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Reluctantnympho Wed 03-Jun-15 20:22:23

New cycle = new hope

Queenbee30 Wed 03-Jun-15 20:25:05

Here here! Place marking

HopesUpKnickersDown Wed 03-Jun-15 20:27:03

Thanks for the new thread Nympho.

Yes you do need to hang on for dear life when vag temping. They should make a thermometer with a safety wrist strap ��

Rainy34 Wed 03-Jun-15 20:29:06

Nympho like your new name, my husband calls me a sex pest, , thanks for the new thread!!

got first positive opk this month and lots of ewcm, I was examining it earlier and it flicked off my hand and i could not find it ha ha, luckily it landed on the toilet roll, could you imagine explaining that when visitors come strutting in to have a wee, hubby had his SA yesterday and says he is feeling tender down there so doubt il get any tonight, !!!

Hairstylisttoboris Wed 03-Jun-15 20:30:03

Love the thread title smile

hopes what an image!!!!

DizzyMerry Wed 03-Jun-15 20:37:06

Thanks for the new thread. Will be back later.

HopesUpKnickersDown Wed 03-Jun-15 20:37:18

Boris I am hiding the fact I'm vag temping from hubby, I fear he'd never want sex again and would also realise how obsessive I've become about 'just taking the implant out and seeing what happens'...I'll tell you what's happened, naff all!

Hairstylisttoboris Wed 03-Jun-15 20:39:50

If DH thinks I'm obsessing hopes it ads too much pressure to perform so I'm now being all idle about it. Naff all happens either way for me. Still my lack of success gives me more time for gin....

sammylou1 Wed 03-Jun-15 20:48:41

Thank you nymph! X

HopesUpKnickersDown Wed 03-Jun-15 20:49:49

I'm with you on that one Boris, can't beat a G & T...or two ��

eskimoflo Wed 03-Jun-15 20:57:28

Place marking. Hi to all, sorry I haven't been posting much. Still settling back into work after half term, which, although huge amounts of fun, wasn't exactly restful!

Seems like a lot of people are struggling at the moment. sad flowers

mega I read your post on the last thread and wanted to give you a big squeeze. Apologies if you are contact-phobic, but I'm coming in anyway!

Pug A while ago, you asked after Alfie grin He is doing well thanks! He's still bandaged up, but went for a dressing change on Monday and it's healing really well. He goes back again on Friday. How is your little monster?

Oyster I loved your post about meeting your DH! I met my DH on Match too, and it was the best thing I ever did! I didn't let the grass grow either grin

Rainy I have my fingers crossed for your results smile When do you get them?

Welcome to Knickers grin

nympho Sorry for AF, but yay for the name change!

Queen Hope AF stays away. I remember what Knicker Watch feels like; I was Chris Packham on crack when I thought AF might be coming. Like a rare Cetti's Warbler, she's never shown her face...

Waves to everyone else Boris, Nomio, Dizzy, BabyBump and everyone that I've missed.

I have my consultant appointment tomorrow afternoon at 2pm. Hoping for clomid, but they might not offer it as we haven't been trying for a year. There is clear evidence of lack of ovulation, lack of AF and lack of just about anything else though, so I'm hoping that they will suggest something. sad

Have been really fed up this week, and have diverted my attentions to obsessing about getting another greyhound. I've spotted a lad on our local rescue's website and I really like the look of him. <sigh> I think I just want something to mother. He is gorgeous though, and our two are 9 now, so they're not getting any younger. Trouble is, they aren't small dogs, and with the vast majority in rescue coming from a racing background, they haven't been pets in homes and have been kennelled, so take some settling in. Ours were housetrained from the off, I'm not talking about that, I mean that they are not used to anything! Stairs, televisions, hoovers, doors etc. are all strange to them! So it would be a bit of a culture shock for the greyhound and for us (especially as I'd had both of mine for nearly 4 years already when I met DH, so they were settled, confident, secure pets by then and not scared, strange ex-racers. I think that, maybe, if nothing has happened for us by the summer holidays, we might really consider it though... hmm We'll see.

Reluctantnympho Wed 03-Jun-15 20:58:37

Gin and lemonade for me smile naff all going on here! except for ridiculous amounts of sex for a 38 year old to be having, and the trouble is the more dh gets, the more he wants shock
Before ttc, I think we were easing off to about three times a week (in the good old days I sometimes had to fake an illness to get a day off) now it's all he thinks about, it's like he is 18 again! So it's not quantity we are lacking, it must be quality!!!

Rainy34 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:03:36

Eskimo thankyou, hubbie is having a telephone consultation on monday, he should find out then and then she will refer us, he said last night if he has no sperm then they can't do anything for us, i think he is really worrying, i said to him that there is supplements and diet change and also our doctor said if the sperm is low there is other things they can do, i really hope they come back normal or he will blame himself

eskimoflo Wed 03-Jun-15 21:09:23

Oh Rainy I think it's only natural for them (and us) to jump to the most difficult possible scenario. I changed what I typed then- I did type 'the worst possible scenario,' then I thought better of it. The worst possible scenario would mean that you and your DH weren't together, or didn't love each other enough to carry on trying month after month. We all have that don't we? grin We are very blessed really, even though it doesn't feel like it sometimes. flowers Still, FX that he is worrying about nothing. flowers

lucieloos Wed 03-Jun-15 21:17:34

Place marking

HopesUpKnickersDown Wed 03-Jun-15 21:22:12

Thanks for the welcome Eskimo. I will definitely be adding to my furry brood if another baby is not to be after a year of trying. I already have 2 dogs and 2 cats but you can't have too many fur babies in my opinion!

Nympho we are definitely singing from the same hymn sheet, being lates thirties and trying to have the sex life of an 18 year old is bloody hard! During fertile window we're having sex 6-8 times...if he comes near me outside of the fertile window I beat him off with a shitty stick....Cruel but entirely necessary ☺️ We were hardly having sex at all before TTC so he thinks it's Christmas anyway.

Rainy hope all is well with hubbies results.

megarobotdiscoparty Wed 03-Jun-15 21:25:53

Some great new names on here! Welcome knickers and high five nympho (sorry about AF - what a cowbag she is turning up unexpected!)

queen am howling at Knicker watch...tell you what, this time last week I was getting all sorts of rare breeds in my shrubbery...

Thanks so much to everyone who sent support today, you lot are just so bloody lovely. Really made a difference and made me feel a lot less mental! AF has eased up massively today- back to normal period levels. Hormones slightly more in control too - I've been wild this week! Really looking forward to getting back on the OPKs and feeling good about the new cycle now. Ibeka you're right...I think these milestones are just killer aren't they!

TwinkleStars15 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:32:02

Place marking.

Doctors appointment tomorrow morning to discuss DH's SA result of zero sperm. Been researching waaaay too much and I'm really anxious but holding the tears back.

Welcome knickers flowers

Rainy DH told me he feels less of a man now and I've caught him a few times looking really sad, I guess for men this is really important to them and their self-esteem. Good luck for Monday flowers

Lucie any news/updates with your treatment?

Rainy34 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:43:33

Thanks everyone and you are right Eskimo we should feel blessed , there is a lot worse off than us x x

twinkle it's such a big thing for a man and if there results are poor then it takes there masculinity away and they should not fee l like that

Welcome all of the newbies x x

Nomio230 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:45:08

Nympho, I love your new name. How is your dad doing now?

Knickers, love yours as well! Always good to see a new face too. Good to have another old un here too!

Ibeka, I stupidly POAS earlier at 8 DPO! blush I think I will try and leave it at least a couple of days before I try again.

Eskimo, good luck for tomorrow. I would stress that even though you have not been trying for a year yet, you are not ovulating on your own & clearly need help to get things started.

Nomio230 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:46:49

Good luck for tomorrow, Twinkle. I really hope it is a simple blockage that can be easily fixed.

megarobotdiscoparty Wed 03-Jun-15 21:47:16

Oh twinkle sad. Good luck for tomorrow. Did you look into counselling? Our fertility unit had leaflets with contact details on - might be worth giving them a ring when you're both ready?

flowers for Rainy too - Fx for Monday.

HopesUpKnickersDown Wed 03-Jun-15 21:48:20

Hi robot, sorry to hear AF has been cruel to you this month, glad you're feeling better and looking ahead to your next cycle..hope this is the one for you. DH tells me I struggle with my hormones during AF, I tell him to fuck off and scratch his eyes out...he's so full of shit.

Twinkle I'm sorry to hear about DH's SA results, I hope you both feel better once you've had the opportunity to talk things through with his Dr ��

megarobotdiscoparty Wed 03-Jun-15 21:48:41

Ringing your local fertility unit I mean (sorry - confusing and possibly unhelpful anyway!)

megarobotdiscoparty Wed 03-Jun-15 21:54:53

Laughing at nomio - crazy peestick lady! I think I'm an anomaly - I HATE poas-ing and leave it as late as possible. Maybe I should set up the POAS police? No peeing til Sat at least! <brandishes truncheon>

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