Friday, January 22, 2010

Welcome mat

Hi there!

I am rolling out the welcome mat for ICLW, so here's a little bit of a summary of who I am and what's going on:

me: 39.5 years old (and that 0.5 is starting to make me anxious), NYC-living who has been TTC unsuccessfully since Sep 2008 with 45-yo lovely husband. Both of us check out 99.5% fine (ok, maybe some of the sperm are a little funny looking, but not a huge deal) so the fact that we can't make this work is super frustrating.

our IF history:
- try naturally for a while. No dice.
- try with clomid for several months. Nope.
- try again naturally for a bit after I get a full blood workup, and before we steel ourselves to begin IVF. Still nothing.
- do first IVF cycle in Nov-Dec 2009. Start with agonist (lup.ron) protocol, but get functional cyst, so stop cycle and wait. Then begin antagonist (ganir.elix) protocol. Retrieve 18 eggs, fertilize 17, and end up with 3 pretty good looking day-5 blastocysts. Transfer 1 and freeze 2. You guessed it: nada. Happy new year to us!
- wait for day 21 and begin lup,ron again for FET cycle, with transfer date of mid-Feb. (wrote most of this while waiting for u/s to ensure no new cyst. All clear!)

So there you have it. Just two older folks trying to breed... nothing much interesting going on.

Welcome!

11 comments:

  1. Good luck on the FET!!!

    ICLW
    http://daega99-arewethereyet.blogspot.com/

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  2. FET is WAAAAAYYYYY easier than fresh. You'll (almost) love it (except the 2WW).

    ICLW

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  3. I hope this next cycle is your lucky one. I'm sure that 21 days is going to crawl by or it would be me. Good luck.
    ICLW

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  4. Good luck with the FET! This could be it! Stay positive!

    T

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  5. Best of luck to you on your upcoming cycle!

    Christina
    the subfertile frugalista
    iclw

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  6. Good luck with your cycle!!

    ICLW

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  7. Bset wishes on your next cycle!
    ~ICLW

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  8. Blessings on you and this next cycle!

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  9. Good luck with your upcoming FET!

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  10. Best of luck with your upcoming FET, I hope the cycle is without trouble and the tww is swift with good results!

    ~ICLW

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  11. Good luck with your upcoming FET, hope this is it!!

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