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sooperdooper Sat 04-Nov-17 15:28:42

First cycle of ivf, they transferred x2 embryos yesterday so the countdown begins....

DH is trying to be helpful but driving me slightly insane fussing, I'm feeling ok and trying not to panic about every slight twinge

Testing on the 16th, anyone else around the same time?

Star198 Mon 06-Nov-17 19:43:07

Hi! First cycle of ivf too! Husband also feeling over cautious but we've been told to carry on as normal to keep the blood flowing etc.
Single blastocyst transferred yesterday 5th smile
Ive already tested and my trigger shot has come out so thinking of maybe testing sunday and if nothing then the following weekend. Trying not to think about it but its hard!

sooperdooper Mon 06-Nov-17 19:46:58

Hello! I've been told not to test until the 16th, were you short or long protocol? Maybe the advice is different?

Been to work today, trying to keep busy but hypersensitive to every single twinge, don't know if things are a good or bad sign & advice online is contradictory!

Star198 Mon 06-Nov-17 20:00:22

I was told to wait two weeks. I was on the long protocol started down reg on 4th oct then on the 17th i started stimms for 12 days..had egg collection on 31st oct and then back in yesterday, how about you?

I know what you mean i feel the same and am stopping myself googling! I keep saying to myself its the progesterone as it probably is still right now.
How many days was your embryo before transfer smile x

sooperdooper Mon 06-Nov-17 21:03:42

I was short protocol, started injections on 21 Oct, EC on 1st Nov and then back in on 3rd so only 2 days before transfer but they advised it was best to go for it with both

Wishing the days away now!

Star198 Mon 06-Nov-17 21:12:12

Oh wow that sounds fab! Nice to get it all done so quickly! How did you find the process / side effects?
I know i just keep thinking i hope these days just wizz by!

sooperdooper Wed 08-Nov-17 07:59:12

I found the injections ok after a while, DH mostly did them but after the number of blood tests I've had they were so bad in themselves

I felt pretty spaced out on them though, but not so bad not to go to work

How about you?

Star198 Wed 08-Nov-17 21:18:38

Yes the same as you really just got used to them after a few days and mainly felt tired and had headaches and carried on with work too. Have found it a good distraction smile

Ging78 Thu 09-Nov-17 09:17:51

Hi can I join please? I had my frozen embryo transfer yesterday after a failed fresh cycle 2 months ago. I am testing on the 19th.

Trying not to think about it.

Following any sensible advice I have seen this time. Taking baby asprin, keeping my feet warm, eating Brazil nuts, had acupuncture before and after.

I had surgery to remove endometriosis in May and am so aware it will come back.

sooperdooper Thu 09-Nov-17 13:21:30

Hello Ging - welcome to our little group smile

I'm off work for a few days now but trying to keep busy or I'll go mad, just jet washed the patio and taking the dog for a bath in a bit

Keep getting belly twinges but reading online it's totally inconclusive if that's good or bad so who knows....

Incoganito Thu 09-Nov-17 21:40:26

Hi all, can I join? Had FET today, OTD is 19th I think but obvs I will be testing next week blush

sooperdooper Fri 10-Nov-17 08:23:50

Hello incognito smile join our little countdown crew

I'm feeling a bit dispondent today, I just don't feel anything and I think I've convinced myself it won't have worked so I'll be less disappointed when it hasn't sad I don't feel any different so just don't think it's going to work for me, the initial excitement of the wait has gone and I'm just a bit fed up

Sorry to be so negative, I just want this wait to be over.

Added in we were due to go on an expensive holiday which we cancelled as it clashed with treatment, we probably can't get any money back as they're not classing this as a medical emergency so if it's not worked and we've lost a lot of money too when we could actually really do with a relaxing holiday in the sun sad

Star198 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:07:22

Sorry you're feeling like that sad i kind of feel the same now telling myself that its not going to work so its less of a fall

Good luck ging - i too had endometriosis surgery in sept so i know how you feel!

I stupidly tested thurs am 4dp5dt and it was negative so i know this was so early but its kind of preparing me for the worst

Star198 Sun 12-Nov-17 19:18:50

Evening. How is everyone doing!?

It turns out my 2ww is shorter than i anticipated as i tested yesterday and had a faint positive and again today which gave quite a strong positive! Just in shock!!

Incoganito Mon 13-Nov-17 06:01:19

Omg, congratulations Star! 4dp5dt today for me - am sooo tempted to test but determined to wait until tomorrow (I won't last any longer than that!). My OTD is actually the 22nd - does anyone actually manage to wait that long?? This is my 4th transfer, so I should know better...lol

LondonGirl80 Mon 13-Nov-17 13:47:47

Congratulations Star! That’s such wonderful news!

Was just looking around and found this thread. Had to reply as I had egg collection on 30 Oct and ET on 4 Nov, so nearly the same timings as you all!

I usually lurk in the donor conception threads as the missus & I used donor sperm.

My OTD is Thursday 16. Trying to hold out til then.

Incoganito, what does “4dp5dt” mean?

Star198 Mon 13-Nov-17 14:05:23

thank you so much Incoganito and LondonGirl !!
Does not feel real at all!! ive tested each day since 6dt5dt and its gotten stronger and stronger so i think we have a sticky peanut there!

I don't think anyone could ever wait the two weeks, I sure couldn't !Good luck for test day!! please let us know!

Londongirl I expect you would probably know if you did a test now!
4DT5DT means 4 days past 5 day transfer smile

Star198 Mon 13-Nov-17 14:06:03

Sorry both of those should say 6DP5DT abnd 4DP5DT. can't even type today!!

sooperdooper Mon 13-Nov-17 18:28:58

Star that's amazing, congratulations!!

Bought a couple of tests today but trying to hold out until Thu...

Star198 Mon 13-Nov-17 19:04:22

Thank you, fingers crossed for Thursday for you! You have so much will power!
Sticky bean dust your way

LondonGirl80 Mon 13-Nov-17 19:09:39

Aha! So I’m 9DP5DT! Am holding out to test... almost don’t want to know... will try v hard to leave til Thursday!

willma86 Mon 13-Nov-17 19:21:04

Hi all do you mind if I join?
I am 2dp5dt and told to test on 22nd but that feels sooo far away!!
Congratulations Star that’s amazing news. Did you have any symptoms at all before testing?
Good luck all!

Star198 Mon 13-Nov-17 19:32:58

Londongirl its not far away now you've done so well waiting i dont know how you've done it!!

Hi willma of course not welcome smile the waiting really is the hardest part!! I caved at 4days and it was negative. Then on the evening of days 4 and 5 i was so tired and falling asleep early. I am on progesterone gel and it comes back out in little clumps. I noticed on 5dp5dt i had a couple of clumps with the tiniest of pink on it after having some poky feelings in my stomach. On the evening of 5dp5dt i was like ice could not get warm no matter what i did and at that point i thought hmm maybe! And there it was the following morning faint but there!
Good luck keeping everything crossed for you

Ging78 Mon 13-Nov-17 19:46:29

Hi ladies

Hope youre all good today.

Willma fingers crossed for the 22nd.

Londongirl fingers crossed for Thursday.

Congrats star. Such fab news you must be over the moon.

Incognito tomorrow is so close. Heres hoping.

Sooper dooper hear you 100% about being despondent. It's so hard. The failed fresh cycle is so fresh and I don't have it on me to be hopeful. I just feel scared and angry and incredibly cranky. It would be so much harder to see a negative now. That's such a shame about your holiday. I hope it's worth it.

We are supposed to have work started on a new kitchen tomorrow so moved everything out yesterday. Now it's been delayed because of a bereavement and on top of all the 2ww stress out flat is like a building site. I just keep thinking it must mean we are due good news now....

It's all so hard. Hope you ladies are coping OK xxx

Incoganito Mon 13-Nov-17 20:47:13

sooper, London - test with me tomorrow! grin Although I realised today that DH won't even be here in the morning as he is away with work this evening...

Ging, sooper - don't give up hope! Ironically, the only two BFPs I've ever had (both through IVF) were after transfers where I was convinced it wouldn't work. So I'm actually annoyed at myself for daring to feel optimistic this time. Argh, can't win...

One of those BFPs is currently asleep upstairs at 17m old, while the other went away back in September following a fresh transfer from our third round of IVF. I had to transfer four embryos to get my little boy - and if it helps anyone at all, they were all perfect blastocysts, and seemed to fail for absolutely no reason at all. My consultant used to tell me it was really just a numbers game, and I used to want to punch her in the face, but in hindsight she really was right. So if this time isn't the one, the next one easily could be...

Need to remember that for myself tomorrow morning confused

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