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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 09:46 AM   31
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@Sashimi - Thanks for that! I know, you're right. Husbands don't know how to deal with their lack of control or ours in this area! I do really appreciate being able to come on here, whether it makes OH think I'm obsessing or not, lol. Last cycle I was part of the March Testers thread and I'm thinking that was way too much--soooo many BFPs, it was hard for me not to feel discouraged with every single one instead of happy! I think on smaller threads like this it's been easier for me to feel excited for people because I have followed them from the beginning and know their story! Anyway, thanks for starting this

I'm really curious to hear about your tests--I want to get the dye test, too. My main fear is about progesterone, but I think it wouldn't hurt to check out the other stuff, too. Does your insurance cover the fertility clinic? I don't think that there's an independent clinic where I live--it's a very holistically-oriented town and when I Google 'fertility center' I get all of this acupuncture and herbalism. Couldn't hurt to try, I guess!

Very curious to know about the tests! Keep us posted.



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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 11:01 AM   32
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Hey Lauren, I will keep you posted for sure. I live in Canada, so most of the tests are covered. I only had to play for one blood test so far that wasn't covered, but it wasn't overly expensive.
The fertility doctor that I'm seeing seems great, but I have a feeling he thinks I'm jumping the gun by doing all the testing now. As I said before, I don't see what difference it makes if I start testing now or 4 months from now when we hit the magical 1 year mark.
TTC is hard enough when you are trying to time everything perfectly, I'd rather know that both OH and I are healthy and functioning properly.
My good friend specializes in fertility acupuncture and I actually did acupuncture with her during my first 4 cycles of TTC. I figured I tried the holistic route, now it's time to see what western medicine has to say!!
P.S. I can imagine how overwhelming the march testers thread would have been!! I told my mom about this board and she asked why I wasn't chatting with people who had their BFPs right away for "positive encouragement" Lol!!! I was like no... I run into those people IRL every day. Finding people who are in the same boat as you IS a positive reminder that we all have our own TTC paths to follow.



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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 12:14 PM   33
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SashimiMimi - where are you in Canada? I'm in Eastern Ontario between Toronto and Ottawa. What tests are you going through? DH thinks he'll be the 'issue' but I'm fully prepared to go through the steps too. I just joined a couple of days ago but am already finding a lot of support in all of you! It's quite a relief.



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 12:57 PM   34
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Hi Countrygirl!! I'm actually right in Toronto! As far as the tests go, we are doing the basic blood tests, I'm doing the HSG test next week, OH will do SA and then we will do a test to see how his S mixes with my EGCM... Can't remember the name of the test, but I guess we are checking all possible scenarios. In addition, I'm doing cycle monitoring so I will know exactly when I O. It's all mind boggling and I must have looked like a deer in headlights at the clinic yesterday!!
I haven't felt this overwhelmed or anxious since we started TTC! Any sort of medical test terrifies me!!
Considering that pregnancy has been happening since the beginning of time, who knew it could be so complicated!!!



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Hey SashiMimi did you just start cycle monitoring? My doctor mentioned charting BBT at my pre-TTC check but it seemed to be more of a hassle to me. I'm afraid if we need to go for testing they'll expect I've been charting? Sounds like a lot of work! I've been known to pass out in hospitals so I know how you are feeling! The good news is you are at the point where you will only learn more and at least see where you stand!



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 18:33 PM   36
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Last cycle I was part of the March Testers thread and I'm thinking that was way too much--soooo many BFPs, it was hard for me not to feel discouraged with every single one instead of happy! I think on smaller threads like this it's been easier for me to feel excited for people because I have followed them from the beginning and know their story! Anyway, thanks for starting this
I feel the same way! Its exciting that a lot of us have the same cycle. I should O around the 25th!



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 22:23 PM   37
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Tx - woohoo! Maybe if we all put our minds to it together...



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 00:34 AM   38
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Hey how was the fertility acupuncture. I was thinking that I would try it myself but am a little worried. I have had acupuncture before for my back but am hesitant to do it where I can see the needles lol. I heard it can help to regularize your cycles. Did you notice any differences?



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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 16:16 PM   39
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Hey how was the fertility acupuncture. I was thinking that I would try it myself but am a little worried. I have had acupuncture before for my back but am hesitant to do it where I can see the needles lol. I heard it can help to regularize your cycles. Did you notice any differences?
Ooo I'm curious too--I have an appointment tomorrow AM with a fertility-specializing acupuncture lady and have never had it done before. She told me I'd probably have to do herbs, too, which sort of freaks me. But I am curious to know how it worked for others.



 
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Old Mar 16th, 2012, 18:55 PM   40
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Hi ladies - just checking in and by that I mean stalking! It seems like we're all on a similar cycle. I'm O'ing either the 24th or 25th. I'm praying its earlier or later this month since OH and I are in different states the 23rd-25th Such bad timing, but what can you do, right?

Sashimi, I hope all your tests go well! And I hope we all get BFP's this cycle!!!!!




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