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  1. Glad you are feeling ok. I asked my RE if the first cycle didn't work when we could try again. He told me generally a month or until you have a normal period again.

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  2. Im so sorry, but glad you are doing okay. Make sure to take the time you need to nurture yourself when (or if) you need it, even if its not right away.

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  3. This sucks! I am thinking of you and glad you're able to see the bright side though. Many marriages simply fall apart in the midst of this terrible journey. I am very happy to hear that you and your husband have become even closer. As for the FET - when I had my chemical, I had to wait a few weeks to get a normal period and then my doc said we could start up again. I actually never ended up getting a period but we went forward with a round of birth control pills to regulate my cycle. I'll be cheering you on.

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  4. I never ever thought of hiding peoples posts on FB! Genius.
    But yes, some people do overshare. They are so excited and they don't realise how hard it is for some people to get pregnant. Especially those who get pregnant by accident, they don't think that anybody could "not" get pregnant.

    I hope you are getting better each minute, each hour, each day. Cause that is how much closer you are to that baby too. One day, you will get one!

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  5. I do the same on facebook but I also know that if I ever get pregnant I will be one of those people. I am so glad that you are being optimistic and looking forward to your two frozen embies. I think that is a real turning point in a failed cycle. After our failed and none of my embryos made it to the freeze I just felt I had nothing to look forward to. Also great news that you did in fact have implantation! This is going to happen for you Ali, I just know it.

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  6. I've hidden each and every pregnant woman I know on FB (except for the IFers). I am so glad that you and Chop are growing closer, and that you're ok. This whole process is going to be difficult (speaking from my first IVF experience with OHSS and cancelled transfer).
    Emotions are so different when you're at the IVF stage. I never understood that until I went through it.
    I hope y'all have a great weekend together. And I'm in my wait/break/rest cycle NOW and we will do our FET on our next cycle! =)

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  7. We disn't have any frosties from our IVF so I never had the "when can we do our FET?" conversation, but i think it's pretty wuick. Lou at Syringe Sisters got a failure and then did her FET really quickly. Check her blog out.

    You are being so strong. xoxoxoxo

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  8. I have to hide them all on Pinterest too! That's almost worse!

    Just if it helps, the chemical pregnancy I had was not much worse of a period afterwards, although mine happened a few days earlier than yours. I hope it's not too much, that you have a short cycle and can moe on to your FET. I would think your odds for the FET are really good.

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  9. I know it is truly a sucky situation, but I am glad to hear that you are doing alright. It's good that you and your husband are growing closer, and at least you know implantation can occur. Hopefully, this failed IVF gives the doctors enough data so they can ensure that your FET is successful and you get your take home baby. I'm rooting for you!

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  10. I am so sorry, but happy to hear you are doing okay, sending you lots of love!

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  11. I'm still so sad your about your news but it sounds like you are trying to stay strong and look at the bright side - that you and your husband are doing so well and that you still have some frozen embies to work with. You'll get there, and we're rooting for you!

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  12. I was so sorry to read these last two posts. My heart really breaks for you because I know exactly how hard this part of the journey is. Well done for being so strong and I am so glad that it's brought you guys so much closer to each other. It's one of the 'silver linings' of IVF and something to be so grateful for. I took two months off after my first failed IVF and it was the best thing I could every have done. But 1 month should be enough if you don't want a longer break. I needed the 2 months to get rid of all my anger and bitterness and so we went into the FET in a very good and happy place emotionally. I'm hinking of you so much. I'm here if you need to chat anytime, and hey, I'm in Melbourne, so if you want to go for a coffee sometime, we could do that too... :-)

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  13. You are doing great, but I want to send you a big hug anyway, because this is hard. I hope that your period starts soon, and you can have closure on this cycle. But remember that we all know how difficult this is, and we're here to support you when you need it.

    As for the FET...our failed IVF didn't have any frozen embryos, so I'm not sure. It's worth asking though. When will your follow-up appointment be? Do you have a list of questions ready?

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