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A thread for everybody cycling in May / June 2021.

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Finally i can post on a thread that i know i'll see through!!

After a few false starts we're finally heading into round 4.


Fly out on the 17th of May, it's a banking cycle so we can treat the endo and transfer later - hopefully.
 

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Hey Blodyn... it’s me AGAIN!! How many times have we cycled together now? Lol
Let’s hope this is the last time!!!
I start injections in around a week... starting DR on CD 2 this time round... so hopefully going for ER/ET the end of May time! Good Luck!!
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Aw Fey, no way! I honestly thought you'd be done and dusted and at third of the way through a pregnancy by now, what happened at the beginning of the years cycle?

I'm just doing an embryo banking round, hoping to do another in July and then start transfers the end of September, beginning of October, fully medicated with no period for the first one at least. x
 

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Hi ladies,

I'm hopefully having FET towards the end of May, depending on scans/tests and of course, Covid!

Blodyn, where are you flying to? My clinic's in Greece, so I've been checking travel updates almost constantly.
 

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Hi fyfey and Blodyn I’m also joining this thread after my last round was cancelled due to nothing growing after 10 days of max stims! I’m just waiting for my period (feel like this cycle is going to go on for weeks and weeks!) before starting round 10. I never thought I would be doing 10 rounds of ivf! Nice to have you guys to cycle with and fingers crossed surely we are due a bit of good luck!
 

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Hi NJ, my clinic is in Thessaloniki, we've cycled with them 4 times already, get pregnant but the foetus doesn't stick around past 8 weeks. I have adeno so its expected, i'm 44 now so not expecting big things anymore. ;) Where are you cycling? I got all excited when i booked my flights on Monday only for them to come through and cancel today. I'm about to book with Aegean tonight and go via Heathrow... bit of a bugger as i'll have to travel from North Wales before we even start!

Oh blimey, you're back in again too Mouse, have you cycled since you were supposed to FET? It's been a while, sorry! You've done a fair few cycles now?
 

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Hey All,

wow Mouse, you’re back as well! It really is so lovely to see you and Blodyn again, but not in the best circumstances eh?
Trying to recollect what’s happened to me this year... I had to get a biopsy done in Feb.. after 4 weeks of downregging my lining was still really thick! So that was a bugger, all was ok with biopsy though... thankfully! That was a worry, I tell ya!
So then I had to wait on my next period.... I contacted the clinic on CD1, only for them to contact me on CD 5 to say I’ve to start downregging on CD2 this time, so I had completely missed that month... so awaiting Af once again and will start injections on CD2!
Welcome NJ, how are you feeling about this cycle? Have you done a FET before?
Take Csre
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Fingers crossed your flights are ok Blodyn. Must be such a pain travelling with all the covid stuff. Do you have to get tested etc on the way back? Hopefully they will have removed the quarantine by then.

fyfey I hope the DR goes ok this time.

NJ have you managed to book flights etc? I can only imagine how tricky the organisation is in covid times.

since my cancelled fet in feb we managed to transfer in March but on a thin lining. It resulted in a chemical pregnancy. Then I did a fresh cycle in March (7 eggs only 2 mature and ended up with 1 early blast -bfn). I went straight into another fresh in April but we cancelled last week due to my ovaries basically just refusing to grow anything! So that was a waste of a lot of cash! I’ve struggled to get a straight answer from my consultant about whether back to back fresh cycles mean I’m becoming resistant to the meds but I’m starting to think perhaps this is having an impact. Anyway I decided to ditch the April round and just wait for my cycle to kick in and then start on my next period. I’m now on cycle day 22 and still no sign of ovulation so guessing I won’t be starting stims till at least mid may.
 

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Blodyn, I'm also with a clinic in Thessaloniki and I have adeno too, and we're flying with Aegean! What dates are you hoping to go there? Our flight out is the 19th if all goes to plan, and transfer will hopefully be 21st/22nd.

Mouse - the organisational stuff is a bit of a nightmare, especially with Covid. I'm trying not to let it get on top of me, and focussing on mental/physical health. Back to back fresh cycles sounds rough.

Fyfey - not my first transfer, I've had one miscarriage in 2019 then 2 failed transfers last year. That's so frustrating that your clinic didn't get back to you early enough. Have you been with them for a while


I had some immune tests done this week, which all came back fine. I'm trying not to worry about the lining scan, as it's still quite far away, but we've had things go wrong with it before - never lining problems, but they've found ovarian problems that have meant my hormones aren't in the right place for an FET, so we've had to cancel everything at the last minute, which is a real pain when flights are involved, not to mention all the disappointment.
 

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OMG, Blodyn I've just had the same flight problem as you - Aegean e-mailed to say they'd cancelled my flights. I've re-booked with BA, as the prices had come down, but it's still more expensive. So annoyed, as we'd changed our car hire and accommodation bookings to fit with the awkward Aegean times, now we'll have to change them again!
 

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Happy weekend all!
How are we all?
Aww no what a nightmare with the flights... I don’t think I could do what you guys are doing, I find it stressful enough and my clinics only half an hour away! Take me hat of to you ladies!
NJR - I’ve been with my clinic since 2010, so yeah a long time!!!! Haven’t been cycling since 2010, first cycle wasn’t until 2014, due to numerous problems and delays... my first fresh transfer in 2014, resulted in my now 6 year old!
I’m now on CD2, so injections started this morning, I will have a baseline w/b10th May and take it from there....
stay in touch
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Fyfey - you're right the flights and extra stress isn't great but we really didn't like the clinics we contacted here :-( How are the injections going? That's the worst part of the treatment for me, I hate needles! My poor OH has to do it, and cope with me crying after.
 

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Crikey, i forget how fast these threads go when they get going!

Fey, what a mare, have they offered you anything to improve your lining, viagra even? Great news on starting meds on time though. That must have been massively frustrating.

Mouse, would they not consider a luteal phase stimulation? They could have carried on going and collected later on, the initial stim is used as a bit of a warm up?

NJ, I'm with Embryoclinic, are you with them, Newlife or Embryolab? Where do you stay? I've got this ace hotel on the other side of the airport - wellness santa resort, if we had to quarantine on arrival i'd airbnb it, but given we don't - I'm totally making the most of the beach! I'm aiming to fly out on the 15th or so and stay for just over a week, hubby is flying out on the 18th, providing it all works with flights. I'm like a woman possessed checking out the guidance and restrictions. Gove is apparently with Israel at the moment looking at their vaccination app. Cutting it fine if they want it up and running like they said by the 17th. Argh, it's all so frustrating! I've not started looking at booking my flight again yet - but was looking at Agean. Could get interesting. I suppose given i'm reasonably flexible it will make it a fair bit easier. So long as hubby is there for TESE, thats all that matters.
 

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We're with Embryolab. We always do Airbnb, because I cut out gluten and dairy before transfers, so we need to have a kitchen for making our own meals. We used to stay close to the clinic but we stay in Pereia now, the beach is so lovely, and it's really convenient for everything. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed we get there. Hopefully flying out on the 19th for a week.
 

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Thats totally where we stay, it's the main hotel on the sea front. We get the water bus to the city, though i expect it's a fair walk to Embryolab if you were to do that, you're a little closer so taxis aren't too extortionate? I'm weary of car hire there, I've never seen such crazy driving, though i live in North Wales so unless it's a bank holiday we don't see many cars! haha I've noted in the news today Greece are expecting an agreement on the covid passport so PCR testing isn't needed before the 17th of May, so thats promising.

I'm lactose intolerant, wheat and yeast - which pretty much rules out most gluten. I had tolerance testing a few years ago which even ruled out eating eggs, something i did most days to get my protein intake up. I've found it reasonably manageable as most of the restaurants on the sea front are fresh and so long as i don't have dressings i cope ok. I noted it had a major impact on my periods when i started addressing it. I've added magnesium supplements in the last few months (no-one tells you it's a co-factor for vitamin D) and thats had an impact too. I've actually managed to work right through a period the last couple of months which is really impressive for me. Anyway, i'm totally going off on a non related area.
 

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Suddenly gone quiet?

Just booked flights and hotel - with 14 days to go, the cost on them would be quite something if they cancelled now. Long range forecast checked, 23-25 degrees on average - I'll totally take that!
 

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Good evening all,

I hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday weekend. I have just rejoined fertility friends after having 5 years out. We are getting ready to do a FET end of may beginning of June. 😬
I just wanted to say hello to you all. I’m going to go back now and read all the messages.
Wishing everyone lots of baby dust xxxxx
 

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Evening Ladies, I hope we are all doing fine this holiday weekend! :)

Blodyn - my lining struggles to thin down... I think it’s got a lot to do with my super light and short periods!
Did you get your flights for the 15th then?

NJR - have you booked flights yet? How are you feeling?

Mouse - how are you doing?

Lawreann - Oh good luck with the FET, where are you cycling about? Have you started meds yet? Or are you doing a natural cycle?

AFM -Not much to report - I’m now on day 9 of down regulation injections, few headaches but apart from that, I don’t feel much different! I’m desperate for side effects! After struggling to DR the past 2 cycles, I just want it to work this time!!!! Question ladies, when you have ever injected, do you do it in your stomach or thigh? I’m sure years back when I done it, I opted for thigh! Now I’m doing stomach... surely that wouldn’t make much difference? Anyone know?
I’ve not got an appointment through for my baseline yet, but expecting it sometime from 10th May.

take care all
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