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Monday, May 7th 2012, 9:00pm

Author: Sez140

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

SS, Thank you so much! That's marvellous! I can't help thinking the PGD reference is some kind of mistake. I've been reading and digging around on the internet and nowhere does it suggest that a swim test can lead straight to a diagnosis of PGD being needed. Seems like a huge leap. So phew - thank you so much for comfirming. We weren't offered any genetic counselling, no. But because I produced just one egg (my AMH is stupidly low so no hope of more!) then I don't think they'll ever bother to do...

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 10:01pm

Author: Sez140

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Hi Paul - and all other Spermy People hanging out in here! Would you be able to cast your expert eye over this please? And advise me what on Earth this means! My situation, in brief, is that we had ICSI in 2009 as a result of my husbands low count, motility and morphology issues. We got just 4 eggs, 2 fertilised, we stuck both back and our son was born in 2010. Yes - a first time "hit" despite low numbers of eggs/embies. 2011/2012 - we returned to our clinic for "the same again" to be told that ...

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 10:01pm

Author: Sez140

Success!

Just to bring this thread full circle... I might have had low AMH and high FSH, and I got just 1 egg, but I am pregnant. So, don't give in people! It DOES happen! :-) xxx

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 9:49pm

Author: Sez140

My update!

Hi All, Angie - just catching up and I am so, so sorry to hear your news sweetie. So sorry. I wish there was more I could say or do... Sending you big, massive hugs, and lots of love... Annab - Hammy prefer not to do weekend appts, and try and time cycles to fall on week days. However, if needed, weekend appointments are there. I was in on the weekend before my egg collection. I think clinic opens at 8am, rather than 7am though... FebruaryCupCake - damn cysts! Don't even start me on cysts!! I al...

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 8:47pm

Author: Sez140

Samller gauge needles anyone?

Hi, Has anyone used a smaller gauge needle than those given out by their clinic? My clinic has provided needles that are 0.45mm thick. But I ran out due to them having to double all my meds unexpectedly - jabs morning and evening all of a sudden meant that I ran out of needles - panic stations! So until I could get some more, I purchased some new syringes from the pharmacy in Asda (you can get everything in Asda!) and the thing is - I've fallen in love with these lovely syringes! They bruise les...

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 2:48pm

Author: Sez140

Good talking

How great that you talked it all through with your wife - that bodes so well for any possible future IVF/infertility treatment - communication is essential. Our situation isn't really the same, but my husbands sperm was pretty bad and we were told we'd need IVF and I was really scared about what that would mean for me. It's the woman who has to go through so much pain and discomfort with the IVF - even if it's the bloke with "the problem". It's a massive under-taking, and feels even more unfair ...

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 1:41pm

Author: Sez140

Anna

Hey Anna, Wishing you well for your coordination appt and treatment cycle. It's chaotic at Hammy - but they get results, which is the most important thing. Sarah

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 12:57pm

Author: Sez140

Wow!

Wow - that must have taken an age to type up! Thank you so much for that - it made for interesting reading and has been really helpful. We're currently have an IVF cycle, but we've been given a very small chance of success so we're considering both egg donation and adoption (we already have a child who is almost 2, so that is a major consideration to us and to which route we go down) - so I was having a look through all the adoption stuff to see what I could find out. This is really interesting....

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 12:38pm

Author: Sez140

Thank you

Thanks Dusky! You're so sweet, and the support and encouragment is very much appreciated. Apologies that I've bailed out of the cycle buddies thread - but I'm so far behind now... I hope everyone is doing well. I think of everyone often, but it's been a really tricky few weeks (IVF problems, had conjunctivitus, Alex has had norovirus - aggghh!) and I haven't been on much. Any spare time has been spent trying to catch up with work as I'm behind as a result of time off for illness/appointments etc...

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 12:04pm

Author: Sez140

Still there...

A quick update from me... The cyst is still there, after a week of double dose of burserlin... They've now done a blood test too, and they want me in on Monday for another scan and an aspiration if it's still there. So really that's another week of delay, more burserlin, an extra blood test and a sedation/aspiration - before we can move to stims. I'm really sad and anxious. But I guess we just have to keep going. Onwards and upwards! Sarah

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 11:54am

Author: Sez140

Cyst

Hiya, Just updating... Was at Hammy yesterday, at 7am, computers all down - chaos! Anyway - the cyst is still there. They took some bloods and I'm in on Monday for it to be drained. Am utterly miserable as a result. Still on double Burserlin, morning and evening, and dreading Monday. On the positive side, at least on Monday it'll be gone and we should be able to carry on to stims. Have been wondering if it's worth carrying on to be honest, Knowing that I probably don't have any eggs anyway means...

Friday, January 27th 2012, 10:01pm

Author: Sez140

Angie!

Hey Angie, Yes, I saw your back as you dashed past me and into the loo. And I thought "ooh, I'll grab her when she comes out!" and then they called me in for my scan, so no chance to meet. Maybe next time! Glad you're on track, that's good news. All didn't go as well for me unfortunately. Cyst on my only working ovary. Have to double the dose of Buserlin and down-reg for another week. So now taking 0.5ml morning and evening. The headaches are pretty special! We shall see again in a week... I'm b...

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 9:43pm

Author: Sez140

Thank you

Thanks so much Maria. Having just one working ovary, it's scared me that now that one is stuffed too. I have to double the dose, so another 14 needles... Yuck! And a week of delay... I have to admit, I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself tonight! Dusky7 - thank you too, sending big hugs your way too. xxx Thanks again, your post has cheered me up lots. Sarah xxx

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 9:21pm

Author: Sez140

Baseline scan shows a cyst - got to down-reg for another week - HELP!

Hi All, I have been down-regging for 2 weeks now, and have had a bleed. Went for my baseline scan today to be told I have a cyst on my right ovary. We already know that my left ovary has completely shut down, so we're totally reliant on the right one. They've told me I have to double the dose of the buserlin and go back in another week for another scan. Obviously I'm gutted and worried. Anyone know anything about this? What does it mean? Will the cycle have to be cancelled? Will I have (even les...

Friday, January 13th 2012, 9:49pm

Author: Sez140

Birth

Yeah, when it comes to it, and having come this far, you just want a happy, healthy baby. And that's what you'll get, I'm sure. Ooooh, it's so exciting. You must be finally starting to believe that it's actually going to happen. I think I started to believe it at about the stage you are now. Enjoy every second mate, so fantastic! xxx

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 10:29pm

Author: Sez140

Hi

Thanks Chicklet - yeah, this morning I got DH to put the needle in (that's the bit that freaks me out!) and then I pushed the plunger down and pulled it out. So that's a step forward really. Maybe in a few more days I'll do the needle in bit as well. Thanks for the message and support. Much appreciated. xxx Angie - hope you're doing okay today cycle buddy. xxx Sarah xxx

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 10:26pm

Author: Sez140

Hammersmith - pregnancy chat

My placenta was low lying as well... But it moved up in time... Like you, I wasn't bothered either way, just as long as bubba was healthy. Best of luck to you, my lovely, nearly there really! :-) Sarah xxx

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 8:57pm

Author: Sez140

Hammersmith - treatment feedback and chat

Will definitely look out for you. Yes, my DH does mine as well - I'm not keen. Keep thinking I need to be braver and do it myself... But then again, if DH didn't do it he'd have no real role. And I prefer us to be doing this together - from day one. So that's a good reason to keep letting him do it. xxx

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 7:10pm

Author: Sez140

early riser

Angie - yes, I need to get back too, so can't hang around. But maybe if I'm a bit early we can at least say hi - it would be lovely to put a face to a name. I have very short hair, glasses, fairly tall, and will almost certainly be wearing jeans and fiddling with my phone! Say hi if you see me. Fuzzy Bee - I've got to get there early (will have to get up at about 5.30am, out of the house at 6.15am - to try and be there for 7.15am!) but I really need to get home again by 9.10am as Alex has Tumble...




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