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Velly
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Dawn, sorry to hear about AF showing up! I know exactly how you feel. You sound exactly how I was last month. You are right our minds do play NASTY tricks on us! I am one day from testing and getting excited/nervous about it! FX I just keep telling myself positive things hoping that will work Big smile

Hope all is well with everyone else!!

Vel

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Dawn and Velly, where on earth do you get the self control to not test early??????? I have tried and tried, avoiding the store so I wouldn't be tempted... wtf..... I wish I could wait, but now that I have found the dollar store and their cheap tests, it's all over!!

Had another troubled night with the step-son.. The #1 thing I absolutely hate about step-children is when an incident happens, I have to discipline, then he tells his father only the part of what I did to him, completely leaving out what he had done... Thank God my DH listens to me (my ex would always side with his daughter, regardless of the situation and they both lie). Anyway, DH firmly corrected him, so he will be respectful to me.

I THINK I WILL START MY OWN BLOG IN A FEW DAYS, THAT WAY I CAN WRITE ABOUT STUFF LIKE THIS, THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TTCING AND TAKING UP ALL THIS SPACE..

Dawn, I am sorry for AF anyway.. Yeah, I know she sucks the big rotten egg. I am grateful mine lasted 5 days, with only 1 heavy day. DH is soooo sweet.. He's trying to help me, saying "let's not worry too much about it right now..." easier said than done.. I should start O testing in a few days.. I am curious as to the O pain I get around this time, and then again during confirmed O. I dunno anything anymore...

Having a rough day... Didn't sleep last night, so I am going back to bed while I have a chance... I will talk to y'all again later..
FX and BABYDUST!!!!

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Thanks ladies, I'm doing ok with it.

So I went to the specialist and I think I may have some answers hopefully.......He said that being I O so late in the month the quality of my eggs would be bad and make it very difficult to get pregnant. Then he thinks that I have POCS (? I think that's it, the cysts on my ovaries) which would be giving me all the symptoms that my thyroid is messed up. So I go back to him in the morning for blood work and an ultrasound on my ovaries. I start Letrozole tomorrow for 6 days and then go for another ultrasound on day 12 (Oct 1st). He said that if the only problem is my egg quality that we should be pregnant in up to 4 months. He also suggested doing in fertilization after 2 months and my DH agreed! Hopefully we wont have to but at least he is open to it. Big smile

Shep I''m sorry about your step-son, I feel your pain. I had to kick mine out! I found money missing one day when my DH was at work and then I found some remnants of drugs in his room. I had a friend of mine get me a drug test (she can get them from work) and made him take it. He showed positive for weed and I told my DH that I was done and he had to go. He still blames me and says that I made him show positive for the weed. Not really sure how that works but I ended up being the bad guy in it all. He hasn't talked to me since, it's been about a month now.

Velly I hope that you get a BFP tomorrow. Shep I was going to test this morning but everytime I think about taking a test I get my AF.

I also went to the acupuncture again today and she told me my kidneys and spline are cold and they need to be warmed up for me to get pregnant. She said next week we will work on that. I'm not completely buying the whole mindset but I'm trying to be open minded.

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Well I tested this am and so far BFN Sad but still no AF so will keep my fx and will wait to test in a couple of days. Shep, I just keep myself busy so that I don't have time to think about testing plus I only keep one or two test at home so that I am not tempted to test everyday. Although you are tempting me to stop at the dollar store the next time I am in the city and grab some Big smile

Shep, I feel so bad for you and your situation! You must just get so frustrated with your step-son because he is really finding out how to push your buttons by the sounds of things. My your DH sounds amazing even standing up for you and supporting you and your role in disciplining his son too. I really don't mind you venting here in this group because it is always good to talk and just get things off your chest and well we all have our issues that may or may not be preventing our BFP but that is what a Buddy group is for is for us to be able to help each other out. I sure hope you had a better day yesterday and had some sleep last night. I will be thinking about you today!!

Dawn, wow sounds like you may be getting some answers finally! I had the ultrasound done on my ovaries about 6 years ago...the only thing I can say is it is no fun having to have a full bladder then someone pressing on it too. Otherwise it was no problem Big smile With regard to your acupuncture my dr said the same to me about my kidneys and spleen so I am thinking they must know what they are talking about since we obviously didn't go to the same chinese dr. LOL I am trying to be open minded too so we can help each other out with that too Smile

That is crazy about your situation with your step-son too Dawn! That really took courage for you to be able to do that I am sure with the whole drug test and all! Hopefully your step-son will come to realize that you are really looking out for his best interests too. Your DH must be pretty amazing to be able to support you with that because I am sure it would have been tough on him to kick is own son out.

Keep us posted on how your appointment goes today Dawn!

Where is everyone else?? What stage is everyone at in their cycles?

Baby dust and FX Big smile

Vel

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Velly - Thanks for the encouragement, I feel that way too, most of the time. and that's what I keep hoping for... when I least expect it an BFP! I know what you mean, I feel like this 2ww is going by faster for me too, although I have 5 more days until I should test. Keep us updated on your testing. Sheesh you had a much more productive weekend then I did, that's great! and hey there is nothing wrong with early nesting Smile you are like super mom already! I hope that kicks in with me soon ha!

Dawn - I am so sorry, that bitch always does that, messes with us, that's exactly what she did to me last month, I actually tested and got my BFN and then a couple hours later there was AF. That's good that your DR is going to try and figure things out. They thought I might have PCOs too at first, I hear there are ways to still get PG naturally even if you have it, I'm sure he'll fill you in on all of it. So Did he suggest IUI or IVF if you don't get PG?

Shep - so sorry about everything with your stepson, but that's so great DH is such a good dad and hubby and that you both are on the same team. Hang in there.

AFM - Just feeling the PMS symptoms more and more, Ive had really sore BB's and been extra grouchy and hungry, not the minor cramps are starting, if all is on schedule I should start spotting by this weekend. Oh and I was on a fast from refined sugar which went out the window when DH thought he was being nice and brought home a box of Entemans donuts. He said "oh I thought you were done with that" . Not until October and then he said "we'll just give them to your brother" and I grabbed one out of the box and shoved it in my mouth, Yeah talk about PMS, oh well I can still try to eat it in moderation unlike before. Smile and 21 days off sugar is pretty good.

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Diagnosed with stage 4 Endometriosis in September 2010
3 failed IVF cycles with local clinic
1 failed cycle at CCRM But we got accepted into their new study so we are trying one last time! FX!
2nd cycle w/CCRM. 3 perfect blasts out of the bunch, xferred 1, BFP!!!!
DS Born June 24th! We are truly blessed.

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LOL Amber, I don't think I am super Mom but it definitely feels good to get my house organized again, however that will all change again this weekend when my step-daughter comes for the weekend. We get her every 2nd weekend and it seems when she comes it is a whirlwind of activity and then when she leaves it takes me a week to get caught up again Laughing out loud I love her to bits and wouldn't change it for anything. In fact my DH and I are really trying to get her to come live with us because her mother is very unstable and jumps from man to man and we worry that something very scary could happen one day. We are keeping our FX that she will move out here with us. Let's hope for you and FX that you will get a BFP instead of AF!! I am very impressed Amber 21 days with no sugar way to go...what was your secret??

Dawn how did everything go yesterday with your ultrasound and bloodwork??

AFM: AF still is not here but the strange thing is I don't even feel any symptoms of it coming either which is very strange for me. My BB's are a little tender but otherwise I feel fine?? I will do another PG test tomorrow if AF doesn't arrive.

Question - do I change my ticker if AF hasn't come yet because technically it is not day 1 of my cycle if AF hasn't started right??

Have a great day everyone!!

Vel

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Hey ladies!! Internet connection has been hit & miss on my return trip. I am on the last leg of this trip and I will be stranded for at least another 24hrs Sad I guess things could be a lot worse and I'm actually in good spirits despite the circumstances....as all of you seem as well. No BFP but everyone's outlook seems very positive and questions are being answered. Can't wait to see how they warm up the liver & kidneys....will it be through herbs or acupuncture?

AF came early for me...day 26. I was pretty sure we were too early this month to hit my O but was afraid my husband would leave before Octobers so getting AF early is perfectly fine with me. This will hopefully put us right in line with a chance this month. I have been taking the Fertilaid when I remember so maybe that is why my periods are shortening...I'll take a 26 day AF over 32 just because we get to try again sooner!!!

I've felt really lonely the past couple days as so many couples & families have been in the terminals. Spent so time reading up on how you all are doing and it definitely helps. I just can't wait to talk to my husband...even if it is over the phone...its been at least two weeks so I've heard his voice.

Hope you all are well and those BFPs start rolling in as a couple of you are testing the next couple days. BABY DUST to all!!

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Sio that sucks that you haven't talked to your DH in so long. I hope you get to see him soon. Maybe the fertilaid did shorten your cycle. I took it last month and I was 4 days early also. Now the DR said I can't take anything but a multi vitamin while I'm on this new medicine.

The appointment went good but they forgot to tell me that I had to sit there for 2 hours after I drank this nasty sugary drink so they could take my blood before and after. The ultrasound showed tons of cysts on my ovaries so he said that is common with the PCOS.

I'm hoping these meds will work fast, so far no side affects like I had on the clomid. He said we might have to do the IUI but I'm hoping we wont have to. I'll give it a month or two then if nothing happens we will do the IUI.

Velly keep us posted on the testing!

Wishing babydust to all!!!

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Velly - that's wonderful about your step-daughter, I mean that you have such a great relationship and even though her mom is a bit unstable, it's great that she has you to provide some stability. FX that you guys get her full time. HA! no sugar for 21 days was really tough for me, I have a major sweet tooth, I just heard some things about refined sugar being related to egg health so I thought I'd cut back and had a hard time doing so, so I stopped it all together, only fruit as my dessert for 21 days. Now I'm just trying portion control with it, doing OK with that Smile Any updates on your Af or PG tests?

Siovahn - you had the same length cycle as me, 26 days. How hard it is to not see your Dh for so long, it will be so nice to see him. I really hope that you O early and have plenty of chances to BD and you finally get your BFP this month!! FX for you.

Dawn - So sorry about the cysts, really how painful. I hope that your meds work and that there will be no need for IUI. FX for you too!

AFM - I'm not even tempted to test this month because I know AF is coming, I started spotting yesterday and feel the same as I do every 25-26 days at this time in my cycle. SO maybe next month...

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TTC #1 since 2008
Diagnosed with stage 4 Endometriosis in September 2010
3 failed IVF cycles with local clinic
1 failed cycle at CCRM But we got accepted into their new study so we are trying one last time! FX!
2nd cycle w/CCRM. 3 perfect blasts out of the bunch, xferred 1, BFP!!!!
DS Born June 24th! We are truly blessed.

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Hi Ladies.. Internet connection was down for a few days.. I sat here and wondered.. how did we ever do anything without it?? Or turn around to get our cell phones we left at home?? What did we do before we had them??

Anyway, I have only a minute.. but wanted y'all to know I am thinking of you.. I will have time in the morning to catch up with everyone..

Babydust... Big smile

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