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Old Jul 10th, 2011, 16:56 PM   1
KristyHart
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Herts & Essex - Short protocol


Hey ladies

Anyone going through the short protocol at H & E at the moment?

Would like to compare feelings xx



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2011, 04:04 AM   2
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Hi Kristy, I just finished the short protocol at H&E.....just mentally greaing up for round two i suppose.

If there's anything you want to ask me about any of the procedures I had done there, please do



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Old Jul 11th, 2011, 05:57 AM   3
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Hey Kirsty, I was on short protocol at H&E. Currently waiting on my ET, I found the whole thing emotional but having faith and a supportive husband has helped. I don't know what the future holds but all I know is we will get there in the end xx



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2011, 07:14 AM   4
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Chichifab best of luck with your ET and the 2 week wait



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Old Jul 11th, 2011, 09:36 AM   5
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Thank you for your replies.

I am currently on day 11 of injecting. I have 375ml gonal f daily and Saturday just gone, I started the centiside (however you spell it) aswell.

My 1st scan they could see 6 follicles. 3 either side. I had a scan Friday just gone and only 2 on my left are growing. They are at 10mm. I am back tomorrow for another scan. I just hope to god that at least them 2 have grown more.

We are there because of hubbys SA however, I have high FSH and not producing many eggs. Hence the short protocol.

I feel absolutley fine, no side effects. Just the odd twinges in my overies and well.....buckets of tears over the most stupid things lol.

_Nell: Do you know why your 1st try failed?

Chicafab: Good luck with your EC. I have to say my hubby is great too. He has not been allowed the time off for the interim scans so my mum and dad have been taking it in turns to come with me lol.

I have David as my consultant. I had Filiz for my TIA and have Debbie doing my scan appointments. They all seem so lovely.

They has penciled me in for EC on 18th... these seems a bit far away from my 1st injection of 1st July? Is that normal? If I get that far, they will be doin ET 2 days later

Good luck to both of you and thanks so much for your replies

Kristy xx



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2011, 10:03 AM   6
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Kristy ((hugs)) it's quite an emotional ride isn't it?

I'm sure your 2 follies will have grown since Friday and you might even find the others have suddenly done something and are catching up.
If there's one thing I realise now looking back it's that how good or bad the scans seem to go is really a bit irrelevant as it can all change so much before EC.

With your EC date, they will change it if they think you are ready sooner based on your scans - mine moved a day forward.

Your EC might be so far forward because they may be hoping some of the smaller follicles will start doing something and so thinking of letting the 2 you have at 10mm now 'go' which is continue to grow and wait for the rest.
They did similar for me.
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For me my AFC was 12. I was on 300 gonal F but by day 3 of stimms I had 3 at 15mm, the rest doing nothing and had to start the cetrotide.
At my next scan the 3 were ready to trigger all around 18mm but suddenly my small follicles had started doing something and were around 8/9mm.
By last scan my 3 leads were whoppers, 26,27,25mm (ouch!) but the 'smalls' had caught up and ranged from 14 -18mm. It was a bit cramped to count.

At EC, from a starting count of 12 follicles I somehow had 24 eggs! So don't worry too much just yet, you may see some late action and growth like me.
Of my 24, 4 were immature but the rest ok.
Unfortunately despite doing well with 20 good eggs we fell at the next hurdle and had only 2 fertilize.....so you can see how many you have can sometimes make no odds to where you end up.
I had a 2 day transfer, but a BFN.

Unfortunately my consultant has left (seems he joined the clinic and left all in 2months!) i have a follow up next week I think with David. We will do ICSI next time.

Keep us posted, I will be rooting for you x



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Old Jul 11th, 2011, 18:04 PM   7
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Thanx guys for wishing me luck. As Nell said don't worry to much!! If there is somthing I have learnt, quality is better than quantity. And the scans you keep on having may end in EC being brought forward. Mine was brought forward by 3 days cause of the risk of OHSS. I was on an egg sharing cycle. Out of 30 follicles I produced 18 eggs of which I had 9 of. Out of 9, 7 fertilised and 6 are holding out. I pray day and night that l get to the next hurdle. I will pray for you Kirsty and you Nell on your next cycle xx



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2011, 08:02 AM   8
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Hey ladies

Thank you to you both.

I have just got back from my 2nd scan. They have bought my EC forward to this Friday at 9.15am. The 2 that were growing are now 14mm & 16.5mm and 2 others are at 10mm. My lining is doing wonderful.

Do you have any tips for EC? I am very nervous about it. Did you have time off or anything?

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Old Jul 12th, 2011, 11:12 AM   9
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Yay, 4 that's brilliant news - and with a few days to go you might have another eggy pop up!

Lining is very important so that's great news too (mine was only 6.95mm...boo )

EC really was a breeze. Take a book or something though, mine had an hour plus delay in the waiting room and the wait was nerve wracking. The staff were all very friendly, both embryologist and consultant come to see you beforehand to go over things and the drugs wiped me out completely so I didn't hear or feel a thing. I was up, about, eating and dressed quite quickly afterwards and no real pain at all.
I had a bit of diarrea (tmi!) that evening from the drugs.

Post EC pain is linked to how many eggs they retrieve usually, as suddenly you have empty ovaries waving around waiting to shrink back to normal size. I was a bit uncomfortable for a couple of days but nothing too bad.

ER was worse for me tbh, not painful just a little degrading having my legs wide and up in the air in stirrups with a man squinting closely at my nether regions.....but you get over that fast!



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Old Jul 12th, 2011, 13:20 PM   10
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Thank you My lining is 10.5mm in today's scan.

I would love for more to pop up, but I don't mind 4 as long as they are good ones. She said as I am only 29, the quality of them should be good so its all fingers crossed.

Oh nooo, I am dreading that part already lol, they should have ladies doing it. Make us feel more comfortable. I had David do my first scan and I found that a bit odd lol. But if it results in a baby, I would have 10 men looking up it

Thank you for all your help.

Did you have any news on clinics that may do 2 egg transfer? xx



 
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