Looks like I'll be cycling in August too! We're headed for our 3rd IVF cycle after I just had my second chemical pregnancy with an FET.
Sounds like we have several teachers in this group. I was a third-grade teacher and have been "promoted" to fourth grade for the upcoming school year. I'm actually considering taking the school year off and getting a PT job tutoring or working in an after-school program.
Best of luck to everyone, I hope we all have success.
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07-02-2006, 08:26 AM #21Me: 36; DH: 37
ttc: ~7 years, Unexplained IF
2005: IUI #1/#2-BFN;7/2005:IUI #3-Chem Preg#1
IVF #1: 10/05-BFN; #2:2/06-BFN; 6/06-FET:Chem Preg#2. ; 11/06-IVF #3-cancelled due to ovulation; IVF #4: 2/07-BFN; IVF#5: 9/07-BFN; D-IVF #1: 1/09-BFN
07-02-2006, 01:15 PM #22
I'd love to be a 'poppy'. I'm doing my first IVF in August and would love to have some support from others going through the same thing!
I don't have my calendar yet, but I start my BCPs tonight. I recieved all of my drugs Thursday - holy moley are there a bunch of those!
I'm new to this board, so I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone.
07-02-2006, 03:10 PM #23
Looks like I'll be an August Poppy too. I've been on the July Summer Dreams but I think we're getting pushed back to August. I'm 29, DP is 32 - we've been ttc for 2 years - first DP for over a year and then me, all with IUI's with DS. Our only BFP came this past march after my IUI (w/ injectables- Bravelle) but sadly ended in m/c at 9w3d. DP has endo, I have anovulatory cycles. So here we are at IVF land. We're a bit complicated (as the July girls have figured out) - DP really wants biologically related children and I really want to be pg (not so sure biology means that much to me). So our current plan is for DP to go through IVF up to ER and then transfer into me. (Lucky me, I get the joy of PIO). We're both on BCP's right now and hopefully this upcoming week we'll get our schedule (RE is on vacation).
I look forward to getting to know all of you. I got to know the July girls and have found them to be a great source of support...but now that I'm an August girl, I hope to find the same here.
07-02-2006, 09:16 PM #24
Its so strange how many teachers and people in the educational field I have met going through IVF and IF treatments... Maybe children really ARE birth control...
It looks like we have a good size group growing here! Hopefully we'll get lots of bfps!
Does anyone know how long af takes after pio shots are stopped? It feels so weird knowing that I still have embryos in me. Shouldn't a failed IVF cycle be considered a miscarriage, even if its super early? What is it considered, a noncarriage?
When IVF fails, was anyone given a reason? I just really want to know, but I don't know if my RE will be able to tell me!
Anyone doing anything exciting for the 4th? I'm so anti-baby and pregnant people, I want to stay in my house and hide, but I LOVE fireworks... Such a conundrum (sp???) !
I hope everyone has a great night!! I'm also looking forward to getting to know everyone!
07-03-2006, 12:59 AM #25
You can count me in. I start bcp tomorrow, stims on July 14 and retrieval in mid August. Is that close to your cycling schedule?
By the way, you mentioned Repronex. Have you tried Menopur? Some docs feel the repronex creates poor quality eggs. Menopur is better. Can you switch?
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07-03-2006, 02:31 PM #26FETinGARegistered Userhas no status.
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So sorry about your BFN!!
To answer your question Ė YES!! itís extremely hard to do IVF during school! Last school year I did 3 FETs, had lap surgery and had 2 ovarian cysts that had to be monitored and eventually aspirated (OUCH!). I missed a LOT of school! You know as well as I do how hard it is to write lesson plans when you are out. There are some things you just canít let a sub do.
I love the year round school for the most part. I hate it when I go back for pre-planning the last week of July, but when Iím off for a week in Sept, Nov, Feb & April plus the 2 in Dec Ė I LOVE IT!!! It gives you something to work towards. I really skeptical of it when we first started also for that very same reason, but most of the teachers at our school will tell you they like it also. The kids get used to it.
I just had a CP the end of May (last week of school) and I got AF about 3 days after I stopped the Crinone (progesterone supps)
I also would have started TTC as soon as DH & I got married had I known it was going to be this hard! Hind sight is 20/20 huh!
If I donít have the ovarian cyst I do plan to go ahead with this cycle in Aug. I just need to plan ahead now and get my room ready so I can really concentrate on getting planned a few weeks ahead of time so I wonít be so stressed.
I have about decided that I am going to send an e-mail to my co-workers and in some way let them know (without actually telling them) that we are having to do another cycle and that it is easier for me if they donít ask a lot of questions.
Still no AF!!! ARGH!!! I e-mailed my IVF nurse to let her know so weíll see what she says. I may not hear back from her until Wed. I bet the clinic is closed for the holiday. Iíll let you guys know what happens!
07-03-2006, 06:19 PM #27jackiepoohRegistered Userhas no status.
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DH and I are going for our #3 attempt at IVF/ICSI but I'm still not sure if it will be August or September - hope you guys don't mind I stick around even if I get bumped to September, which I probably will! Our Dx is severe male factor, low count, low motility and very poor morphology (less than 1%) and after two negative cycles DH is on treatment now...
So we have to wait the two and a half months of his treatment to see if there are good results..(PRAYING!!!) and then move on from there.
Ohh Happy Day!!....guess what???? I'm also a teacher!!! I taught 1st and 3rd graders last school year (2004-2005) and went through our first cycle in August 05....it was too much for me, and with the BFN it was worse going to work every day and seeing all these girls that their mother's practically ignore them...it was just too hard, thinking "they don't care about their child, and I don't have one and so want one...if I had one I would never neglect him/her like this" KWIM?? And when I was finally recovering from all that...I had major kidney surgery that came out of no where...so I decided I would quit (as soon as the school year was over) and concentrate on getting my strength and my health back and then focusing on our next step down Infertility Road. It was hard to make that decision, but I kept reminding myself to focus on my main priority, which is to have a family, and like someone mentioned, not putting my life on hold, and so with a broken heart (and spirit) left the school. Now I'm starting private lessons from my home in August.
That's pretty much my story...sorry if it was too long!!
Dunkles - Welcome!! Your gonna love it here, the ladies are the most amazing, brave, strong, loving and supporting people I've ever met!!!
Jenny - That is such a nice pictue of DH and you, every time I read one of your posts I look at it and think the same thing, what a sweet picture!!
Cilla - I strongly recommend you ask people not to ask questions. Our first cycle we did it that way, we hardly told but our families that we were going to go through treatment and the BFN was much better to handle without the third degree. I know people do it from the very bottom of their hearts and with the best intentions but it's h*ll on earth!! We should have know better cause on our second cycle we told the entire world and when our second BFN showed up to further break our hearts, I had the hardest time coping with everyones' comments, questions, best wishes...etc. I practically took the phone off the hook and held myself captive in my TV room for a month. IMHO, you are doing the right thing by asking people for prudence, and if they love you, which I'm sure they do, they'll understand.
Everyone else, happy 4th of July!!!!
This is going to be great group!!!
Hugs to all,
07-03-2006, 06:45 PM #28
So I have to confess I am just in admiration of all of you who are teachers. I couldn't do it--especially teaching little ones. I can't hardly even LOOK at kids sometimes without just getting all emotional.
07-03-2006, 06:48 PM #29jackiepoohRegistered Userhas no status.
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07-03-2006, 06:53 PM #30
Thought i'd start a preliminary list. A ROLL CALL if you will.
As we get more posts, i don't want to lose anybody...
Man, quite a list we've go goin' on~
Happy day to all
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