Hi everyone, I have been around for a couple of years but back after a long hiatus to sort my life and head out. I have a journal that anyone can jump in on view (and stalk away) to get a snapshot of our story thus far. We have been TTC for 11 years and after much heartache yesterday I had ET following an egg donor cycle. Now the TWW begins.. I am part of a closed group on facebook and something that has always helped me are the successes much more than anything and everyone sharing their experiences. There are just not many assisted conceptions
Would love to hear where everyone is at in what is a delicate journey, whether it be in limbo, just starting out, WTT and even those who are now holding bubs.
Hi Lorna, sounds very similar to our journey, although we haven't been ttc for as long. I wish you congrats for being pupo. When is your test date? Fx for you!!
As for me, I was diagnosed with DOR in 2012 and been through 2 fresh failed DE IVF's along with a failed FET. I discovered I also have severe immune problems and have undergone treatment before my last DE IVF to help but it didn't
I have AntiPhospholipid Antibodies, Thrombophelia (clotting), and irregular LAD scores. To combat the immune a I tried Humira, LIT's x 2 plus 1 with the DE lady, IVIg, prednisone, Lovenox (Clexane for those in Europe), baby aspirin, and an anti-inflammatory diet. I went to a nauropathic doc and did blood testing to figure out which foods cause me inflammation.
Still without a single baby. And my dream family is at least 3-4 kids big.
Next attempt will be with a surrogate and donor egg IVF again in April 2015. We were going to sign up for adoption at Christmas but a good friend came forward to offer us surrogacy. I'm really hoping it all goes smoothly!
Hi 2have, wow you have been through much already. this journey can really suck and sometimes I don't think we are asking for too much . I hope next year is your year and how wonderful your friend has offered to be a surro. I am due to test next Wednesday a few long days ahead but hopefully it is our time at last.
Look forward to getting to know you more and following your journey
Hi Lorna, I've been trying a long long time too. I've just turned 40 and have an 18dd and 16 DS, after my son I could not conceive again so we went years trying with no success. We tried IVF for 3 cycles and had no eggs fertilise and found out I had very low AMH. Was devestated but got pregnant and miscarries 5 times after IVf so I guess I had some fertility.
Thought egg quality was my worst problem so went to South Africa and again BFN, was so frustrated at that point but knew something was off. Found an RI doctor herenin Aus and low and behold I had immune issues. Did my second cycle in Zlin Czech Republic with donor eggs and a light immune protocol and had a chemical This time my Reproductive Immunologist brought out the good drugs, we went to Reprofit in Brno Czech Republic had two blasts transferred and found out last week I'm having twins!!! I am still worried about immune issues and how this pregnancy will go but am so pleased to have gotten this far
Hello LornaMJ! (and hello to my beautiful friends also on this thread!)
Lovely to meet you! Lovely too to have another representative from the Southern Hemisphere!!! I'm curious, and hope you don't mind me asking - how did you go about your DE cycle? How does it all work in NZ? Did you travel overseas or are there more options for local donors?
Crystal and I are Aussies. As you may know, there are basically no altruistic donors in Australia, so either you need to know someone who will donate or you need to head overseas. I'm one of the former. 29 years old, diagnosed with ovarian failure secondary to chemotherapy for Hodgkins lymphoma (diagnosed when I was 26). I celebrated my 2-year remission mark in August this year with a fresh single DE transfer. I have a wonderfully generous lifelong friend who offered to donate. Thankfully our first cycle was successful, and I am now expecting my first bub in April next year. It's definitely a tough road, but well worth the effort.
Hoping it's a first time BFP for you, beautiful! :thumb up:
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