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270512 tn?1333177636

ivf cycle buddies? (day 12)

I have 8 follicels on one side and 9 on the other, all between the sizes of 14 and 17.  Had to do estradiol yesterday (at 1700). Have to do another today, possibly looking at retrieval April 2.
Anyone with me?
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294043 tn?1354207946
Wow, those are great numbers!  I am way behind you though, will be starting Lupron later this week.

Helen
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270512 tn?1333177636
good to hear from you! Keep me posted... you may be about 3weeks behind me!
How are you doing?
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460032 tn?1212202524
I'm with you, Alaska!  I'm going for egg aspiration on 4/2, and just did the HCG shot tonight.  Looks like there are about 14 follicles, but all different sizes, from 10 to 22.  Keeping my fingers crossed because this is round 3 (really round 5 - had to cancel 2).  
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466959 tn?1208301284
I'm going through a similar situation and it's very difficult for me to cope with this matter at such a young age. However, I glad I found out when I did so I can work on trying to fix the problem. Moreover, I've been to a fertility specialist and the doctor told me I have PCOS, than found I had ureoplasma-whhich causes infertility & miscarriages. For the sake of GOD It's cured. Than found I have ovulation problems, irregular menstrual cycles. I don't come on my pd. I have to take priveria in order to bring on a pd. Now, she has me on Clomid (50mg) days 5-9 day 12 I went in for a ultrasound...nothing my follicules were 8cm, went 3days later...nothing.( They need to be @ 22cm) Now she increase the med. clomid to (100mg)days 5-9, went for ultrasound found that my rgt. ovary has many follicules but are tiny and left ovary grew 4.5mm so now it is (12.5cm) from the first cycle of clomid. Finally found that my reproductive system is not producing enough FSH so now I am injecting myself with 75units of FSH @ home I go for ultrasound Wed. so we'll see what happens
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270512 tn?1333177636
well, had my US late this afternoon.  I have to do another estrodial 4/1 - it only went from 1710 to 1732 over the last 24 hours. So, I get to get poked by the vampires again! OUCH!  Looking at trigger shot sometime 4/1 either in the afternoon (for a late Wed. night retrieval) or shot in the PM (for an early morning Thurs. retrieval).

to Reneeolay:
this is also our 3rd try --- third times a charm right??!!  :-)  Sending you wishes and baby dust...  :-)   We shall have to compare notes along the way.  What are you doing after ER?  PIO and/or estrogen patches???  This time around, my RE has added baby aspirin and acupuncture to my protocol.
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256553 tn?1258883918
I hope all goes well with you.
I had ER on Saturday and am currently waiting on ET Thursday. I had 10 eggs they retreived and all 10 fertilized. This is my third cycle as well. We should all be very close in the 2ww.
Keep me informed of your progress. Praying for your BFP!!
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270512 tn?1333177636
off to do my ER this evening... fertilization will take place sometime tomorrow 4/3... pray for BFP, because if this round works - due date will be Christmas day!!!  
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294043 tn?1354207946
Christmas is a great due date!!  I hope you get the best Christmas present ever, a baby!!!!
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460032 tn?1212202524
Egg retrieval was yesterday.  We were hoping for 8-10 eggs and got 13!.  Now waiting to see how many fertilized.  Boy am I sore, this time around!  I don't remember being this bloated or sore before, but we went longer on the meds this time around, too, so...began progesterone last night - 1 cc, and now 2 cc's for the next couple of weeks.  I asked if we could do the pregesterone vaginal inserts, but doc said he wanted to do the shots and if everything was positive in 2 weeks, he'd switch me, which I muh prefer.  The welts on my @ss are a bit much.  

Alaska, please keep me posted.  
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256553 tn?1258883918
reneeolay: You are so funny. I can totally relate to that bloated,sore feeling. I was telling DH the same thing. I have been waiting on your post to tell how things went for you guys.
13 eggs? Good Number. Keep me posted on how many fertilized. Our kids play together :)

alaskacouple: I am praying for you. Keep us posted. A Christmas baby...WOW! What a time for celebration.
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256553 tn?1258883918
reneeolay: I meant to say our kids can play together because our due date will be around the same time.
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270512 tn?1333177636
I was so sore and bloated after my ER -  I could barely move the following day.  My DH did all the chores :-) meals...dishes...dogs...
we too had 13 eggs from our 17 follicles - but only 10 fertilized.  The RE called me today to say that (as usual) most had some fragmentation. And, only 3 are 'looking good', but still with some fragmentation.  They are divided on schedule, just messy.  So, we are going day by day, see if they make it to the blastocyst stage (Monday night). If the embryo's make it that far, then we will transfer the good looking dudes.

Reneeolay - I too have a very sore hind end!  My DH poked me a little off the first time, so now I have a huge knot and bruise on my upper left cheek!  OUCH!!
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294043 tn?1354207946
OMG, I hope you have a few good looking embryos on Monday.  Good luck to you!!!
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460032 tn?1212202524
Of course it was a bad idea, but I couldn't resist.  This morning I did a HPT, and it came out negative.  I know I should have never done it b/c it's way too early for those things to be remtely accurate (right?), but I was just hoping that it would show something different.  I actually was hoping there was still a lot of HCG in my system and I would finally see what a positive HPT looks like.  I mean the hundreds of HPT's we've done over the past 4 years is unreal.  This wacky desire to see what a positive HPT looks like is almost comical...are there really two lines on First Response or what?  What does that second line really look like?  

My blood test is scheduled for the 16th, but I can't help get down a little bit with the big ole negative.  So, what if it is a big fat negative again next week?  Do we just do the next cycle?  I guess the answer is yes, but God, I wish it would happen this time around (and happen for all of us).  

How is everyone else doing?
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