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Hi Ladies!

Hope you dont mind me jumping into your group? I hoped you might be able to help. I am preparing myself for IVF at the ARGC next jan/feb and I wondered if any of you could recommend a accupuncturist I could use during treatment. I did ask the DR at my consultation and he didnt seem to sold on the benefits of accupuncture so didnt give me a name. i currently have accupuncture and would like to have it pre and or post transfer (if I ever get that far ;)). Also do you know if the ARGC will allow the accupuncturist to come in and treat you? I dont it because they are so busy but you never know. Also any you who have undergone IVF with ARGC did they let you lay down for a bit after the transfer?

Thanks in advance for any help

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******************GOOD LUCK LISA**********************
just a nano msg to wish you masses of luck for your test tomorrow - sending you huge  ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ waves xx
 

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tyler - thinking v much of you and willing hcg levels upwards.  good luck for ivig tomorrowxx
 

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hi kitty - good luck for et tomorrow.  wishing your embies a smooth transition into a cosy home.  take care  :)
 

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thanks sabina and all others for good luck msgs. Has to be a me post as need to go to school - but one was compacting yesterday so on the way to becoming a blast, others still at cell stage so she said they may even wait until day 6 ?? to transfer the best two....anyone heard of that? But may be posting later with them already on board - will let you know.

Good luck/take care all
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Lisa....good luck for today, really hoping that you get some good news!

Tyler so sorry to hear about your worries. I so hope that some IVIG will do the trick for you. It's just horrible when the inital excitement gets replaced so quickly with worry.

Layla so glad that you have sorted out things and have a plan of action. You seem amazingly strong and determined. I really hope that you get a suprise on sunday, but at least you know the way forward of not. I am quite an assertive patient, but even then I get worried about seeming too pushy (and i am a doc myself....crazy!!)

Kitty great news on your embies, I have heard of other people having day6 transfers, just think it's one day less of the tww! Good luckXXXX

Hi Trixie, I don't know anything about acupuncture, but wish you all the best!

Jules, really sorry about your Mum. I think the stress of all this can bring out the worst in friends and family....even though they are not going through it themselves, there's a ripple effect I think. I hope that your lunch together goes well and you can have a honest and fruitful  discussion).

Amanda, good to hear your plans. I have made a life changing decision to take about 6 months off work to concentrate on treatment. I have made a lifestyle change recently by taking some time away from work (couldn't have treatment in London without doing that I think) and feel much better in myself. In fact I am off to the gym shortly!I am lucky that I have a job that rotates on a 6 monthly basis so can take six months off quite easily.

hello to everyone else, sorry I am still having trouble keeping up!

Isobel
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Good luck for your test today Lisa!

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just a quickie this morning .....

^banana^ ^banana^ ^banana^ Good Luck Lisa ^banana^ ^banana^ ^banana^

Tyler - so sorry to hear your worries. I hope your IVIG helps. Sometimes this close monitoring causes more grief .... to much information and all that.

Jules - so sorry to hear about your Mum's attitude. Will IM you later when I have a moment.

Kitty - that's great news on your embies. Good luck with your transfer today or tomorrow.

Trixxie - I went for Acupuncture at the Zita West Clinic which is just around the corner from the ARGC so it's very convenient. I see Lyndsey who is lovely and they specialise in fertility issues and IVF. They are more expensive than local acupuncturists, but really handy when you are traipsing up and down to the ARGC in any case. And you do get to lay down for a while after ET. Good luck with your cycle.

Carmela - 3 more sleeps

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hi all
just a v quick msge.
Lisa - hoping for a great day for you ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^
Tyler - hope your news is more positive today ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^
Layla - good luck on Sunday honey - thinking of you and hoping for the v best
Martha, hope your 'pip' is safe and well x
Tiggy - that's awful about your dad - people just have NO idea do they - thank goodness for this website and folks that know EXACTLY how u feel xx
Trixxie - quite a lot of people use Zita West for accupuncture and Daniel someone (Lady Tango uses him). I use a guy called Dudley Kent who is London based and will come to argc when you go for transfer and do accup before and after (IM me if you want his number x). I understand they are ok about it there - as the embryologist said more and more couples were using it.
Thanks Isobel - that's really interesting re your lifestyle changes - hope u can make the meeting - keen to know how u feel it is making a difference.
Georgia - I def hope to be there and Jess is so gorgeous! Also- there is a link on this site that u might find interesting having read your recent comments on your tx. Claudine's comments re treatment with high fsh are the most relevant. http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=32911.0
Kitty - great re compacting - good luck with further good news
Holly and Jules - hope u r ok
Hello and love to everyone else - sorry for v few personals but at work with deadlines to meet today (yawn!)
sending lots of ^reiki^ ^reiki^ to everyone xx

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Just to say that I'm keeping all you girls who are in limbo in my prayers - I just hope that things work out for you Layla - you have been so brave you deserve a break.

Tyler - am convinced it's just a blip and hope my instincts are correct! Good luck.

Mands - hope you keep the Cornell/SIRM idea in mind as they do seem to be able to deal with the FSH issue without bombarding the body with drugs, therefore resulting in better quality eggs. Def something I will be looking in to.

Am also keeping all the recent negs in my prayers and hope that we find the strength to carry on with positivity and strength.

Take care all.
 

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Hi girls

Sorry that I haven’t posted for ages.  Have been popping in so have seen some of what has been going on.

Layla, really sorry you are having such a nightmare.  Hope that you get a miracle but if not best of luck moving forward.

Carmela, I bet you are counting the hours to the most amazing day.  I am so glad that you have made it and all the heartache you have been through will be worth it when you get to meet your babies.

Mands/Memphis I have also been corresponding with Claudine re: Sher/Cornell as it is something else I am considering - can't decide whether to give ARGC one last go after my NHS turn or hope that I can get better eggs in the US.

Hi to everyone else, and best of luck/baby dust at whatever stage you are at.

I seem to be lucky enough to have an NHS go.  Has anyone got their notes from ARGC before? How long does it take?  I may be back in the spring as if ARGC can’t get me pg it is unlikely the NHS can, although after my follow-up I really don’t feel confident that it is going to happen for us.  I ideally need to speak to Mr T as my follow-up was not with him but have been told that is unlikely to be possible.  If anyone has managed to get to speak to him between tx cycles please IM me with some tips.  Crying in reception just made everyone disappear!!!! :'( ;D

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Hello girls,

Tyler- please try not to worry..many of us who had BFP have been there.Excitement of finally getting pregnant gets so rapidly replaced by constant worry about HCG levels...Big hug for you.

Layla- you sound much better and clear about your options and possibilities.I agree that egg share with Lister is definitely way forward but I still hope you might get some good news on Sunday.

Tiggy- it must have been very difficult  to get such bad reaction  from your dad but at least your mother has been great and she will be huge help to you once twins arrive.Glad meeting with your DH sister went well.

Jules- what a nightmare with your mum.When I had my first tx my mum came to stay with us but she was not exactly supportive.I kept finding excuses for her but one day in the middle on my tx when I was getting very stressed with everything we had big argument and she basically told me that it is my fault that I am having problem getting pregnant because I was on the pill for a couple of years..and that she thinks we rushed into IVF far too early?????????????? I could not believe what I was hearing.I broke down completely and would not talk to her for days....and when I had next tx I did not even tell her until I got BFP.On the positive note I think we should not judge our mothers too harshly.. they sometimes say horrible things because they just deal with their own pain and frustration because of our problems on different way,also they are different generation and their attitude towards life and children can never be same as ours
I decided to forget about my mum's comments and move on.She is coming next week again to stay with us and look after me??????God help us .. I hope we won't end up arguing again.
I hope you will manage to resolve things with your mum too and find some way to raise money for next tx.

Isobel - good for you for deciding to change your lifestyle in order to improve your chances.I know it is never easy thing to do and take a lots of courage and determination.I am sure it will make a difference.


Trixie- welcome, sorry I have never done acupuncture.

Best wishes for everyone else....

Marsel xxx



 

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Tyler - I hope your levels start to rise again and the IVIG does the job - these early levels are so scary - try to stay positive and eat lots of protein.

Layla - I really hope Sunday brings you good news

Martha - good luck with your mum - as you say there are probably many other issues going on there

Trixie - welcome - can't help re acupuncture sorry but look forward to hearing from you when you start Tx

Tiggy - your dad was very cruel and judgemental but you have moved on and nearly got your dream despite it. IVF brings out such extremes of opinion - but the people who criticize are always those who either don't want kids or have no problems having them

Lol what is Sher/Cornell - is it another clinic and if so is it any good?

Carmela - i hope you and DH have a lovely weekend preparing for your little ones

Kitty - good luck for ET either today or tomorrow

love to everyone else too

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Thank you for everyone's well wishes - it means a great deal to me.

Unfortunately this pregnancy is not to be. My levels are now a tiny bit less than on Tuesday and have dropped since yesterday - so there was no need for an IVIG. The kindest thing that can happen is for me to bleed. I doubt I'll be that lucky and if that's the case it's just a waiting game till I miscarry. I have a follow up on 5 October as by then if I haven't bled then we need to check it's not ectopic.

Monday I will get my immune results back and that will give us an idea of whether it led to the pregnancy arresting. Otherwise it is just some bad chromosomes in these embies.  Julie was absolutely fabulous today and has taken good care of me - I'm expecting a call this afternoon as to whether they want to check my levels again before 5th October and to confirm whether I can stop my meds.

We are obviously sad but we are OK.We have 4 frozen embies for early next year and will know more on Monday whether this was an immune issue which can be anticipated in advance for next time. At least we now know that we can get to blasts and implantation which a great comfort (along with my dog who's been cuddled a great deal today by DH and I!)

Take care everyone

Lisa - I'm really hoping you can provide us with our good news please

Kitty - I hope transfer went OK

Love Tyler

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I hope this works

Heres one of our new puppies - her name is Megan and shes very gentle and shy - the other one (Stella) is a nutter and wants to play all the time - we had a bit more trouble getting her to stay still for a photo but I will add hers when I've got one.

We finally get them home next weekend (1st Oct) can't wait!!!

Tyler i've just read your post - I'm so so sorry. I can't believe how cruel life can be giving you all that hope and then snatching it away. I'm so glad you've got frosties i'm a great believer in FET. Sending you and DH loads of love and hugs


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Thanks Marly

Your little puppy Megan looks so cute.

 

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Thanks for the replies ladies. i have sent Mands a personal message is this the same as IM? Not sure new to this board? Hope you ladies dont mind if I pop back with any questions you all sounds so knowledgable.

Thanks

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Oh Tyler I'm so so sorry. To have got this far and for this to have then happened, I just can't believe it  :'( . I'm so pleased Julie was lovely, and that you have your four fantastic frosties so you can have another go. Please take good care of yourself, DH and your dog - group hugs all round.
Lots of love
Martha
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