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Thursday, May 1st 2008, 8:12am

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Coventry

Good morning, :hello:

Well I couldnt see this hospital on the list so I thought I would start a new thread for it 8)

I am currenlty on stims and have my second scan on Friday and hopefully ec early next week. Im very VERY nervous about the whole thing :yumyum:

If any one else is also at Walsgrave it would be good to know your comments about the tx you are receiving, mainly about blasto and how many eggs you have put back in

Hopefully hear from some one soon :happy:

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Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 10:22am

RE: Coventry Walsgrave

Hi Gemma

I am at CRM at Coventry too and at the same tage as you by the sound of it. I had my day 11 scan yesterday but unfortunately I'm not responding to the stimms as expected. They've doubled my Menopur and I have to go back for another scan on Monday.

When is your egg collection? Are you going to blasto? We have decided to go to blasto after talking to Sue the embryologist, wish they'd put 2 back though!!

I have found the clinic really good so far, everyone seems really friendly and they've been great when I've called asking questions whilst I've been ill over the last 2 weeks.

Good luck with your ec, let me know how you get on

xx

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Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 12:24pm

RE: Coventry Walsgrave

Hi sheenybean, thanks for responding.

Good luck at your scan on Monday and let me know how you get on, Ill keep my fingers crossed for you. I hope youir feeling better now :cheese:, was your illness down to the drugs? Hope you dont mind me asking but is this your first attempt at tx, and what tx are you having. I too have found the staff really nice and very informative.

My egg collection is Tuesday and I am soooooooo nervous about it all. Ive got 19 folicles which is really good so fingers crossed they have got eggs in them and that everything goes as planned.

We have also decided to go to blasto. I was taking to one of the nurses today about it, and she confirmed again that if we got to blasto stage they will only put one back due to the good success rate of blasto's. So fingers crossed or both of us hey !! high5

I hope everything goes ok for you next week, and keep in touch x x x x x x
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Monday, May 5th 2008, 7:11am

RE: Coventry Walsgrave

Hi Gemma1

Well I have my scan in 3 hours and couldn't sleep, going through all the scenarios of what will happen if I'm still not responding to the drugs!! I haven't been ill due to the drugs, I've had a chest infection and had to have 2 lots of anti-biotics to clear it up.

This is our 1st cycle and we're having icsi. What between me having only 1 tube (had ectopic 2 years ago), and DH's low sperm count and low morphology it was the only way to go!!! Is this your 1st tx?

Good luck with your egg collection tomorrow... I haven't even thought about ours yet, I'll worry about it when we get there :snigger:- hopefully we will!!

Will let you know how I get on later and try not to spend the day worrying about tomorrow!!!!

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Monday, May 5th 2008, 10:32am

RE: Coventry Walsgrave

hello again :D

I pm you and wished you good luck this morning, but Ill wish you good luck again on this thread as well high5 Let me know how you get on xxxx

This is our second attempt at tx. We went through IVF this time last year and paid private. We had 14 folicles and 10 eggs, but unfortunatly everything got infected with ecoli in the hospital and we lost everything. We were completly devistated :bawl: and very angry X(, but we are trying to think of the future now and are taking everything one step at a time. This tx is being funded by NHS and is our only free attempt and hopefully will be successful!!!!

I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nervous because of what happened last time, and Walsagrave have agreed to do half icsi and half ivf as im worried about infection again. Consultant said that icsi reduces the chances of infection although Walsagrave have never hear of ecoli infecting ivf tx at their hospital, or any other hospital :yumyum:. Im still nervous though!!

I have my fingers crossed for you and take everything one step at a time blowkiss

Lots of love to you

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Monday, May 5th 2008, 11:31am

Hi I'm also at the CRM and have mixed views about the clinic really. If we're not successful, we may consider changng clinics.

I don't doubt their technical expertise, but their bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired.

I wish you both lots of luck though in your tx..
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Monday, May 5th 2008, 12:03pm

:hello: and welcome to our little group!! :snigger:

Ive not had any problems at the clinic and the nurses have all been really nice.

what stage of your tx are you at?

Good luck and best wishes to you :laugh:
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Monday, May 5th 2008, 12:11pm

Hi Ladies and Tigger!!! :snigger:

I'm at CRM too. I haven't had my IVF yet. Was due to start in April but then got a natural BFP in March - which was then sadly diagnosed as ectopic. And surgery and loss of tube followed. :bawl:

I saw Mr Keay while in hosp and he said we could start IVF once I was fully recovered. We've got our "Info" appointment this Thursday, so I'm hoping that they'll tell us when we can start. This is our first and only NHS funded IVF cycle. We've had one IUI and have another two funded ones open to us.

Mr Keay is lovely, a real sweetie. I've spoken to Sarah Drury, the Senior Andrologist, on the phone re my DH's sample during our IUI, and she was really helpful and accommodating and didn't rush thru my questions at all.

However..... I've generally found a few of the nurses quite abrupt on the phone when I've rung to ask questions. I feel like I'm being rushed, and with something so important, you don't want to be made to feel that way! I know they are very busy, but part of their job is dealing with patients on the phone! It's kind of left me feeling like I don't want to ring up and ask anything, however I won't let that stop me phoning, it just makes me feel uncomfortable about doing so that's all.



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Monday, May 5th 2008, 12:47pm

Hi Delilah :hi:

Sorry to hear you journey so far has been a sad one, lots and hugs and kisses to you xoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

The only problem I have had is that I needed to get hold of a nurse urgently and the answer phone was on at 445pm but the department doesnt shut untill 5pm. In the end after a mad panic all night about not having the correct drugs that I needed for my trigger shot yesterday I went to the hospital on Saturday morning. I saw nurse sarah there and she was very nice and calmed me down (basically the sheet of paper I had said to take 2 lots of trigger shot, but I only had one).

Ive not met the consultant yet but my ec is tomorrow so I am sur I will then.

Good luck with tx and I hope evrything goes ok :D

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Monday, May 5th 2008, 1:00pm

Hey Ladies

We're getting quite a little group of us going now!!

Just to let you know I've had my scan this morning and it seems I have started responding to the drugs :happy: I have to go back on Wednsday for another scan and will hopefully get date for egg collection then.

Gemma - what happened with your last tx is awful, no wonder you're worried about tomorrow. But it's good that CRM have never had that happen there and I'm sure they'll take extra good care of you!

Delilah, sorry to hear about your ectopic. I had one 2 years ago and it's devastating but you move on with time and at least you're ok and can have another go... great that you got a natural BFP... proves that there is hope!! We started our tx the week after our information appointment because of the way my cycle fell, so you may be on the ivf rollercoaster pretty soon :snigger:

Tigger - looks like you'll be testing the same day as I have my next scan. Got my fingers crossed for you

:goodluck: to all of you

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Monday, May 5th 2008, 4:41pm

Great news about your scan sheenybean!!!! happydance, I hope everthing goes ok for you. Keep our little group upto date on your progress.

Good luck to you to bouncytigger :angel2:

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Monday, May 5th 2008, 4:55pm

Hi girls,

Gemma, I've noticed that too, that they put the answerphone on early, which is VERY annoying, esp on a Friday when you know you'll be lucky to speak to anyone until Monday and you have a question about something that's bothering you, or worse, an urgent one about your drugs, as in your situation. X(

Generally tho, for an NHS clinic they are pretty good overall, just one or two niggles that's all.

It's good to have somewhere to go to chat about our particular clinic.

Does anyone know what happens at these Info Sessions?? Is it just what it says on the tin, ie information?! Or does anything else happen? No dildocam surprises I hope!!!! :snigger:

BTW, I go to a lovely acupuncturist called Sally Lissaman, who is based in Bubbenhall, nr Leamington. She's great and has been so amazingly supportive. She specialises in acupuncture for fertility and to support IVF, and a lot of her clients are CRM patients. I would thoroughly recommend her, and having acupuncture during treatment in particular.

Oooooh, on another note, I think one of the neighbours is havin a BBQ, and my God, does it smell good??!! :yumyum:



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Monday, May 5th 2008, 4:59pm

Ive no idea what happends to the info . . . . . mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I love BBQ food :D
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Monday, May 5th 2008, 5:42pm

It smells damn good now, bl**dy neighbours!!! :licklips:

Makes me want to drink beer, cos beer and barbies are like peas and carrots after all!!!! :P



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Monday, May 5th 2008, 6:40pm

. . . and vodka and diet coke!!! mmmm vodka :D

Well Im off to take my lovely nail varnish of my toes ready for ec tomorrow, sounds like a good excuse for a pedicure next week to me!! :P
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Monday, May 12th 2008, 5:48pm

Hi I'm another bod being treated at CRM, I am down-regging at the moment (no side effects fortunately). Baseline scan in a week and then kick off stims hopefully.

I've found CRM to be great when you get to speak to or see them. We are unexplained and to be honest I think we fell of the wait list for a while. No news for ages so I chased up and suddenly we had an appt for info session within two weeks. They initially proposed three rounds of IUI then IVF but as I'm nearly 35 I decided to go straight to IVF.

Bit nervous but all feels a bit unreal at the moment.

Nice to hear from others at CRM.

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Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 8:17am

Well all is quiet from me re the CRM = waiting for my follow up letter which should be here by next Week, so we'll see how long it takes to get it! Still undecided as to whether to continue with them or not.. but glad everyone is getting on ok there.

Anyone ever tried emailing them with queries, I'm not sure how long it takes to reply, but the leaflet says within 24 hours..
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Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 8:56am

yep they definately get abck within 24hrs....buit most of the time they have called me back xx


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Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 1:16pm

Oh I have only just found this thread, I am also a CRM lady, had a successful tx in 2002 and just had my BFN trying for #2. I am going back in June to start again July.

I am under Steven Keay and I can't fault him, he has been superb every time we have seen him and even made the porters stop in the corridor when I had just had Jake so he could say hi, the only issue is that like them all him clinics are always packed. I had an appt come through before last tx with Richard Kennedy but I called and changed it because he has been awful to my SIL.

I know some of you are not big fans of the nurses but I was mostly seen by Fiona this last time and she has been amazing.

Anyway good luck fellow local ladies.

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Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 2:07pm

Hi, hope you dont mind me asking but was your tx nhs or private? I was wandering if anything was different as my tx was nhs. I was treated by Mr Keay and also found him really lovely

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Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 1:36pm

Hiya, sorry only just seen this, I was private both times x

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Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 2:32pm

Hello everyone

My name is Laura and me and DP are 28 years old, and have been TTC now for three years and 3 months. I too am under Walsgrave, unluckily for me though, my consultant is Dr Kennedy and not Dr Keay, who i hear is very nice. I find Dr Kennedy very cold and uncaring and i feel his social skills could be with improving! (oooh get me) Most of the nurses have been lovely, especially the nurse who talked us through out IVF procedure, you could see she actually cares about her clients and found her very informative.

We have been told that we fall into the unexplained fertility group! DP has super duper swimmers so we know he is fine. I have low progesterone levels and from my hycosy know that i have one tube which is clear, they were unable to put dye through the other side as i passed out from all the pain! ouch it hurt!

We have had three unsuccessful IUI cycles and currently we are waiting for AF to arrive so that we can crack on with IVF. I have all my meds ready so it's just a waiting game at the mo.

I was told by the nurse that they would only be puting back one embryo if we had blasocyst, again due to the pregnancy rates being higher by doing this. Im not convinced and have decided that i will wait and see what my egg quality is like and if they aren't that good, im going to insist that they put two back in, which you can do.

I too see Sally Lissaman for accupuncture, she is really lovely and i look forward to seeing her for our sessions.

Does anybody attned the support group at Walsgrave??? i have thought about attending but haven't as yet.
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Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 7:10pm

Hi Laura :D

I hope your treatment goes ok at CRM. I didnt know that you could insist in having 2 blasts put back, thats very interesting.

Unfortunatly our treatment resulted in a BFN, and as we only had 3 out of the 6 eggs fertilize we didnt go to blast. We had 2 put back at et. We are saving hard for our next tx however we will not be having it at CRM. As we live in Birmingham its a fare distance away, we havet decided where our next tx will be yet. I have decided to start having accupuncture, in Solihull, and have an appoinment next Friday so Im looking forward to that.

I dont attend the support group at CRM, let me know what it is like if you go

Best of luck to you

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Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 10:07am

Hi,

I am also at CRM we had our first icsi (private) just over a week ago. Unfortunately at EC we had 10 eggs but none fertilised. This apparently is very unusual and i have been searching for answers since it happened, starting a thread on the subject under icsi/ivf. A couple of ladies have had this happened and we are hoping it dosen't happen on our second try in afew months.

I have found the nurses i have met lovely and met Mr Keay for the first time after the failed fertilisation, he couldn't have been nicer.

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Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 12:42pm

Hi Fee

Sorry to hear about your failed fertilisation, that must have been so hard for you. I wish you lots of luck with your next attempt.

Mr Keay is so lovely, I am glad you saw him as he genuinely seems to care! Have they got any indication why it failed?

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Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 5:19pm

ISCI

I'm sorry to hear that , I didnt realise that could happen with ICSI as I thought they injected the sperm straight into the egg. We have recently had one failed attempt at ICSI in May as they didnt get any viable eggs from me so I know what you are going through you feel cheated as you dont even get to the Egg transfer stage. Its hard when you dont understand what went wrong I keep analysing what I did was it something I did wrong, I know its hard but try and stay positive think it definitely helps getting a much info as possible for next time.
I am thinking of you.

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Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 5:34pm

Chicks & Kittykat,

No i didn't think it could happen with icsi either, Mr. Keay saw us last Friday and no they had no explanation. He did really seem to feel for us. Apparently the eggs looked fine and sperm were ok other than poor mobility and quality which we new. We felt incredibly cheated that we didn't get to ET. I thought i had done all i could giving up smoking, acupuncture, vitamins no caffeine etc. It could mean my eggs are no good, we will only know if it happens again.
Please don't let what happened to us worry or upset you in your icsi journey. They had not had it happen before. My intention was not to bring your hopes down, it is just nice to talk to ladies at crm also :smile:
And yes i have been analysing everything i did, as i thought it was my fault. Myself and dh had a massive row the night before EC, probably all the tension. He had me in tears for hours for no reason, thanks for that, we are self funded so if it was the cause a very costly argument.

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Sunday, June 29th 2008, 7:00pm

Hi fee,Ive only just seem your post. Im so sorry to hear that none of your eggs fertilized x x x x I hope you are feeling a little stronger, just take things slowly.

We had our first self funded tx at Birmingham Priory and I produced 9 healthy eggs. My dh has no problems, my tubes dont work. We heard 2 days later from the hospital that the dish with our eggs and sperm in had got infected with ecoli (!!!). The consultant would not say that it was the hospital, but he did say that it was not either of us because we were obviously very concerned that we were ill and didnt know. We lost all the money that we had to pay upfront for the tx (the cost for et was approx £1200), and there was nothing we could do.

I just want you to know that you are not on your own, and you may not find answers. I have searched high and low for another case of when everythring got infected with ecoli and I can not find one, but the consultant told me that it happends in evry hospital twice a year.

PM me if you want to talk about it, lots of love x x x
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Monday, July 28th 2008, 7:12pm

Hi everyone

Fee- Im sorry to hear that none of your eggs fertilised, i bet it was heartbreaking for you as you put so much emotion into it, you must feel cheated that you didn't even get to ET, i really feel for you. I really hope that your second ICSI is a huge success and you get your dream x

Gemma- I cant believe that your eggs got infected with Ecoli! i bet you were deverstated? especially with no real explanation how they got infected either! surely that is the hospitals fault and you should have had another funded cycle??? you didn't infect them at the end of day did you! well i wish you the best of luck with your future treatments hun, i see you are taking a break at the moment xxx

I had EC today and they were only able to retrieve four eggs which was slightly disapointing but four is better than one so i have to get on with it and pray that my little eggies are of great quality and they all fertilise. My DP also has super duper sperm, so i hope they are working extra hard for me. I will know tomorrow morning wether we have any to transfer back, fingers crossed x
The staff at Walsgrave were soooo lovely today i have to add and really looked after everybody.
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Monday, July 28th 2008, 8:04pm

Hi missy moo!!

Good luck on your tx, and remember you only need one to make it for your BFP!! Let me know how you get on x x x


I know what you mean about being slightly disapointed with only have 4 eggs at ec. I produced 6 eggs on my last tx (which diserpointed me as I had 9 last time), of which 3 fertilized, and I had 2 put back. Im starting to think about our next tx, but I dont know whether to leave it to next year or not (?)

Let me know how you get on tomorrow, Ill be thinking of you

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Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 1:59pm

Hi Gemma

Just to let you know that all four eggs fertlised and i had two put back a week ago. Test date is next Wednesday, wish me luck !
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Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 8:21pm

thats great, best of luck to you x x x x
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Will be thinking of you MissyMoo - good luck for next week x

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Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 11:29pm

Hey ladies

Im also with the crm at walsgrave

I have my IVF consultation on 27th January & was wondering what happens at the appointment?

we have done 8 rounds of clomid - BFN

3 IUI's with clomid/menopur injcetions combined - all BFN

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Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 3:35pm

Hi Lorna,
How did you get on yesterday. I have had 2 rounds of IVF at CRM. I really like the unit, who did you have your appointment with. I have seen both Mr Keay and Mr kennedy. Mr Keay is lovely he gives the impression he genuinely cares. Mr Kennedy is also nice and always very tanned.!! I think he knows his stuff and I trust his advice my Mum keeps sending me articles that he has written for newspapers on fertility.
When do you start your ivf treatment? :smile:

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Friday, May 8th 2009, 10:12pm

:hello: ladies.

I've only just found this thread and notice no one has posted for a while :sadface:
My fiance an me are having Icsi tx at CRM Coventry we had our first cycle Dec08 :BFN: And we are currently D/R at the mo for our 2nd Icsi, have B/line scan Mon 18th.
All our visits have been with different nurses each time. Saw Fiona twice she also did our 1st info app, Troody was my fav during my Stimms scans, Never met Mr Keay or Mr Kennedy so unable to comment.
Bit worried now as you all seem to have met at least one of em!
During my tx last time i was happy with the clinic and way we had been treated (during). During 2ww tho i felt i had no support especially on my day 12 when i got AF and phoned clinic. I never had a follow up appointment either but that was my fault. Is that when you meet the cons at the follow up appointments? I was offered a follow up or i could opt to recieve a detailed letter, i was so upset i couldn't face returning to the clinic and said i would wait to recieve letter. ( thats another story ).

Has any one currently using CRM been asked to take part in a reseach study?

Hope your all well and good luck for the best results for you all.

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Monday, May 11th 2009, 6:00pm

Hi Anita,

I am at CRM and on my third attempt at ICSI , I am hoping for third time lucky as cant really afford to go on after this session. We are almost cycling at the same time, I have my baseline on the 25th of May. I have never been asked to take part in a study? Do they offer any incentive to do it, like some of the drugs paid for? On my second ICSI I never got to see a consulatant just the nurses and Doctor Ali but I think normally you do see a consultant at the follow up.
Hope the down regging is going ok, I'm getting really moody and aggressive keep beeping my horn on the motorway.

Keep me posted :D

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Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 5:35pm

Hi Kittykat

I'm so pleased to have found that we are in same clinic and near to each others cycle days.
I wish you so much :goodluck: that this cycles is third time lucky for you both.
No incentive (i wish) at all but to be fair the more research they can do the better for future tx's so i was well up for them using any eggs/embies that could not be used for us, just got a little unsure when i read in the info that any eggs that mature in specialised conditions will be put with donor sperm to see if fertilisation takes place. First i am worried as to what actually happens to any that do fertilise and second i am thinking if our eggs can mature in special conditions why can't they be used for us? I going to have to contact them and ask these very questions. I'm sure i will go ahead and agree tho.
Thanks for telling me normally we only see consultant at follow up cus it seemed like every one knows the consultants and we have yet to meet one.
D/R not to bad, at mo not as bad as last time. I was suffering Hot sweats and migraines. I am starting to have to fight with my mood swings however. One minute im o.k, then i suddenly feel like crying then i feel like screaming an shouting! Last time I was D/R for 3 weeks b4 my baseline tho this time it will be 2 weeks + 1 day so as long as i'm ready to stimm after that i'm hoping that will help.
My B/L scan is on 18th so we are only a week apart. We could end up closer with EC/ET tho.
Was your last 2 tx's similar for you or did you respond differently or was you treated differently or was your symptoms different at all. Sorry for all the questions?
I have noticed a big difference in my AF this time, as it has not arrived yet. Day 28 was sunday and my cycle is nearly always 28 days. Last time it arrived when i was D/R exactly on cd 28 so i just thought it would do the same this time. I still have no sign of it arriving as yet and i usually get signs for nearly a week b4 Af and still nothing! Was even wondering if i had become pregnant but did a test and as usual it was negative, but the drugs we using might not allow acurate reading plus would destroy a pregnancy i imagine. I called the clinic they just said its normal and to call back on thursday if it still hasn't arrived.
You keep beeping on that M/Way, most drivers need to be beeped at :snigger:

Take care.

Anita :xxx:

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Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 6:12pm

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Hi Anita I tried to email you but think it failed so Ive PM'd you if you want to check your in box

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Thursday, May 14th 2009, 3:12pm

Hello I am a newbie to all this (not to ttc but to posting on boards)!! Have been lurking on a few sites, but am glad I found this one, as I am at Walsgrave CRM and thought it would be good to chat to people who are at the same centre :o) Am in the waiting process for our iui info session at the mo - 3 weeks and 1 day gone, 2 weeks and 6 days to go (and counting the days til the 3rd June!!!!) Anyone doing iui at mo that wants to chat/share experiences?



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Thursday, May 14th 2009, 3:26pm



I better tell you a bit about myself - typed it in my profile but it hasn't shown up (I'm not very good at all this technological stuff!) ?(

Both me and my partner are 33 and having been ttc #1 for 2 years and 1 month now. We did get a BFP in October 2007 but we miscarried @ 9 weeks and have not been able to concieve since :o( All tests fine although my fsh is a little higher than 'normal' and my partner has had 2 SA with 5% and 6% morphology, but the docs don't seem to be too concerned about it and we have been labelled as having 'unexplained infertility'!!

Am hoping to get the hang of this 'posting' lark but you might have to be a bit patient with me!! :happy:



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Thursday, May 14th 2009, 7:00pm

Hi stinker,

This is a great site with so many lovely ladies, i'm sure you will settle in very soon. I like you am not knew to ttc but am to posting. If your anything like me tho i'm sure you will be soon hooked.
I've been using this site for a few weeks now and i'm still trying to get the hang of it all, so don't worry :snigger:
Great that you have a date for your info sesion....3rd of june will be here in no time too.
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss and your unexplained fertility.
My DF & me are similar age to you both we are both 34, DF will be 35 in June me next Jan. We ttc for over 3 yrs :bawl: No BFP's although i have had 2 pregnancies with my X but lost the 2nd pregnancy at 12 wks, we suffered a M/M/C. we have been told due to my DF SA's (he has done 3) are only chance of cenception is IVF ICSi.
Will this IUI tx be your's and DP's first try with tx?
We are currently waiting for my AF to show its ugly face as for the first time ever (apart from pregnancies) it doesn't seem to want to show itself. I was meant to have AF last sunday which would of been cd 28 and day 8 of my tx. With my Baseline scan booked for Mon 18th its not looking good as i won't be at all ready for the next stage of our tx :bawl:
Sorry to keep bawling at you but when we did our first attempt at ICSI this never happened at all.

Hope the next few weeks go very quickly for you both and :goodluck: with your tx.

Anita x

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Friday, May 15th 2009, 1:59pm

Hi Anita,

it's good that we about the same age - I don't know about you but I feel old and I definately thought I'd have had kids by now, but life never seems to work out how you'd like it too!! You can bawl all you like at me - I bawl all the time!! :happy:

I'm sorry for your loss too, it's a horrible and painful experience and I wouldn't wish it on anybody!! :bawl:

My sister has just been through her first IVF but it failed and she is just about to try for a second time - I think she might be doing ICSI this time too (she lives in Doncaster and luckily for her they get 2 tries on the NHS up there!!)

I'm sorry that your body is messing you around!! I know what that feels like - used to have a 28 (like clockwork) day cycle before the miscarriage and since it has been anything between 23 and 30!!

Yes this will be our first tx (sorry what does 'tx' stand for?) Can't believe how long it has taken to get this far with the NHS!! It will be coming up to a year since our first appointment at the gyno clinic at George Eliot in Nuneaton!!

Will they have to cancel your ICSI if your body doesn't play ball? I hope not!! :sadface: Sorry I am not that clued up about all this as am relatively new to assisted conception - I know the basics but not all the nitty gritty stuff!! I have got my fingers crossed for you though!! (tried to find a fingers crossed icon but couldn't find one :snigger:)

Be good to chat :happy:

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Friday, May 15th 2009, 2:15pm

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I better tell you a bit about myself - typed it in my profile but it hasn't shown up (I'm not very good at all this technological stuff!) ?(


Hello and welcome to :FZ:

I hope you like it on here, we have very friendly and supportive members that are sure to make your TTC journey that little bit easier, I hope you feel right at home with us all soon.

Here are some links that you may find useful.

Firstly, there is a newbies section HERE where you can start a thread introducing yourself to other members for them to get to know you.

There is an abbreviations section HERE so you know what we're all going on about.

There is a ** GETTING STARTED - FZ FACTS, TIPS & HELP ** thread HERE this contains everything you need to know about getting started on FZ and a few guidelines too. It will also tell you how you can put information about yourself onto your signature like you mentioned above!

There is a ** NEW TO THE SITE? A BIT LOST? POST FOR HELP HERE!!! ** thread HERE where you can post any questions you have about how to use the site, a team member will answer you as soon as possible!

There is a how to search thread HERE so you can get the maximum benefit from the forum.

There is an IVF/ICSI section HERE so you can chat to other going through IVF/ICSI.

There is a cycle buddies section HERE so you can get to know others having TX at the same time as you.

And finally!! Have you seen that lots of our members have fancy names in their signatures? If you’re interested in having something similar it’s really easy to do. Have a look HERE to choose a style. If there isn't one you like there, let us know the kind of thing you'd like and we'll try and create one for you.

Because the running of the site completely depends on the kindness of our members, we ask for a small donation in return for a sparkly name, which is explained HERE. Hang around a bit and get to know us before you decide if you'd like to support us!

If you have any questions about anything, just ask. :smile:

Wishing you all the luck in the world with your TTC journey, I hope you get your BFP soon!!

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Friday, May 15th 2009, 11:47pm

Hi Cindy (glad i know your name now, i didn't like calling you stinker :snigger:)

Hope you are well. Yes , i definately wish i could turn the clocks back a good few yrs!
Are you both not entitled to 2 attempts on NHS, we were told that as i have a son with X partner we entitled to 1 attempt, if i, aswell as DF had no children we would have been entitled to 2 attempts.
Life cerrtainly throws a lot at us all, my Af's changed very much following my M/M/C, PMT got stronger and stronger with pains in places i never had b4 and it lasts 3 times as long although not heavy but i still had 28 dc always.
I feel gutted at the mo, the clinic said if AF arrived b4 lunchtime today i would proceed as normal..still waiting!! :cross: If still nothing by Monday i still have to go to app just to see what is stopping it, they said i may have a cyst in ovarie (never had any b4 even during my IVF tx last time when we are more prone to getting them) oops (tx is treatment) if no cysts i will be giving a drug to bring AF on!! What ever happens next i know i will not be ready for the next stage of our tx. With IvF there is so many stages and tx can be cancelled at any stage. we managed to proceed thru all stages last time.
Cindy, we only found out late last summer that we needed to have IVF tx and did 1st cycle Dec 24th 08 - Feb 13th 09, to be fair it all happened quite quickly from referal to CRM onwards but 12 mths altogether. We were investigated at Solihull Hospital. You should find the time flies once you have your initial inf sesion app. xfingers ( this icon is on left hand side quite far down, its tiny tho LOL )
I have looked at so many IVF site since been told we needed it but i still feel like i hardly know a thing, there is so much to take in, and as for any other types of tx like yours i haven't a clue, i have found out so much since hanging around FZ however as you will too.
Will keep popping back here to keep in touch with you, i may find you on other threads too.

Take care Cindy.

Anita :xxx:

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Saturday, May 16th 2009, 8:36pm

Hi Anita,

you were up late last night!! (I'm usually in bed by 10!!!! I do have to be up early though - I'm a postie!!)

did your af show?! I really hope they don't cancel your tx!! xfingers (found it -thanks :happy:)

In the information book that they gave us it says that we are entitled to 3 attempts at IUI and then 1 attempt at IVF if that doesn't work, but will make sure we ask the ? when we go for our info session.

Last time I had an internal scan they said that I had a cyst on each of my ovaries - a small one on my right one and maybe a little bit of endo on my left one, but nothing that should cause me pain or interfere with ttc.

I suppose the only way to really learnt about the tx is to experience it, and like you say I'm sure when we have had our info session and we have got dates it will feel more real and pro-active!! I just hate all this waiting around - it drives me insane!! I try and stay busy to pass the time and keep my mind of it but it always pops into my head whatever I am doing!! Went food shopping earlier and burst out :bawl: when we got back to the car cos all I could see was people with babies!!!! DF is wonderful though and he soon had me :smile: again!!

From what you say a cycle of IVF takes a long time!!!! My sis doesn't like to talk about it too much, but it did seem to take a long time for her to go through it and she did say that the drugs didn't make her feel too good!!!! :sadface:

Thanks for talking to me, and please let me know how you get on. I have my fingers, toes, and everything else crossed for you and your DF!!

Take care.

Cindy xxx



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Saturday, May 16th 2009, 9:44pm

Hi Cindy

Af still not arrived but started to get tiny bit of br discharge last night )yuk) Today hardly any but a little mor tonight, maybe tomorrow it will come ???

I know the last week i can hardly sleep with all the worry, been up late most nights....can't bloody sleep! Hoping as now i'm dead on me tutsie's i will sleep sleep sleep. Got to get my strength back so i can build some PMA, cus at the mo the little i had as all long gone.

Wow thats great that you will get 3 lots of iui and then 1 ivf if needed, i will :pray: that 1 iui will be all you both need!

Did you have to have anything done to the cysts you said they saw in your ovaries and have they ever affected your AF cycle?

IVF once you start the D/R can be as litle as 6 weeks till test day all depends how our bodies respond.

Try not to think about the dates too much hunny then they seem to come round a bit faster.

Ahh your DF is a saint by the sounds of it, i know what you mean tho, anything is making me want to start crying, and as i work for Greggs all i get is preg women, mom's with little babies coming in all day and staff always saying - bout time you have another one isn't it! (the ones who don't know about what we going thru) i feel like screming!! :snigger:

Cindy your kind wishes have made me smile, it means a lot. Thank you.

Take care an all the best.

Anita :xxx:

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Monday, May 18th 2009, 8:53am

Hi Anita,
Hope things go ok today for your check up I was 2 days late so if you are just starting they will put you back a week so you will be stimming next Tuesday with me. We dont have kids and were told we could only have 1 cycle on the NHS at CRM but I know the rules varies for different units.

Anyway keep me posted must go and do some work.

K :smile:

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Monday, May 18th 2009, 10:58am

Hi Anita,

they weren't too worried about the cysts because they were only small. I'm not sure whether they are the reason why my af has changed since the m/c or whether it has just changed because it has!!!! The nurse checked with the doctor and they said that they were nothing to worry about, and would not stop me being able to conceive or being able to have tx!! Just because they aren't worried though doesn't meant to say that I'm not (I worry about everything!!) and I know that cysts are common but I hate knowing that I have them on my ovaries!! :sadface: I have to trust the nurses and doctors though and believe that they won't affect anything :happy:

Hope your discharge (yuk!!) turned into af for you!!

Good luck :happy:

Cindy :happy: xxx



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Monday, May 18th 2009, 12:45pm

Hi Michelle,

thank you for welcoming me to :FZ: and for all the information - I'm sure I will get the hang of it all in no time :smile:

Cindy :happy:

:thanx:

p.s. bab20 on the birth of your long awaited bab19 :happy:



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