I am an extremely luckily lady and have a 19 month old son from a successful IVF-ICSI cycle (2nd time round) and he is totally gorgeous. :) DH and I are just doing another cycle to try for a sibling for him. I am fully downregulated and started stims a week ago and had first scan following stims today. I haven't as many follicles as last time (6 on one side, 7 on the other) so they have upped my dose. I am very nervous and hoping we'll get some eggs that are good enough to fertilise. Just wondered if there was anyone else out there who is due for EC roughly around 22 Jan?
Hello, gosh I can't tell you how pleased I am to find you on here, you can't believe how devastated I am that we lost touch and are no longer close. I hope you don't mind me contacting you,especially on here,but I don't know where to turn to or to whom.We are getting closer to the embryo renewal date and the discussion is being had, only we are getting nowhere and I don't what the best decision is about what we do.
Do we use them,keep them...I can't face destroying them,but if we are not going to try,should we use the money for the boys rather than spending it on the what if? I don't know if I am ready for trying again,I do know that if we didn't have the embryos, then other than the occassional longing, I wouldn't be attempting trying IVF all over again.
Oh so many questions, I feel so selfish for even thinking about it when I have my gorgeous miracles here and I always said I wanted 2 children, I have them, but this seems such a hard decision to reach.
Oh listen to me waffling, you have so much going on at your end. How are you finding this attempt? Must be particularly challenging with having Archie to consider also. I wish you all the best on this new journey, keep positive and let Archie and your strong relationship with friends and family be your inspiration, keep going x
I also have a son who is just over 18 months. I think I remember your name on the forums last time. I will start a little behind you in mid Feb also having ICSI on a short protocol this time. Are you more relaxed this time or just as scared?!! Be good to keep in touch.
I think i also remeber seeing your name before. My son is now 20months old and we are currently trying a fresh ICSI to get a sibling for him.
I have my scan on 22cd January and hopefully there will be lots of lovely follies to look at. So i will only be a few days behind you if everything goes to plan on 22cd.
Had my scan today (been stimulating for 10 days). Not great news (but could be worse I suppose). It looks like my left ovary is not reacting to the drugs at all and only have one follicle on that side. The other side seems to be doing fine and has six follicles. So given that they counted 13 on Friday, it looks like quite a few of them haven't grown. I felt a bit upset as last time I was on a lower dose of the drug (merional) yet produced 15 follicles in all and got 10 eggs that were good enough to fertilise, so being on a higher dose I kind of expected the same. I am just hoping that these 7 keep growing at the right rate and will produce eggs. Next scan is on Wednesday.
They said the reason for the left ovary could be that it is scarred from previous cycles' EC or it could just be 'having a rest'. No way of knowing for sure.
Dolly - I will email you.
Milliecat - it is so weird. I expected to be a lot more relaxed than I was last time but it's just as much of a rollercoaster. I guess it's partly the hormones, partly the fact that the cycle hasn't produced as many follicles so you have all the usual emotions and worries and nothing is just 'straight-forward' if you know what I mean. But of course, every time I am upset I just look at my beautiful boy and that makes this cycle a world away from the last one of course. And tonight he said 'love you' to me before I said it to him (when I was tucking him in at bedtime) - oh it melted my heart!!!
By the way, what is a short protocol?
Maria - oh that's lovely, we will be quite close on the dates then, let me know how your scan goes.
Looks like EC will be on Friday for me (22nd) as long as the follicles grow at the right rate. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I will let you know how the scan goes on Wednesday.
Thanks dolly. No there us no hope on left hand side because even if anything else appeared, it wouldn't reach the required size by Friday. What I am hoping is that the six follicles continue to grow and they all have eggs in. Not hopeful based on follicle to egg ratio in previous cycles but I must stay focused! Here's to positive thoughts on those six follicles. x
Sorry to hear that you have not responded as well as last time, but fingers crossed the ones you do have will be filled with lovely heathly eggs. As everyone says on here it only takes one.
Good luck for Friday what time is your EC, my scan is at 8.30am and got to go on my own as DH cant get the time off work, i have also got to go straight into work afterwards.
I am now starting to feel a few affects from the Gonal F, i feel really bloated today and boobs are a bit tender but nothing i cant cope with.
Are you worried about lifting your little boy after you have had ET?
When i had my last FET they said it shouldnt affect it, but he is sooo heavy now.
I hope you don't mind me gatecrashing. I had embryo transfer yesterday and I am worried about lifting my little boy who has just turned 3! The other thing is he comes for a cuddle and is constantly pressing on my tummy area. I feel like I am constantly saying no to him which makes me feel awful.
Its strange about what we worry about isn't it. My son has a swimming lesson on a Friday and he loves it. I am stressing about going in with him this Friday though (how daft is that) but there is noone else who can and I feel its unfair that he is penalised from what he enjoys so much! Am I being stupid. Please feel free to say yes!!!
Good luck to you all this Fri with yours scan and EC. I will have everything crossed for you.
I meant to say don't be downhearted about the left side not responding. My right side only had 1 on this time but I got 17 from the other 12 of which fertilised. They had told me on the scan before EC to expect 10 eggs so it goes to show you never know!!
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