4 Leaf Clover IVF / ICSI Buddies

Discussion in 'Assisted Conception' started by Lilly123, May 30, 2009.

  1. Doodar

    Doodar Yummy Mummy ;-)

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    Hi girls not been on here for a while. It's been quite a traumatic week. Hubby had his ssr last week and they ended up having to take a tissue sample from his testicle to try and get some sperm from that. We were then told that they only managed to get 4 straws and that the majority was poor quality and non motile. They only found about 4 viable sperm to use and said that is was highly unlikely that it would survive the thaw process and hubby would have to be on standby to have the op again on egg collection day. Baring in mind this was only the day after his op and it was all still very raw. Hubby refused point blank to go through it again. This left me thinking was it worth carrying on with treatment. I spent most of Sat crying my eyes out and thinking it was over before it had even begun. Anyway after much deliberating we decided to go ahead with treatment because there is still that small possibility that those few little sperm might survive or I am hoping that hubby will change his mind on the day and go for it again. Anyway today is CD2 and I started my first stimming injection tonight. I'm going to add the four leaf clover in my sig because I need all the luck I can get. I am just praying to god that those sperm survive. Love and babydust to you all x
     
  2. BizyBee

    BizyBee Mom to Luke, Expecting #2

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    Sammy, sounds like there have been some positive changes! FX for you.

    Welcome Doodar. Wishing you loads of luck. xx
     
  3. Sammy2009

    Sammy2009 Mum of 1 daughter,1 angel

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    Yes Hun we have! We only really decided to stay at this hospital because they will sedate me for EC now, will increase the meds and progesterone... If the FET and fresh fail then we will have to move to Belgium to give ourselves the best chance possible on our last free try!

    Have a h&h 9 months!!! Xxx
     
  4. Lilly123

    Lilly123 Mommy to Zoe & Lily

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    Great news Sammy!! FX!!! I could not imagine having EC without sedation.. :wacko: so glad u can have that now!!

    Good luck everyone.. please send me any updates

    xxx:hugs:
     
  5. ZumbaQueen

    ZumbaQueen Active Member

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    Hello Ladies,

    Me and dh have been trying to conceive for a year now, after doing everything, opk tests, soft cups, temps, etc, I started thinking something was wrong. Dh never got checked before, we he did and it wasn't good results we just found out last week that sperm count is way under 1mil. We went to a specialist yesterday and she told us our only option was ICSI. She tolds us all the risks, that I have to go on hormones, etc. Kind of in shock, overwhelmed with info. Would love to hear some of your success stories, how many times did u do IVF/ICSI to get a BFP, how were the hormone treatments on your body, side effects etc?

    I got rechecked by fs she said that I was fine, everything looked good and we have a 30% chance for it to work. Also we live in the Middle East so these things are not really talked about here, so im curious to know how much does each procedure cost? Fs estimated it would be around $3,500 just for procedure not including Dr.s appts and drugs etc...Any info would be helpful, im so lost :)

    Wishing u all luck!
     
  6. BizyBee

    BizyBee Mom to Luke, Expecting #2

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    Lilly, can you update me? Feeling more comfortable since we saw the hb.

    Zumba, welcome. The cost will vary depending on where you live so I can't help with that. I can tell you that the hormones weren't as bad as I expected. I was terrified about the injections at first but it turned out fine. I had major bloating and enlarged ovaries due to slight overstimulation but it isn't painful, just uncomfortable. My first icsi was successful. I had 2 blasts put back and one took. Good luck!
     
  7. Sammy2009

    Sammy2009 Mum of 1 daughter,1 angel

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    Lol... I can not even put into words the pain of EC without sedation. It actually makes me feel sick thinking of it. I knew after the second time was worse than the first that I could not go through it again awake! I would not be lying if I said I would rather give birth instead!

    FET should be round about 18/19 th October.. Fresh cycle will be end of November if FET fails (only have one embie and with only 50% thaw rate I know the chances are not high to even get to transfer!)
     
  8. flower18

    flower18 TTC

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    Hi ladies, can i join? I'm just about to start birth control tomorrow...we're going to have ICSI in October... I'm so nervous and scared - I have that constant nauseated feeling in my pit of my stomach (anyone else feel like that right before?) A little background of me...I'm 26 and my DH is 31, we've been LTTC for almost 2 years now and we battle low sperm count/motility, etc. ISCI is our only option according to doctors to have a child...so we're taking the plunge and going for it...we hope it all works out and we'll be blessed... as well as I hope all of you ladies are blessed!
     
  9. BizyBee

    BizyBee Mom to Luke, Expecting #2

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    Welcome flower. Wishing you loads of luck.

    Sammy, fx you beat the odds and your FET is successful!
     
  10. wrightywales

    wrightywales Mum to 1 & prego No 2 :)

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    welcome flower - good luck with your cycle hun. maybe you would also like to come join us on the october thread we are all lovely ladies over there

    hello ladies

    hope everyone is well

    i havent go much to report AF due on friday so hope she on time then i can get started :happydance::hapydance:

    :dust: to all xx
     
  11. Lilly123

    Lilly123 Mommy to Zoe & Lily

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    Hi ladies

    I have updated the list and next to the names of ladies with BFPs (the ones I know) I have put how many attempts of IVF / ICSI it took as may be of interest to others... let me know if that is ok with everyone.. please also let me know any updates..or correct me if I am wrong

    thanks - and good luck to everyone!:hugs:

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    COLOR="seagreen"]June / July 09 Outcome [/COLOR]

    Akcher ICSI :yipee::baby::baby: :pink::blue: - twins are here at 34.5 weeks - all is well (1st IVF attempt)
    RBaker ICSI :flow::angel:
    Mendy ICSI :yipee::baby: :pink: born 31st March 2010 (2nd ICSI attempt)
    Lilly123 ICSI :yipee::baby: :pink: born 30 March 2010 (1st ICSI attempt)
    Beckic IVF :flow::angel:
    Ena IVF :flow::angel:
    MaryB IVF :flow::angel:


    August / September 2009 Outcome
    Angelcakes - :flow::angel:
    CupcakeQueen - :flow::angel:
    Emerald Sarah - :flow::angel:
    Brambletess - :flow::angel:
    Jane1972 - :yipee::baby:
    Mrs G - :yipee::baby: :pink: born 4th June 2010 (1st ICSI attempt)
    Wrightwhales - :flow::angel:
    Snowdrop - :flow::angel:

    October / November / December 09 Outcome

    CupcakeQueen - :flow::angel:
    Mrs F - :flow::angel:
    aneageraussie - Natural BFP :happydance:
    NeyNey - :yipee::baby: (1st IVF attempt)
    lioness168 - :yipee::baby::pink: (1st IVF attempt)
    Snowdrop - :flow::angel:
    Bek74 - :yipee::baby::baby: Twins!:pink::blue: (1st IVF attempt)
    Beckic - :flow::angel:
    Krissi - :hugs: cancelled cycle
    Maz - :flow::angel:
    Kelly9 - Natural BFP :yipee::baby: :blue:

    January / February / March 2010 Outcome

    Caline - :flow::angel:
    Muncho - :flow::angel:
    Rosie06 - :flow::angel:
    Chocci - :yipee::baby: (3rd IVF attempt)

    April / May 2010 Outcome

    Annmc30 - :flow::angel:

    Caline - :flow::angel:

    MissAma - :happydance::baby: (2nd ICSI attempt)

    MrsR32 - :happydance::baby::baby: Twin boys! (1st IVF attempt)

    Sammy2009 - :flow::angel:

    Aclio - ICSI to start stimms July

    Doodar - on IVF waiting list

    Tansey - :flow::angel:

    June / July 2010 / August 2010 Outcome

    Wish2bmama :baby:1 twin :angel: (1st IVF attempt)

    Sammy2009 - :flow::angel:

    Curleysue - :flow::angel:

    Caline - :flow::angel:

    Wrightywhales :flow::angel:

    Blue12 - On Hold

    Tansey - :flow::angel:

    Rachelle1975 - :flow::angel:

    BabyChristie - PUPO [-o<

    BizyBee - :happydance::baby: (1st IVF attempt)

    Gracy004 - :happydance::baby: (1st IVF attempt)

    Springflower- ICSI in Oct

    Isi - IVF Oct

    Sammy2009 - FEtT 18/ 19 Oct

    Redfraggle - waiting to start ICSI



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  12. BizyBee

    BizyBee Mom to Luke, Expecting #2

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    Thanks Lilly for keeping us updated!

    I saw the heartbeat again today. It was 141 bpm, which my Dr. was pleased with. :) I have another scan in 2 weeks. If all looks good, the FS will refer me back to my OB/GYN.
     
  13. Lilly123

    Lilly123 Mommy to Zoe & Lily

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    :happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance:
     
  14. wrightywales

    wrightywales Mum to 1 & prego No 2 :)

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    thats great news hun :happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance:
     
  15. wrightywales

    wrightywales Mum to 1 & prego No 2 :)

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    well i had a scan booked today which has now been cancelled as AF is playing silly buggers. i bled for a few hours and now down to light spotting. really has annoyed me. this is very unusual for me my periods are normally never like this just hope she starts again soon or i dont know what i will do
     
  16. Isi Buttercup

    Isi Buttercup Twin Mom

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    That's awesome, Bizy :hugs:

    Gosh, so like her to be a party pooper, Wrighty. Sorry hun. Hope she shows up in full force today.
     
  17. wrightywales

    wrightywales Mum to 1 & prego No 2 :)

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    thanks isi she has and painfull to.

    now have a scan tomorrow 9am so very early morning for me tomorrow.
     
  18. wrightywales

    wrightywales Mum to 1 & prego No 2 :)

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    hello ladies

    how are you all?

    well everything was great with my scan and i start stimming tonight :happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance: next scan booked for wednesday morning. i will be bk on that crazy roller coaster at 7pm tonight when i do my first jab :happydance::happydance:
     
  19. Blue12

    Blue12 icsi miracle xo

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    Wrighty that is so exciting that you are getting started. :hugs:
     
  20. BizyBee

    BizyBee Mom to Luke, Expecting #2

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    Wrighty, that's fab news. Good luck with stimming!
     

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