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Our Journey Part 7 : Success, Setbacks and Hope!

Hey girls!

Here's the continuation of our thread.

Some of us have had success, some of us have had setbacks, and some of us are still walking the path of TTC, but we are all in this together!

Good Luck to all!


Melissa-37, lost rt tube DH-36, MFI - low morph DD-7, conceived naturally after 26 cycles --- TTC#2 since 2006 IUI's in April, May, December 2011 - ALL BFN IUI#4-100mg clomid - Feb/12 BFP Ectopic pg ended March 2/12 IUI#5-100mg clomid - May/12 BFN IUI#6-100mg clomid - June/12 BFP Chemical pg IUI#7-100mg clomid - Sept/12 BFN IUI#8-100mg clomid - Oct/12 BFP Chemical pg IUI#9- 5mg femara - Jan/13 BFN IUI#10-100mg clomid - Mar/13 BFN Counting down to our IVF in September! But wait...SURPRISE!! Aug/13- Natural, miracle for the second time while waiting for a treatment cycle to begin.

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I'm bringing this information over from the last thread, so that it's on this one too.

There is a program called inciid that helps qualified women with fertility issues get treatments. They provide free IVF to those with a medical and financial need.

http://www.inciid.org/

I think I may have mentioned this before, but couldn't remember the name of the program. There are sometimes also fertility and loss trial studies done around the States. Jess, I bet your issues would easily qualify you for a treatment study. When you are ready, maybe something like that can help you.

*hugs* to all.


Melissa-37, lost rt tube DH-36, MFI - low morph DD-7, conceived naturally after 26 cycles --- TTC#2 since 2006 IUI's in April, May, December 2011 - ALL BFN IUI#4-100mg clomid - Feb/12 BFP Ectopic pg ended March 2/12 IUI#5-100mg clomid - May/12 BFN IUI#6-100mg clomid - June/12 BFP Chemical pg IUI#7-100mg clomid - Sept/12 BFN IUI#8-100mg clomid - Oct/12 BFP Chemical pg IUI#9- 5mg femara - Jan/13 BFN IUI#10-100mg clomid - Mar/13 BFN Counting down to our IVF in September! But wait...SURPRISE!! Aug/13- Natural, miracle for the second time while waiting for a treatment cycle to begin.

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Lisser - thanks for starting the new thread. And for the info, at this point I think I need to just relax and maybe look into it in a little while. Feeling kind of emotional today.

Had validation today (skills check off for nursing) and I passed but I was so nervous and had to repeat her apical pulse 3 flipping times because my head kept going back to the miscarriage. My boobs have for the most part quit hurting but I still feel nauseous sometimes (could be nerves and stress though). I spotted when wiping this morning but nothing since. =( I also passed my first exam from last week (the one I fell asleep in....).

My dad had his heart surgery Thursday and after a rocky road (he riped his ivs and breathing tube out when waking up after procedure...which messed up pace maker, so he had to go back in surgery to get another pace maker put in)...he is doing better for the most part. Probably 2 more days in ICU before the stepdown unit. He is at the University of Michigan hospital. What he has we are waiting on genetic test to see if I need to get tested. I probably will have an echo cardio gram done to make sure.

M thinks he isnt moving back in, but it isnt his choice because


Me-25 (PCOS, MTHFR, UU) DH-27 (perfect). Matthew 11/24/12 (born induced 36w5d due to low amniotic fluid) Our story: Began TTC July 2010, 6 losses: 11/14/10. Early m/c, 12/25/10 Blighted Ovum, 6/29/11 Early m/c, 11/11 early m/c, 3/8/12 Early m/c, 6/29/13 suspected ectopic. Currently breastfeeding and NTNP. hoping to lose weight And blessed with another miracle baby! Follow my blog : http://mynotesonttcandlife.blogspot.com/

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...because he is technically a ward of the state. My other cousin A has headlice again and CPS was notified this time around. I guess there is another hearing the 22nd for their dad. I am hoping he gets locked up. Then April 9-10 is the big hearing.

One last update. I have decided that until I have my LPN (or close to it) we are not going to test early, use OPKs, or see an RE (or do IUI). Instead I am going to focus on weight loss, and have a big goal to reach. Right now I weigh 194.8 and have lost 13 lbs in 4 weeks. My mini goal is 180, so 14 more to go! And I am going to reach it by mid may. After that my big goal is 150lbs so I can be a healthy BMI with a little wiggle room. So 45 lbs to go! My goal is to reach it by end of March 2013. The only thing that will stop me is if God decides to bless us with a healthy pregnancy.

I cannot control my fertillity, but I can control my caloric intake and exercise level. And I believe by focusing on our health God will bless us. James is down 14lbs and has a substantial amount more than me to lose. So this is going to be a long road to weight loss but with the endurance we have had for ttc and loses I think we can make it through anything


Me-25 (PCOS, MTHFR, UU) DH-27 (perfect). Matthew 11/24/12 (born induced 36w5d due to low amniotic fluid) Our story: Began TTC July 2010, 6 losses: 11/14/10. Early m/c, 12/25/10 Blighted Ovum, 6/29/11 Early m/c, 11/11 early m/c, 3/8/12 Early m/c, 6/29/13 suspected ectopic. Currently breastfeeding and NTNP. hoping to lose weight And blessed with another miracle baby! Follow my blog : http://mynotesonttcandlife.blogspot.com/

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Jess - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. That is so difficult. And I didn't feel like they got easier each time. I am really sorry. Like Melissa said - lets hope this thread has better luck! It sounds like you have a great attitude and your weight loss will help to keep you focused on a goal. You are doing so well already!!! What are you doing to lose weight?


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I'm proud of you Jess. And Shea too. You both have such wonderful goals and careers ahead of you and I think that you are both being very smart about your futures.

My heart still hurts for all of us who have had a loss. We will get there someday.


Melissa-37, lost rt tube DH-36, MFI - low morph DD-7, conceived naturally after 26 cycles --- TTC#2 since 2006 IUI's in April, May, December 2011 - ALL BFN IUI#4-100mg clomid - Feb/12 BFP Ectopic pg ended March 2/12 IUI#5-100mg clomid - May/12 BFN IUI#6-100mg clomid - June/12 BFP Chemical pg IUI#7-100mg clomid - Sept/12 BFN IUI#8-100mg clomid - Oct/12 BFP Chemical pg IUI#9- 5mg femara - Jan/13 BFN IUI#10-100mg clomid - Mar/13 BFN Counting down to our IVF in September! But wait...SURPRISE!! Aug/13- Natural, miracle for the second time while waiting for a treatment cycle to begin.

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My heart hurts tonight. Infertility and loss isn't fair. I don't get why God allows us to get pregnant after such a struggle just to have it and all that hope and thankfulness away.

We live in a messed up world.


Me-25 (PCOS, MTHFR, UU) DH-27 (perfect). Matthew 11/24/12 (born induced 36w5d due to low amniotic fluid) Our story: Began TTC July 2010, 6 losses: 11/14/10. Early m/c, 12/25/10 Blighted Ovum, 6/29/11 Early m/c, 11/11 early m/c, 3/8/12 Early m/c, 6/29/13 suspected ectopic. Currently breastfeeding and NTNP. hoping to lose weight And blessed with another miracle baby! Follow my blog : http://mynotesonttcandlife.blogspot.com/

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I'm with ya Jess. I dreamt all night long about being pregnant and for a split second when I woke up I forgot I wasn't anymore. So sad this morning.

I will never understand this. Not ever.

*hugs to you* my friend.


Melissa-37, lost rt tube DH-36, MFI - low morph DD-7, conceived naturally after 26 cycles --- TTC#2 since 2006 IUI's in April, May, December 2011 - ALL BFN IUI#4-100mg clomid - Feb/12 BFP Ectopic pg ended March 2/12 IUI#5-100mg clomid - May/12 BFN IUI#6-100mg clomid - June/12 BFP Chemical pg IUI#7-100mg clomid - Sept/12 BFN IUI#8-100mg clomid - Oct/12 BFP Chemical pg IUI#9- 5mg femara - Jan/13 BFN IUI#10-100mg clomid - Mar/13 BFN Counting down to our IVF in September! But wait...SURPRISE!! Aug/13- Natural, miracle for the second time while waiting for a treatment cycle to begin.

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Hugs to you both. I hope this is our year

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Hope everyone is doing well.

I pulled the last stitch out this morning. It was the one that was in my belly button. I feel better now that they are all gone. My incisions have all healed well, and I think that I'll only have one little scar on the one over my hip. I don't think the one above my pubic bone is going to have a visible scar. I've also finally stopped bleeding after 8 days, so that's good too. Waiting to hear from my Dr. still about the HCG level on the day of surgery, because my HPT's are still quite positive, and my OPK today was very positive. I'm sure I still have enough in my system to mess with both tests. I do feel my ovaries today though, so I may actually be close to ovulating again. It's going to be hard to not "try" but I know it would just be a bad, bad idea.

If the OPK goes negative soon, I think I'll assume that I did ovulate and then I'll know to expect AF in about two weeks. Then I can book my HSG and get this show back on the road.

I was at a birthday party on the weekend, and there were two very pregnant women there (I'm friends with both and I knew they were both pg). I had one breakdown, thinking about how I should be pregnant too and would still be if things had gone differently. I cried on another friends shoulder for a minute, then wiped my eyes and rejoined the party. Later that evening, I went to sit next to one of the women (she was 2 days away from her due date), and she let me hold my hand on her belly and feel the baby moving for a good long time. It was surprisingly therapeutic for me. We were talking and I did mention I'd just lost my own a week earlier, and I teared up a bit again. She was so sympathetic and asked if I wanted her to leave. I told her no, that feeling her little baby moving around was actually helping me.

Anyway, I'm still up and down, sometimes several times a day, but I'm getting there. I am anxious to start trying again. I really hope that we can be successful with the IUI's again.

JessH, thinking of you.

Jess (wanna) did you test again?

Nat, did you get approval from the insurance co for the specialist?

Hope Everyone else is doing okay too.


Melissa-37, lost rt tube DH-36, MFI - low morph DD-7, conceived naturally after 26 cycles --- TTC#2 since 2006 IUI's in April, May, December 2011 - ALL BFN IUI#4-100mg clomid - Feb/12 BFP Ectopic pg ended March 2/12 IUI#5-100mg clomid - May/12 BFN IUI#6-100mg clomid - June/12 BFP Chemical pg IUI#7-100mg clomid - Sept/12 BFN IUI#8-100mg clomid - Oct/12 BFP Chemical pg IUI#9- 5mg femara - Jan/13 BFN IUI#10-100mg clomid - Mar/13 BFN Counting down to our IVF in September! But wait...SURPRISE!! Aug/13- Natural, miracle for the second time while waiting for a treatment cycle to begin.

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Hi Melissa: I'm still thinking of you constanly. I'm glad your bleeding has stopped and your wound is healing nicely. It's OK to cry. I just hope someday, that it won't be so painful for you. Hold on tight to your dd. You will be bringing home a sibling for her soon!

JessH: Hope you're doing OK. I really wish I have something wise to say to make you feel better. Please know that you're also in my thoughts. Lots of big hugs!

May this thread be blessed with some good news soon!

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