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Excellent (or should that be eggcellent?) egg buddies! Anyone having IVF/ICSI in April/May/June 2013 come and join us!

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EuroShaggleton Sun 31-Mar-13 15:35:07

We've almost filled the second thread so here is a new one, so we can carry on chatting! Threads #1 and #2 saw some stunning successes and some sad outcomes. We'll have more of the former and less of the latter on thread #3 please!

All comers welcome. I found it very useful to be with people going through the same thing when I did my first cycle, so if you would like to join us, please come on in!

Nokkie73 Thu 04-Apr-13 22:30:16

Dildals no-one laughs at your fart jokes ? That's cruel ! A good guff gag is priceless. Are Daff and Dill making you go to Trumpton ? Are they making you rumble in the jungle ?

I could go on.....

twinklestar2 Thu 04-Apr-13 22:45:14

Thx for your reassuring words, euro.

When I first came on to these boards I used to read stories about desperate women, women who had been ttc for ages and the breakdowns they'd have and the conversations they'd have with their OHs. can't believe that's me now.

chocoloco1 Thu 04-Apr-13 23:05:42

Been trying to pluck up courage to post again and noks and her fab swearing has got me back.

I will also say hello properly when I next come on here, it's nice to have some extra people on here.

twinkle I remember being totally freaked by the whole idea of IVF before we started our 1st go, and now, despite the failed cycle and then miscarriage, I would feel freaked out at the thought of not having IVF now. Hmmm, not sure that makes sense out loud.

noks sorry to hear about crap day at work, I hate it when people don't acknowledge stuff too, makes you feel shite and don't get me started on the seemingly pointless conversations about things that are of no consequence, I mean, who gives a fuck! Bitter and twisted, moi? I will see if I can find the questions I took to our first follow up appointment. I got them off that website with the initials FF ...

euro I see you are psyching yourself up to try again( think I read that right a while back) - good on you! It's really bloody tough picking yourself up and getting back on with it, isn't it?

<waves to everyone else, and promises to do proper personals next time>

Well we've been struggling with getting our heads around the various emotions at the moment and are heading off for a day out and a night way tomorrow as a bit of a distraction technique as it would have been our 7 week scan tomorrow. Looking forward to feeling properly happy again.

Nokkie73 Fri 05-Apr-13 00:27:08

Oh choco I could hug you. Have a lovely time away and don't forget us lot here when you come back. I do hope you will feel just a bit better each day. If you do, that's got to be progress, right ?

twinkle I totally get what you mean. This sort of shit happens to other people doesn't it ? Hmmmmm, obviously not. That aside, it is happening to us all here so feel free to use and abuse us all for information or just to have a rant

euro congrats on your new start date. Are you feeling ok about it all ? I ordered loads of supplements yesterday to see if they will make a difference. I just need to do something to feel proactive.

Night y'all. Hello to everyone else.

Nokkie Noo xx

buzzybee123 Fri 05-Apr-13 09:41:33

Morning ladies, i've been at work for over an hour now and i'm bored shitless, no colleagues to annoy yet hmm

noks you made me laugh with you pvc onsie,

I didn't see the ivf thread, but unless they've been in our shoes they should shut the f*ck up and keep their narrow minded opinions to themselves.

euro thank you for your support, it is greatly aprreciated

twinle I did my injection yesterday and it was more the thought of it all and the mixture of fear and relief, I too never thought I would be 'here' I remind myself that I am luckier than most to actually be 'here' at all

crisps thank you, I was going to say something else but I am unable to scroll back

choco I am so sorry, going away is a good idea

well all i've done is eat fruit this morning as we have nothing else so i'm most likely going to have the trots later on hmm well I better go look busy somehow

EuroShaggleton Fri 05-Apr-13 10:33:03

choc bizarrely, I can't wait to go again. I would definitely want to start as soon as my first post-mc period comes if the clinic would have let me (not sure - have an appt in a couple of weeks) but that's not going to be possible because of my work travel. So IVF#2 will end up being in May, I hope.

I feel your pain re: scans. My 12 week one would have been coming up. Luckily(?) I'm daftly busy at work and stressing about other things, which is taking my mind off it. I hope you can come up with some nicer distractions!

Nok I don't have an official start date yet, but as I will have had two periods post-mc by the time I want to go again, I hope the clinic will let us go ahead. We've got our follow up appointment in a couple of weeks. TBH, if they try to push it back any further, I might just go elsewhere, but I don't see why they would, particularly as we are doing natural, so there isn't an issue in terms of letting my body get over the drugs.

buzz the mixed feelings are completely normal. Sticking yourself with needles to get pregnant is not the way anyone wants to do it, but I am grudgingly glad that science has given us this opportunity. <hugs>

Pipbin Fri 05-Apr-13 16:14:21

Um, hi ladies, can I join please?

I'm due to have my very first appointment at the clinic on Tuesday next week. I don't know how I feel about it really.

EuroShaggleton Fri 05-Apr-13 16:15:49

Of course. Come on in. I was hugely apprehensive about IVF and put it off for ages but now I am a convert because it gave me my first ever BFP!

Pipbin Fri 05-Apr-13 16:23:51

Euro Don't I know you from somewhere? wink

My big problem at the moment is that our first appointment is fine, as I'm off work but the second two are not only during work time but also during the week we are hopefully moving house! I think I might have to delay them. As it is I think that I am going to fail on the BMI anyway.

keepitgoing Fri 05-Apr-13 16:35:57

Ha ha, euro the ivf evangelist. Who'd have thought it ;)

Hi Pip welcome. Ditto on the first ever bfp from ivf. It works! Could you take sick leave for the appointment? Sounds like you have a lot going on at the moment.

Pipbin Fri 05-Apr-13 17:31:00

I'm a teacher Keeping, I was hoping to do it in the holidays really, both moving house and the initial appointments.
So I'm hoping that they will be willing to change the appointments and give me a chance to talk to my head teacher first. I think he'll be ok about it all, I want to be honest about it really, my head of department is lovely and really supportive. She knows we are heading that way, I just thought it would be in the summer really.
Also I had time off in January for a lap and dye so I don't want to take the piss really.

twinklestar2 Fri 05-Apr-13 19:36:00

Hi pip smile

Pipbin Fri 05-Apr-13 21:02:02

Hello Twink I didn't expect to see you here.

EuroShaggleton Sat 06-Apr-13 08:21:33

pip do you know what the appointments are for?

Shazzamattazzerly Sat 06-Apr-13 08:24:56

Morning ladies

So much activity over here. I've been lurking around in the shadows. Hello and good luck to everyone starting their cycles.

Choco I feel for you so much. <big hugs> I've been thinking of you loads. Have a good holiday. X

Noks I'm sorry work was so bad. People are often afraid of saying the wrong thing and in saying nothing at all make it worse. It is a horrible situation and I hope that your appt on Tuesday helps to take things forward for you. I'll see if auntie Zita has any tips in her book to ask and let you know. I asked all her pretreatment questions as you know. Oh the image of you in a yellow catsuit brandishing a dodgy sword from Brixton was pricelesssmile See you soon honey.

Euro I'm glad work is a distraction but I hope you aren't working too hard! Looking forward to hopefully meeting up soon.

<waves to everyone else> Have a lovely day. The sun is shining for once.

Shazza xx

twinklestar2 Sat 06-Apr-13 12:04:50

Hi pip, no point putting off the inevitable.

Nokkie73 Sat 06-Apr-13 19:26:45

Hello ladies

shazza I shall procure a yellow catsuit and sword and practise my moves just for you !

pip welcome my love. My best mate is a teacher so I know how difficult it is to plan things like this around your holidays. How are you feeling about all this - are you going for ivf (sorry, I can't look back on the thread past this page so apologies for the daft question) ?

Hello to everyone else. Can anyone tell me what that big yellow thing in the sky is ? grin

Noks x

Pipbin Sun 07-Apr-13 10:27:38

My appointments are for my initial blood test and weigh in (which I am worried about as I have a BMI of 30 exactly), then the ones on the week starting the 22nd are for a dildocam and results of said dildocam.

EuroShaggleton Sun 07-Apr-13 11:12:49

Hmm, if you put the appointments off, I guess the question is when they could be rescheduled. BTW, I had those appointments in January on my NHS round and would have been able to start my cycle in March (although in the event I freaked out and put it off for a few months). So it might be the case that keeping this appointments would mean that you could cycle over the summer holidays. You'll need most time off during the cycle itself. It's a tricky one.

Pipbin Sun 07-Apr-13 12:23:08

The initial blood test one I can attend without a problem, its just the other two are likely to be the week we move house! Taking time off for them as well as moving is not going to be good.

putthecrispsDOWN Sun 07-Apr-13 19:58:56

pipbin hi....I always feel like I need to be totally focused on IVF when I'm doing IMO I'd put the appointments back a couple of weeks if it's possible and doesn't make any difference to your health or the clinic. Are you a secondary teacher?(I am!)It's important to feel like you did everything you could, even if it is in the run up to the cycle.

Another scan tmw, still waiting for them to catch up and grow, starting to feel like I have two bowling balls for ovaries....Does 12 days (so far) and 10 seem like a normal number and length? (sorry, still worry about these things even though it's my fourth cycle...)

twinklestar2 Sun 07-Apr-13 20:08:53

I keep swinging between thinking that IVF is going to work first time and I'll end up with twins (even thinking about names) and then feeling like its never going to happen for me. Please tell me these feelings are normal.

EuroShaggleton Sun 07-Apr-13 20:18:23

Twink completely normal. Believe me, that's just the start of the IVF mentalling. smile

pip I agree with put about being focussed, but if you can't reschedule the appts in fairly short order, you might lose your chance to cycle in the summer holidays (if that is what you are aiming for) and that is when you need to focus on what you are doing, get the drugs tight etc. - not for the weighing and initial scan appointments.

EuroShaggleton Sun 07-Apr-13 20:18:58

Put I've never stimmed so I can't help on your queston I'm afraid.

chocoloco1 Sun 07-Apr-13 21:04:42

Hi everyone, nice to see lots of newbies smile. I've just read back through the thread to try and catch up, it's been quite busy!

Hello to eyes, keep and shazza. Glad everything's still going well for you keep. Great to read your news about the scan shazza - so pleased for you and thanks for thinking of me.

Anyone know what happened to tilly?

pip hello, I'm a teacher too and my head was very good about time off, I often had whole days as my clinic is not near home and it was awkward with times. For this 3rd cycle the head has basically said that I can't really have the time off, so I'll have to go for the summer hols(aaargh - it's ages away!)

buzz how are the injections going? How did you find the clinic where you are doing your DE cycle? My AMH is low and DE was mentioned to me when I got my results last June, so I think the subject may come up with the consultant again.

twinkle your feelings are totally normal, or we're all as mad as each other wink I remember when my acupuncturist and DH both started talking about IVF I was dead against it, but now I'm an addict!

caip hello, are you back from hols yet?

mewling are you still about? I forget what stage you're at

scarlett how are you doing? I would be interested to know what our consultant's view is on the high stim= poor quality egg question as I've read lots about that too, but was on full dose stims both times

karbea how are things with you? What happened about the cyst? Did they let you carry on? I had one this cycle, but they let me carry on

crisps those numbers sound good to me. Let us know how your next scan goes

euro May isn't too far away now, exciting that you can start again. I like the sound of doing a natural cycle, which clinic are you at?

dildals is your scan tomorrow? So exciting.

noks how are you doing? What supplements did you order in the end? It will be good to have your follow up on Tuesday and hear what your consultant has to say. I used this link for our follow up appointment

Back from a nice weekend and feeling surprisingly refreshed. Had a mini-meltdown on Friday at the time when the scan would've been, but have had enough of being sad now and am getting back into the mindset I DON'T give up! I'm going to start back on the supplements from tomorrow, before I was on pregnacare conception, co-enzyme Q10, royal jelly, bee propolis, omega 3 , evening primrose and wheatgrass. Have I missed anything important?! Has anyone ever taken the low dose aspirin? Or is that only when you get a bfp? I have an appointment with the gp on Tuesday and I'm going to ask if any testing can be done at this point and then follow up appointment in 3 weeks with the consultant t get booked in for the summer hols!

Phew, think that's it...

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