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Rollercoaster Injectors and Stick girls - Go Ladies Go
Our turn next - The Baster Addicts!
Molly - break for a while
Topsham - Laurie
Aliso - going again soon
Jillypops - going again in Sept
Rachel B - break and deciding on IVF
Holly C - break until September
Gwen - trying naturally
Jo JED - break for a while back to Aus
Mimhg Michelle - break for a while
Special Babydust wishes to the Ladies, who have or are moving on or to other treatments
Lilly2K3 - off to IVF
Jodsterrun - Going to IVF
Aliday - Converted to IVF
PetalB - Going to IVF in August
Erica - Going to IVF
Catwoman - Going to IVF
VIL and Moosey - Going to IVF
Creaky - Going to IVF
CK6 - Back to IVF
CathyA - Going to IVF
BunBun - looking into adoption
KeemJay - looking into adoption
I'm afraid a me, me, me post is about to follow…
I'm due to have a HyCoSy tomorrow. I know it's meant to be similar to an HSG, which I had earlier in the year. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be, probably because I'd dosed up on painkillers beforehand. But for some reason, I'm absolutely bricking it about the HyCoSy tomorrow. Has anyone had it done? What's it like? Sorry to be so self-centred! And please, please be honest. I'd much rather be prepared for the worst.
CK6 – I had all the HIV and Hep C tests done before IUI. At least that's one thing I don't have to worry about at the mo!
Love to you all. Sorry no time for personals, must do some work as I won't be in the office much tomorrow…
Love, C xxxxx
Hey ya - Catwoman I had one done last year and I'm sorry but I have to be honest... it's the post painful thing I've ever had done. It's like getting a filling without medication and the drill hits the nerve but it's in your nether regions. Weird description - sorry. Having said that not everyone experiences this. The good thing was that they were clear and it was the air being pushed through that made it feel like this. Do take plenty of medication beforehand. I asked the nurse if fertility procedures were like this as I didn't think I would be able to get through them if they were! She reassured me that they weren't and IUI is certainly nothing like it.
I asked the nurse if I was being a total whimp and she said that most ladies don't fear as badly as I did but not to take it personally. We are all uniquely made. She was lovely - poor woman I'm sure I left her hand crippled! I'm very sensitve and know when and which side I ovulate on and experience the slightest twinge etc on a day to day basis. Hopefully you won't have this at all and you will report back that you sailed through it and yes Holly you're a total whimp!! Hmm maybe that is why 'God' gave me infertility - I wouldn't be able to take the pain of childbirth
Hi, it's great to see all of those success stories, gives us all hope.
********** - I was just reading your blurb and saw that you're at the TW Nuffield. I started going there about a month ago and am on my first IUI cycle - I was there on Mon as well for my 2nd scan so our paths might have crossed! They're really good aren't they? I've got so much faith in them getting me pg. Fingers crossed with the rest of your treatment and hopefully we won't be there next month!
I had a Hycosy a couple of years ago and I promise you mine wasn't soooo bad. Sounds like Holly had a much worse time. I stupidly didn’t take any pain killers ‘cos though it was going to be just like a smear and I have to say that it was very uncomfortable and immediately afterwards I had bad AF type pains and had to lie down for a minute or two but was OK again within a little while. DH came in with me which really helped.
Massive good luck for tomorrow. Just try and think of it as a positive thing. Wish it was like the dentist and they gave you a sticker for being a brave girl
Miss Jules - I would think you're right on with the amount of bms you've had so you can give poor old DH a rest now!! Fingers crossed and
Welcome Freckles!! Lovely to have another Nuffield TW girl on board. You are the 5th on this thread alone! You're right - they are a fantastic team and each and every one of them give you the support and appropriate care we all deserve. Good luck too!
Miss Jules - Sounds absolutely spot on. Apparently, according to a couple of docs I've spoken to, BMS every other day throughout the cycle (if you can be arsed!) is good. But you are most likely to conceive during the 6 days before ovulation.
Sorry about this, girlies – you can tell I'm a bit obsessed at the moment…
Holly, what kind of painkiller did you use? Was it paracetamol or ibuprofen? And have you also had an HSG? If so, how did they compare?
Miss Jules – I feel you need a round of applause for your bedroom shenanigans! If only I had the energy!! (Thanks for your reply about the Hycosy, by the way. I'm hoping my experience will be more like yours than Holly's!).
Love you all,
Not sure whether im in the right place but just wanted to introduce myself as i will be starting my 1st iui soon. I was due to take Norethisterone tablets from 10/9 and then starting injections on 22/9 but i have just had a phonecall today from the hospital and they have had a cancellation so i can start on 5/9. Its also in line with my normal cycle so i dont have to take tablets now i can start injecting straight away
Anyway, im looking forward to gettng to know you all
Don't worry, Holly – I asked for it, didn't I ?!
I had an HSG earlier in the year and tolerated it pretty well; from what I've been told a Hycosy isn't much more painful and is often less so. Ah, well. I won't know for sure until tomorrow, will I?!
Thanks again for your honesty
Thanks Catwoman! – but knackered this week and hate doing it to order which I am sure everyone here can sympathise with! If you could hear the conversations that have been going on in my house you would larf. ie. 'DH if I'm asleep when you come to bed can you please carry on anyway?' Glad Holly had a different perspective on the Hycosy as I would rather know all the potential outcomes. Forewarned is forearmed and all that.
Hi Nic - Bonus! on getting your treatment started early. You'll get all info and support you need here.
Julie - Triple J glad basting went well yesterday like I said before one egg & one sperm is all it takes, hoping this is your month. I think it did you good to have a too, sometimes it needs letting out doesn't it, remember me at the wedding still haven't faced the MIL since!
Catwoman - for HyCoSy tomorrow
Jilly - How many jobs bet the punters love you, you sound like the perfect landlady. Loved the "different entrance" comment
Kelly - Good luck with decision making & finding a new clinic
Freckles/Nic - Hello & welcome aboard.
Shazia - Bet you loved Legoland
G - Cruise sounded great & wishing you all the very best whichever path you choose to take
Kj - Thanks for pm I appreciate it.
Caroline - Thinking of you mate, how are you doing?
Marsha - Glad the visit to your friends was ok it must have been very hard & wishing you lots of luck with your
Babyfish - I'm going to be an auntie again in a couple of weeks so I'm off to look at your website it sounds great.
Katrinar - Hope the injections get easier & that the house sale goes through.
Holly - Big loves to you you're quiet at the moment, I hope you're ok & keeping your chin up hun.
Loobylu, BunBun, Cathy, MissJules, Jess, Manda, Minow & everyone else hope you're all having a good day.
Hope everyone is doing well today.
Well I had my last pregnyl injection last night and today I am knackered!!! Not really been able to do much at all really (except bake a yummy cake but you know that's just one of life's necessarys!)
Having worked out what happens when implantation (if fertilization has taken place) could happen from today onwards (though more likely from Saturday onwards) so trying to keep tummy warm and welcoming....hence the cake, a welcome to your new home cake!
Um, now I was going to do personals but brain like a thing with holes in it so getting confused as usual. SOmeone asked if I was local to Woking....well close ish, bout 30 minute drive away, traffic permitting.
Definately know that some were needed. Oh and also had a look at the baby stuff site...lovely. In fact was very interested coz just setting up my own business (early days so don't get too excited) making baby things. Won't be the same though so don't worry i won't be stealing ideas or customers! Just thought I like sewing and making things and would like to earn (need to earn.....just got final bill for this go at IUI and it comes to just over £1200!!!!!!!!!) more money but wanted to do something that would fit in with my career. So not the same at all but I can fit it in around work.
Well waffle waffle waffle eh...really just popped in to give you all a big slice of cake (sponge with raspberry jam filling) Had to wrap them all up (couldn't find a smiley to fit!)....so it's either a getting through the wait to start drugs or happy injecting or sniffing or happy basting/ or special fertilizing or welcome to your new home beanie cake.....does that cover everything? Or just a it's gota be a cake day!