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    Cakegal ~ I'm SO sorry for the runaround you're getting! I hope somehow everything works out...

    Rachael ~ Yay for triggering! I'll be thinking lots of good thoughts for you on Monday!

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    Sarah- Lots of . Sounds like you've been through the ringer trying to get into an IVF cycle. Probably a blessing in disguise...sounds like you need another option for a good RE. Hope things turn around soon. Hang in there!

    Rachel- Yay for being right on track hun!

    AFM- Working on my comparison spreadsheet that shows the different clinics I'm looking at, what their speciality is & any protocol info I have. I'm listing my consult dates, dates medical records were sent, and recommendations. Hopefully in another 30 days we will know exactly who will be doing our next cycle! Working hard on my diet and taking my fertilaid. Yesterday was my second weekly acupuncture for stress. Next week we will start focusing on the fertility in my sessions. Hoping everything will lead to an optimal cycle as I pray it's gonna be my last!
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Thanks girls! I needed all those hugs. I really think we have a good RE this time.We have to drive 3 hours to go and there are quite a few closer.I feel good about this new place and DH has done plenty of homework! We really like him(and the staff),he's got a good sense of humor and I just couldn't stand to feel like I couldn't make a stupid joke every now and then! It's just getting anything out of the old "doctor" that's causing issues.
    Really,thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    Sarah - That is pure insanity!!! What in the world? I hope you are able to track down your records, get copies of them, and then move on to another doctor. I'm soooo sorry this month is not going to be your start month. You are so ready in so many ways. Oh honey, I wish I were there to give you a big, huge hug.
    Thanks Rachel! I'm so excited for you on Monday! Everything is going to work out great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Sarah- Lots of . Sounds like you've been through the ringer trying to get into an IVF cycle. Probably a blessing in disguise...sounds like you need another option for a good RE. Hope things turn around soon. Hang in there!

    Rachel- Yay for being right on track hun!

    AFM- Working on my comparison spreadsheet that shows the different clinics I'm looking at, what their speciality is & any protocol info I have. I'm listing my consult dates, dates medical records were sent, and recommendations. Hopefully in another 30 days we will know exactly who will be doing our next cycle! Working hard on my diet and taking my fertilaid. Yesterday was my second weekly acupuncture for stress. Next week we will start focusing on the fertility in my sessions. Hoping everything will lead to an optimal cycle as I pray it's gonna be my last!
    You are doing anything and everything you can. I'm praying so hard for you that this is your LAST cycle Momma!

    I pray this is your last cycle, Rachels, Micheles, Donnas and everyone elses. I miss you guys and love you so much. Okay now I'm getting all emotional again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photogrl View Post
    Rachael ~ Yay for triggering! I'll be thinking lots of good thoughts for you on Monday!
    Amy - Thank you thank you thank you!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Rachel- Yay for being right on track hun!

    AFM- Working on my comparison spreadsheet that shows the different clinics I'm looking at, what their speciality is & any protocol info I have. I'm listing my consult dates, dates medical records were sent, and recommendations. Hopefully in another 30 days we will know exactly who will be doing our next cycle! Working hard on my diet and taking my fertilaid. Yesterday was my second weekly acupuncture for stress. Next week we will start focusing on the fertility in my sessions. Hoping everything will lead to an optimal cycle as I pray it's gonna be my last!
    Rhonda - I love, love, love how organized you are! I can't wait to find out what you choose. If I were in the States in need of an RE I would consult you!

    Don't be so hard on yourself and worry about the diet AFTER the baby comes.. I hope the acupuncture is helping you destress..it surely relaxes me. Unfortunately since I travel for IVF I'm not able to have acupuncture (well, I could, but it would be with someone new, so I don't), but luckily I'm cool as a cucumber this time..

    BTW, if you hear from Donna, would you tell her to hurry up and get a computer! We're all missing her and she's got to be somewhere in her cycle now. I want her updates!

    Quote Originally Posted by cakegal View Post
    Thanks girls! I needed all those hugs. I really think we have a good RE this time.We have to drive 3 hours to go and there are quite a few closer.I feel good about this new place and DH has done plenty of homework! We really like him(and the staff),he's got a good sense of humor and I just couldn't stand to feel like I couldn't make a stupid joke every now and then! It's just getting anything out of the old "doctor" that's causing issues.
    Really,thanks again!
    Quote Originally Posted by cakegal View Post
    Thanks Rachel! I'm so excited for you on Monday! Everything is going to work out great!
    Sarah - Thanks, sweetie! I must have misunderstood earlier, and I'm so glad to see you do have a new RE and that you were just trying to get records from the old one. Do you really need the old records? I pray it gets sorted out for you soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkgirl View Post
    I pray this is your last cycle, Rachels, Micheles, Donnas and everyone elses. I miss you guys and love you so much. Okay now I'm getting all emotional again.
    Dena - Thanks, mama! I agree, I want this to be the last attempt - and for it to be successful - for everyone!!

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    Feel a little down? Need a shot of encouragement? Go to page 1 of our Sisters thread. Look at everyones siggy pictures and tickers! It's just so awesome!

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    Rachel~ We do have to have the old records as DH's semen analysis came back so bad. (very few and all dead) Doc says that if his old record shows something better then we know it was just an off day. If it shows the same (I just can't remember) then he will have to have a testicle biopsy. Let's just say he's none too thrilled to have a chunk taken out of one of the boys. I think everything will work out and that I'll just have a good laugh at how stressed out that I got. I just hate the suspense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakegal View Post
    Rachel~ We do have to have the old records as DH's semen analysis came back so bad. (very few and all dead) Doc says that if his old record shows something better then we know it was just an off day. If it shows the same (I just can't remember) then he will have to have a testicle biopsy. Let's just say he's none too thrilled to have a chunk taken out of one of the boys. I think everything will work out and that I'll just have a good laugh at how stressed out that I got. I just hate the suspense!
    I don't blame the guy.. But those things go up and down, so I wouldn't worry so much until you know more. I hate suspense, too. I just want to know everything yesterday.

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    I can really feel my ovaries and I don't have half of what some of the graduate popcorn-follie girls had on here. You ladies must have been hurting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    Thanks, my sisters!

    Latest update:
    I had another u/s this morning. We had a dilemma of what to do. On one ovary I have 1 ripe and ready and about 5 or more that are ~1cm. On the other side I have 2 that are really ripe and ready and a few that are <1cm.

    So, the question is, wait to do ER Tuesday, hoping that the little ones catch up more, and risk losing the big ones.. or do ER on Monday, having at least 3 good ones to work with and hope some of the smaller ones catch up. UGH!

    RE put it in my hands (which I hate). I decided to go for Monday and make sure to save the big ones, rather than wait til Tues and have nothing in the end to work with.. Why couldn't my little babies just all grow at the same pace? He said also that since the dominant ones are so much larger than the little ones, they will take the estrogen from the little ones so they probably won't grow at expected rates..so he agrees shooting for Monday is the best plan of action.

    So, I trigger tomorrow night (Sat)!

    On the upside, I literally run out of meds tomorrow morning, so by triggering tomorrow night I don't have to spend any more money on them. Gotta focus on the positives, right? Also, my hormone levels and endometrium and everything are all in perfect order to move forward, so hopefully it will all just work out.. I don't need twins or triplets, just one juicy baby to hold.

    I hope I'm surprised come Monday morning. Please ladies, I need all the prayers and luck out there!! xo
    I'm praying for you like crazy, Rachel!! Hoping your little follies grow and grow over the weekend. Try not to stress at all the next few days and get lots of rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    Thanks, my sisters!

    Latest update:
    I had another u/s this morning. We had a dilemma of what to do. On one ovary I have 1 ripe and ready and about 5 or more that are ~1cm. On the other side I have 2 that are really ripe and ready and a few that are <1cm.

    So, the question is, wait to do ER Tuesday, hoping that the little ones catch up more, and risk losing the big ones.. or do ER on Monday, having at least 3 good ones to work with and hope some of the smaller ones catch up. UGH!

    RE put it in my hands (which I hate). I decided to go for Monday and make sure to save the big ones, rather than wait til Tues and have nothing in the end to work with.. Why couldn't my little babies just all grow at the same pace? He said also that since the dominant ones are so much larger than the little ones, they will take the estrogen from the little ones so they probably won't grow at expected rates..so he agrees shooting for Monday is the best plan of action.

    So, I trigger tomorrow night (Sat)!

    On the upside, I literally run out of meds tomorrow morning, so by triggering tomorrow night I don't have to spend any more money on them. Gotta focus on the positives, right? Also, my hormone levels and endometrium and everything are all in perfect order to move forward, so hopefully it will all just work out.. I don't need twins or triplets, just one juicy baby to hold.

    I hope I'm surprised come Monday morning. Please ladies, I need all the prayers and luck out there!! xo
    I'm praying for you like crazy, Rachel!! Hoping your little follies grow and grow over the weekend. Try not to stress at all the next few days and get lots of rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripMomma View Post
    They didn't do another follie check before, but I am achy today and have been for 3 days, so hopefully timing is perfect! The sample looked good, 12 million...which 10 million is what the bank guarantees, and he said 3 out of 4 were motile. He did have trouble with my cervix, had to get the nurse to give me an external US while he was trying to get the cath into my uterus. He ended up having to change to a curved cath and saw on the US that the sperm went to the right place. Then he put the instead cup in for me and had me lay there for about 10min. He said I can test in 12 days!!!
    Good luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakegal View Post
    Hello girls,happy Friday! Hope everyone is doing well.

    Sorry this is such a long post. One day I promise you'll hear me say more than just my venting. Thanks girls. I'm so thankful for all of you! Being able to share in some of the same experiences with others helps so much...especially when it's not something that family and friend even know about. Sometimes your the only ones I can come to. Thanks to everyone always. SARAH
    You are a very strong and brave woman.Never give up.!
    maria (38) TTC 2008 Ivf#1 april 2009 BFN, IVF#2 Dec 2009 BFN, IVF # 3, Feb/2010 BFN. IVF #4 SEP 2010,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    Thanks, my sisters!

    Latest update:
    I had another u/s this morning. We had a dilemma of what to do. On one ovary I have 1 ripe and ready and about 5 or more that are ~1cm. On the other side I have 2 that are really ripe and ready and a few that are <1cm.

    So, the question is, wait to do ER Tuesday, hoping that the little ones catch up more, and risk losing the big ones.. or do ER on Monday, having at least 3 good ones to work with and hope some of the smaller ones catch up. UGH!

    RE put it in my hands (which I hate). I decided to go for Monday and make sure to save the big ones, rather than wait til Tues and have nothing in the end to work with.. Why couldn't my little babies just all grow at the same pace? He said also that since the dominant ones are so much larger than the little ones, they will take the estrogen from the little ones so they probably won't grow at expected rates..so he agrees shooting for Monday is the best plan of action.

    So, I trigger tomorrow night (Sat)!

    On the upside, I literally run out of meds tomorrow morning, so by triggering tomorrow night I don't have to spend any more money on them. Gotta focus on the positives, right? Also, my hormone levels and endometrium and everything are all in perfect order to move forward, so hopefully it will all just work out.. I don't need twins or triplets, just one juicy baby to hold.

    I hope I'm surprised come Monday morning. Please ladies, I need all the prayers and luck out there!! xo
    I'm praying for you like crazy, Rachel!! Hoping your little follies grow and grow over the weekend. Try not to stress at all the next few days and get lots of rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cakegal View Post
    Hello girls,happy Friday! Hope everyone is doing well.

    Looks like I'll be out for January start. The "doctor" we went to 3 years ago would not get in touch with us! We have called and called and sent e-mails,nothing....nothing! I'm soooo pi$$ed.I'm only trying to do something simple. So I drove an hour away to beat his door down....based on the response I was not even sure that they would be there. Anyway,I get down there and find they are gone. So I go the next floor up to see if they know where they went. Turns out that they moved a little ways down the road on the other side of the hospital. I drove in circles reading the signs outside of the buildings looking for anything resembling a "fertility clinic". I thought they might have moved to a bigger building. No luck on signs so I start getting out of the car and going in....I finally found them! Tiny plaque on the wall. NEVER would have seen it from the road! So I go in. Choice of 2 doors,neither of which had the "doctor's" name on it. So I go in tell the girl what I'm looking for and tell her I'm very confused. She points behind her at an empty desk and says that they only RENT A DESK FROM THEM does not know where she is and that she has not seen the girl for hours and rolls her eyes! Can you believe this?! It's just so crazy! The receptionist gave me the girls card and I called when I got to the car. OK,so I've been calling and leaving messages for a week so I don't expect much...YES! She answered! Anyway....she said I had to call Florida because it had so long all the records were sent down there. Rigmarole, rigmarole....called my RE yesterday to see if they got the fax. No. AAAAHHHHH!! So I call Florida again. The girl said the the "doctor" was in surgery that day and he would try to do it tomorrow(today) because he had to go down to the storage and get the records. So I'm thinking that they rent a crappy a$$ storage building and all my personal records are just flopped in some dusty building. Everything I try to do just gets kicked out from under me. I'm so frustrated.Tired. Angry. I've been waiting 4 years to even get a CHANCE to try. We always knew we wanted kids and have saved from the beginning so we've had to wait for money. We found out that I had cancer about 2 months before we were to do IVF. Looking back that was a blessing in disguise as we were going to use that "doctor". So cancer lead to MORE WAITING. More saving money and then we had to find a new place to live and ended up buying our first house(a good thing in the end)and now terrible semen analysis. I'm so tired of waiting and waiting and getting the rug pulled out from under me!! I feel good about my chances but just kind of beaten up.
    Sorry this is such a long post. One day I promise you'll hear me say more than just my venting. Thanks girls. I'm so thankful for all of you! Being able to share in some of the same experiences with others helps so much...especially when it's not something that family and friend even know about. Sometimes your the only ones I can come to. Thanks to everyone always. SARAH
    I'm so sorry this has been such a crazy experience for you! This is the last thing you need before a cycle. I hope this quack calls you back with your records, so you can find a new doctor and start fresh. I know it feels like everything is going wrong and I'm so sorry. I'm praying for you that things turn around and it's smooth sailing for you in the future. You have every right to be completely furious how things are going and I really hope you can get some space and move forward to your next IVF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    The latest:
    Just spoke with RE. Estrogen level is shooting up there, so he said it's a good idea that we do it Monday, because we don't want to get it too high, but now we are right on track. He again emphasized not to get hung up on follie numbers and that everything looks perfect to give me a good chance. So, .

    I take my last Puregon shot in a few, then last Menopur and Ganirelix tomorrow morning. My stomach and thighs will thank me!!

    I'm trying to decide now what to eat over the next couple days before I go on the PG-diet.. Goat cheese and a sunny-side up egg are in order. I don't eat fish, so won't miss sushi.. Hmmmm..Any suggestions? I'd love a glass of wine, but nope, not going to happen.. But definitely a Diet Coke!!
    I like what your doctor said! It's good to be reminded that everything is looking perfect and that you've got a great chance at things working out. You've got healthy follies that are ready for ER and that is wonderful!! Happy Trigger'ing!!

    AFM - bleu cheese is a fav, so that would be on my list of things to eat before the PG diet kicks in! Enjoy whatever you treat yourself with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    AFM- Working on my comparison spreadsheet that shows the different clinics I'm looking at, what their speciality is & any protocol info I have. I'm listing my consult dates, dates medical records were sent, and recommendations. Hopefully in another 30 days we will know exactly who will be doing our next cycle! Working hard on my diet and taking my fertilaid. Yesterday was my second weekly acupuncture for stress. Next week we will start focusing on the fertility in my sessions. Hoping everything will lead to an optimal cycle as I pray it's gonna be my last!
    Rhonda, I love your systematic organization!!! You get the award for thorough and determined research! You are a true inspiration. Praying for you and DH while you research you options and make that big decision!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cakegal View Post
    Thanks girls! I needed all those hugs. I really think we have a good RE this time.We have to drive 3 hours to go and there are quite a few closer.I feel good about this new place and DH has done plenty of homework! We really like him(and the staff),he's got a good sense of humor and I just couldn't stand to feel like I couldn't make a stupid joke every now and then! It's just getting anything out of the old "doctor" that's causing issues.
    Really,thanks again!
    I'm glad you have a great new RE and I really hope that you have an amazing experience this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkgirl View Post
    You are doing anything and everything you can. I'm praying so hard for you that this is your LAST cycle Momma!

    I pray this is your last cycle, Rachels, Micheles, Donnas and everyone elses. I miss you guys and love you so much. Okay now I'm getting all emotional again.
    Awww, thanks, Dena! And we're all SO happy you've got a bun in the oven!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cakegal View Post
    Feel a little down? Need a shot of encouragement? Go to page 1 of our Sisters thread. Look at everyones siggy pictures and tickers! It's just so awesome!
    Totally makes me smile AND give me such encouragement!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    I can really feel my ovaries and I don't have half of what some of the graduate popcorn-follie girls had on here. You ladies must have been hurting!!
    Too funny! I thought the same thing on my cycles! I can't even imagine what my sisters with 16-25 follies were feeling if I was feeling my little 8 follies! LOL Oh, and I'd gladly give you free consults if you were in the US!

    Donna was on BCP as of last week. I sent her a text earlier today to let her know I would try to call her this weekend to catch up. I also texted Kim because I hadn't seen her around lately. Miss my girls!


    Quote Originally Posted by HighHopesMama View Post
    Rhonda, I love your systematic organization!!! You get the award for thorough and determined research! You are a true inspiration. Praying for you and DH while you research you options and make that big decision!
    Thanks...you girls are so sweet! If I don't spreadsheet all this info, it will get lost in my head somewhere...that's what happens when you get in the 40's!

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkgirl View Post
    You are doing anything and everything you can. I'm praying so hard for you that this is your LAST cycle Momma!

    I pray this is your last cycle, Rachels, Micheles, Donnas and everyone elses. I miss you guys and love you so much. Okay now I'm getting all emotional again.
    Well I need all the prayers I can get so don't stop! And keep checking on us 'cause you really are great at encouraging everyone & we'd miss you lots if you disappeared to DD only! It's nice to hear from you & the other grads!!

    Ok ladies, I've followed up with Dr C's clinic to get details on a protocol with her based on her recommendations. I am also scheduled for a phone consult with Dr Tortoriello of Sher Institute on 2/19 for $250. What really sucks is they advertise for free initial consults on their website, so I submitted a consult request online last week & when they scheduled me, they explained the NY office doesn't do the free consults! It sounds like only their St Louis and NJ offices do the free consults & the docs I liked by their bios are in Calif or NY. So, I kept the appt with the NY office. I have a consult with CHR, their NY office, Dr Gleicher (medical director) on 2/5 for $375. I'm waiting to hear back from Shady Grove (located in VA, MD & DC area) for a free phone consult also. Gonna end up spending over $800 just to make a decision! Dr C's consult last week was $250. I will file these with insurance and hopefully they will go towards my deductible. Geez!
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    I've decided that I am not doing the natural or minimal stimulation IVF at this time. I will be going with an RE that will do the estrogen priming and an agonist/antagonist protocol. I am also considering DHEA with CHS (Centers for Human Reproduction). Both Dr Coulam with IVF Institute of Chicago & Dr Tortoriello with Sher Institute do the estrogen priming. Dr C does the IVIG and Sher does IVIG or Intralipid. I think the only thing that Shady Grove specializes with is blastocyst transfer & they have an exceptional lab. Not sure they will be in my final, but I want to at least have a free consult to check them out since they are actually in my insurance network and they have an office in Leesburg, VA which is where my sister lives. That way we don't have to pay for a hotel. So much to consider...thankfully I now have my handy spreadsheet to keep everything organized. LOL
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    I've decided that I am not doing the natural or minimal stimulation IVF at this time. I will be going with an RE that will do the estrogen priming and an agonist/antagonist protocol. I am also considering DHEA with CHS (Centers for Human Reproduction). Both Dr Coulam with IVF Institute of Chicago & Dr Tortoriello with Sher Institute do the estrogen priming. Dr C does the IVIG and Sher does IVIG or Intralipid. I think the only thing that Shady Grove specializes with is blastocyst transfer & they have an exceptional lab. Not sure they will be in my final, but I want to at least have a free consult to check them out since they are actually in my insurance network and they have an office in Leesburg, VA which is where my sister lives. That way we don't have to pay for a hotel. So much to consider...thankfully I now have my handy spreadsheet to keep everything organized. LOL
    I think it's a good decision to go with a more aggressive protocol. Good luck narrowing your choices to your final decision. You certainly have done a great deal of research and I know you're going to come up with the best solution for you! KUP
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighHopesMama View Post
    Awww, thanks, Dena! And we're all SO happy you've got a bun in the oven!!
    Love you honey!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Too funny! I thought the same thing on my cycles! I can't even imagine what my sisters with 16-25 follies were feeling if I was feeling my little 8 follies! LOL Oh, and I'd gladly give you free consults if you were in the US!

    Donna was on BCP as of last week. I sent her a text earlier today to let her know I would try to call her this weekend to catch up. I also texted Kim because I hadn't seen her around lately. Miss my girls!




    Thanks...you girls are so sweet! If I don't spreadsheet all this info, it will get lost in my head somewhere...that's what happens when you get in the 40's!



    Well I need all the prayers I can get so don't stop! And keep checking on us 'cause you really are great at encouraging everyone & we'd miss you lots if you disappeared to DD only! It's nice to hear from you & the other grads!!

    Ok ladies, I've followed up with Dr C's clinic to get details on a protocol with her based on her recommendations. I am also scheduled for a phone consult with Dr Tortoriello of Sher Institute on 2/19 for $250. What really sucks is they advertise for free initial consults on their website, so I submitted a consult request online last week & when they scheduled me, they explained the NY office doesn't do the free consults! It sounds like only their St Louis and NJ offices do the free consults & the docs I liked by their bios are in Calif or NY. So, I kept the appt with the NY office. I have a consult with CHR, their NY office, Dr Gleicher (medical director) on 2/5 for $375. I'm waiting to hear back from Shady Grove (located in VA, MD & DC area) for a free phone consult also. Gonna end up spending over $800 just to make a decision! Dr C's consult last week was $250. I will file these with insurance and hopefully they will go towards my deductible. Geez!
    Ohhh Lord, that is alot of money for consults. $375 for a phone consult? Isn't that outrageous? lol. He better be doing more than a consult for that amount. I really pray and hope that you make that perfect decision to have your little miracle. No amount of money is too much for that little miracle child. I cannot wait to hear all about the consults when you have them. Looks like the next few months are going to be busy busy.

    Awww thank you for the kind words. Sometimes I feel like I shouldn't post in here but it's just too hard not too. I love you all so much and want to be here rooting everyone on just as you all rooted me on and helped me not go during my IVF and FET.

    Ohhh Rachel, I'm so excited for you girl! I cannot wait til your ER and then ET and then omg, your 2WW.... Ahhhhh, yay! You know this cycle is going really great.... that's how Jenn was too... Her second cycle went way better than her first... I'm sending you lots of

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighHopesMama View Post
    I'm praying for you like crazy, Rachel!! Hoping your little follies grow and grow over the weekend. Try not to stress at all the next few days and get lots of rest.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Too funny! I thought the same thing on my cycles! I can't even imagine what my sisters with 16-25 follies were feeling if I was feeling my little 8 follies! LOL Oh, and I'd gladly give you free consults if you were in the US!

    Donna was on BCP as of last week. I sent her a text earlier today to let her know I would try to call her this weekend to catch up. I also texted Kim because I hadn't seen her around lately. Miss my girls!

    Ok ladies, I've followed up with Dr C's clinic to get details on a protocol with her based on her recommendations. I am also scheduled for a phone consult with Dr Tortoriello of Sher Institute on 2/19 for $250. What really sucks is they advertise for free initial consults on their website, so I submitted a consult request online last week & when they scheduled me, they explained the NY office doesn't do the free consults! It sounds like only their St Louis and NJ offices do the free consults & the docs I liked by their bios are in Calif or NY. So, I kept the appt with the NY office. I have a consult with CHR, their NY office, Dr Gleicher (medical director) on 2/5 for $375. I'm waiting to hear back from Shady Grove (located in VA, MD & DC area) for a free phone consult also. Gonna end up spending over $800 just to make a decision! Dr C's consult last week was $250. I will file these with insurance and hopefully they will go towards my deductible. Geez!
    Rhonda, I can't wait to hear what Donna is up to. And Kim, if you are out there, please let us know where you are!!

    I think the prices for phone consults are astronomical, too, but they are charging for their expertise and if they were free, the would spend the day on the phone, not helping patients. I see it as a good pre-investment towards your next cycle. I hope you can decide on one soon and get a start date.

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    Awww thank you for the kind words. Sometimes I feel like I shouldn't post in here but it's just too hard not too. I love you all so much and want to be here rooting everyone on just as you all rooted me on and helped me not go during my IVF and FET.

    Ohhh Rachel, I'm so excited for you girl! I cannot wait til your ER and then ET and then omg, your 2WW.... Ahhhhh, yay! You know this cycle is going really great.... that's how Jenn was too... Her second cycle went way better than her first... I'm sending you lots of
    Pink, Please don't stop posting here. We'll miss you too much. I personally wouldn't mind if your siggie popped in once in a while so we could see where you are without having to stalk you in the DD rooms.

    AFM - Just under 5 hours til trigger!! Time to go shopping (or window shopping at least) to kill some time.

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    I am gonna POAS tomorrow. it will be 14 dpiui... {last cycle, I started spotting on friday and AF showed on monday} ........ no signs of spotting yet, and it is due to be full force tomorrow... however i have no pregnancy symptoms yet either...


    still crossing my fingers and saying my prayers!


    *off to the Colts playoff game* ready for a win to keep my mind off of POAS in the morning!

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    Hello everyone! I'm finally back in here. I came in a few months ago but my iui got canceled do to a large cyst and surgery. I just had my first iui yesterday(Friday 1/15) and here are the stats. . .

    18 million sperm post wash.
    Weds 1/13 I had 3 follies 12mm 14mm & 24mm. They didn't recheck my follies. They acted like the 24 would not be too large against everything i've read. . . I'm hoping I had the 24 and possibly the 14 up to a 16-18 by Friday??

    Any thoughts?

    I don't really know how to feel right now. I'm kind of numb. It has been a lot of stress (as you know) just to get to this point.

    Also, the RN did my iui. . . is that normal? I've only seen the RE 1 time for my 1 hr consult and then 1 time in passing in the hall where he briefly chatted with my RN and said "sounds good". I was at least expecting him to perform the iui even though it was a simple procedure. What's up with that????
    Happily married mother of 2 boys ages 5 and 1. [IMG][/IMG]

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    As quickly as I came to join this group I am now already leaving....

    I was very nervous for today's u/s and then when we were on our way I was flat out SCARED. And for good reason.... I think my body just knows when it is not going to work out or something, IDK

    Anyway, I saw the head of the department today and he said I have the worst case of PCOS he has EVER seen. He said there was no way he could even attempt to count all the follies I had, but he would guess somewhere around 100!! ONE HUNDRED!

    there were none he could find that were larger than 5, so either the ones that were 7-9 previously shrunk or reabsorbed... or SOMETHING. but he could not find then.

    of course i knew right away when i saw the u/s... i have seen the nearly identical u/s ever time i have had one. I was crying... ok I was bawling. He said I could do another three days of three vials if i chose to. I asked if it was even worth the cost of another u/s and the meds and he said in his opinion, no. With my ovaries it will be very hard to get the needed response from any medication, in his opinion.

    He didn't have time to sit down and really talk to us today so he had us make an appointment with him for a consult. IDK what he will suggest... donor eggs? embryo adoption...? IDK.

    I am so completely drained emotionally. I have been literally in a fog since the appointment. I just got home and all I want to do is crawl in a hole and die. I dont know how much more of this I Can take. You guys always say I'm "so strong" but I'm not. I am weak and broken.

    Me: Robin Follow As Natalie Blooms DH: Aaron

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