1st IVF/ICSI 2ww
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lyly14 - January 30

Hi everyone. I have been posting on the sounding board, but firgured since I am officially in my 2ww I would post over here too. We just finished our first IVF/ICSI and I had my transfer this moring. There was problems with my ER and out of 19 follicles they were only able to get 6 eggs. Luckily all 6 fertilized. We did a 3 day transfer and had 2 8 cell grade 1 (highest quality) put in today and were able to freeze 3. We lost 1 embie , not too bad. So now I am on the 2ww. I think I may get my beta test one day early since my retrieval was on a Sunday and the lab for b/w isn't open on Sunday. So 10 more days to go! Anyone who would like to chat I look foward to hearing from you.

Lyly

 

Nix - January 30

Hi Lyly,

Congrats on being on the 2ww. I am starting my first IVF in May. We did 5 IUI's last year and all of them failed, so now we are ready to start the next step!

Our situation is slightly different as we will be travelling overseas to have our IVF done as we can't afford the $20 000 that the RE in Atlanta wanted to charge us.

Please keep in touch and let me know how it goes!!

Nikki

 

wannababy78 - January 30

Hi my first IVF/ICSI also. Today is 2 day past 5 day transfer. They transfered 2 blasts. My beta is on next wednesday. Do you have any symptoms?

 

Marina - January 31

Well,Lyly,now you are oficialy on 2ww.Congrads!Thanks god eveything worked out with your embies.I know 10 days will be the longest,but you'll be there!

 

lyly14 - January 31

Nikki- Wow overseas that is crazy. Did you look into cheaper places for treatment in the states? I have heard that there are pretty reasonably priced IVF in New York City. $20,000 is really a lot of money. So if you can afford the trip and the IVF is affordable, that is great. Good luck!

Wannababy- I only had my transfer this morning and it was a 3 day, so you are a few days ahead of me. My nipples have been hard and sore since my trigger. I haven't had a chance to have any symptoms other than from meds. I am starting to get some cramping. I don't know if that is normal but it just started about 1 hr ago. I hope that is not a bad sign. I think my beta is on on Sat 2/9/08 unless they make me wait until monday 2/11/08. Technically I am supposed to test on Sunday but the lab is closed so it could go either way, hoping earlier than later.

Marina- :)

 

Eekladki - February 1

Hi Lyly14

How are you doing? First of all let me wish you best of luck with your IVF cycle.

I also did my transfer today the docs did two 5 cell transfer and one 8 cell embryo transfer. This is my 2nd IVF I really hope it works out for me and you.

do keep in touch either here or email me.

take Care,

Eek




[quote author=lyly14 link=board=15;threadid=5363;start=0#46522 date=1201707357]
Hi everyone. I have been posting on the sounding board, but firgured since I am officially in my 2ww I would post over here too. We just finished our first IVF/ICSI and I had my transfer this moring. There was problems with my ER and out of 19 follicles they were only able to get 6 eggs. Luckily all 6 fertilized. We did a 3 day transfer and had 2 8 cell grade 1 (highest quality) put in today and were able to freeze 3. We lost 1 embie , not too bad. So now I am on the 2ww. I think I may get my beta test one day early since my retrieval was on a Sunday and the lab for b/w isn't open on Sunday. So 10 more days to go! Anyone who would like to chat I look foward to hearing from you.

Lyly
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Marina - February 1

Hi guys,
I just want to say that go overseas is not a bad idea,if you know references and reliable clinic.We were considering go in Ukraine ,I grew up there and my best friend just had IVF twins,I've talk to the doctors zilion times,it cost $5000(including EVERYTHING-all the tests before and after,monitoring,meds)+$2000 round trip tickets,+$500 for food=$7500,not too bad.we paid around $17000 here.And we wouldn't have to pay for the hotel,i know planty of people there,who'd love me to stay with them.BUT!The biggest problem was-time.We couldn't aford to be off work for 1 month.Don't belive thee clinic,if they tell you to come just for 2 weeks-eveybody protocol is different and they need to monitor you as soon as you go on lupron to ajust your dose,if they need to.So if you have time,I think it worse trying.Good luck!Let us know what happens.Where you go to have this done?

 

lyly14 - February 1

Eek- Good luck to you too. When is your beta?

As far as the overseas IVF I have heard some of the places allow you to do the monitoring part with another doctor and do the ER and transfer there. Some insurance companies cover the monitoring of b/w and u/s and don't count it as IVF. I know mine does that. The bw and u/s are covered under regular medical and the only part that was deducted from my lifetime maximum was the actual ER and ET. If you don't have time to be out of the country for a month that might be something to look into.

 

vligertwood - February 4

Hi ladies,

Just had my three day transfer this morning. Had one 5 cell AA and one 3 cell BB embies put in. I've been doing nothing bu resting all day. They don't have me scheduled to check my progesterone level until february 11th with the pg test on the 18th. It seems like a long time to wait for the progesterone level. Good luck to everyone and babydust for us all.

Vicki

 

lyly14 - February 4

Hi Vicki- It's nice to have you over here. It looks like your clinic looks at progesterone 1 week after transfer and beta 2 weeks after the transfer. Wow , that seems so long too wait. I had my progesterone and estrogen checked yesterday, one day short of a week from the ER. He said my numbers were good and levels were quite high. I was at a birthday party for my cousin's son and it was loud so I didn't catch the actual numbers. My beta is 2 weeks from the retrieval, but luckily he is letting me go a day early since my actual day is Sunday. He was almost going to make me wait the extra day! Do you think you will hold out for the blood test or are you going to do a home test? Praying for BFP's all around.

 

vligertwood - February 5

Hi Lyly,

Not really sure if I'll be able to hold out or not. I'm pretty sure dh won't want to wait. I've already warned him about false negatives if we try it too early but he's as anxious as I am. No symptoms yet except being tired and a sore butt from the progesterone shots. Speaking of which I need to go get tonights ready. I'll check in with all of you tomorrow.

Eek & Wannababy, How are you ladies doing? Never wanted time to pass as much as now.

 

lyly14 - February 5

Vicki- I know what you mean. I have 5 more days left to go and I am starting to get really anxious myself. I wasn't really thinking about it before, but now I find my self counting the days over and over and in different ways. I am so bloated it's not even funny. I had to put on my coat at work today because I was afraid people would notice how much my belly is sticking out. I have also been having some mild/moderate cramps , but who knows. I guess its a 50/50 shot. I am thinking it is going to be a bfn but maybe I just don't want to get disappointed. Talk to you later.

Wanababy- Wednesday is almost here! How are you holding up? Did you take a hpt yet or are you waiting for the beta?

Baby dust to all the 2ww girls!!!!

 

Marina - February 5

Hi ladies
Hey Lyly! You stop thinking negative,ok?Your babies need a positive vibe from their mommy.
As for the test-dont do it before 10 days after your retrieval,I know exactly how it feels,we all were there and most of us break down anyway,it's ok.

 

lyly14 - February 5

Well today is 9 days after the the ER but I still plan on trying to wait till at least Saturday when they do the beta. I don't think I could stand seeing a negative hpt so I really want to wait for the beta.

 

vligertwood - February 6

Lyly,

Hold out if you can, Saturday's not that far away (yeah right) I asked dh about it and his big question is if I thought I could deal with a possible false negative. I told him I thought I could but I want to wait until at least next Friday, that will still be three days before my beta but hopefully the weekend won't be as stressful.

 

lyly14 - February 6

Vicki- I am trying to hold out, only 3 more days, but time feels like it is dragging. We will see if I can wait. How are you feeling? Back to work tomorrow right? Talk to you soon.

 

vligertwood - February 7

Hey Lyly,

Back at work and its funny how fast you get tired when you haven't done anything for a week. I'm feeling pretty good, a little cramping and a bit of a belly ache that comes and goes. I'm going from hot to cold back to hot.

Anyway, it's lunch time and I have a patient to check out first. So I'll check in later.

 

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