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New home, girls

Heaps of luck

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Hi August Angels,

I hope everybody is doing OK, I miss a couple of days on the site and it take me half the night to catch up on all the posts, not that I'm moaning its good to see.

Natalie, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, my heart goes out to both you and DH, please try and keep in touch with us, we are all here for you, Take care.

LisaH, Minty and Kirsti welcome to the thread, its good we have more angels and sweethearts to share our experiences with.

Stockportsun, I loved your story, it certainly made me chuckle  ^chuckle^, I've got my baseline scan on weds 25th, so fingers crossed I should start stimming (oh joy), as if the side effects aren't bad enough with the sniffers, I think I've had everyone going this time, DH isn't moaning as my chest  seems to have gone up a cup size.

Joxxii, I know what you mean about the baby talk, I work in a very small office 3 young girls (listen to me I make myself sound like a pensioner), and 3 girls my age, the older girls have 2 children each and all they talk about all day is what the kids have done and what they are doing, 2 of them are close friends so they do tend to ask me on a weekly basis how I'm doing with the IVF then quickly change the subject back to their kids.
One of the younger girls announced that she was pregnant around 4 weeks ago (usual story, they had just started trying and fell pregnant) now all I get all day is baby talk, symptoms, and how the pregnancy is going ^gossip^.
I just try and shut off now the best that I can otherwise I would go round the twist.

anyway thats my moan for the evening, its amazing once you start it all comes out, thanks for listening girls.

Sending you lots of hugs ^Cuddle^ and fairy dust ^fairydust^

Take care

Karen

 

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Hello all,

Good to see so many people all having similar frustrations to me :mad: :mad:
Minty and Kirsti- hi and welcome. Minty- don't think I could overdo the exercise at the moment- feeling so lacking in motivation. I am sure it is fine to do what you normally do.

Natalie F- so sorry to hear your bad news. We all try and prepare for things not working out but you still secretly believe it won't happen to you.

Country girl, Helen123 and Martha- how is exercise going?  ^Exercise!1^I went to Rosemary Conley and found I had lost 2 of the 7 pounds I had gained, which cheered me up a bit. Did some low impact aerobics. Failed to go to gym tonight, and ate out...

Joxxi- dentist story is a bit drastic for weight loss, but heck, if it works...

Joxxi and Baz- sympathy with the pg and childrearing friends. They just take it for granted don't they? I love seeing my friend's kids, but there is always an unspoken awkwardness now they know I am having problems conceiving.

Stockportsun- lipstick story outrageous!! ^evil^ ;D

AF arrived today which must be a good sign downreg working. Scan in another week. Don't fancy joining the rebels who refuse to conform to the downregging rules. Not really had hot flushes, but a bit headachey and bloated.

DH says since starting sniffing and going on FF, I am spending too much time thinking of treatment, ttc etc, and should try and do other things. He has a point, but I find it hard to think of other things.

Did the quiz in the chat room on Tues- haven't laughed so much in ages!

Good luck all

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Hi everyone.  I love your funny stories and I still find it funny reading that everyone has the same feelings about all this as I do.  Before I found FF, I really really thought I was the only one who felt "bitter and twisted" about everyone else just thinking about babies and falling pg!  I can identify with the awkwardness that my friends have when they talk about their children.  Just want to be there myself as well so I can be "normal" as well!!!!

We have waited for 6 months between tx and I have no idea where the time has gone.  Just waiting for AF now then start stimming pretty much straight away providing the scan on day 2 is okay.  AF should be putting in an appearance early next week.......she is a bit unreliable and doesn't always turn up when expected!!!! 

I am really sorry if this is tmi but I feel pretty grossed out that I am going to be full flow when I have my scan ..........has anyone else had this experience??? What do you do?  Can anyone shed any light????  Yuk!!!!

Because we are doing a short cycle (no D/R), if everything goes to plan (unlikely as nothing ever does!!!) then we could be looking at EC as early as 3/4/5 September.......course it could be later than that given my history!!!

Lots of love, luck and babydust  ^fairydust^to everyone.  Speak to you all soon.

Love Martha
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Hi everyone,

How you all doing....

Ive had some crappy news today.....ive just had my baseline scan and ive got a great big fat cyst on my left ovary !!! :-[ they think that if I stay on the buseralin for another week theres a possibility of it begining to shrink, which if it does by next friday they will just keep me down regging for anything up to 7 more weeks to get rid of it, or if it doesnt shrink in the next 7 days ive got to abandon this cycle........

Im gutted, nothing ever goes smoothly on this blimmin IVF, I was so looking forward to starting the stimms on Sunday on being on my merry way.....but it wasnt meant to be I guess....

Anyway, thats my moan for the day thank you for listening, off to have a cuddle with my DH.....

luv A x
 

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Hi girls  ;D

I can't believe how much happens on this thread so quickly. 

Stockportsun I loved your lipstick stunt. I'm very impressed, I find myself quite  ^furios^ on d/r but I  ^bow^ to you.
Joxxii I know exactly how you feel, I have to go to my friends' daughter's christening tomorrow! They don't know anything about our tx, this 'do'  will turn into a little bit of a drinking session so I'll have to explain my abstinence from alcohol and then make up an excuse to leave early to come home and get stabbed. The 'kidney infection' story is in the lead at the moment.  Timing is just awful, this is my friend's first child and we've been friends since 13 so I have to go armed with pressie, card and good wishes. 
Baz I know exactly what you mean about your workmates, this time last year 4 of my colleagues were pregnant it was ^mercy^
now, however, 2 of them moved on and then the other 2 went part-time, so the problem halved and then halved again. 8)
Treen I can't believe your exercise plan worked so well. 2lbs very well done ;D  I'm afraid I may the weak link in our chain.  I have walked today and I will do a really long walk tomorrow, but feel quite bloated at this stage so could not face joining classes or donning a swimsuit - leave it with me ( that may sound familiar I said that wednesday) but by Mon I'll be down at least a few ounces - I don't want to set the bar too high.
Andrea R - really sorry to hear about your cyst. I had a large cyst during one of my tx on clomid, faced with the same dilemma as you, well mine did shrink within a week so heres hoping yours does the same.  ^goodluck^

Hope all are well, heres wishing everyone on here loads of
^fairydust^

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  ^angel^    Hello Angels!  ^angel^

Just a quick post to see why it's all gone so quiet?!! I am still downregging;it gets quite boring after a while! I am still getting hot flushes and I have got a mild headache most of the time, but it could be worse.
Sorry about the cyst Andrea; i hope it goes. I too have cysts, 2 in fact, one on each side, :(, and the consultant just said we would have to see if they disappeared over the course of down-regging. If not, he said, we may have to take a look...I had a laparoscopy in May. I do not want another one. ^eyes^
I haven't really considered what i will do if they have to abandon treatment if they are still there....
We just have to have positive thoughts. ^reiki^ ^reiki^
Love to everybody, and thanks for being nice when I was miserable last week!  ^angel^
love joanna x

 

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hi all ;D ;D

sorry been away for so long. moved house in july and the internet connection went with it. :-\ got no phone line in the new place so keep having to sneak into the library to read the posts.
am paranoid that people are looking over my shoulder and making judgements on me. :mad:
didnt realise that having "FERTILITY FRIENDS" plastered all over the screen could make me so paranoid. anyone any ideas as to how to get rid of it or shall i continue to cover the screen with my arm like you did at school to stop people copying your home work.

sounds like everyone is fairly ok apart from the rebel down reggers. i have started stimming now and am back at hosp tomorrow for first scan to see if i have any eggies. last time i produced 25 but they were made too quick and too many so they were duffers and only had 3 fertilize Doh. :'(

nice to hear everyone else is srtuggling over the scenario of friends wanting to talk about babies and the state of our tx. i went out on sat night and got interrogated a bit by one of my friends. i told her about the first tx last year but decided not to bother telling them about the second lot. cant be bothered with the "has it worked yet" quotes etc etc. they dont understand at all so i dont know why they bother to try and even sound interested. they try to make out they understand and then change the subject to talk about themselves YAWN. i have a friend who got a ++ with ivf a couple of years ago and she is totally different to them. she just understands and you dont have to keep explaining things to her a million times.

Christ im really waffling now. ^spin^ ^spin^

any way good luck to everyone and hope to see you in the 2ww

queen of sheba ^chuckle^
 

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Hi everyone.......hope you are all okay.  AF has pitched up right on cue!  Now there's a miracle!  So I am having my first scan tomorrow and then start injecting tomorrow evening (HOPEFULLY - FINGERS CROSSED).  It is the first short cycle we have done and I am a little nervous but hopefully I will overcome my previous low responses by not downregging.  I am allowing myself to get excited now - I have really tried to keep it all under control since our last go but now I am starting again I know I will be loopy by the end of it whatever happens!

Here's to a crazy rollercoaster for the next few weeks!!!

Good luck to all of us! ^fairydust^

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Morning AA's and SS's  :)

Just a quick post to wish Queen of Sheba and Martha good luck for the scan tomorrow.  ^goodluck^

Lucky you Martha with AF arriving - I'm still d/r and waiting for her to arrive  :mad:.  Have a scan myself tomorrow, but from what my gynae  ^doc^ said, a. I need AF and b. my lining was way to thick last week so will take at least 2 more weeks for the jabbing to have an affect -  ^snarl^.

Queen of Sheba - I know exactly what you mean re being overlooked when accessing FF  ;D.  I'm spending an awful lot of time looking during my working hours ( ^evil^ naughty girl!) and always scroll down a little to get the gi-normous FF banner off my screen!

How is everyone else?  This board has gone very quiet - is everyone on holiday?  ^holiday^  I wish! - it's so hard to plan anything while doing this  ^excercise3^ isn't it?

Looking forward to catching up on your news.  ^gossip^

All the best,

Minty  ^bunny^
 

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hi august angels ;)

^angel^ ^angel^ ^angel^ ^angel^ ^angel^ ^angel^

queen of Sheba--you made me laugh about covering your hands so no one could see what you were looking at,good  ^reiki^ for your scan,I'm not far behind you! :)

minty--poor you  ^Cuddle^sorry about you not d/r yet another 2 weeks lets hope not, you will get there.

Martha--good news from the  ^witch^ eh !its the only time we want her to arrIve :) ive not done the short protocol good luck with the jabs!!!

joxii--how long have you been d/r?try and drink more water to get rid of the headaches it really does work :)though your visits to the loo are more often!sorry no tips about the hot flushes its all a means to an end  ^reiki^

Helen123--where are you up to in TX?how are you feeling?and exercise nope I'm so tired its an effort to stay awake ;D

well i started stimms today ^spin^
i forgot how much they sting!!! I'm on menogon which is a inter muscular ouch! which is more painful than s/c.
I'm starting on 4 amps/3 amps alternately hubbie is doing well with the menogon bless him ^smlove^
so 1st scan next Tuesday
                                        love to all of you
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Queen of Sheba - I know exactly what you mean re being overlooked when accessing FF ;D. I'm spending an awful lot of time looking during my working hours ( ^evil^ naughty girl!) and always scroll down a little to get the gi-normous FF banner off my screen!
LOL!
This is so me too!
Not that I have time to access the internet at work, but I do tend to be very secretive about my internet habits at home. Don't know why really, it's not like I'm looking up porn (unlike certain other memebrs of my household!)

Hello all. Did join the thread a couple of weeks ago but have had nothing worthy to say since... most unusual for me! ::)

I'm down regging at the moment and have my baseline scan on Thursday.
Thanks for that tip about drinking water to get rid of headaches, Stockpostun. I have been drinking two to three litres a day but maybe I need more. I don't remember the headaches being as bad last time round.
Intramuscular injections? Ouch! I really don't think I could do that myself. I can just about conquer my hatered of all things needlike to manage the subcutaneous ones.
Funny though, IVF has cured me of a lot of my fear of hospitals and doctors in general. Wonder why that is! :p
 

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Hi Angels and Sweethearts - me again  ^hello^

See - can't stay away - think I'm a total FF addict!  ^zombie^

Stockportsun - thanks for the support - much appreciated  :).  Good luck with the stimming, sounds a bit painful though  ^mercy^ but will be sooo worth it  ^afro^ - you're on you way!!  Yee haaa!

Caz - or should I say fellow sneaky FF addict!!  ;D ^roflmao^.  I hope the scan goes well on Thursday and you get the go ahead to start stimming  ^jumpin^.

Oh well - just off to check the other boards and then to do some work I suppose!!  ^evil^

Cheers

Minty  ^sunny^
 

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hello AA's and SS's,

I don't sign on for 10 days and it's taken me ages to catch up on everything that's been going on!!

Natalie - I'm sorry to hear your news - hope the future brings you some bettre luck  :-*

I go in for my egg collection in the morning - I've felt sick as a dog all day  :-\ - don't know whether it's nerves, or the drugs or both!

Anyway - i'm fairly excited about it - it's all come aroubd so soon!!

Hope everyone is feeling on top form and the weather is not getting you down.  Big hugs to you all ^Cuddle^ - and I know better than to stay away so long next time.

Amanda xx
 

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good luck with EC tomorrow Mandi we'll be thinking of you!

Andrea, i hope the cyst gets knocked into touch. I had a similar problem when they found a polyp with my first cycle of treatment, i am now paranoid that it will have grown back when i go again in a few weeks.

i've started down regging - it's now just a matter of waiting for af!  by the way, i'm away for a few days this weekend does anyone know how you get all these needles past airport security? i'm sure the police will love to hear about all my gynae problems!
 

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Hi Everyone,

Sorry I haven't posted for a couple of days, I had a pretty busy weekend yet again which isn't a bad thing as it takes my mind off things, I have also been very busy at work so I haven't had time to have a sneaky look on the site (yes I'm also one of the naughty ones ^evil^).

Andrea, good luck for friday, I hope the cyst has shrunk.  ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Queen of Sheba, I hope today went ok, did you produce lots of eggs?

Martha & Minty, Good luck with your scans tomorrow, Martha Fingers crossed you will be stimming, Minty lets hope AF arrives soon ^witch^.

Caz, good luck with your scan on Thursday, lets hope you will be given the go ahead to start stimming.

Mandi, good luck with the egg collection tomorrow, I hope it all goes well.

Beviit, Fingers crossed AF arrives soon  ^witch^, Good luck on getting them needle past the guards, I would love to see the look on their faces ^confused^.

Stockportsun, Hopefully I should be joining you tomorrow with the stimms fingers and everything else crossed.

Sorry if I have missed anybody out, hope you all are well.

Take Care

Love

Karen

 

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Hi all  AA's and SS's

Minty  - they say the sincerest form of flattery is imitation -  I've robbed your opening greeting.  Sorry to hear the d/r will take more time, its a means to an end and you're getting closer by the day  -  heres a little af dance for you and Bevitt to help you along  
    ^dancing spot^ ^banana^ ^banana^ ^banana^ ^witch^ ^banana^ ^dancing spot^ 

Martha - Sometimes we're glad to see the auld ^witch^, rarely but sometimes.  Hope all goes well in the clinic tomorrow and the short protocol kicks off  ^goodluck^

Caz - I had a permanent headache during my last week of  d/r - like you I tried to drink loads of water, I'm stimming now and today is the first day I haven't had a headache, so roll on your baseline scan.  good luck on thursday ^goodluck^

Mandi - Best of luck with your e/c tomorrow.  ^goodluck^.  Hope you feel a bit better then than you do now! Do let us know how you get on as soon as you feel well enough!

Stockportsun - I don't like the sound of your inter muscular jabs, inter flab (as mine are) is bad enough!  But at least the next leg of the journey has begun.  Loads of luck.
I started stimming Thursday, puregon, DH stabs me in the belly every evening at 7.30pm. At the moment I feel alright (if we choose to ignore the very bloated midriff, which I do) and today is my first day minus a headache in about a week and a half, I'm not getting too excited about this yet in case it makes a reappearance tomorrow.  I have a scan tomorrow I've never used puregon before so they'll see how I'm reacting to it. ???

Baz - Fingers crossed stimming kicks off tomorrow  ^goodluck^

Treen - Where are you?  Are you spending all your time with Rosemary Conley?  Well, I think even aiming to lose a few ounces during all this tx was a bit optimistic!  I'm having trouble sleeping (stress related I think) so have decided to end every day (approx 10.30pm) with a large mug of hot chocolate, to nullify hot choc calories I drag dh for an hour walk every evening.  I will weigh myself tomorrow at clinic  :-[

Great to talk to all of you

heres wishing us all loads of   ^fairydust^

love

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Hello AA's and SS's

Doesn't time fly when you are enjoying yourself (?!)

Helen123- the weight I lost was all fluid when AF started! Eating has gone totally to pot at moment, but I am worrying about other things. Will just try and think positive, exercise when I can and not eat too much rubbish. Dieting and strict exercise programme impossible at moment! Can sympathixe re what to tell people when not drinking- I have suffered the knowing looks and comments (they know better now) when not drinking in the past for totally innocuous reasons. I was thinking of inventing an infected wisdom tooth for the next few weeks. ;D

Joxxi and Andrea- sorry to hear re cysts. I had a cyst the first time I had injections for ovulation induction a while back, and treatment was cancelled til next month. So disappointing.

Martha and Mandi- good luck. Martha- I know what you mean about planning things. We are planning hols in November, but now I hear stories of cysts and & weeks of downregging, it makes me realixe that tratment can go off plan at any time, making it hard to plan. My cousin is getting married in Canada this week and I ended up not going. It's a hard balance between getting on with treatment, but giving yourself a break, but trying to please family and friends. Sometimes you need to be self centred I guess--and do what is right for you at the time. :-\ :-\

Bevitt- I have thought about needles and travelling when was thinking of going to Canada. I thought it would be necessary to put needles in hold luggage as could be seen as a "weapon"- but then i would be worried about them getting lost in transit and not being able to inject. You can take needles in cabin if essential e.g diabetes. My advice would be to phone the airline, or to make sure you have a copy of the prescription or something from the clinic or your GP to say why you are having the treatment.

I am still downregging. Scan on thurs to see if can start stimms. Fingers crossed for me please girls. Have been feeling ok this week- except no energy or motivation. Just want to get on with it !!!! Fed up of spending my life waiting for scans, results, appointments, pg tests... !!!!!!!!!!!!:mad: :mad:
Oops, sorry, feel better for that

Positive vibes to you all

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Hi AA's & SS's  ^wave^

(Helen, yes v. flattered you copied this, but this only came about because I'm too lazy to type the whole thing out!!  ^roflmao^

Mandi - good luck with the ec tomorrow  ^pompom^, looking forward to hearing about your zillion eggs being collected!  Fingers-crossed!  ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Bevitt - like you I would love to get away for a while - preferably somewhere hot and wondered about the airport security thing too - good luck with it I'd be v. interested to hear how you get on.  ^holiday^

Andrea - sorry to hear about your cysts.  My gynae found one on my ovary last week (28 mm), but wasn't too concerned about it as she said they very often appear during a cycle and can just as easily disappear.  I hope the same happens to you.  Fingers crossed.  ^goodluck^  ^reiki^

Baz and Helen - thanks for your kind words (loved the AF dance Helen  ;D).  I have got all the signs of AF arriving soon - bloatly tummy, really sore boobs, etc so I wish she would just hurry up  ^furios^ (Oh, forgot to mention the bad temper too!!  ;D),

Treen - I hope the scan goes well tomorrow and you get the go ahead to start stims  ^jumpin^ - know exactly how you feel about appointments, scans, injections, blah, blah - seems to be taking forever  ^mercy^

I went for another scan this morning and knew I wasn't ready for stims as AF hadn't arrived yet, but my gynae has now told me to double my dose of buserelin, so I'll be injection morning and evening now for a week in the hope I can shift up a gear to the next stage  ^zombie^ - good grief!  Has anyone else had to do this before?  Hope this isn't a sign that I'm going to have a slow reaction to the stims too  :(.

Oh well, back to work I suppose!  ^eyes^

Lots of love and babydust to you all,

Minty  ^fairydust^
 

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Hi Guys,

I'm feeling down at the moment due to been unable to start stimming  :'(  :(.

I too have been found to have a cyst on my left ovary, is this a common thing??

I have to carry on d/r until next Wednesday, they will scan me again to see if it has shrunk, if it has I will be able to start stimming, if it hasn't it will need to be drained that day (I don't like the sound of this),  the consultant said if it goes ok I will still be able to start stimming, but I can't help thinking the worst is going to happen, I'm just very confused at the moment and feel emotionally drained, I just feel that nothing is ever straight forward for me.

I will just have to stay positive  ^reiki^  ^reiki^ which is easier said then done, I'll probably feel better when I've had a good nights sleep.

Treen and Helen, Good luck with your scans tomorrow  ^goodluck^.

Take Care

Love
Baz
 
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