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Taking No Nonsense and Brooking No Argument We Get Our BFP's, with or without assistance!

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Solars Wed 15-May-13 10:13:35

So who's next in line for that BFP???

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 15-May-13 15:16:33

She said they have had to reduce the number of appointments as they don't have the staff to cover the teach sessions. I think it's just an excuse to be honest. Some of my old colleagues work there but I feel uncomfortable contacting them over this. It's not professional. I don't expect any special treatment or fast tracking but maybe I should speak to some of them so they can see how frustrating the system is from the patients point of view.

Thanks for all the support, I've finally stopped crying. I feel bad as I called DH in tears at work so now he's worried about me.

ControlGeek Wed 15-May-13 15:19:27

Oh crap cups that's just rotten. No wonder you were upset, who wouldn't have been? I think it will do the clinic good to have to deal with some of the emotional fallout of their processes. How awful that they can refuse you three times, too. That's just beyond. I really hope the nurse you spoke to is able to do something about getting you booked into a separate stab-training session, regardless of the timing. That way you will only need the dildocam appointment which takes far less time and surely they will be able to squeeze you in for that. More (((hugs))) and wine, and a plateful of biscuit for the clinic.

Solars Wed 15-May-13 16:31:10

Oh no Cups I feel so upset on your behalf. I would definitely complain about your call yesterday with that nurse? Plus I don't think there's any harm in speaking to your ex colleagues about your experience so far with the clinic. I can't believe they can refuse you 3 times though, does that mean they will definitely take you on at the fourth attempt?

<faints at the thought of quads> Sweetie you will cope fantastically well with however many you have!

Geek you will be a lovely mum. Errrrmmm by the way DH has been known to throw balls at babies, he claims that it helps with their hand eye coordination, it is gently rolling the ball I hasten to add! So there'll be lots of ball throwing in our household as DH is a big cricket fan and would want our offspring to be international sports stars hmm

Maybe I have just had the call from the clinic and I'm pleased to say I am good to go. Fsh was down to 7.2 or did she say 7.8? Anyway, I'm in again early for more bloods, a scan and teaching session after which they will confirm my protocol.

Beedle how are you doing? Have you had your withdrawal bleed yet?

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 15-May-13 16:45:21

Excellent news solars so might you be starting straight away with the stabbing?
Yes, AF popped by for a short visit last week. Oh and I might have found a side -effect! I'm very spotty around my jaw and chest. But as no-one has run away screaming after looking at me I don't think its too noticeable grin

cups I don't think there's anything wrong with contacting your old colleagues. Its not like they can bump you up to the top of the list.

BlindKitty Wed 15-May-13 17:04:50

cups I think I always expect something to go wrong with fertility appointments, don't mean to n so negative but at least I'm pleasantly surprised when they're ok. Imagine I won't be getting iui next month

beedles I really hope you're right x

In other people's news, my friends hairdresser is heavily pregnant and it apparantly took 4 years for get to concieve. She didn't even get any help in the end! She just says to keep persevering!

Solars Wed 15-May-13 17:10:16

Beedle the nurse said they will decide my protocol after tmrws bloods and scan, I think because my fsh had gone down from my previous cycle that they may want to down reg me a little first so won't know for sure until tmrw. Do you feel like a teenager with the spots? smile I think you've done really well being symptom free, when is your scan again?

Cups I've just thought is it possible to speak to your consultant and just confirm about their treatment refusal policy as you seemed so sure about them having to take you on the 3rd attempt.

GenericDietCola Wed 15-May-13 18:18:39

Hello brookers! Just marking place for all the BFPs on the new thread.

So excited for the assisted brookers and still certain there will be at least one ironic BFP...

NoMaybeAboutIt Wed 15-May-13 20:10:06

Solars that's fantastic news!! How exciting! Am looking forward to hearing all about it tomorrow.

Cups lovely, how are you feeling now? I agree, I think speaking to your old colleagues may help. I hope MrCups is looking after you tonight x

<squeezes Gen to within an inch of her life>

Kitty 4 years, wow. Well done her, she must be over the moon!

Beedlea boo to the spots. I hate having a spot. But I always think you are the only one that notices it!

GenericDietCola Wed 15-May-13 21:18:40

Squeeeeeeze! Back at ya, maybe!

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 15-May-13 23:06:09

Solars that is great news! So glad the blood results were ok.

Well I've read all the paperwork and been on fertility friends and they can refuse you 3 times. However it also says that your baseline scans and bloods should be no more than 6 months old. Next month it will be 6 months since I had them done so I'm planning on pushing that point next time I request.

Well it was my leaving do tonight so I had no choice but to stop wallowing and go out. It was a lovely evening, my work friends are so nice. I think everyone was a bit upset that I didn't cry but little did they know I'd spent most of the afternoon in tears so I felt emotionally dead inside sad

Thanks for all the support today, it's been the worst I've felt in ages. God knows what I'd do without you lot thanks

Withalittlesparkle Wed 15-May-13 23:51:59

Making place for more BFPs

BlindKitty Thu 16-May-13 03:03:45

maybe I know! Can't believe she'd not asked for help!!!

cups <sending kind thoughts for you> as always xxx

ScarlettInSpace Thu 16-May-13 11:57:14

Morning brookers, quick phone post from work loos to say wooooooohoooooooo sweetie and your potential to firm a family 5aside football team this year grin

Mixed update from Scarlett HQ, have spent must of the week [TMI coning up] feeling like I need a poo all the time even when I don't confused funny tight feeling in my tummy probably trapped wind and still have a headache since Saturday not drinking enough water probably also very very tired, had an afternoon nap on Tuesday lazy bastid but at 7 days past IUI I am pretty certain these are all psychosomatic and I don't feel like this has worked.

Implantation Acu this eve so am outwardly keeping the faith but expecting a very BFN next week brookers x

ControlGeek Thu 16-May-13 13:29:09

Ooh scarlett you know we all love a good symptom-spot! 7 days could well be the start of implantation, so you never know grin Well done on getting acu sorted, I hope it goes well and leaves you feeling fabulous and relaxed. As my DM constantly tries to drum into me, expect the worst and hope for the best. Brooking for you x

cups I think your bloodwork expiry is a great line to try with the clinic. I really hope something comes of it so that you don't have to go through a third refusal. And def speak to your former colleagues. As someone else said, it's not like they can put you to the top of the list so no wrong-doing by having a word.

beedle Have you had your bloods done yet? Do you know your protocol yet or will it be a few days before the results come back?

kitty that's great about your friend's hairdresser, it's lovely to know some people can get there without help after so long.

In preparation for next cycle's ICSI, I decided to stock up on supermarket tests so that I could test my trigger out without having to resort to my ever-increasingly faulty (in the worst possible way) ICs. The lady on the checkout had raised an eyebrow when she put the third twin-pack through the till, both eyebrows when she put the fourth through, and couldn't shut her mouth when the fifth one came down the conveyor belt towards her grin grin grin

My stash of tests now looks something like:
- approx 20ish x ICs
- 10 x Morrisons Own pink dye tests
- 6 x FRER
- 4 x Superdrug Own pink dye tests
- 1 x Clear Blue 'Plus' type test
- 1 x Clear Blue Digital

Do you think I have enough yet? confused

By the way, I am in awe of the clinic that sent out the schedule as a spreadsheet complete with colours! There was another spreadsheet reference as well, I remember reading about it on my phone but couldn't respond straight away and it slipped my mind blush All vair impressive!

<waves to boo, sparks, maybe, keep, gen and all the other brookers>

GreenOlives Thu 16-May-13 14:04:05

Marking my place! Thought there weren't many posts to catch up on then I realised you had a new home! X

Solars Thu 16-May-13 16:36:45

Firstly, I just want to say I am exhausted and it's only day 2 of my cycle.

Geek were you asking me rather than Beedle about blood results and protocol? If so then yes bloods were taken at 7.30am as well as having a scan today. Both good and I have now started on short protocol, was told to take my first stims injection asap - omg I can't believe it's all starting again. I am also having a hysteroscopy tomorrow morning where they will also aspirate the little cyst that has appeared from where I ovulated from last month, all normal i've been told and they just want to make room for the many follicles I'll be growing. I have been told to drink 2 litres of water and 1 litre of milk as a minimum per day, this may increase as the days go on!! It seems like it's going to be moving really fast from now onwards and to be honest I feel a little scared about it all i had a little weep on dh when I got home this afternoon

Geek I don't have a single test in the house, i'm in awe of your stash!

Cups that seems like a really good idea using your bloodwork expiry to get you on next month.

Scarlett I'm brooking for that positive for you!

Maybe I hope you are containing your excitement for your drugs delivery tomorrow!!

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 16-May-13 17:15:27

Wow solars its all moving really quickly for you now. How exciting and slightly scary at the same time. And I'm glad you worked out that geek's question was for you as I was a bit worried that I needed more blood tests grin
I can't believe you don't have a single test in the house, I hope you'll be more prepared once you get nearer to test date.

geek love the story about buying all the tests grin

ControlGeek Thu 16-May-13 17:41:37

Oops so sorry beedle and solars I think I must have been in too much of a hurry at lunch time! blush

I am just stunned that you don't have a single test in your house solars I don't think my house has been test free for the best part of 10 years (albeit they sometimes went a bit out of date...)

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 16-May-13 18:01:16

That's ok geek I won't hold it against you for long grin

scarlett interesting symptoms, I hope the acupuncture helps you on the way to the BFP

maybe I hope you've cleared some space in your fridge for your drugs!

SweetieTime Thu 16-May-13 18:32:54

ladies just popping in to share this link which is the story the nurse was telling us about. It is the clinic where we went for our treatment.

TheLittleFriend Thu 16-May-13 19:16:46

Sweetie that is an amazing link. Am I being thick though, because I don't understand the bit about whether they are quadruplets or singleton and triplets etc. Surely if only one embryo was implanted, it must have split in to four, so they can only have quads, rather than the other combos?

ControlGeek Thu 16-May-13 19:29:55

Oh wow sweetie that is just incredible!

little I could be completely off the mark but I think it's because if they DTD anywhere around the mother taking the trigger shot some of her own eggs may also have fertilised. I understand that at egg collection they only harvest from follicles above a certain size. It's possible (though unlikely) that the smaller follicles subsequently released a mature, viable egg.

<grovels to beedle and offers a tray of brownies>

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 16-May-13 20:03:53

Mmm brownies, all is forgiven geek grin

sweetie are you sure the person doing your scan was good at counting?

SweetieTime Thu 16-May-13 20:15:10

Geek good point, I hadn't thought of that but that could be true. There is a footballer and his wife who have triplets. She had OHSS so they froze all the embies while she recovered. They replaced 2 but in the meantime they DTD and this took naturally too.

Beedle I am sure she could count, I also have the pictures to prove it.

I have my midwife appointment tomorrow. Not really sure what to ask or what happens but it is only at the GPs so think it will just be a history gathering session.

keepitgoing Fri 17-May-13 01:37:56

Good luck solars! Did you do SP last time? How many days did you stimm?

Cups, bloody clinic, that sucks. Here's brooking for your fuck you bfp.

Just wanted to say dh got his job!! At least one of us will now be employed when kip comes along smile

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