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So glad to find this group! (Long...)

Joined: July 4th, 2011, 3:21 am

July 4th, 2011, 3:54 am #1

Hi there everyone! I am so glad to find you ladies... I've been reading old posts all evening and have learned so much and said so many prayers for you already!

I am sitting here in Seattle (I traveled here from out of state) to have my first embryo transfer and nobody I know (except my husband) knows about it. I'm just dying to share with somebody who understands. So forgive me if I just blurt it all out (:

Hubby couldn't be here because he and I have been battling his brain cancer diagnosis for the past 7 months and it's VERY hard on him (and me) for him to travel. Currently, we are no winning the battle.

Hubby and I have been unable to have a child because of my eggs We had given up on the idea, but after he was diagnosed with cancer and told he had about a year to live, the idea of keeping a little bit of my wonderful husband in the world with me became very important again. We preserved his sperm before he started having chemo and radiation treatments.

I was an egg donor myself a couple of decades ago, when egg donation was a new thing (in fact, I was among the first 50 women in the nation to donate) So, I understand the process and was eager to find my own donor. What comes around, goes around, eh?

Yesterday the doc transferred two day3 embryos. One was graded "good" with 8 cells and one was graded "fair" with 6 cells and minor fragmentation. I only wanted 1 embryo transferred, but they talked me into two since neither of them was graded as "excellent"

They are letting 4 more embryos grow until tomorrow to see if they should freeze any or not.

I rested for 15 minutes after the transfer, then they sent me on my way and told me to stay of my feet for 48 hours. So, I've been hanging out in my hotel room with my feet up, watching movies, reading, and looking at the pictures of my little embryos and imagining them growing and hatching and implanting... I've seen so many negative pregnancy tests and lost our unborn babies, that I can't believe that I might have a successful pregnancy. Hoping and praying.

It was really hard for me to leave my husband in the care of his sister (he can no longer care for himself) - but I am glad that I did - because caring for him would have been too physically strenuous after the transfer. I can't wait to fly home and hug him tomorrow!!

Well, I guess I should stop blathering on now... thanks for letting me (: I look forward to hearing how things are going with you all. I know I will be tis site frequently thru this dreaded 2ww.

Peace!
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July 4th, 2011, 4:06 am #2

It is amazing that you were an egg donor years ago. You must really understand this process from both ends.

I am heartbroken to hear of your husband's illness. What a strong woman you must be to keep going and to be able to create life at this time is truly inspiring. I hope that your embryos implant nicely and that you get a BFP this cycle.

I hope your husband is comfortable and does not suffer as he continues through his journey.

Take care,

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July 4th, 2011, 4:13 am #3

Hi there everyone! I am so glad to find you ladies... I've been reading old posts all evening and have learned so much and said so many prayers for you already!

I am sitting here in Seattle (I traveled here from out of state) to have my first embryo transfer and nobody I know (except my husband) knows about it. I'm just dying to share with somebody who understands. So forgive me if I just blurt it all out (:

Hubby couldn't be here because he and I have been battling his brain cancer diagnosis for the past 7 months and it's VERY hard on him (and me) for him to travel. Currently, we are no winning the battle.

Hubby and I have been unable to have a child because of my eggs We had given up on the idea, but after he was diagnosed with cancer and told he had about a year to live, the idea of keeping a little bit of my wonderful husband in the world with me became very important again. We preserved his sperm before he started having chemo and radiation treatments.

I was an egg donor myself a couple of decades ago, when egg donation was a new thing (in fact, I was among the first 50 women in the nation to donate) So, I understand the process and was eager to find my own donor. What comes around, goes around, eh?

Yesterday the doc transferred two day3 embryos. One was graded "good" with 8 cells and one was graded "fair" with 6 cells and minor fragmentation. I only wanted 1 embryo transferred, but they talked me into two since neither of them was graded as "excellent"

They are letting 4 more embryos grow until tomorrow to see if they should freeze any or not.

I rested for 15 minutes after the transfer, then they sent me on my way and told me to stay of my feet for 48 hours. So, I've been hanging out in my hotel room with my feet up, watching movies, reading, and looking at the pictures of my little embryos and imagining them growing and hatching and implanting... I've seen so many negative pregnancy tests and lost our unborn babies, that I can't believe that I might have a successful pregnancy. Hoping and praying.

It was really hard for me to leave my husband in the care of his sister (he can no longer care for himself) - but I am glad that I did - because caring for him would have been too physically strenuous after the transfer. I can't wait to fly home and hug him tomorrow!!

Well, I guess I should stop blathering on now... thanks for letting me (: I look forward to hearing how things are going with you all. I know I will be tis site frequently thru this dreaded 2ww.

Peace!
Wow...what an incredible story. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that the transfer results in a baby/babies for you. We have gone through this diagnosis with both a friend and a family member. You must be a very strong woman to be able to be with your husband in the moment and to also take steps to plan for the future. Please keep us posted!
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July 4th, 2011, 5:15 am #4

Hi there everyone! I am so glad to find you ladies... I've been reading old posts all evening and have learned so much and said so many prayers for you already!

I am sitting here in Seattle (I traveled here from out of state) to have my first embryo transfer and nobody I know (except my husband) knows about it. I'm just dying to share with somebody who understands. So forgive me if I just blurt it all out (:

Hubby couldn't be here because he and I have been battling his brain cancer diagnosis for the past 7 months and it's VERY hard on him (and me) for him to travel. Currently, we are no winning the battle.

Hubby and I have been unable to have a child because of my eggs We had given up on the idea, but after he was diagnosed with cancer and told he had about a year to live, the idea of keeping a little bit of my wonderful husband in the world with me became very important again. We preserved his sperm before he started having chemo and radiation treatments.

I was an egg donor myself a couple of decades ago, when egg donation was a new thing (in fact, I was among the first 50 women in the nation to donate) So, I understand the process and was eager to find my own donor. What comes around, goes around, eh?

Yesterday the doc transferred two day3 embryos. One was graded "good" with 8 cells and one was graded "fair" with 6 cells and minor fragmentation. I only wanted 1 embryo transferred, but they talked me into two since neither of them was graded as "excellent"

They are letting 4 more embryos grow until tomorrow to see if they should freeze any or not.

I rested for 15 minutes after the transfer, then they sent me on my way and told me to stay of my feet for 48 hours. So, I've been hanging out in my hotel room with my feet up, watching movies, reading, and looking at the pictures of my little embryos and imagining them growing and hatching and implanting... I've seen so many negative pregnancy tests and lost our unborn babies, that I can't believe that I might have a successful pregnancy. Hoping and praying.

It was really hard for me to leave my husband in the care of his sister (he can no longer care for himself) - but I am glad that I did - because caring for him would have been too physically strenuous after the transfer. I can't wait to fly home and hug him tomorrow!!

Well, I guess I should stop blathering on now... thanks for letting me (: I look forward to hearing how things are going with you all. I know I will be tis site frequently thru this dreaded 2ww.

Peace!
Your story touched me alot. I wish you that you succeed in this cycle and your dh hold his baby(ies). By reading your post, honestly, I think it is making me to forgive my dh that I wasn't happy with him for few things. He was begging since last Saturday, and today more than 7 hrs. I said whatever he did I will share with his family. He doesn't want to happen that, he is first child for their family. Anyway, I wish you all the best of the best luck to be with you and your dh.

This board is life saver for me. No one knows about my de. My sister knows about ivf nothing else. Sometimes I add my personally things that I need help with. These ladies are fabulous, just remember to put in the title.
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July 4th, 2011, 9:41 am #5

Hi there everyone! I am so glad to find you ladies... I've been reading old posts all evening and have learned so much and said so many prayers for you already!

I am sitting here in Seattle (I traveled here from out of state) to have my first embryo transfer and nobody I know (except my husband) knows about it. I'm just dying to share with somebody who understands. So forgive me if I just blurt it all out (:

Hubby couldn't be here because he and I have been battling his brain cancer diagnosis for the past 7 months and it's VERY hard on him (and me) for him to travel. Currently, we are no winning the battle.

Hubby and I have been unable to have a child because of my eggs We had given up on the idea, but after he was diagnosed with cancer and told he had about a year to live, the idea of keeping a little bit of my wonderful husband in the world with me became very important again. We preserved his sperm before he started having chemo and radiation treatments.

I was an egg donor myself a couple of decades ago, when egg donation was a new thing (in fact, I was among the first 50 women in the nation to donate) So, I understand the process and was eager to find my own donor. What comes around, goes around, eh?

Yesterday the doc transferred two day3 embryos. One was graded "good" with 8 cells and one was graded "fair" with 6 cells and minor fragmentation. I only wanted 1 embryo transferred, but they talked me into two since neither of them was graded as "excellent"

They are letting 4 more embryos grow until tomorrow to see if they should freeze any or not.

I rested for 15 minutes after the transfer, then they sent me on my way and told me to stay of my feet for 48 hours. So, I've been hanging out in my hotel room with my feet up, watching movies, reading, and looking at the pictures of my little embryos and imagining them growing and hatching and implanting... I've seen so many negative pregnancy tests and lost our unborn babies, that I can't believe that I might have a successful pregnancy. Hoping and praying.

It was really hard for me to leave my husband in the care of his sister (he can no longer care for himself) - but I am glad that I did - because caring for him would have been too physically strenuous after the transfer. I can't wait to fly home and hug him tomorrow!!

Well, I guess I should stop blathering on now... thanks for letting me (: I look forward to hearing how things are going with you all. I know I will be tis site frequently thru this dreaded 2ww.

Peace!
I'll be checking in to see how you're doing. May your dream come true.
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Joined: September 26th, 2008, 9:06 pm

July 4th, 2011, 9:58 am #6

Hi there everyone! I am so glad to find you ladies... I've been reading old posts all evening and have learned so much and said so many prayers for you already!

I am sitting here in Seattle (I traveled here from out of state) to have my first embryo transfer and nobody I know (except my husband) knows about it. I'm just dying to share with somebody who understands. So forgive me if I just blurt it all out (:

Hubby couldn't be here because he and I have been battling his brain cancer diagnosis for the past 7 months and it's VERY hard on him (and me) for him to travel. Currently, we are no winning the battle.

Hubby and I have been unable to have a child because of my eggs We had given up on the idea, but after he was diagnosed with cancer and told he had about a year to live, the idea of keeping a little bit of my wonderful husband in the world with me became very important again. We preserved his sperm before he started having chemo and radiation treatments.

I was an egg donor myself a couple of decades ago, when egg donation was a new thing (in fact, I was among the first 50 women in the nation to donate) So, I understand the process and was eager to find my own donor. What comes around, goes around, eh?

Yesterday the doc transferred two day3 embryos. One was graded "good" with 8 cells and one was graded "fair" with 6 cells and minor fragmentation. I only wanted 1 embryo transferred, but they talked me into two since neither of them was graded as "excellent"

They are letting 4 more embryos grow until tomorrow to see if they should freeze any or not.

I rested for 15 minutes after the transfer, then they sent me on my way and told me to stay of my feet for 48 hours. So, I've been hanging out in my hotel room with my feet up, watching movies, reading, and looking at the pictures of my little embryos and imagining them growing and hatching and implanting... I've seen so many negative pregnancy tests and lost our unborn babies, that I can't believe that I might have a successful pregnancy. Hoping and praying.

It was really hard for me to leave my husband in the care of his sister (he can no longer care for himself) - but I am glad that I did - because caring for him would have been too physically strenuous after the transfer. I can't wait to fly home and hug him tomorrow!!

Well, I guess I should stop blathering on now... thanks for letting me (: I look forward to hearing how things are going with you all. I know I will be tis site frequently thru this dreaded 2ww.

Peace!
What a wonderful comfort it would be to both of you. I cannot imagine how devastating it is to have your husband so ill. I hope you'll keep posting and I wish you luck.
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Mrs. M
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July 4th, 2011, 11:00 am #7

Hi there everyone! I am so glad to find you ladies... I've been reading old posts all evening and have learned so much and said so many prayers for you already!

I am sitting here in Seattle (I traveled here from out of state) to have my first embryo transfer and nobody I know (except my husband) knows about it. I'm just dying to share with somebody who understands. So forgive me if I just blurt it all out (:

Hubby couldn't be here because he and I have been battling his brain cancer diagnosis for the past 7 months and it's VERY hard on him (and me) for him to travel. Currently, we are no winning the battle.

Hubby and I have been unable to have a child because of my eggs We had given up on the idea, but after he was diagnosed with cancer and told he had about a year to live, the idea of keeping a little bit of my wonderful husband in the world with me became very important again. We preserved his sperm before he started having chemo and radiation treatments.

I was an egg donor myself a couple of decades ago, when egg donation was a new thing (in fact, I was among the first 50 women in the nation to donate) So, I understand the process and was eager to find my own donor. What comes around, goes around, eh?

Yesterday the doc transferred two day3 embryos. One was graded "good" with 8 cells and one was graded "fair" with 6 cells and minor fragmentation. I only wanted 1 embryo transferred, but they talked me into two since neither of them was graded as "excellent"

They are letting 4 more embryos grow until tomorrow to see if they should freeze any or not.

I rested for 15 minutes after the transfer, then they sent me on my way and told me to stay of my feet for 48 hours. So, I've been hanging out in my hotel room with my feet up, watching movies, reading, and looking at the pictures of my little embryos and imagining them growing and hatching and implanting... I've seen so many negative pregnancy tests and lost our unborn babies, that I can't believe that I might have a successful pregnancy. Hoping and praying.

It was really hard for me to leave my husband in the care of his sister (he can no longer care for himself) - but I am glad that I did - because caring for him would have been too physically strenuous after the transfer. I can't wait to fly home and hug him tomorrow!!

Well, I guess I should stop blathering on now... thanks for letting me (: I look forward to hearing how things are going with you all. I know I will be tis site frequently thru this dreaded 2ww.

Peace!
I am amazed by your strength. I hope and pray this cycle will make you and your dh's dreams come true. Keep us posted. Hope the 2 WW brings you a BFP. Welcome and keep us posted.
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July 4th, 2011, 1:16 pm #8

Hi there everyone! I am so glad to find you ladies... I've been reading old posts all evening and have learned so much and said so many prayers for you already!

I am sitting here in Seattle (I traveled here from out of state) to have my first embryo transfer and nobody I know (except my husband) knows about it. I'm just dying to share with somebody who understands. So forgive me if I just blurt it all out (:

Hubby couldn't be here because he and I have been battling his brain cancer diagnosis for the past 7 months and it's VERY hard on him (and me) for him to travel. Currently, we are no winning the battle.

Hubby and I have been unable to have a child because of my eggs We had given up on the idea, but after he was diagnosed with cancer and told he had about a year to live, the idea of keeping a little bit of my wonderful husband in the world with me became very important again. We preserved his sperm before he started having chemo and radiation treatments.

I was an egg donor myself a couple of decades ago, when egg donation was a new thing (in fact, I was among the first 50 women in the nation to donate) So, I understand the process and was eager to find my own donor. What comes around, goes around, eh?

Yesterday the doc transferred two day3 embryos. One was graded "good" with 8 cells and one was graded "fair" with 6 cells and minor fragmentation. I only wanted 1 embryo transferred, but they talked me into two since neither of them was graded as "excellent"

They are letting 4 more embryos grow until tomorrow to see if they should freeze any or not.

I rested for 15 minutes after the transfer, then they sent me on my way and told me to stay of my feet for 48 hours. So, I've been hanging out in my hotel room with my feet up, watching movies, reading, and looking at the pictures of my little embryos and imagining them growing and hatching and implanting... I've seen so many negative pregnancy tests and lost our unborn babies, that I can't believe that I might have a successful pregnancy. Hoping and praying.

It was really hard for me to leave my husband in the care of his sister (he can no longer care for himself) - but I am glad that I did - because caring for him would have been too physically strenuous after the transfer. I can't wait to fly home and hug him tomorrow!!

Well, I guess I should stop blathering on now... thanks for letting me (: I look forward to hearing how things are going with you all. I know I will be tis site frequently thru this dreaded 2ww.

Peace!
I look forward to getting to know your stories as we travel this journey together
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July 4th, 2011, 1:42 pm #9

Hi there everyone! I am so glad to find you ladies... I've been reading old posts all evening and have learned so much and said so many prayers for you already!

I am sitting here in Seattle (I traveled here from out of state) to have my first embryo transfer and nobody I know (except my husband) knows about it. I'm just dying to share with somebody who understands. So forgive me if I just blurt it all out (:

Hubby couldn't be here because he and I have been battling his brain cancer diagnosis for the past 7 months and it's VERY hard on him (and me) for him to travel. Currently, we are no winning the battle.

Hubby and I have been unable to have a child because of my eggs We had given up on the idea, but after he was diagnosed with cancer and told he had about a year to live, the idea of keeping a little bit of my wonderful husband in the world with me became very important again. We preserved his sperm before he started having chemo and radiation treatments.

I was an egg donor myself a couple of decades ago, when egg donation was a new thing (in fact, I was among the first 50 women in the nation to donate) So, I understand the process and was eager to find my own donor. What comes around, goes around, eh?

Yesterday the doc transferred two day3 embryos. One was graded "good" with 8 cells and one was graded "fair" with 6 cells and minor fragmentation. I only wanted 1 embryo transferred, but they talked me into two since neither of them was graded as "excellent"

They are letting 4 more embryos grow until tomorrow to see if they should freeze any or not.

I rested for 15 minutes after the transfer, then they sent me on my way and told me to stay of my feet for 48 hours. So, I've been hanging out in my hotel room with my feet up, watching movies, reading, and looking at the pictures of my little embryos and imagining them growing and hatching and implanting... I've seen so many negative pregnancy tests and lost our unborn babies, that I can't believe that I might have a successful pregnancy. Hoping and praying.

It was really hard for me to leave my husband in the care of his sister (he can no longer care for himself) - but I am glad that I did - because caring for him would have been too physically strenuous after the transfer. I can't wait to fly home and hug him tomorrow!!

Well, I guess I should stop blathering on now... thanks for letting me (: I look forward to hearing how things are going with you all. I know I will be tis site frequently thru this dreaded 2ww.

Peace!
I'm glad that you've found this group, too. This is a group of amazing women. The knowledge and compassion here is a priceless.

Best wishes to you in your 2WW. I look forward to reading your updates.
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July 4th, 2011, 1:58 pm #10

Hi there everyone! I am so glad to find you ladies... I've been reading old posts all evening and have learned so much and said so many prayers for you already!

I am sitting here in Seattle (I traveled here from out of state) to have my first embryo transfer and nobody I know (except my husband) knows about it. I'm just dying to share with somebody who understands. So forgive me if I just blurt it all out (:

Hubby couldn't be here because he and I have been battling his brain cancer diagnosis for the past 7 months and it's VERY hard on him (and me) for him to travel. Currently, we are no winning the battle.

Hubby and I have been unable to have a child because of my eggs We had given up on the idea, but after he was diagnosed with cancer and told he had about a year to live, the idea of keeping a little bit of my wonderful husband in the world with me became very important again. We preserved his sperm before he started having chemo and radiation treatments.

I was an egg donor myself a couple of decades ago, when egg donation was a new thing (in fact, I was among the first 50 women in the nation to donate) So, I understand the process and was eager to find my own donor. What comes around, goes around, eh?

Yesterday the doc transferred two day3 embryos. One was graded "good" with 8 cells and one was graded "fair" with 6 cells and minor fragmentation. I only wanted 1 embryo transferred, but they talked me into two since neither of them was graded as "excellent"

They are letting 4 more embryos grow until tomorrow to see if they should freeze any or not.

I rested for 15 minutes after the transfer, then they sent me on my way and told me to stay of my feet for 48 hours. So, I've been hanging out in my hotel room with my feet up, watching movies, reading, and looking at the pictures of my little embryos and imagining them growing and hatching and implanting... I've seen so many negative pregnancy tests and lost our unborn babies, that I can't believe that I might have a successful pregnancy. Hoping and praying.

It was really hard for me to leave my husband in the care of his sister (he can no longer care for himself) - but I am glad that I did - because caring for him would have been too physically strenuous after the transfer. I can't wait to fly home and hug him tomorrow!!

Well, I guess I should stop blathering on now... thanks for letting me (: I look forward to hearing how things are going with you all. I know I will be tis site frequently thru this dreaded 2ww.

Peace!
I think of our donor often and frankly she is the only person in the world to whom we could ever give our unused frozen embryos, she was and is very special to us even though we never officially met.

I am so sorry for you husband's diagnosis and best wishes for a successful cycle.
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