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Old Apr 14th, 2017, 02:55 AM   2511
swimmyj1
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IRYM - added on FB I really would like some art for lizzy's room, but i'm not sure if what I want would be copy right or not (def do not want to get you into trouble!)

So lizzy's scans looked ok but her 2nd round of blood work still wasn't great. They want to do a repeat scan in 2 months and another set of labs in 1 month. The doctor/staff were amazing, answered a ton of questions for me. Gave me a list of things to watch for and to call them if i notice any of them. Reassured me that it's not uncommon for tests to come back questionable. most babies never need lab work so parents would never know. They also explained that medicine still likes to go off age for kids for "normal lab values" when every kid grows and develops at different rates. lizzy is a little on the bigger side now (89+ % for height and weight) so it would make sense for her lab work to be different than a baby who was in the 20%.... not gonna lie still nervous but not as ba.
Thanks gals for a good place to vent.

Also heck ya! down 5 lbs!!! i didn't even stress eat and opk is looking pretty close to + today. I know I won't get pregnant but really hoping my LP will start getting longer again. The 7 days it was last cycle was just not long enough



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2017, 09:37 AM   2512
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Thanks for the Likes to those of you who checked out my FB. I really appreciate the support!

Swimmy - Feel free to message me on FB and let me know what you were thinking. I'd be happy to tell you whether or not it's doable (and permissible by copyright law).

I'm glad your LO is in such good hands with those doctors. It sounds like they really made an effort to put you at ease. And good job losing 5lbs!



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2017, 11:42 AM   2513
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Good morning, gals.

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter (if you celebrate it)! I spent the weekend with my mom and my 3 nephews. My sister unfortunately spent her Easter in Pediatric Emergency care with the littlest of her children, my niece Ellie. She had a massive abscess appear on her tummy almost overnight. It started out as a small, pea-sized bump and within hours was the size of a deck of cards.

She's on IV antibiotics and fluids with regular cleaning of the abscess. We're hoping she isn't going to need it surgically treated, so keep your fingers crossed there. Despite being stuck in the hospital, she was very cheerful when we went to see her!



Anyway, just popped in to give everyone a minor update. I got a +OPK this morning and I'm waiting to hear back from the clinic to schedule my ultrasound and trigger shot tomorrow.

Wish me luck, gals! This is round #3 and the third time's the charm, right? I hope we have 2 GOOD follicles in there, since I'm not even done taking my estrogen pills this cycle (today's the last day) and already have a positive test.

Let's hope for at least 2 mature follies, maybe 3!



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2017, 13:32 PM   2514
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IRYM- How scary for your sister and niece!! I hope she recovers quickly.

Good luck with this cycle, I hope third time is the charm for you.

Swimmy- great job on the weightloss.

Afm, Easter weekend was lovely. DS had a great time hunting eggs in our backyard. He even showed us he can count so that was pretty fun to see. It is amazing all the things they pick up.

I decided to do birth control this cycle. The idea is to try next cycle. I guess I will see if I have the guts to do it.



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2017, 14:20 PM   2515
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Krissie - Thanks! Last I heard, they switched my niece to a different type of antibiotics and are starting to see some promising results. Hopefully no surgery!


IUI Update: The clinic wanted me in today for the ultrasound and trigger, so I had to snag an Uber ride out there since I don't have a car when hubby is at work. They said they didn't have any later appointments available because there was a surgery scheduled at the clinic and apparently EVERY SINGLE DOCTOR was going to be in on it, so there wasn't anything else available today. Ugh. Stressful.

Anyway, made it there with a few minutes to spare, got in for the ultrasound and there's not a single good follie in there! The largest was 8mm. Grr.

Sooo they are giving me a second round of Letrozole to take starting today. I go back the 28th to see if that did me any good. They said they won't bump me up to 10mg Letrozole either, 7.5mg is the max dose they will administer.

After this, it's on to injectables. But if the cost is as high for that treatment plan as I think it is, I will insist on skipping straight to IVF instead.



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2017, 14:28 PM   2516
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Oh no, how disappointing IRYM!!! I hope this second round of letrozole helps produce a good follicle.

When I checked into injectables it was $1500-2000 per cycle depending on how much would be needed.



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2017, 14:56 PM   2517
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Oh no, how disappointing IRYM!!! I hope this second round of letrozole helps produce a good follicle.

When I checked into injectables it was $1500-2000 per cycle depending on how much would be needed.
Yeah, it's so pricey! And this clinic's success rate with a mixed injectable & letrozole cycle is only 24%! That's less than their success rate with Letrozole alone, which is 27%.

So this clinic charges $9,950 USD for the first round of IVF and I thought, why would I do several rounds of injectables at $2k each (for a total of $6,000+), and THEN pay $9,950 for IVF? That'd be a total of $15k, not including what I've already spent.

Why not skip right to IVF, you know? I'd avoid spending that extra money and wasting several months trying, too.

Sigh. It's a lot of money no matter what we do. I'll have to discuss it all (again) with DH this evening of course, but I'm fairly certain he'll agree with me.



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2017, 15:23 PM   2518
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Yes, I would say go for three ivf at this point. The success rate is so much higher.



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2017, 15:26 PM   2519
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Yes, I would say go for three ivf at this point. The success rate is so much higher.
Yeah for sure! They list their success rate for my age group at 62%. That's pretty good!



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2017, 06:35 AM   2520
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Hi ladies I've been reading along but been bad with updating, I apologize!

Swimmy I'm sorry that you have to go through this stressful time with your dd. I can't even imagine how you must be feeling. Geez I would also not want to be away from my son for all those tests. Love, hugs and prayers for little Lizzy. Xx

Irym- sorry about the failure with the letrozole. I would advocate IVF since it helped me after 2 years of clomid and everything else had failed. Good luck with a difficult decision.

Krissie- ah your son's egg hunt sounds so cute! Good luck with your ttc decisions too!

Hi to everyone else, hope you are all doing well.

I finally started taking my diet seriously (it's so difficult with a newborn and adapting to all the changes & hormones but it should not be an excuse....) I've lost about 6 lb but that's about a quarter of what I want to lose. I'm trying to cut out as many carbs as possible and I HAVE TO start exercising. I walked more when I was pregnant than I do now! Not good.



 
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