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Dealing with Infertility


Dealing with Infertility

A group for diabetics who are dealing with infertility and exploring reproductive assistance options (IUI, IVF, etc).

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Mar 16

Diabetes Forum

Hello and looking for support

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by Sharon (Sneetch by the Beach) Mar 16. 3 Replies

My husband and I decided to try and get pregnant. My endo was not supportive. I am at 7.2 A1C. She wanted me down to 6.5 or lower. We decided to try anyway when my other doctors thought I was fine.…Continue

IVF and Side Effects

Started by Jackie Sep 30, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone, (I am posting this here and in the "Oh Baby" forum so please forgive me for the double posting!)I am hoping for some feedback from anyone who has gone through IVF. My husband and I are…Continue

IVF drug protocols? How do they affect blood sugars?

Started by Kaitake. Last reply by Kaitake Aug 19, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm in NZ and my husband and I have finally qualified for public funding so we will be doing sperm retrieval in about 6 months, and IVF/ICSI in about 18 months time. Hooray to finally…Continue

Tags: New, NZ, Zealand, blood, affect


Started by Jackie Jun 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone, I am new to the group and hoping for a bit of info. My husband and I have been trying for years to get pregnant. I finally got pregnant last year but had a miscarriage at 9 weeks. Once…Continue

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Comment by Rachel on August 23, 2011 at 11:08am
Lou.. if it's not to insensitive, we could call him 'ss' for short... could work :) I asked hubby not to report on any faces made by ss today, which was probably good considering the teaching session he engaged in after the measuring portion of the scan. I wonder if there is something that went somewhat wrong during my development (duh), as I also have a septum that needed to be partially resected to give the little guys room to implant (hopefully). Soooo, today we received the 'most difficult physiology I've had to deal with in a while' designation from ss. Woohoo :0/
Whatever will be, will be!
~and I absolutely agree, nattering over a cuppa would be fabulous every now and again! (but I don't think that I could give this group up anyhow, what a wealth of knowledge and support!)
Comment by Lou on August 23, 2011 at 10:36am
Hey rachel... WTH!?! I didn't even know that cold happen... I'm trying to work it out but can't get my head round it, it sound ouchy!
LoL about hubbys comment haha we shall have to dub him the 'satanic sonographer' LoL
Ooooh ooooh oooh exciting, Hoping those lil follies listened to your pep talk, Know the 'glossing' well, thats what we're for :) *winks
BTW thanks, I'm just gutted for her, what happened was beyond cruel but she is strong and resolute even in this sadness she must be feeling, I just hate that i/we are so impotent to 'physically' help each other if you get what I mean, though like you say to offload to and support people who get 'it' really helps (well I think so anyways :) x x x x
Comment by Rachel on August 23, 2011 at 7:40am
Hi all!
as much as we are rolling with the punches over here, I never expected to be told that my ovaries are on the wrong sides of my body... at appt this a.m. repro pointed out to his assistant that my L ovary is on the R, and my R ovary is on the L. That certainly explains a lot (of pain!). We are having daily tamcams/blood draw now, and he (repro) explained that the next 2 weeks were going to be 'busy'. Harvest this w/e most likely, and transfer next week. He's not sure of how many eggs he'll be able to get from the R ovary (on the L side, isn't this fun), but he will do his best. When hubby asked re: laproscopic retrieval, he said that was not possible. Never did think to ask because of me or technology... leave that for tomorrow.
Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for listening; I try to gloss over what is going on when someone asks, but I have to tell someone(s) or burst. Just saying... the support is abfab as well!!!
Comment by Rachel on August 22, 2011 at 2:32pm
'funny' update~
just spoke with hubby about this morning's u/s, and he tells me (unsolicited), that the repro looked like the devil because of the faces he was making in order to view the left ovary. One word: 'awesome'... and back tomorrow to start the daily u/s and blood draws... yay :0/ Tylenol on board BEFORE hand, and magic bag when I get home is the plan! At least I get to post pone one of my exams :)
@ Lou-hope your friend is doing okay... hopefully things will get better for her/him soon.
Hugs all around!
Comment by Lou on August 22, 2011 at 11:15am
Lori, Rachel I'm with you there about the jinx, I had some terrible news from a friend today, I've always been adverse to officially 'coming out' on FB after my previous history. We can all congratulate one another here with people who get it, the whole sha-bang T1 and Inf. x x x
Comment by Rachel on August 22, 2011 at 7:47am
Lori-boy are we on the same ship! Didn't actually order the books yesterday after all lol. Hubby wants to post photos to FB when we finally announce things (after the other 10 steps before we get that far, of course, but optimistic thinking!), but I think it's just so he can post photoshopped ones, as he is more than a bit of a jokester. We have spoken already about having a meet and greet after birth as well. Hubby's brother and wife have just had their first and did that, it seemed to go over well.
Had 'tamcam' number 4 (thanks Cheryl A for the appropriate moniker) this morning, and it seems as though left ovary may be a problem for harvest. Repro went so far as to tell me that he may need to fully anaesthetize me in order to get the eggs out. This is not really a surprise in light of the body contortions that need to be done by the ultrasonagraphers in order to get the shots (and the amount of Tylenol I need to take afterward). If that is as bad as it gets we should be so lucky. Just feeling huge and bloated already with 5 hours of exams to write tomorrow. NOT looking forward! At least I can finish this cycle taking it easy (as advised due to ovaries getting so big during stim) with next semesters textbooks for company. Really, I just play a geek on t.v. :0)
As a rule, I think that diabetics generally learn to roll with the punches a lot better than most, so we'll deal when we get there, where ever 'there' may be!
Happy thoughts!!!
Comment by Lori on August 22, 2011 at 7:23am
Rachel - trust me, I am all about avoiding any kind of a jinx. As messed up as it sounds, I am especially fearful of jinxing myself into a miscarriage if I ever manage to achieve a pregnancy. Like posting ultrasound pictures and belly shots or even any mention of a pregnancy whatsoever on Facebook as almost all of my friends did during their pregnancies? Forget it, I'll do it all at once when the kid makes it to the world. I've even thought ahead to a baby shower. I don't want one while I'm pregnant, what if something happens? We can do something after, which is more fun anyway because then everyone gets to meet the baby.
I know, it's all totally crazy. Maybe acupuncture will help straighten out my brain beyond just hormones. lol
I'll be thinking of you this week and hoping they find lots of eggs in there!
Comment by Rachel on August 21, 2011 at 2:01pm
Hi Lori
never let it be said I haven't made sure to cover all the bases... I do have a discussion (usually when I am up in the wee hours) with my various bits to encourage proper behaviour and inform them of the protocol that they are to follow :0) Sad I know, but I am not going to let any opportunity to make this work pass us by (the 'pep' talk - my own version of 'grow follies, grow' lol) I have read the MTSW blog with great interest, and have Cheryl's book on the list of books to buy once we are preggers. Seems a little bass ackwards I realize, but I don't want to jinx things with the other books that are sharing shipping costs. And having written that down I actually see how crazy it is, so that order will probably go through today :)
Please let us know how it goes at the acupuncture clinic, and hopefully your husband won't have to worry about 'that time' for about 9 months very soon!
Good vibes going out to all!!! Think well, be well!
Comment by Lori on August 21, 2011 at 6:42am
Rachel - I haven't learned much about follicle stimming yet, but 10 on each side sounds like a good thing! I don't know if you've read through Lyrehca's blog, Managing the Sweetness Within, but I'm reminded of the cheers she and her husband would do during the IVF process.... "Grow Follies, Grow!"

Lou - do you have a date for your HSG yet? I hope you do better than I did... I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried a little. lol

I've made a consultation appointment at an acupuncture clinic on Thursday of this week. I'm really interested in hearing what the dr has to say, she is from China and practices traditional Chinese techniques. When I spoke to her over the phone, she said that acupuncture can help to balance hormones. Hmmm, my husband will be happy about that, I get a little crazy during that time of the month. lol
Comment by Rachel on August 18, 2011 at 5:35pm
@ Lou, why yes we did get 'taught'... I mentioned several times that I have a background that makes me VERY familiar with the 'pen' and the sterile powder/diluent combo. Too bad for us! had to sit through it anyhow.
What a crazy time you've had recently! Hope things are back to 'normal' soon :0)
@ Lori, just saw a wiki post (I know, I know) about IVF and it mentions using acupuncture in the post. There were some references given that may help you make your decision (generally more reliable than the text I am told).
Take care all! xx

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