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Hello,

I've been on this site now for a week or so but have not begun in a conventional way! I found a thread on ivf Hammersmith and have tagged on to that. Then I seemed to very slowly discover the rest of the site! The people who run it and indeed who are on it are amazing.

I've started my DR for an FET cycle due to my first cycle stopping prior to ET due to severe OHSS. If anyone can reasure me that FET can be a success after severe OHSS and with severe endo I would really appreciate it. I can't help but think my chances are slim  ^eyes^ . However, I am a secret optimist and can't help but feel that we can do it - my feelings seem to change on a minute to minute basis  ;D !

The good thing is I have been able to put all responsibilities on hold and am trying to do all the right things like healthy eating and exercise and plenty of relaxation. However, by putting everything on hold it's quite a lonely existance and not drinking has meant I don't socialise - that's why finding this site has been so great :) . On the healthy eating front, I hear pineapple juice is quite good for the 2WW which is fine but can anyone tell me why I can't just eat fresh pineapple? Washing up the juicer is such a chore ::) !

I have read the amazing post about what to eat but if anyone has any good ideas on healthy snacks with lots of iron, please let me know. (I'm having lots of chicken and lean beef and leafy veg). I keep craving chocolate and it's so hard to resist so I'm thinking perhaps I'm deficient in iron?? I also want to build up my womb and make it nice and juicy and comfy for my embryo/s.

Thanks for listening to me rambling on ^hugme^

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Belated to FF, Persian!! As you have probably discovered, this is a great website for support, information, laughter and friendship - it has kept me (relatively!) sane though all my treatment!

Glad that you have found the Hammersmith section. You are right, there are so many areas of this website, there are some areas I haven't even discovered yet! ;) It really is the most comprehensive source of fertility information I have ever come across.

Here are some other links which you should find really useful ……

What Every New Member Needs To Know (includes a list of common abbreviations) ~ CLICK HERE This should help you navigate the site.

FET - CLICK HERE

Endo ~ CLICK HERE

I am sure the lovely ladies on these two sections will be able to offer you some advice. I think it is best to think optimistically. When I spoke to my clinic about what I could do to improve my chances they said to think positively - nothing else, nothing I could do, eat etc - unfortunately! I didn't eat/drink pineapple during treatment, I tried but it gave me bad stomach cramps! I just ate healthily and took a multi-vitamin for people trying to conceive. Have you had your iron level checked?

When you undergo treatment it might be useful to join the Cycle Buddies - CLICK HERE. You can chat to people undergoing treatment at exactly the same time as you. Perhaps the ladies there could give you some ideas about diet.

We also have a newbie night in the chat room every Wednesday where you can meet other new members and a few more experienced (I won't use the term "old"!) members will be there to answer any questions you have about the site. CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON NEWBIE CHAT

Please feel free to ask more questions here, or on any other part of the site, there will be wonderful helpful people there to give you lots of support, information and cyber hugs if you need it. We go through all the highs and lows of treatment together.

Don't worry, you can ramble here anytime! Good luck with your treatment, I hope you get a wonderful surprise from the pee stick soon! ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Sue ^hugme^
 

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Hi Sue, thanks for your welcome and orientation. :)

Will continue to have a balanced diet and think, like you, I'll give the pineapple juice a miss. Have heard too many contradicting stories!

Few days to go till my suppression scan so will continue exploring the site while wishing away time. Loads of great info and people here ^Cuddle^.

Fingers crossed I'll be another FF with a BFP in Jan ^pray^

Persian ^cat^
 
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