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  • Registered Users Posts: 652 ✭✭✭GaGa21


    Day 35 and still no cycle but pregnancy test was negative yesterday. Have never been this late before so I'm thinking I didn't ovulate at all this month. I'm hoping my surgery has not messed up my cycle :-(


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    GaGa21 wrote: »
    Day 35 and still no cycle but pregnancy test was negative yesterday. Have never been this late before so I'm thinking I didn't ovulate at all this month. I'm hoping my surgery has not messed up my cycle :-(

    What tests are you using?


  • Registered Users Posts: 652 ✭✭✭GaGa21


    bilbot79 wrote:
    What tests are you using?

    The cheapest one I could get in chemist. Aimed at early pregnancy like the first response. So considering I'm 5 days late it would surely be accurate?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    GaGa21 wrote: »
    The cheapest one I could get in chemist. Aimed at early pregnancy like the first response. So considering I'm 5 days late it would surely be accurate?

    I guess so. But you hear about false negatives sometimes


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    Update from me is yesterday woke up to wife screaming on the toilet as she was bleeding. Said she felt a cramp aswell. We took the day off work and went down to the clinic to do a blood hcg test.
    Waited anxiouslt all day for results and when they called they said the HCG levels were high as expected and the doc was happy. Thankfully there hasn't been any bleeding since and hopefully we're not in trouble. Wife thinks the crinone might be irritating her.
    The rollercoaster continues...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 709 ✭✭✭lashes34


    I have everything crossed for you bilbot, hoping it all works out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,514 ✭✭✭bee06


    You and your poor wife must be nervous wreaks Bilbot. I can’t even imagine. Everything crossed here as well for you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 652 ✭✭✭GaGa21


    bilbot79 wrote:
    Update from me is yesterday woke up to wife screaming on the toilet as she was bleeding. Said she felt a cramp aswell....


    Hopefully it all goes well the next few weeks. If it's any consolation, my sister bled with all 3 of her pregnancies and has 3 healthy boys and currently pregnant with her 4th. Not the same obviously as she had no fertility issues but it can be a comfort to know that some bleeding is normal. Fingers crossed for you x


  • Registered Users Posts: 932 ✭✭✭brokensoul


    bilbot79 wrote: »
    Update from me is yesterday woke up to wife screaming on the toilet as she was bleeding. Said she felt a cramp aswell. We took the day off work and went down to the clinic to do a blood hcg test.
    Waited anxiouslt all day for results and when they called they said the HCG levels were high as expected and the doc was happy. Thankfully there hasn't been any bleeding since and hopefully we're not in trouble. Wife thinks the crinone might be irritating her.
    The rollercoaster continues...

    Fingers and toes remain crossed.

    I had 4 days of bleeding (not heavy and not constant) when I was pregnant with my twins. It was the scariest thing ever. When I had my first scan they could see a pocket of blood that was trapped in my womb, probably implantation bleeding, and that was what was causing the bleeding.

    I so hope it works out for ye.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,123 ✭✭✭LCD


    bilbot79 This sounds amazing "HCG levels were high as expected and the doc was happy". From the positive test to the 1st scan is so hard (to be honest the worry continues until they are born & then the worrying never stops).
    Wish I could say something really supportive or inspirational


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  • Registered Users Posts: 35 CCCHIA


    bilbot79 wrote: »
    Update from me is yesterday woke up to wife screaming on the toilet as she was bleeding. Said she felt a cramp aswell. .

    Such scary times but thankfully it all looks good, I really have everything crossed for you and your wife. Fingers crossed this is a once off bleed xx


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    I'm afraid to say disaster has struck. Mrs Bilbot had terrible pain in her back and going down her front leg on Friday night. We went to A and e on Saturday hoping it was an adverse reaction to progeterone but ultrasound showed the baby with a little heartbeat had implanted in the tube, an ectopic pregnancy.

    The tube had to be removed altogether so now there is only one left. We can still have children with the other but imagine if there was another ectopic. It feels like it will be a miracle if this works out . Wife is now in hospital having developed a UTI in the operation.

    Im beyond bemoaning our bad luck now, it won't help us.


  • Registered Users Posts: 652 ✭✭✭GaGa21


    Awh no, so sorry to hear that. It is so hard to stay positive when events like this happen. All I can say is hopefully it will make you stronger as a couple. Wishing Mrs Bilbot a speedy recovery, physically and emotionally.


  • Registered Users Posts: 709 ✭✭✭lashes34


    Awh bilbot I'm devastated for ye. Wishing your wife a speedy recovery from the op but more so emotionally.


  • Registered Users Posts: 35 CCCHIA


    I'm so so sorry Bilbot, I wish your wife well in her recovery and I wish you well during this time xx


  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭babydream


    Bilbot Im so so so sorry to hear this awful news. Just make sure you both look after each other in all this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,337 ✭✭✭✭fits


    So sorry :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,091 ✭✭✭catrionanic


    My heart broke reading that. I am so so sorry. I hope she recovers quickly and you find the strength from each other to get through this.

    If it's any consolation at all, my own mother struggled with 8 years of infertility and also lost a tube after an ectopic pregnancy (her first pregnancy). She went on to have three healthy children in the seven years after that.

    Look after yourselves.


  • Registered Users Posts: 932 ✭✭✭brokensoul


    So sorry bilbot. I wish I had something more to offer.

    Huge hugs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,123 ✭✭✭LCD


    Really feel for you & your wife Bilbot. Is such a sh!t thing to happen to you guys.


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,903 Mod ✭✭✭✭shesty


    God Bilbot, how terrible.
    If it helps, I have a friend who had a tube removed and has successfully had 2 children. Fingers crossed for you. I hope you both take time to recover from this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭Fingersandtoes


    I wish I'd words to comfort you and take away all the anger and disappointment. It must be heart breaking. I've never been in that situation but I just wanted to say I'm sorry. I hope medically your wife will be ok. I hope you both get some counselling to help come to terms with what has happened.
    Thinking of you both


  • Registered Users Posts: 652 ✭✭✭GaGa21


    Has anyone here heard of or tried the Ava fertility tracker? Looks good but a bit expensive....cheaper than IVF though if successful.


  • Administrators, Business & Finance Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,914 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Toots


    I looked at it but it was tested for 24-35 day cycles and not tested for PCOS so that ruled me out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭sunsetbeachfan


    I'm devastated for you Bilbot and Mrs Bilbot so sorry for your loss, wishing you all the best and speeding recovery from her op.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,291 ✭✭✭Dinkie


    bilbot79 wrote: »
    I'm afraid to say disaster has struck. Mrs Bilbot had terrible pain in her back and going down her front leg on Friday night. We went to A and e on Saturday hoping it was an adverse reaction to progeterone but ultrasound showed the baby with a little heartbeat had implanted in the tube, an ectopic pregnancy.

    The tube had to be removed altogether so now there is only one left. We can still have children with the other but imagine if there was another ectopic. It feels like it will be a miracle if this works out . Wife is now in hospital having developed a UTI in the operation.

    Im beyond bemoaning our bad luck now, it won't help us.

    I'm so sorry to hear this bilbot. But it is extremely unlikely that you will have a second one.... although you will never stop worrying and panicing over it. Take of yourselves and give yourself time to heal. x


  • Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭sunsetbeachfan


    Toots wrote: »
    I looked at it but it was tested for 24-35 day cycles and not tested for PCOS so that ruled me out.

    I'm interested in it too but like yourself cycles really irregular hoping that will change I'll get a pattern going on Metformin


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭bilbot79




  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭Fingersandtoes


    https://m.independent.ie/life/family/fertility-and-you/intense-grief-after-failure-of-fertility-treatment-is-comparable-to-bereavement-new-research-37473334.html

    I thought this was a good article especially about the isolation and not being able to talk to anyone about how you really feel. The sentence about separating from friends who have children rang true to me. I'm lucky I've one child but I've distanced myself from friends who have a child roughly the same age as my child and a younger child.

    I think counseling should be compulsory if attending a fertility clinic.
    Hope everyone is well


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  • Registered Users Posts: 652 ✭✭✭GaGa21


    I think counseling should be compulsory if attending a fertility clinic. Hope everyone is well


    To be honest, I think psychological support should be offered to any person suffering infertility fullstop.
    I know hopes are probably raised more while attending fertility clinics but people are dealing with it before it even gets to that stage so should be offered by GPs.

    On a separate note, does anyone remember when Varadkar announced the state supported IVF due to start in 2019? It seems like a dream as there has been no talk of it since. Is it still happening?


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