!

I've got a question-I got a referral from my own gp ages ago for a gynae appointment. I got a letter saying it could be as long as a 16 week wait. We then decided that we should go private-which we have been doing and things have been moving fast. So on Friday I got a letter from the nhs offering me an appointment. confused

I was going to phone up and tell them that I don't need the appointment anymore but my DH says I should go anyway. I think this is such a waste as I'm being treated already and someone else should have my slot but am worried that if we need nhs treatment in future it will look like I've turned down a previous referral/appointment. What should I do?

pinkapples Tue 02-Apr-13 11:08:06

Hmmm bit tricky flixy don't know can you perhaps phone them and ask. How far are you into private treatment? That might aid your decision

I'm on cyclizine now for my sickness so hopefully that will help get me eating. Doctor wanted to send me to the hospital today but I said I'd try the tablets first so got an appointment tomorrow for a check. Plus my 3D scan is this afternoon and I am not missing that grin

pinkapples Tue 02-Apr-13 16:07:26

3D scan was good grin baby is definitely a girly woohoo! She had her hands in front of her face for most of it I was rolling around on the bed like a right muppet! Heads down (probably why I've had rib pain as she's kicking me in them) and measuring right on grin got some good scan pictures once her hands moved slightly she looked so cute if a little hungry (she went from having her hand over her face to sucking on her forearm) probably as I haven't eaten in 5 days she's starting to feel it but I'm just glad she's alright as long as I'm the only one feeling crap I don't mind ahhhhh next time I see her shell be out!

pinkapples Sat 06-Apr-13 13:45:36

Everyone must b busy on this beautiful day grin

Flixy102 Sun 21-Apr-13 13:09:53

Oh dear, I'm sad this thread has died a little bit, as I know it's given me lots of support and a place to vent when I've needed it! I hope this message bumps it up again and we get some new folks joining (although obviously I don't wish infertility on anyone!).

Pink I'm so glad ur scan went well, defo not long now for you!

Currently I'm on metformin, trying to lose some weight before my laparoscopy (waiting on a date) and eventual start on clomid. Dunno what's going on with my cycles/lack of cycles confusedbut going on holidays in 3 weeks so really just looking forward to that firstly.

Dusty27 Tue 23-Apr-13 17:42:36

Sorry I haven't been on much I've been trying to not think too much about ttc & hope that helped. I'm on day 28 of my cycle & I usually never go over 25 days, can be as short as 22 days. Got all excited & we did a test this morning but nothing. So upset really thought I was. No pms symptoms that I normally get and been feeling nauseous but must be all in my head. It's horrible coz I got the hubby's hopes up as well. After it was negative he told me he was looking at nappies on offer in Asda last night.

Hi dusty, that's really sad. Still hopeful though until af comes?
I'm under another name now. Used to be "waitingtobeamummy" .

Dusty27 Fri 26-Apr-13 23:42:43

Hi Inthebeginning, got AF the day after. By coincidence I got a call about a Clearblue clinical test that I'd signed up for. Basically they're testing a new fertility monitor & I'm gonna test one on my next cycle. So something positive in terms of ttc.

Oooh that sounds good dusty I'm waiting for counselling and then we will be starting the adoption process in the summer. Feel excited about it!

pinkapples Fri 10-May-13 20:17:42

Wow flixy are you going anywhere nice? Sounds like its all happening for you ttc wise good luck losing weight, I lost a stone before IVF not that it matters much now hehe

Inthebeginning congrats on the impending adoption counselling and processes and good luck grin I'm sure you'll be fine it's all exciting isn't it

So sad about the nappies dusty but I used to do that all the time and sadly not just with nappies with everything

On my front on Tuesday ill have 4 weeks to go till my due date ahhhhh!!! So not used to this part we just wanted a baby didn't realise pregnancy came with it confused everything is so big and heavy now still working though trying to work as long as I can as I think I will go stir crazy at home there's only so much hoovering I can do hehe

Hope everyone's ok and have a lovely weekend planned? I'm going off to Bristol tomorrow for the business end of pregnancy cue nursing bras huge knickers and breast feeding tops

HadALittleFaithBaby Wed 19-Jun-13 20:40:33

Hi all, thought I'd bump and see if anyone is around?

I thought you'd like to know I had a baby -- DD was born 14th April at 7.22am. 9 days early and weighed a tiny 5lb 4oz. She's 9 weeks now and gaining well. I can look at her now and honestly say although the journey was tough, she is worth it.

I hope things are more positive for you all now.

Flixy102 Fri 21-Jun-13 21:22:47

Hi faith! I remember you as your DH had high prolactin levels like myself? Congratulations on your DD, I'm sure she is such a wonderful blessing for you and your DH.

I'm currently lying in bed recovering from a laparoscopy and ovarian drilling procedure that I had carried out today. Little bit tender at the wound sites but other than that not feeling too bad! My tubes are clear and my womb looks normal and I've no sign of endo so apart from the pesky pcos it's good news.

It's so lovely to hear success stories from the infertility boards-I tried to bump this thread a while back but there's not really much support here, maybe I need to move onto the conception boards?

Devilforasideboard Mon 24-Jun-13 16:25:33

Hi folks. Congratulations Faith! grin Has anyone heard from Pinkapples?

I have news.....my Bobble boy has arrived! Four weeks early due to placenta previa but healthy and utterly amazing. Worth every minute of the wait grin

HadALittleFaithBaby Mon 24-Jun-13 18:30:03

Congratulations Devil! grin how wonderful!

Yes I've seen pink on the breastfeeding/bottle feeding boards- she had a girl about a week ago smile

HadALittleFaithBaby Mon 24-Jun-13 18:36:21

Sorry meant to reply to flixy too! Ouch re recovering from the lap, good to hear you're on the mend and they didn't find any nasties. What's the plan then? What next? If you are looking for a fun conception group, I recommend the BESH - they are 30+ TTCers (sorry I can't remember how old you are?) with a dry sense of humour. I was there for ages and still lurk. Lots of them having AC at the moment. All the best with TTC anyway smile

Flixy102 Mon 24-Jun-13 18:57:58

Congrats devil, wonderful news. Hope you and your little bundle are doing well. And pink (if your lurking amidst the newborn haze, lol) congratulations too!

My big hope for the next few months is to start ovulating on my own. (Such big dreams huh?!?) Failing that, start on clomid and see where that takes us. I actually just turned 30 a few weeks ago so sounds like I qualify for that group!

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