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If you played with any of these you are probably in the #ttcover40 #ivfover40 club! #flashbackfriday
My faith has sustained me thru this journey. It gets hard and I often want to give up. Yet, I press toward the mark and my calling. I know we all have different faiths, so for those interested there is a link to a powerful blog in my bio from a Christian perspective. I’d love your thoughts. #ivfover40 #ttcover40
...and so cycle 5 comes to an end. 😢 It was expected; I had very few symptoms this time, and the ones I had were pointing towards a negative result. I'm sad and I'm disappointed, but mostly I'm angry. I'm angry with myself; with my previous life style choices and that I waited until 35 to start TTC (I met my husband when I was 24), I'm angry with my body which keeps on rejecting the embryos; this was my 5th transfer and in total I've had 9 embryos put back. I'm angry that I let myself hope...yes I can't deny that even though it seemed it wasn't going to go my way this time either, I still interpreted the one or the other twinge or different sensation in my stomach as a positive sign...maybe just maybe...I've waited so long... could this still be my turn? We still have one frozen embryo left, but I don't have much hope for this one as it was the slowest developing one; 2AA on day 6. With every failed cycle I get more bitter and cynical, and the belief that ivf will ever work for us is more and more distant ... #bfn #ivffailure #ivftake5 #ivffail5 #ivfover40 #ivf40plus #deivf #eggdonation #ttccommunity #ttcsister #infertility #infertilitysucks #thishurtssobad #lifeisnotfair
This is how I've been starting my days since I got back from Athens. Surprisingly time has passed by quickly; I've kept myself busy both at home and at work. I was determined that this cycle would be different from the previous ones, in the hope that this one would bring success unlike the 4 previous failed attempts. The single most useful thing I've done differently was to stay away from googling for symptoms. Reading forum threads about 2WW symptoms I've always done in the past and it exhausted me and made my mind go crazy. I also chose not to tell anyone that I'd be/am cycling this time. It's been nice not having to answer endless questions about how it's going, how I'm feeling etc. This way I got more of a break from it, and was not constantly reminded by others. But instead this superstition has made my mind go crazy in a new way. ☹ I've become obsessed with doing things differently and numbers! I've never before tested earlier than OTD so I reckoned I should do that this cycle. But then again OTD is on Wed which is the 13th...hmmm unlucky number. Better not. Though maybe it's exactly the opposite and testing on the 13th will give me a positive result? However in my 3rd cycle, which was my 1st donor cycle last year I had my transfer on Dec, 13th. This is my 1st FET, 3rd donor cycle with OTD on the 13th...is that a sign I should test on the 12th instead? Arrrrrghhhh 😣 Another thing speaking in favour of testing one day early was that then I'd know if I'd need to pick up (and pay) for the letter from the GP that I will need to bring to the clinic (stating that I'm allowed to review the blood test results myself). But then it hit me; it'll probably be negative just because I'm being cheap. After having invested in excess of 10k in this DE cycle...this is not the time to try to save a mere £17... Then obviously I have considered that since I've always tested at home before going to have blood drawn...maybe I shouldn't this time? If you made it all way here; thank you! This is just a little taste of my current crazy thinking and reasoning. Usually I'm a very logical and analytical person, I don't even read horoscopes believe it or not...😉
Can’t believe I’m almost halfway! The first 18 weeks have gone slower than sloooow but it’s because I’m sure it’s because we’ve been on this journey for years & I had some complications early on. I have a feeling the second half is going to go by pretty fast. I’m getting more confident mentally so I think Once I get home from California this week, it’s time to start planning for this little girl💗
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With all the excitement of the biscuits yesterday I didn't get to the Monday Mantra so here is a Tuesday Thought!⠀ ⠀ I know that there are a lot of diamonds out there! Sending you all love - keep going and keep sparkling!⠀ ⠀ xox⠀ ⠀ #mondaymantra #tuesdaythought #shinebrightlikeadiamond #diamond #positivity #inspiration #hope #love #ttc #ttccommunity #pcos #iui #icsi #surrogacy #coach #fertilitycoach #fertilitysupport #fertilitywarrior #infertilitysucks #ivf #ivfover40 #ivfsuccess #rainbowbaby #1in8couplesbattleinfertility
My imagination has been a wild one since I was little. A few years ago I thought a punching bag in the passenger seat in my husband’s car was another woman. (ask me later) I’ve Googled implantation bleeding only to just be a few days early. I’ve felt up my own boobs looking for soreness. I confused Garden variety bitchiness for pregnancy mood swings. If it’s a pregnancy symptom, then I’ve had it! Infertility can play tricks on ya mind. #itsthepizzasilly #getoffgoogleat2am #ivfover40 #babyisthatyou #isthatabump #noitsgas #prayforme
What It Means To Me 1. I’m not alone. I used to wonder if I was the only person on a Saturday night making it romantic with some Pre-seed, organic candles, Pom juice and legs up the wall. 😝 Apparently not. 2. I’m not an outcast. I assumed the #ttcover40 crowd would be small or judged for trying to become Mothers “at our age.” Forty and over.... We are here. We are resilient. 3. We’re in this together. I’m seeing ladies on here of all backgrounds, races, religions and viewpoints. We’re all connected via our desire to be moms...for the first time or maybe once again. #ttcover40 #ivfover40 #ttccommunity #wannabemom #hope
Advice and experience needed: my Dr and his partner do not use PIO. They use Crinone for FET. When I inquired, I was told they only give PIO when progesterone levels are too low after implantation. I started freaking out to the nurse, and she called me back and said if it makes me feel better, I can take PIO. She said it’s crazy painful (which I knew), asked why I wanted to inflict the additional pain on myself (because PIO is all I know) and called in the prescription (it’s not ready yet). What’s your experience? After 10 retrievals (yes 10!), I’m an FET newbie and I am clueless what to ask or advocate. Thanks! #ivfwarrior #ivfover40 #ttc #ttcover40 #fet #fetadvice
It’s not Spring and my favorite flower (peonies), are not in season yet. Still, I wish I could place a vase on the nightstand or desk of all of my #ttcsisters. Brighter days are ahead. #ivfover40 #ttcover40 #ttccommunity #ivf
Yahoooo! 🤸🏼‍♀️🎉💃🏼It was so great to hear that my hcg levels tripled from two days ago. We scheduled the first ultrasound for 12/11...a day I truly didn’t think I’d be able to see. 😭I can’t believe one of these little bambinos is still hanging on! 💪🏼 #deivf #ivf #ivfover40 #donoreggs #betaday