I was so nervous about the retrieval, but it went well and we got 21 eggs! I couldn't believe it. We only got 17 six years ago. Unfortunately the glory was short-lived. Although there were a lot of mature ones (15) and 14 fertilized and made it to Day 3, by the morning of Day 5 they were all still living but only one Blast and 3 morulas that the doctor had any hope for. I know that I should be thrilled to have any, but it was really hard to hear that. I think part of it is that it's hard to hear that it's because of my age. But that started to freak me out because even though the Blast is graded highly, what if my OLD uterus doesn't let it implant?
I know, I need to be positive. It just feels like our last try and that's hard. We've got one frozen that made it to Blastocyst on Day 6. I AM grateful, and grateful that I have my daughter.
I think visualization is a great idea- I do it all the time, especially when I'm starting to feel negative (which is often). Only a few more days for both of us... the wait is so hard. I've been trying to distract myself but it's been hard- my computer's on the fritz and I need to go get a new one today (like I haven't spent enough money recently!!!!!) and that was a major source of my distraction!!!!
Do you think the headaches are from the meds? That is a real bummer... hopefully they will go away and be replaced with morning sickness~ lol! I've got some breast soreness, but who knows if its pregnancy or the meds' side effects. We'll see!
Hi! I am also on 2ww... 6 days til beta for me.. 4/18. I am tired, but I'm always tired. Also going a little crazy, especially cuz this is probably it for us. Had a lot of eggs- 21, and 15 were mature. All 14 fertilized made it to day 3, but by day 5 there was only one blastocyst and 3 morulas. Transferred blasto and 2 morulas. Told me it was probably cuz of my age (40). So tough to hear that when I don't feel any older than last time (34)!
Trying to be positive, and would love a buddy to check in with over these next few days!!! Best of luck to you!!!View Thread
Me: 40; Hubby: 37 MF infertility 2006:1st IVF BFP/ beautiful daughter, now 5 years old. 2011: 1st FET BFN 2011: 2nd FET BFP; M/C at 16 weeks 2012: (January)1st IUI BFN IVF cycle March 2012
I have my retrieval on wed. I'm really nervous because it was so awful last time... but that was 6 years ago and my doctor assures me that the protocol we're using this time will reduce the cramping/bloating/etc. I sure hope so. It was miserable. I had 17 follies this morning, which I thought was pretty good, especially given my age (40). Hopefully we'll get a few good ones. Actually, the biggest stressor has been trying to find a sitter for my daughter who is off school this week. We decided not to tell anyone this time, and all of our babysitters are unavailable. Now I'm just rambling. Wish me luck!
Thanks; I guess it has something to do with immune antibodies. I have to take baby aspirin daily for the whole pregnancy (assuming its BFP!). I may be at risk for immune-related illness, like lupus, etc. Not what I wanted to hear! But hopefully they can help!
I saw a fertility acupuncturist who gave me a list of foods to avoid and eat. She said no cold drinks (only luke warm or hot), and if you're eating a cold food (like a salad) drink hot herbal tea with it. Avoid hibiscus (often in herbal tea), beets, yams, seaweeds, tropical fruits like mango and papaya. No nutmeg, mung beans, woodworm, feverfew, pennyroyal, sage or ginko biloba. Also avoid fast food, shelfish and fish without scales, white flour products, sugar, and artificial sweeteners, and soda.