Just stopped by to say hi to old friends, and new :)

Just stopped by to say hi to old friends, and new :)

Joined: August 2nd, 2004, 9:44 am

August 19th, 2012, 8:06 am #1

I used to post here a while back, ttc'd over 40 with high FSH for more than 2 years ...

I've seen a few familiar names around, wanted to say Hi: ZakiaZ, PhoebeMass, ActingLoud, LauraNZ, Alex, KarenGH, DeeinNYC, ... and any others I hadn't spotted ...

Cheers!!
Kiwichick

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ttc#1 2+ yrs (starting at age 36), FSH 19.6 dx at age 38.5, #1 conceived via IUI/Clomid at 38.7:

ttc#2 2.4 years (starting at age 39.11);
FSHs 9.6 (4/05), 9.7 (6/05), 12.4 (10/05), 8.5 (1/06), 18.8 (2/06), 16.4 (4/06), 9.0 (7/06), 12.1 (10/06), 9.0 (4/07 w/E2V), 8.1 (5/07 w/E2V)
Two failed IUIs (Clomid)
IVF#1 (MDL, 300 Gonal F) cancelled, no response (July 2005, age 40.4)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Aug 2005, age 40.5)
IVF#2 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F, ICSI) - 4 follies, 2 eggs, 2 embies, BFN (Nov 2005, age 40.8)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Jan 2006, age 40.10)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (March 2006, age nearly 41)
IVF#3 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 6 eggs, 4 embies, 3 t/f, low level chemical pg/BFN (May 2006, age 41.2)
IVF#4 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 3 eggs, 3 embies, BFN (Aug 2006, age 41.5)
IVF#5 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris) - cancelled, one follie (Nov 2006, age 41.8)
Natural BFP in Feb 2007; m/c @ 7wks (age 41.11)
IVF#6 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, frozen sperm, no ICSI) - 2 follies, 2 eggs, 1 embie, BFN (Apr 2007, age 42.1)
IVF#7 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, with Dex, ICSI, June 2008, age 42.3) - 4 follies, 4 eggs, 4 embies t/f, BFP! Twin girls born by C-section at 37w1d, 2/12/08 (age 42.11)
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and supplements, baby aspirin, 5mg folic acid. DH did acu, herbs, vitamins (under duress).
Embie pics (high and low stim)http://www.network54.com/Forum/53068/thread/1181864169/
Protocol infohttp://www.network54.com/Forum/264844/m ... 184096897/

Blogging at: Infertility Info for Kiwis
http://infertilityinfo.co.nz
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DeeinNYC
DeeinNYC

August 19th, 2012, 4:35 pm #2

Thanks for stopping in and checking on us. So many of us have read your very THOROUGH posts and gained so much information. You are such an inspiration. I hope that all continues to go well for you and your family.
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lucy999
lucy999

August 19th, 2012, 5:35 pm #3

I used to post here a while back, ttc'd over 40 with high FSH for more than 2 years ...

I've seen a few familiar names around, wanted to say Hi: ZakiaZ, PhoebeMass, ActingLoud, LauraNZ, Alex, KarenGH, DeeinNYC, ... and any others I hadn't spotted ...

Cheers!!
Kiwichick

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ttc#1 2+ yrs (starting at age 36), FSH 19.6 dx at age 38.5, #1 conceived via IUI/Clomid at 38.7:

ttc#2 2.4 years (starting at age 39.11);
FSHs 9.6 (4/05), 9.7 (6/05), 12.4 (10/05), 8.5 (1/06), 18.8 (2/06), 16.4 (4/06), 9.0 (7/06), 12.1 (10/06), 9.0 (4/07 w/E2V), 8.1 (5/07 w/E2V)
Two failed IUIs (Clomid)
IVF#1 (MDL, 300 Gonal F) cancelled, no response (July 2005, age 40.4)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Aug 2005, age 40.5)
IVF#2 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F, ICSI) - 4 follies, 2 eggs, 2 embies, BFN (Nov 2005, age 40.8)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Jan 2006, age 40.10)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (March 2006, age nearly 41)
IVF#3 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 6 eggs, 4 embies, 3 t/f, low level chemical pg/BFN (May 2006, age 41.2)
IVF#4 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 3 eggs, 3 embies, BFN (Aug 2006, age 41.5)
IVF#5 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris) - cancelled, one follie (Nov 2006, age 41.8)
Natural BFP in Feb 2007; m/c @ 7wks (age 41.11)
IVF#6 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, frozen sperm, no ICSI) - 2 follies, 2 eggs, 1 embie, BFN (Apr 2007, age 42.1)
IVF#7 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, with Dex, ICSI, June 2008, age 42.3) - 4 follies, 4 eggs, 4 embies t/f, BFP! Twin girls born by C-section at 37w1d, 2/12/08 (age 42.11)
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and supplements, baby aspirin, 5mg folic acid. DH did acu, herbs, vitamins (under duress).
Embie pics (high and low stim)http://www.network54.com/Forum/53068/thread/1181864169/
Protocol infohttp://www.network54.com/Forum/264844/m ... 184096897/

Blogging at: Infertility Info for Kiwis
http://infertilityinfo.co.nz
long term. I still check your blog.
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Joined: December 20th, 2010, 7:38 pm

August 19th, 2012, 6:36 pm #4

I used to post here a while back, ttc'd over 40 with high FSH for more than 2 years ...

I've seen a few familiar names around, wanted to say Hi: ZakiaZ, PhoebeMass, ActingLoud, LauraNZ, Alex, KarenGH, DeeinNYC, ... and any others I hadn't spotted ...

Cheers!!
Kiwichick

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ttc#1 2+ yrs (starting at age 36), FSH 19.6 dx at age 38.5, #1 conceived via IUI/Clomid at 38.7:

ttc#2 2.4 years (starting at age 39.11);
FSHs 9.6 (4/05), 9.7 (6/05), 12.4 (10/05), 8.5 (1/06), 18.8 (2/06), 16.4 (4/06), 9.0 (7/06), 12.1 (10/06), 9.0 (4/07 w/E2V), 8.1 (5/07 w/E2V)
Two failed IUIs (Clomid)
IVF#1 (MDL, 300 Gonal F) cancelled, no response (July 2005, age 40.4)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Aug 2005, age 40.5)
IVF#2 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F, ICSI) - 4 follies, 2 eggs, 2 embies, BFN (Nov 2005, age 40.8)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Jan 2006, age 40.10)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (March 2006, age nearly 41)
IVF#3 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 6 eggs, 4 embies, 3 t/f, low level chemical pg/BFN (May 2006, age 41.2)
IVF#4 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 3 eggs, 3 embies, BFN (Aug 2006, age 41.5)
IVF#5 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris) - cancelled, one follie (Nov 2006, age 41.8)
Natural BFP in Feb 2007; m/c @ 7wks (age 41.11)
IVF#6 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, frozen sperm, no ICSI) - 2 follies, 2 eggs, 1 embie, BFN (Apr 2007, age 42.1)
IVF#7 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, with Dex, ICSI, June 2008, age 42.3) - 4 follies, 4 eggs, 4 embies t/f, BFP! Twin girls born by C-section at 37w1d, 2/12/08 (age 42.11)
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and supplements, baby aspirin, 5mg folic acid. DH did acu, herbs, vitamins (under duress).
Embie pics (high and low stim)http://www.network54.com/Forum/53068/thread/1181864169/
Protocol infohttp://www.network54.com/Forum/264844/m ... 184096897/

Blogging at: Infertility Info for Kiwis
http://infertilityinfo.co.nz
Hi Kiwichick, I actually dug up lots of your past messages and your experience led me to commit to a long term low-stim approach. I am very thankful for you have posted here. Thanks for visiting us!

Btw, where did you do your low stim?
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Tracy
Tracy

August 19th, 2012, 11:13 pm #5

I used to post here a while back, ttc'd over 40 with high FSH for more than 2 years ...

I've seen a few familiar names around, wanted to say Hi: ZakiaZ, PhoebeMass, ActingLoud, LauraNZ, Alex, KarenGH, DeeinNYC, ... and any others I hadn't spotted ...

Cheers!!
Kiwichick

============================================

ttc#1 2+ yrs (starting at age 36), FSH 19.6 dx at age 38.5, #1 conceived via IUI/Clomid at 38.7:

ttc#2 2.4 years (starting at age 39.11);
FSHs 9.6 (4/05), 9.7 (6/05), 12.4 (10/05), 8.5 (1/06), 18.8 (2/06), 16.4 (4/06), 9.0 (7/06), 12.1 (10/06), 9.0 (4/07 w/E2V), 8.1 (5/07 w/E2V)
Two failed IUIs (Clomid)
IVF#1 (MDL, 300 Gonal F) cancelled, no response (July 2005, age 40.4)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Aug 2005, age 40.5)
IVF#2 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F, ICSI) - 4 follies, 2 eggs, 2 embies, BFN (Nov 2005, age 40.8)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Jan 2006, age 40.10)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (March 2006, age nearly 41)
IVF#3 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 6 eggs, 4 embies, 3 t/f, low level chemical pg/BFN (May 2006, age 41.2)
IVF#4 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 3 eggs, 3 embies, BFN (Aug 2006, age 41.5)
IVF#5 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris) - cancelled, one follie (Nov 2006, age 41.8)
Natural BFP in Feb 2007; m/c @ 7wks (age 41.11)
IVF#6 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, frozen sperm, no ICSI) - 2 follies, 2 eggs, 1 embie, BFN (Apr 2007, age 42.1)
IVF#7 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, with Dex, ICSI, June 2008, age 42.3) - 4 follies, 4 eggs, 4 embies t/f, BFP! Twin girls born by C-section at 37w1d, 2/12/08 (age 42.11)
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and supplements, baby aspirin, 5mg folic acid. DH did acu, herbs, vitamins (under duress).
Embie pics (high and low stim)http://www.network54.com/Forum/53068/thread/1181864169/
Protocol infohttp://www.network54.com/Forum/264844/m ... 184096897/

Blogging at: Infertility Info for Kiwis
http://infertilityinfo.co.nz
I was new around the time you got pg. with the twins! You taught me sooo much! Thanks for all your sweet, supportive and informative posts.

xoxo, Tracy
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Jamie
Jamie

August 20th, 2012, 2:27 am #6

I used to post here a while back, ttc'd over 40 with high FSH for more than 2 years ...

I've seen a few familiar names around, wanted to say Hi: ZakiaZ, PhoebeMass, ActingLoud, LauraNZ, Alex, KarenGH, DeeinNYC, ... and any others I hadn't spotted ...

Cheers!!
Kiwichick

============================================

ttc#1 2+ yrs (starting at age 36), FSH 19.6 dx at age 38.5, #1 conceived via IUI/Clomid at 38.7:

ttc#2 2.4 years (starting at age 39.11);
FSHs 9.6 (4/05), 9.7 (6/05), 12.4 (10/05), 8.5 (1/06), 18.8 (2/06), 16.4 (4/06), 9.0 (7/06), 12.1 (10/06), 9.0 (4/07 w/E2V), 8.1 (5/07 w/E2V)
Two failed IUIs (Clomid)
IVF#1 (MDL, 300 Gonal F) cancelled, no response (July 2005, age 40.4)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Aug 2005, age 40.5)
IVF#2 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F, ICSI) - 4 follies, 2 eggs, 2 embies, BFN (Nov 2005, age 40.8)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Jan 2006, age 40.10)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (March 2006, age nearly 41)
IVF#3 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 6 eggs, 4 embies, 3 t/f, low level chemical pg/BFN (May 2006, age 41.2)
IVF#4 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 3 eggs, 3 embies, BFN (Aug 2006, age 41.5)
IVF#5 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris) - cancelled, one follie (Nov 2006, age 41.8)
Natural BFP in Feb 2007; m/c @ 7wks (age 41.11)
IVF#6 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, frozen sperm, no ICSI) - 2 follies, 2 eggs, 1 embie, BFN (Apr 2007, age 42.1)
IVF#7 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, with Dex, ICSI, June 2008, age 42.3) - 4 follies, 4 eggs, 4 embies t/f, BFP! Twin girls born by C-section at 37w1d, 2/12/08 (age 42.11)
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and supplements, baby aspirin, 5mg folic acid. DH did acu, herbs, vitamins (under duress).
Embie pics (high and low stim)http://www.network54.com/Forum/53068/thread/1181864169/
Protocol infohttp://www.network54.com/Forum/264844/m ... 184096897/

Blogging at: Infertility Info for Kiwis
http://infertilityinfo.co.nz
I know that so much has gone on in Christchurch--glad that you are okay!

Also, great to have a LEGEND (OE twins via IVF at age 42!) back on the board!
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Joined: August 2nd, 2004, 9:44 am

August 20th, 2012, 8:45 am #7

In response to a couple of the questions ...

Jamie, although I grew up in Christchurch, I don't live there, so wasn't directly affected by the earthquakes, but have many friends who were.

MIR, I cycled here in Auckland, with Dr Simon Kelly at Fertility Associates. Great guy, very knowledgeable, and treats his patients as genuine partners in the decision making process, which is unfortunately rare.

I'm so glad the posts have been helpful. I learned SO much from the women on these boards, especially this one, and I remember myself trawling the post archives to find useful information. Knowledge is power!

I'm going to try and keep an eye in here a bit more often if I can. Wanted to wish you all well!

Hugs,
Kiwichick
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summerwind03
summerwind03

August 20th, 2012, 11:35 am #8

I used to post here a while back, ttc'd over 40 with high FSH for more than 2 years ...

I've seen a few familiar names around, wanted to say Hi: ZakiaZ, PhoebeMass, ActingLoud, LauraNZ, Alex, KarenGH, DeeinNYC, ... and any others I hadn't spotted ...

Cheers!!
Kiwichick

============================================

ttc#1 2+ yrs (starting at age 36), FSH 19.6 dx at age 38.5, #1 conceived via IUI/Clomid at 38.7:

ttc#2 2.4 years (starting at age 39.11);
FSHs 9.6 (4/05), 9.7 (6/05), 12.4 (10/05), 8.5 (1/06), 18.8 (2/06), 16.4 (4/06), 9.0 (7/06), 12.1 (10/06), 9.0 (4/07 w/E2V), 8.1 (5/07 w/E2V)
Two failed IUIs (Clomid)
IVF#1 (MDL, 300 Gonal F) cancelled, no response (July 2005, age 40.4)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Aug 2005, age 40.5)
IVF#2 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F, ICSI) - 4 follies, 2 eggs, 2 embies, BFN (Nov 2005, age 40.8)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Jan 2006, age 40.10)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (March 2006, age nearly 41)
IVF#3 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 6 eggs, 4 embies, 3 t/f, low level chemical pg/BFN (May 2006, age 41.2)
IVF#4 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 3 eggs, 3 embies, BFN (Aug 2006, age 41.5)
IVF#5 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris) - cancelled, one follie (Nov 2006, age 41.8)
Natural BFP in Feb 2007; m/c @ 7wks (age 41.11)
IVF#6 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, frozen sperm, no ICSI) - 2 follies, 2 eggs, 1 embie, BFN (Apr 2007, age 42.1)
IVF#7 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, with Dex, ICSI, June 2008, age 42.3) - 4 follies, 4 eggs, 4 embies t/f, BFP! Twin girls born by C-section at 37w1d, 2/12/08 (age 42.11)
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and supplements, baby aspirin, 5mg folic acid. DH did acu, herbs, vitamins (under duress).
Embie pics (high and low stim)http://www.network54.com/Forum/53068/thread/1181864169/
Protocol infohttp://www.network54.com/Forum/264844/m ... 184096897/

Blogging at: Infertility Info for Kiwis
http://infertilityinfo.co.nz
I too learned a lot from you and was so pleased to hear of your success. Thanks for checking in. Don't be a stranger.
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ZakiaZ
ZakiaZ

August 20th, 2012, 3:00 pm #9

In response to a couple of the questions ...

Jamie, although I grew up in Christchurch, I don't live there, so wasn't directly affected by the earthquakes, but have many friends who were.

MIR, I cycled here in Auckland, with Dr Simon Kelly at Fertility Associates. Great guy, very knowledgeable, and treats his patients as genuine partners in the decision making process, which is unfortunately rare.

I'm so glad the posts have been helpful. I learned SO much from the women on these boards, especially this one, and I remember myself trawling the post archives to find useful information. Knowledge is power!

I'm going to try and keep an eye in here a bit more often if I can. Wanted to wish you all well!

Hugs,
Kiwichick
So nice to hear from you.

How the heck are you doing? And those darling dd's of yours? Dd #1, is she as tall as you yet?

So funny, when I saw your post I was thinking, could she really be .....? Lol.

And my old brain is still old cause when I read the following - "I cycled here in Auckland" it still registered in my brain as you riding your bike. Remember that? Lol.

I'm not on here very often, mostly lurking right now, but I'm so glad I checked in.

Cheers and thanks for posting,
Z.
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Joined: August 2nd, 2004, 9:44 am

August 21st, 2012, 11:06 am #10

Great to hear from you too! Yep, my big girl is now 8 and pretty tall and the twins are 4 1/2. Pretty crazy. LOL at "cycling" and the bicycle imagery - actually, I used to freak the locals out by taking DD#1 to daycare on my bike while heavily pregnant with twins - but actually it was so sane because it was a hot summer and the breeze kept me cooler than walking. A cousin described me as "a spinnaker in full sail" LOL.

I'm in the States now and then for conferences and such, so maybe we'll catch up someday! Where are you based?

Also, just trying to publish a short e-article on cut-to-the-chase questions to ask REs (written for deer-in-the-headlights fertility treatment newbies) ... will let you know when that finally posts and would love to know what you think. I'm contactable via my IF info site:http://infertilityinfo.co.nz

Take care,
Kiwichick
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