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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.

ChairOfTheBored Tue 18-Sep-12 08:02:52

Good luck pink, I have many things crossed for you.

HaveALittleFaith Tue 18-Sep-12 08:33:49

I'm still lurking so just want to say sending mega positive vibes for today pink!

Hello to everyone else <waves>

flixy102 Tue 18-Sep-12 09:37:13

Mega mega luck pink!!!!!!

Glad your appointment went well chair, it's always good to be moving forward with treatment.

Waves at faith and everyone else!!!

pinkapples Tue 18-Sep-12 14:26:32

Hi everyone back home now have 9 usable eggs so well see what tomorrow brings they'll do the icsi this afternoon apparently then I get the dreaded call between 8-10am tomorrow fingers crossed we get more than one fertilised this time

Devilforasideboard Tue 18-Sep-12 15:03:15

Woop! Still have everything crossed for you and the eggs. Hope you're stuffing your face now grin

flixy102 Tue 18-Sep-12 15:34:44

Pink I am crossing everything crossable for you!!!!

Mands81 Tue 18-Sep-12 17:32:23

Fingers and toes crossed for you Pink grin hope everyone else is doing ok too.
I've been researching IVF, jumping the gun maybe but pretty sure this last dose of clomid won't work. With regards to hospital appointments and IVF - I'm guessing lots and pretty regular? Just want to keep work in the loop as much as poss.
Hope your weeks are going ok x

pinkapples Tue 18-Sep-12 21:41:32

Ivf is not a really that many You have a consultation ap then a day 0 scan then a day 10 scan (possibly a 3rd scan depending on follie size 2/3 days later then an ap for egg collection and another ap for transfer

summerintherosegarden Tue 18-Sep-12 21:45:56

Ah pink 9 usable eggs is brill. Everything crossed over here too - hope you don't have a hard time sleeping tonight and the call comes early!

waitingtobeamummy Tue 18-Sep-12 22:00:24

Hi please may I join? 2yrs ttc. One yr seeing gynaecologist. 1st time saw nurse who said bmi (40) needed to be 35 or less. 2nd time bmi 33.6 told needed to be 30or less even tho I have written evidence. Had internal ultra sound but hospital not happy with it (or blood tests that said not ov) as done by drs/local hospital and not hospital. Promised me scan and haven't done it. Go back on 4th Oct but bmi only 33.1. Cycles hideously irregular (12-17 days generally) and super heavy periods but specialists comment was "well if you want that sorted the only thing we can do is put you on the pill but that won't help you get a baby". Have put complaint in to pals tonight. But feel so battered and bruised. Feel like that night 25months ago when we said let's do it and try for a baby was the start of such a shit time in and it should have been so happy. God I'm so sorry. What a bloody miserable post I have just written! You'll never let me join.

HaveALittleFaith Tue 18-Sep-12 22:20:51

Wonderful news, 9 eggs pink! I'm so pleased for you smile let the fertilising begin!

Hi waiting! <waves>
What a rough time you've had sad I hope PALS get things loving for you because they really should be looking at your gynae history in more detail. I think I'd be pushing for a lap and dye in your position actually. Well done on what is clearly a huge weight loss! I had to work to get my BMI under 30 for an IVF referral and fell pregnant after I lost the weight - I was about 10lb over though. I think you'll be in glad company here.

waitingtobeamummy Wed 19-Sep-12 07:09:08

Hi havea the specialist won't "allow" me to have it til I'm under 30bmi. I can't seem to get them to understand I want my cycles sorting as much as I want a baby. All that excitement of my cycle last months and this time its lasted 12days sad

pinkapples Wed 19-Sep-12 07:28:23

Hi waiting grin my bmi is 30.9 and over the last 5 weeks I've lost a stone so dong know what it would have been before that. However this is my second go at ivf do I was a stone heavier the first time. I think if you get a good clinic they'll refer you anyway as no one ever mentioned my weight to be except when I was converted about it and the go consultant said do you want to be thin or do you want to be pregnant. Obviously my answer was obvious and that's all that was ever said well see if the extra stone mattered this find I guess.

Off work today as in pain from egg collection can't remember the last one so don't know if it's any better/worse. Just get to wait now for the dreaded fone call don't know what I'll do if they say only 1 fertilised as this was icsi well see and I'll let you know when I do have a lovely day

pinkapples Wed 19-Sep-12 08:33:13


8 fertilised!

I know it doesn't mean much unless they implant but it's a bloody good start compared to last time x

HaveALittleFaith Wed 19-Sep-12 09:03:44

Oh brilliant pink! How many will they transfer? Certainly sounds like this treatment method has worked far better for you. All that sniffing has helped! smile

ChairOfTheBored Wed 19-Sep-12 09:12:45

What great news pink - I'm so pleased for you! We're only at the start of all this fertility fafffery, and its so encouraging to hear good news!

Welcome waiting - you're very welcome here, and well done on your weight loss so far, it sounds like a tough job, but every little will help. I hope you get some more supportive advice and help soon.

My local hospital don't hang about. Had our first appointment on Monday, DH had SA on Tuesday, and the letter for our next appointment arrived last night. I now need to make sure I book in all the things they've sent me for (swabbing and blood tests) in time. I snice to get a sense of things moving forward after being in TTC limbo for so long.

ChairOfTheBored Wed 19-Sep-12 09:14:15

Is nice ever, not I snice. Whatever snicing may be.

HaveALittleFaith Wed 19-Sep-12 09:23:52

waiting while I think moving from the 'obese' range to 'overweight' helps, I don't see why they won't check your tubes in the mean time?! There's no justification for that! They could refer you for an HSG to be done as you lose continue to lose the weight. I understand the justification with IVF - it's not about success rate of fertilisation but the risk in pregnancy when you're obeseb- increased risk of miscarriage, GD etc. obviously they can't stop obese women getting pregnant but they won't actively do if (certainly in my PCT you have to have a BMI under 30 to be referred) but in your situation, refusing to to tests until you're a certain weight smacks of discrimination! If they don't justify why they have out that stipulation in, I'd challenge that. I hope having PALS on your side will give you a voice. You sound quite weary from the whole process!

flixy102 Wed 19-Sep-12 10:55:10

pink gringrin fabby news!

pinkapples Wed 19-Sep-12 11:17:08

Thanks everyone x

Devilforasideboard Wed 19-Sep-12 13:55:38

That's fantastic pink! I'm so pleased for you grin Keeping everything crossed for the next stage.

Hello Waiting smile You're allowed to be as grumpy as you like in here, we understand. We've all got our own issues but we're in the same boat (or more accurately hut!). I know how hard it is to keep pushing for referrals etc and being told different things by different people.

My news is that I started sniffing today and got my first migraine in 15 months two hours later. Lovely. Desperately hoping it's a one off or at least things will settle down as my body gets used to the drugs. Did anyone else have nasty side effects?

pinkapples Wed 19-Sep-12 13:58:40

Woohoo devil for the sniffing not so much for the migrane thou sad I didn't have many other than mega mega tiredness and mood swings the last week or so hopefully you won't get those tho I was sniffing for about 6 weeks

summerintherosegarden Wed 19-Sep-12 14:52:53

Pink grin grin grin grin grin grin

Whether it was the weight loss, the sniffing or who knows what, that is absolutely FAB. Will they all be implanted or will some be frozen? (Ignorant - and now having visions of you as octomum)

Devil - Sorry to hear about the migraine, they are so hideous. Hopefully it is a one off as your body gets used to it sad

Waiting - Welcome to the hut, and never apologise for being grumpy. It sounds like you have really been put through the wringer. I hope that your complaint gets your hospital moving - I'm guessing you don't live near enough a different hospital that you could ask to be referred to?

I had a little good news myself today too - the scan showed a 16mm follicle on my left ovary. No guarantee that an egg will come out of it, but it's a darned sight better than nothing!

Devilforasideboard Wed 19-Sep-12 15:32:50

That's fantastic Summer! I shall find some more things to cross for you smile

I'm feeling a bit better now, at least there's a reason for the migraine and if they do continue I shall speak to the clinic and get a plan in place with work to minimise the impact. I'm happy as long as I've got a plan!

pinkapples Wed 19-Sep-12 16:08:51

Wow summer there should be an egg in there my clinic always said if it was 16mm or more it was almost guaranteed.

They still say they'll only put 1 back they will freeze the rest I imagine I'm still going to push for putting 2 back tho although I don't think they will I guess it depends on the quality of the embies

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