This is my second time doing ivf and had egg collection yesterday and looking for a buddy to chat too over the next couple of weeks.
I had 10 eggs collected yesterday but 4 were not mature enough and out of the 6 only 4 fertilised. I have just got all my fingers and toes crossed that they are ok and I get to egg transfer stage. This is planned for thurs unless they call thurs morning and leave the embryos until blastocyst stage and transfer sat? I am hoping we get till Sat. I don't remember feeling this anxious last time.
I had egg collection today too, so very tender. Hope things are going well and you make it to blast. This is my 5th go I had a few goes on the NHS as I got so many eggs but implantation seemed to highlight the problem. I went private and had the Chicago tests done and I have a few issues that need medication to do with implantation and blood flow in the womb but all went well today.
where are you at? Don't worry about feeling different this time. You only need one good one! just try and relax there is nothing you can do now! I have just had reflexology so maybe a little pamper or a massage tomorrow may help. I think with all IVF try's its not actually the treatment that is the hard part, injections you can cope with and egg collection you repair its the bloody waiting that kills me! :-)
I have just had a call from the clinic (mines Southampton) to say that I still have 4 embryos, 2good 8 cells and 2 fair 6 cells so the 2 8cells are going back in today! I just burst in to tears when I came off the phone I am so relieved I had this awful feeling that I wouldn't have any.
So now the dreaded two week wait! I know exactly what you mean that is the worst bit. Last time I took the two weeks off but this time I have the rest of this week and next and then back to work. I am going to try and carry on as normal this time as last time I didn 't do anything.
When is your embryo transfer going to be? I have never heard of the Chicago tests - what are they?
I had a facial and acupuncture yesterday so that relaxed me a bit! I had to do something daytime tv was killing me!
Need to pop into town before the transfer, can't believe I will have them back in me later
hope you dont mind me jumping in here,im going for egg retrival tommorow and im feeling very nervous ,..becouse at almost every scan my doc said ivf would prob be cancelled due to me responding badly to stims.this will be our second ivf attempt and the last time it dident get past er becouse they got no eggs at all..turned out i had severe endometriosis which was removed via laparoscopy in may.so its a miricle that we are getting to er tommorow! i only have four follies on one side but doc said they good size ,and my lining v good..we know the same thing could happen again but its worth a try.i dont think ill sleep a wink tonight! i wish you all the best of luck x salsa22
I wish all you girls good luck. You a bit further along than me. I am on my first cycle just had my first gonal f injection tonight. Was a bit nervous but think be ok now I have done it once. Be nice to follow ur journey and be just a step behind you. Wishing u all the best.
Had a shocker of a day. Previously I have always responded well to stims 1st 17 eggs 11 fertilised, 2nd attempt 25 eggs 18 fertilised this time: 18 eggs 1 fertilised (private Care clinic) It never even passed my mind this could happen I was just waiting for the call to say at least 14 had! There is no answer apparently and no test to be done. Obviously we are like how come this has happened as soon as we went private but it may be look of the draw. we have one and must focus on this. What a day!
Chicago tests test your immune system which aids implantation. I had to have lipids on a drip first which is a chalky colour and basically coat the antibodies that attack foreign things like embryos and cancers. I would read up on it as this is a very dumbed down explaination. I have a tailored medication schedule to aid implantation... but hell not got past fertilisation this time.
Good luck Louise and salsa!! Lets face it we only need the one and its all I have clung to today! The 2 week wait is terrible. You dont want to sit around so you become lazy and have low blood pressure but you also dont want to be cleaning windows and rearranging your tin cupboard :-) have you got a box set?
Salsa hope egg collection went well? Sarah that must have been a shock but it only takes one healthy embro when are you having embro transfer?
I had embry transfer yesterday so spent yesterday afternoon in bed watching gone with the wind a4hr epic. I am now on the sofa and going to spend the day in front of the tv. We have a wedding tomorrow afternoon so will be going to that but it's so hard as I feel like I should just lie still and not move to give them the best chance. Any advice!!
I will do some research on the Chicago tests, thanks Sarah.
Emma hope all goes well with the injections. As much as I hate doing them you do get used to them and it feels like you are doing something! Let us know how you get on with your scans.
Hope you all have nice days! Back to daytime telly!
they got two eggs today at er..we are really pleased,although most people have a bigger number than that,considering i only had three follies it not bad!..doc is confident we should make it to emb transfer which should be monday .we will get a call from clinic tommorow to see if eggs have fertilised ...fingers crossed!
hope you are well x
Salsa I have everything crossed for your fertilisation. it seems it doesn't matter how many eggs you have its a game of chance. We only need one good one!!! Hope it goes well.
Louise - something unfortunate always comes up on the 2 week wait. To be really honest I dont know what the best thing to do is on the 2ww. My friend who got pregnant on IVF went to London sight seeing and I have read on here ladies who get so bored they have started cleaning the house and windows and got pregnant. I think its about moderation as i dont believe for one minute sitting around sluggish all day is good for blood pressure and your mind. I would just go and enjoy yourself.
I am having my embryo put back today - its a grade 2, 5 cell so I have to give this a chance! going for acupuncture first.
got good news this morning that the two eggs retrived have both fertilised!! we cant believe it,considering that the ivf was almost cancelled twice! i am going for emb transfer on monday .we are just hoping and praying that we will get good news in a few weeks.and hopfully them little embryos keep fighting .i was feeling worried that we only had two eggs compared to most who would have more but it only takes one egg so fingers crossed
i have my fingers crossed for all of you who are waiting on good newsxx
I've just posted on the DHEA thread on the Poor response/High FSH board but I really want to post here as well. Maybe what's happened to me can give some of you some hope.
I had my egg retrieval yesterday and they collected 6 eggs, even though at my scan on Wednesday they said it looked like we'd get 2, maybe 3.
The nurse told me my eggs were "dropping like ripe plums" and really easy to flush out.
The clinic called this morning to let us know that all six eggs have fertilised and they'll take a decision Monday morning about whether to go to blastocyst stage.
This is a total contrast to my first IVF cycle last year, where they collected 4 eggs, one of which was a dud. We got three embryos, one of which only got to three cells and wasn't good enough quality for freezing.
I turned 40 in April.
So how can it be that a year later and at my age I get double the number of embryos with a possibility of going to blastocyst?!?
Well we'll never know for sure but the one thing that's changed is I've been taking DHEA.
I've been taking it since March - started on 25mg per day, then went to 50mg and then to 75mg.
The doctor at my clinic said it seems to work for some women. I think it's totally worth a shot for any woman that's doing IVF.
I am in total shock that we have six embryos, I really thought at one point we would have to cancel the cycle, because I didn't seem to be responding to the drugs.
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