Feeling hopeless and hopeful at the same time

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Re : Feeling hopeless and hopeful at the same time

Postby darateacher » Tue May 06, 2008 08:31 pm

Yep! That's it! I was 35 when we got the blasts frozen. I am now 36. My FSH has always been around 5-7. So, that's a good #, I think. We had no trouble getting pg off of IVF#1. What do you think?

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Re : Feeling hopeless and hopeful at the same time

Postby sheri-ct » Tue May 06, 2008 08:09 pm

Hi Dara,

How old are you?  IVF success rates are usually based on age.  A genetically "normal" blast has a 50% chance of implanting and the younger you are the greater the chance the embie is "normal".  

I am getting my meds this week too!!!

I added my e-mail address in my profile. Is that all I need to do?

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Re : Feeling hopeless and hopeful at the same time

Postby darateacher » Tue May 06, 2008 01:02 pm

Today, I'm insanely nervous about the whole thing! I just got a call from the special pharmacy the RE is using. They're telling me that my meds will be delivered tomorrow, and should be fine if the box is unopened, even if I get home by 4:30 tomorrow afternoon. Yep! I'm worried!

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Re : Feeling hopeless and hopeful at the same time

Postby darateacher » Tue May 06, 2008 12:31 am

Thanks, Niki! :-) I replied to your email yesterday. Did you get it? I hope so. :-)

Let's keep on praying and hoping big time for all of us!


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Re : Feeling hopeless and hopeful at the same time

Postby biogal » Tue May 06, 2008 12:28 am

Dara, my clinic also has a high thaw rate with blasts--their stats show 90% survival of blasts! Last FET we thawed 2 blasts and transferred both. The plan for the July FET is to thaw 2 and hopefully transfer both again, but we do have a backup plan to thaw one more if one doesn't survive the thaw. Our FET date is July 15, so on June 26 I'll begin lupron and all the other meds ... I have a notoriously poor responding lining, so I'm on everything: estrace vaginally, estrogen injections, patches, and Viagra suppositories. I'll also continue acupuncture! Best wishes to all of us IVF girls!

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Re : Feeling hopeless and hopeful at the same time

Postby darateacher » Tue May 06, 2008 11:28 am

Sheri-
Oh, cool! Thanks! I know that my RE says that nationally, 75% make it through the thaw. She doens't have an exact % for her clinic though. Everyone's blasts are different. But, she does say that her embryologist is highly skilled, and that most likely, all three blasts will make it through the thaw. We're transferring all three, pending they all make it.

What do you think my chances are if all three make it through the thaw?

Btw, I tried to PM you, but you don't have a link to your email.

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Re : Feeling hopeless and hopeful at the same time

Postby sheri-ct » Tue May 06, 2008 11:17 am

I think your chances are really good with blasts.  Regarding all of them thawing- you can ask your clinic what their "thaw rate" is.  My clinic has a 70% thaw rate.  That does not mean everyone will have the same rate, but it can give you an idea regarding the program's success.  Are you transferring all 3?  I am also doing a frozen transfer this summer, but we are only transferring 1 (I have 4).  I am an "IVF vet", so please feel free to ask me any questions your might have.  Good luck!!!

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Feeling hopeless and hopeful at the same time

Postby darateacher » Fri May 02, 2008 12:08 am

Ok. So, I've got my FET date, and I'm excited about it! I'm also very worried that the blasts won't stick.

Aaron was the result of an IUI that was converted to an "emergency" IVF. I had 11 follies dev'p after 225mIu of Follistim, instead of just 2 or 3. Instead of cancelling the cycle, they gave me medrol and prometrium. Then, we did an ER. On Aug. 25th, the ET was performed. I was never on bcp, Lupron, or estrogen.

My FET will be medicated. I'll be on bcp, lupron, estrogen, medrol and prometrium. Then, on crinone afterwards.

I have three blasts in a slow freeze. My RE says the embryologist is great and most likely, will be able to recover all three blasts to put inside me. What do you all think? Think they'll all make it? Also, what do you think my chances are of this working?

Thanks!


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