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Hiya girlies

As the months are creeping us by

I thought i would set up a thread for you girlies who are to be cycling in may/june

If you add to the list and let me know what treatment your doing, and i will start off the list for you

Wishing you all lots of ^goodluck^ and ^fairydust^ ^spot^ ^fairydust^ ^spot^

PS of u can think of a catchy name for the thread then let me know!!

Emilyxx
 

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Hi Emily,

Smashing news, I was hoping this thread would get up and running soon, not brave enough to start it myself  ;D

Indeed I will be cycling in May/June  ^excercise3^ after having years of ovarian cyst removals and extensive tubal damage (beyond repair).

I am sooooo looking forward to meeting my fellow cyclers, reckon we are all going to need support from each other!

I can only wish everybody all the luck in the world  ^fairydust^

I can't wait to meet you all and apologise in advance for my moaning!

Big love from Kate x ^sunny^
 

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Hello,

After over a year of waiting and doing nothing but investigations, it looks like I'll be starting my first treatment (ICSI) in May.....yipee!

Roll on the drugs!



 

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Hi Ya,


Emily,Kate,yfinlayson, thought I would add my name to this thread as I will
be cycling in May/June. 2nd time round for me and DH , not sure if we are having Icsi or Ivf, might be giving iui ago, see what the consultant says...

Thought this board could be called the butterflys, or bumble bees, or sunflower girls! Will post if I come up with anymore...or even ladybirds!
Well it is summer.... ::)

What do you think girls? I quite like ladybirds...
luv spiritx 
 

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Hiya girls

I have changed the title as u may see to may/june ladybirds!!

Hope thats ok if not i can always change to something else if anyone suggests it but i quite like the ring!!

Look forward to getting to know u better

Lots of love and ^fairydust^

Emilyxx
 

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Hi ya Eyeore,

thanks for calling thread ladybirds! it so reminds me of summer when I was a child. They are such pretty little creatures....

Hurry up summer and stop snowing!!!! ^bye^

Spiritx



 

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^banana^
ello everyone, can I join you.  We went for our Nurse consultation today at Jimmy's, Leeds  for first ICSI.  Start drugs in May so will be May/June ladybird!  I was hoping for April so was originally doing some posting on that thread.  Hope you don't mind me butting in.  I brought the drugs home with me and go back for pre-stim scan on 17th May. So at last here we go - counting down.
I am on a Prostap injection on cd1 and then go back for pre-stim scan and start menopur.  I'm glad I don't have to do any sniffing cos I was worried that I'd forget and plus would have been awkward at work.  I have decided not to tell anyone at work - except one colleague who works for me, he will help out when I keep disappearing to the hossy for scans etc.  He and his wife had fertility problems, sorted with clomid and now got 17mth old twin boys. So he kinda understands.
I'm feeling quite happy that I have a start date now.
Here's hoping we all get  ^BFP^

Dee x
 

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Hey folks, me again!  ;)

Good to see that we have got a wee group forming here. ^gossip^

Can I ask if any of you are taking pre-natal vitamins. I just feel like I should be preparing my body for this massive shock! I am getting so many conflicting stories that I can't really decide what to do for the best.

Just started a new job this week too, not quite sure how I am going to approach the IVF business with my new boss but perhaps I'll wait until I'm a bit more settled.

Any help on the vit's issue would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers Girlies.

Kate

P.S. Liking the Ladybird thing - roll on summer eh?!  ^holiday^

 

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Hi ya Ladybirds!!! ^fairydust^

how you doing? Janer just wanted to reply to the vits question, I have been taking pregnacare from boots, and now am taking marilyn glenville vits for fertility, but these are expensive and I will be going back to pregnacare. 
I have read quite alot of posts on vits, and have read thats its okay to take them! as far as I know your body gets rid of unwanted vits it does not need anyway.. Obviously folic acid, is the main one.


If you go into complementary therapies you will see there is a section on vits which is interesting....

Also if you look in Zita West book she highly recommends them, I would definately stick to the vits that are for pre-pregnancy...At least you know you are taking the right ones...        

Hope I have been of some help!

Take care Spiritx

Ps - Good luck with the new job. ^banana^
 

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Thanks for the vits advice Spirit!

I have been obsessed with Marilyn Glenvilles book for the last few weeks and I think that's what started me thinking. I had a look at her vitamins and they are soooooooooooooo pricey!! So I am going to take your advice and get myself off to Boots to check out the Pregnacare. Do you take anything else with it? Sorry for all the questions!!  :)

Kate x
 

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Hi Janer,

Im also taking essential fatty acids, mainly because I only eat fish/chicken
Turkey, and no red meat.
You an get this from nuts too! I did not want to go too mad...

Chat soon.
Luv
SpiritX



   
 

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Hi fellow cyclers!!  ^hello^

I know this probably isn't the right place to have a moan but I thought, seeing as we will be going through things together you girlies wouldn't mind me letting off a bit of steam right here! right now!!

This week probably has to be one of the worst so far. I thought I had a grip on myself but how can my sister-in-law and best friend both announce that they are pregnant in the same week!!!  ^furios^ Of course I am absolutely delighted for them but today I feel so low about it all. Everyone I know seems to get pregnant at the drop of a hat - and then there's me!!!!
I really feel like I am due a bit of luck right now!

Sorry to rant, in fact I feel guilty and worried that perhaps I wasn't enthusiastic enough about their announcements but it's not easy - as I am sure you can more than understand.  ^mercy^

It's great to be able to meet people who do actually understand how I am feeling.

I'll stop now, I hope you are all feeling a bit chirpier than me today!

Kate x
 

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Hello peeps.....
SPIRIT  good to see i'll be cycling with you again...how are you dear????

We are having FET cycle in MAY after our All inclusive 5 star trip to the Golf/spa resort in Cancun.. (roll on april and some relaxation!!)

Good to see that everybodies starting to prepare ready for the upcoming events.. I have been having weekly massages (to chill out), reflexology and accupuncture. I am also going regularly to the gym to loose some excess before the start of the tx and i'm taking Marilyn Glenvile Vits as well as these delicious Vit C Jelly teddy bears ( well i need extra vit c.. and i dont like the tablets...!!)

Will be pleased to get to know you all better.. and just think may is only about 8 weeks away now..
 

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Hi Sicknote, good to meet you!

8 weeks - that's scary!!

I have just been looking into possibly going for acupuncture or reflexology, do you think either of them is better than the other?

Cancun is lush - how jealous am I?!  ^holiday^


Kate x

 

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Kate. from my own personal view.. i'd choose accupuncture.. it balances the hormones and actually  treats things, where as i find that reflexology just identidies where there are problems.
I have a health plan policy...which gives me refunds for half of my treatment costs so thats howi can afford to do both. Theres only one though that covers reflexology so if you want to do that then you need to shop around..
I have started preparing for the holiday already.. we decided that after dh's cancer last year, my ops and the tx that we needed a proper sunny holiday break just the two of us. We have decided to pay out and have an all inclusive so that i dont have to lift a finger and we can both relax.. we were supposed to have our honeymoon in cancun last year but had to cancel due to dh's chemo. I think the holiday is whats keeping me going.. at first i was really disappointed that we werent starting tx earlier as our frosties are ready and waiting but i think realistically dh and i need time alone together with no pressure and i want my body to be right as i want to do this as naturally as i can.
I am desperate to swim with the dolphins and drive a speed boat etc..and dh and i both agreed that it would be silly for me to overdo things in the 2ww so we're going to have gizmo and gonzo put back when we come home. At least i'll be tanned when i have to lie on that couch again..(will have to get a good tan line!!!)

Let me know if you want any info on accupuncture.. i looked on the accupuncturists national website, but have recently changed to one who works from a birthing centre near us as she specialises in fertility accupuncture (have also convinced dh to go too as it may help his swimmers recover.)

TTFN
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Hello,

Re - Vitamins for conception 

Pregnacare (bought from Boots) topped up with 1000mg Linseed(Flax)-Oil capsules and Vitamin C(1000 mg) does the trick - when you compare the content its roughly the same as the Marilyn Glenville vits but much cheaper.  ( I started life as a biochemist so I'm very wary of paying way over the odds for generic drugs!)

There are contrasting theories on Reflexology/acupuncture/alternative therapies and their effects on infertility.  No controlled medical study with a large patient group has shown that they work - if they did they would be available on the NHS (according to an article in the Daily Mail on Wed by a leading London reproductive scientist).  However I am of the opinion that you should try what you feel like - and lets be honest girls at this stage in the game, I'm trying the lot!  It feels like the last chance saloon sometimes.

Only 8 weeks to go before we start ladies! 

Janer - Hope you enjoy Cancun, I loved it!  We've booked a spa week in Egypt to tide us over to our summer hols, which seems ages away!

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Hi ya Ladybirds,

Sicknote nice of you to join us dear, hope you and DH are keeping well and life is getting a little easier, you just go and enjoy that hols...

Janer, This is what we are here for to support each other, you off load if you want too dear. I'm afraid you cant get away from pregnant ladies, I'm working with one, and when I was personnel Manager I was working on 8 ladies risk assessments and two of the ladies were pregnant in my office!
so I had the in and outs of pregnancy not to mention the moaning everyday! ^tmi^ , my friend just phoned and has her 3rd one on the way!
and the next door nabours pregnant.
On the positive side my little sister is due in June, and she is looking wonderful, she so wanted it to be me first, but I am happy she does not have to go through IVF...I going to luv that baby so much, and cant Waite. ^babycrawl^

I think Janer we have to experience the jealousy side, and all that comes with it in order to move on, after all its only natural to feel this way, Ive cried know end of times from the jealousy, and said why me! what have I done to deserve this, and I guess you have all been there... I think most girls on this site have been in our shoes, and still going through the emotions, everyday. At least we are all in the same boat...

The longing can be painful at times, but we do carry on don't we girls.

wishing you all the luck in the world.

ps- Im now on my 3rd acupuncture session and I feel its great for the mental positive side if anything! I will give anything a go after all what do we have to lose....Spiritx
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Dear Ladybirds

I would love to join you, as looking ahead keeps me positive. We have our next FET cycle planned for mid/end of May (We still have 9 frozen embies left from last ICSI). It seems like ages away, but I guess time just creeps up on us.

Looking forward to getting to know you all and hoping for lots of little baby ladybirds......

Choccolatti
 

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hiya summer ladybirds

Heres a list for you so u know where u r all at



Janer 1st IVF (may/june) ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Yfinlayson 1st ICSI (May) ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Spirit 2nd IVF/ICSI (may/june) ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Deirdre 1st ICSI pre stim scan 17/05, prostap cd1 ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Sicknote Fet in May (gizmo and gonzo) ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Choccolatti 2nd FET mid/end may ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Wanda 1st IVF May ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Kelly24 1st IVF May ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Good luck girls

Emilyxx ^reiki^ ^reiki^
 

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Hi ya Ladybirds, Janer,Yfinlayson,Deirdre,Sicknote, Choccolatti,Eeyore
^jumpin^ ^banana^ ^jumpin^ ^clapping^ ^banana^ ^jumpin^ ^clapping^ ^jumpin^ ^banana^ ^clapping^ ^jumpin^ ^banana^ ^clapping^ ^jumpin^


its great to see this thread growing! Thanks Eeyore for the list bless you..
Luv the summer ladybirds!!! Hurry up summer... ^sunny^

Just been for my 3rd acupuncture session, had a bit of a headache the last few days so she put one right in the middle of my forehead! cant believe its actually cleared it..she put one in my tummy as I'm suppost to be ovulating in the next few days and its suppost to help the egg to be released and the blood flow. ..Is anyone else having alternative therapies?

Well ladybirds you just all take care.

sending lots of  ^fairydust^ to you all for lots of pregnant ladybirds to come!!!

luv
SpiritX




 
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