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Monday, May 4th 2009, 12:35pm

Hi Vic, I had the day and the day after off but could probably have done with a day or so more. Good luck xx Just a thought as well, as the ET is such a quick and painless procedure I went to work straight from the hospital, I wouldnt do that again, my emotions were all over the place so if you havent already, I would book that day off x
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Monday, May 4th 2009, 1:02pm

I think it's really individual....I had no pain or discomfort at all and actually found the whole thing to be quite relaxing, what with the general anesthesia. After I felt relieved that all the eggs were out and that my ovaries can relax. But then I started worrying about the fertilization! Ah there is no end!
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Monday, May 4th 2009, 5:39pm

Thanks for the advice girls really appreciate it starsmile, I think I will take off the day of ET and go in next day. I have 5 days of holiday to take next week so I can relax then. I didn't know tx could be so tiring mentally and emotionally and because the hospital is a 4 hour round trip and we go into work after, it has definetely took its toll physically on me and DF..we are absolutely cream crackered :yawning:
But fingers crossed it will be soo worth it

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Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 10:24pm

time off

Hi there vic - good luck for tomorrow. You really need to see how you feel. I found egg collection fine - came around quite quickly and had clear conversation with embryologist before leaving the hospital. I had EC last Tue and transfer last Thur. I didnt go back to work inbetween as boss think I am just going in for an opp on womens bits! He doesnt like to hear the details. It felt a little uncomfortable but bearable - I walked into town for lunch with my mum on the Wed. However after transfer on Thur it was different! I planned to go back to work today after bank holiday weekend but felt more uncomfortable than after EC and sooo tired. Feel alot better this evening and going back on Thur. Just listen to your body. Hope you get lots of good eggs!
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Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 9:13pm

EC Tomorrow

All - apologies for TMI....

Tomorrow is my EC, I don't feel overly nervous but I have just had the worst upset stomach and I have also noticed a lot of thick discharge and my boobs are so sore.

Is this normaL? I am worried as after my last scan the doctor said that my left ovary had produced lots more follies overnight and advised that if any more are produced between then and tomorrow everything will need to be frozen and wait for a couple of months before starting again as I may have OHSS...

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Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 9:43pm

RE: EC Tomorrow

Hoping all goes to plan tomorrow, I can't give you any advise on OHSS - sorry.

Will be thinking of you tomorrow :hugs:

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Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 9:47pm

Hi Lisa, best of luck for EC tomorrow. My advice to you would be to drink lots of water, get lots of rest and mention the upset tummy to your cons tomorrow before EC.\ They can give you a blood test to see how high your levels are. Sore boobs and more discharge are normal on stimms, particularly towards the end of stimms, so this is a good sign.
If you feel ill in the night though and are worried then call the emergency number your clinic will have given you. I hope all you'll need is some reassurance tonight.
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Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 9:50pm

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Thursday, June 11th 2009, 6:43am

Want to wish you lots of luck fir today.
Sore boobs and discharge us normal while stimming, apparently it happens more as the follies get bigger. I had ICSI cycle stopped due to risk of OHSS I was upset but looking back so glad that they did stop after EC as I did get OHSS.
Good luck today!
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Thursday, June 11th 2009, 9:57am

Hi Lisa just wanted to wish you lots of luck with EC, and i hope everything can go ahead as planned and you dont have OHSS, as the ladies have said discharge and tender (.) (.) are all normal and are good signs,
keep us updated on progress

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Thursday, June 11th 2009, 9:59am

Just want to drop by and wish you lots of luck for today xxxx


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Thursday, June 11th 2009, 7:36pm

Thank you all for your advice and kind wishes blowkiss

EC went ahead today and they collected 11 eggs. I don't feel too uncomfortable this evening, just some AF like cramps.

I am bleeding though. When I came around from sedation they kept an eye on me becuase of this, however it eased and they said I should continue to monitor. This evening I have just passed a big clot and more fresh blood. I did call the on call doctor and he just said if it gets heavy to go to casualty.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks again everyone, I really appreciate your experience and advice :xxx3:


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Thursday, June 11th 2009, 8:38pm

I bled but only on the day of Egg collection and by the following morning it had stopped. Keep an eye on it and if you are worried or it gets really heavy go to your A&E department. You have to be careful as you will be having your embies put back and you want to make sure you are all good for that to take place!!!

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Thursday, June 11th 2009, 10:09pm

well done on the 11 eggs hun!
Take it easy now!!
I didnt bleed afyter EC but they did warn me that i might. And that if it was a lot rather than just spotting to call A & E.
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Friday, June 12th 2009, 3:57pm

Thank you both for your advise.

I took a hot water bottle to bed last night and today the cramps have gone and I haven't bled.

Hospital called this morning to say 6 eggs fertilised - fingers crossed for ET tomorrow.


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Friday, June 12th 2009, 5:45pm

:hello: lisa just popped into to say im going through ivf with pgd for a
balanced translocation im so happy for you and 6 fertilised is good news how many are you planning to put back.i I will :pray: for your embies to grow and be strong lots ans lots ofbabydust :dust: for you please keep us posted.

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Friday, June 12th 2009, 6:09pm

Lisa - wishing you all the best and hoping that those great results keep coming, and they plant as many s you want,
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Friday, June 26th 2009, 7:59pm

Wow 6 eggs fertilised!! :party: thats great news.

How did the ET go? How many embryos were you allowed to put back? I have heard its only one but some people have two put back?? ?(

Hope your enjoying your 2ww hun, good luck :xxx3:
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Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 12:39pm

EC tomorrow and cant stop feeling anxious!!

Hi,

I am trying to keep calm and relaxed but keep getting butterflies thinking about tomorrow, i know I am making it worse and this doesnt help knowing that anxiety is not good!! How can I help to keep myself calm and relaxed?? :sadface:
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Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 12:55pm

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I see you have a diary and lots of threads in this section. Why not pop over to the chat thread where all of the girls who are going through tx hang out and chat? You'll find it here

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Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 1:24pm

Hi Tia

Hi Tia,

I was terrified of EC. Absolutely DREADING it the day before. But I promise you - it's completely fine. I didn't feel a thing and I was home by 1pm - having lunch.

I can recommed signing up for the July Cycle Buddy thread, really helps to read the experiences of others in the same situation.

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Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 2:04pm

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for support, already over on July Jackpots just needed reassurance quick :snigger:

Congratulations on your :BFP:

Hi Eeyore - will try and keep my posts over in JJ from now on
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Monday, August 17th 2009, 10:25pm

Do they use catheters for Egg Collection?

Hello, I don't remember everyhaving a catheter for EC but a foreign body has been found in my bladder and the consultants are trying to work out where it is coming from, and this is one option. Does anyone know?
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Monday, August 17th 2009, 10:37pm

I don't know about EC but I know for me they used some kind of catheter for ET. I think that's what they said anyway - for my first my bladder wasn't full enough and I'm sure they said they needed a firmer catheter to get in.

Hope you get it sorted hun x
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Monday, August 17th 2009, 11:31pm

I've never been catheterised for egg collection hun - even under GA you aren't really out long enough for one to be needed
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Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 6:30am

Hi Ros,
I don't think a urinary catheter is used for EC...
Is it possibly something left over from the D&C?
I hope it gets sorted very soon,
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Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 9:44am

OMG! I hope it is all ok.

I am not aware of a catheter being used but then I am never aware of anything during EC.
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Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 9:53am

Hope its all sorted soon Ros xx

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Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 3:23pm

Thanks ladies, they are not so sure it's a bit of a catheter now, it looks like some sort of tissue now. It doesn't really help when the urologist and the sonographer doctor say they have never seen anything like it before ...hmmmmm

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Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 4:56pm

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My egg collection is due soon, and my employer is not the best about time off.

Could anyone please tell me how long this normally takes, and if I will be ok for work or will I need rest? and also the same for when the egg is put back.

Thanks in advance.

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Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 5:09pm

It really depends how you feel after hun. Some ladies have a couple of days i have heard of some people going back straight back to work. As for after ET my clinic recommends 3-4 days off.

good luck hun
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Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 5:40pm

Hi Shaldon,
What kind of work do you do? If it is at all strenuous, I wouldn't advise going back on the same day after EC. If at all possible, I would take the day off, especially as its your first EC. I'm sure it will go fine, but in case the sedation leaves you feeling a bit sicky or sleepy, its best that you are wrapped up in bed.
ET is a much simpler procedure, much like a smear test really. The advice ranges from lying down for 10 minutes afterwards than resuming your normal daily activities, right up to 2 whole weeks of bed rest! There is no evidence really to support one way is better than the other, but for peace of mind (which is so important!), resting can make you feel like you are doing all you can to make it work.
Hope that helps a little, and lots of luck to you!
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Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 6:22pm

HI there
I have just had my EC It isnt something to worry about!
I have taken off the day of the EC and the day after as i had sedation and you need to take it easy afterwards.
As for time off with the ET it is up to you. I spoke to my doctor this week and she says as long as you dont do any exsessive sport of manual labour you can carry on pretty much as normal. She also said that its the first 4 days after the ET that are important for the embryo to latch on. The reason you have to have a 2ww is for your hormones to catch up with what is going on.
It really is up to you.
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Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 4:16am

After my failed 1st ICSI (which I was up and running 3 days after ET)...am not taking any risks. Doc too adviced this time round, stay home and vegetate for 2 weeks. Don't bother doing anything to maximise all chances.

Got my books, Ribena and laptop...that's heaven :)
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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 12:41pm

How long from EC to transfer?

Just wanted to share that I have my EC on Mon morning, so cannot believe I have come to this point after taking soooo long. 46 days of DR !
Does anyone know how many days it takes before they but the embryos back in?



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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 1:04pm

embryo transfer is generally on day 3 or day 5 (blastocyst) but it can also be done on days 2 - 6 it will depend both on your embryo's (number and quality) and on your clinics preferences

i've always had day 3 transfers so far
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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 2:59pm

I had a day 3 transfer as well. Good luck xx
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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 3:10pm

Hi bonjeux I am also at LWHospital and they're tending to go for blasts at the moment (changes all the time) but it depends on how many embryos you have. So probably day 5, but they monitor the development of your Embryos to watch for cell division and if it looks like things are slowing down or not dividing as they should they will phone you and ask you to come straight in. Getting them back inside under these circumstances is the best place for them.

So really there's no hard fast rule. You'll probably get daily updates from the embryologist to tell you how they are progressing. Good Luck, hope it goes well

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Sunday, September 6th 2009, 10:28am

RE: How long from EC to transfer?

You will probably speak with a Nurse or a Cons before your Ec tomorrow and I am sure they will advise you of the plan.

Each clinic is different but as a guide I had my ET 2 days after EC.

Wishing you all the best for EC tomorrow and sending tons of babydust your way. Please let us know how it all goes xx

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Monday, October 12th 2009, 4:47pm

How long does the procedure last?

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me how long the egg collection procedure lasts? My husband needs to get back to work after dropping me off at home. My appointment's at 8.30 so what time do you think we'll be done by?

thanks

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Monday, October 12th 2009, 5:00pm

RE: How long does the procedure last?

Hey Kelly

I reckon you should allow the whole morning for being at the clinic, the procedure itself won't take that long but you will need a bit of time to recover afterwards as you will feel a bit 'out of it'. The clinic probably won't let you go until they are happy you have recovered enough to go home - where you will probably fall asleep again - it's good stuff that they give you!!

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Monday, October 12th 2009, 5:13pm

Thats a tough one

I was in theatre about half hour but only had 9 follies and then I needed a good hour to sleep off sedative.

Depends on how many eggs they collect and whether your having general or local, General will be longer I would imagine.
I would definatly give yourself all morning and if its anything like my clinic I was an hour late getting into theatre

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Monday, October 12th 2009, 5:35pm

I'd give it at least until 1 o' clock, you will need recovery time and you will fall asleep once you're out of theatre. Also, you will probably be advised that you shouldn't be left on your own for 24 hours after the procedure just in case you suffer any side-effects. If your husband really needs to get back to work try if you can to get someone to be there for you when you get home.

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Monday, October 12th 2009, 8:16pm

Yep, I'd say 1 pm at the earliest.
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Monday, October 12th 2009, 8:21pm

Thanks for all your replies ladies. Just hoping they find some good eggs as there weren't many follies in there.

Good luck on your donor eggs gracie and well done to all of you that are pregnant!!

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Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 11:14pm

If it's any help, here's what I experienced today (egg collection, NHS):

0830 wife and I arrive at hospital as requested (some couples were told 1030, some 0830, so there were a few couples arrived and waiting at 0830; we were to the third in theatre).
0915 wife and I chat with anesthesiologist
0930 "breakfast" - couple of paracetamol and a sip of water
0945 wife chats with consultant performing egg collection
1015 help wife get changed into hospital gown
1030 wife goes into theatre for egg collection. I read a paper, watch daytime TV (there really is a lot of antique/house programs on in the morning!)
1120 wife came out of theatre into recovery room
1145 taken through to sit by wife's bed
1215 wife gets lunch in bed!
1230 help get dressed, go and sit in the waiting area and have some drink
1250 post-op chat with nurse and lab technician about what we need to do tomorrow (find out how many fertilised) and Saturday (embryo emplantation)
1310 leave hospital

Good luck all, and fingers crossed.

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Monday, November 2nd 2009, 4:39pm

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Hello,



I am undergoing my first IVF having had two failed IUI’s.



I have had a scan today and the doctor has said that I have 3 x 17- 19mm follies on the right side and 2 x 17- 19 mm on the left.



I am due to have my EC on Wednesday and I am working myself into a bit of a mess as I am not very good with pain.



My clinic is in Denmark and they will give me a local anaesthetic – will that mean I wont feel anything? They have offered a general anaesthetic but at an additional cost of £350. I feel like such a coward as I am so lucky to have so many eggs and the tx has cost so much already to get where we are now.



If I have local and get into an emotional mess will it affect the egg quality? Will it damage them?



Also is it normal to have a really bloated tummy? I have been on Gonal F (150 iu) and Orgalutran (0.25mg).



Sorry to ask so many questions but I am feeling very scared that I may do something that will damage my chances all because I am a such a wimp when it comes to pain. I have purposefully avoided reading anything to do with the procedure as I know it make me worse.



Thanks
SaraH

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June 2009 - IUI :BFN:
November 2009 - IVF :BFN: ;(
Jan 2010 IVF :BFN:
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Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 10:46am

Hey Hun,

First off .... you WONT damage ur eggs by being nervous or anything else :D Many women are petrified of their first EC, but come round and wonder what all the fuss was about. You may have a few cramps later, but u can take pain killers for that (an i mean, its really not that bad - a bit like period pain) Its normal to be bloated too ... just keep an eye on it after EC and make sure u drigk plenty of fluids :D
Having a local annesetic is fine. Ive had EC 4 times and 3 of them i was sedated and 1 of them i was jsut given local like ur going to have. You WONT feel a thing i promise you ... you will be so pleased as they call out the number of eggs they get - u wont even realise what they are doing :D

Please try not to worry too much - its normal to be nervouis but i guarantee u, when u come out - u will wonder why u stressed so much :D

Good luck and let us know how u get on

Xxxxxx

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Monday, November 9th 2009, 9:08pm

Hi Bec

Sorry about the late post but I had problems with the internet in Denmark.. I tried ot post it about 8 times before I finally gave up!

Thanks so much for your reply it really helped me. I didnt sleep the evening before and ended up having a general. They collected 5 eggs and 4 fertilised. They have put back two 4 celled embryo's and out another 2 in the freezer.

I am supposed to have a blood test on the 19th November but as I dont have anyone to take the blood I am going to wait and complete an ordinary pregnancy test. My AF was a week late this month so I am not sure when I am due to have my next AF - do you know how it works after the ET?

Thanks

Sara x
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Monday, November 9th 2009, 10:15pm

Hi hun

You can do your own pg test on the 19th as per the clinic's advice. Remember your cycle has been artificially altered to accommodate the IVF so in theory your AF will either arrive on the 19th or IT WON'T and you'll be pregnant! :goodluck:

Glad it all went well and you had such a great collection result! :D

Me 40 DH 35 TTC 10yr
peritoneal mesothelioma, cystectomy 97 & 00
peritonectomy, lost both tubes & most of left ovary Aug 07


Dec 07 BFP b/ov m/c 9.6wk
July 08 BFN
Dec 08 BFP b/ov m/c 9.6wk

July 09 BFN
Nov 09 BFP 2 x sacs 1 b/o 1 no hrtbt m/c 9.2wk
May10 BFP at 8+4 m/mc @10wk scan ERPC

Found: High NK cells, DQ Alpha match, LAD neg & PAI-1 pos...

NOV 2010 - Immune IVF at CARE Manchester
:BFP: [zx076] :girl: born 25/8/11

OCT 2012 - Immune IVF at CARE Manchester
:BFP: [zx076] :boy: born 24/6/13




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