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I got a happy face today on my digital opk test...so I just called the Fertility Clinic and I am scheduled for my first IUI tomorrow at 10am.
I am sooooooo excited!!
Wish me luck
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replied May 6th, 2007
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Good luck Dprssd!!! Very Happy Very Happy

I hope everything turns out great.
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replied May 6th, 2007
Good Luck!!!!
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replied May 6th, 2007
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Good luck Dprssd, I am so praying for you.Hope you get your BFP with this IUI.
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replied May 7th, 2007
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Fingers crossed!!!

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replied May 7th, 2007
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good luck honey...Wow, let me know how you feel after the iui. Here's hoping and wishing and praying for you and everyone else in this forum... Smile
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replied May 7th, 2007
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Good luck!
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replied May 7th, 2007
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Thanks Girls
Thanks so much for all the baby dust!
The IUI went fine. The nurse said my dh's sample was at 91%, so I'm really hopeful. And now the 2ww begins.....this will be the hardest 2ww ever!!

Negar, I felt totally fine after. I took the day off of work, laid on the couch and watched Oprah Razz
You know....the whole proceedure only cost us $175. I didn't have an u/s which I thought was weird. That is a pretty drastic difference to what they charge at your clinic. I know the u/s costs money, but not that much! Wonder what else is different?

Anyway...going to take it easy. She said no running for 2 weeks...no problem!
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replied May 7th, 2007
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I glad your feeling well...

Stupid question....why can't you run? Embarassed
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replied May 7th, 2007
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Well...the nurse said that the impact from running could interupt the process. I usually push myself when I run anyway...so I won't argue with that. She said not to run just to be safe...but I have friends that ran through their whole pregnancy. Strange.
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replied May 8th, 2007
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How are you feeling today? Getting any positive feelings about the process?
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replied May 8th, 2007
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Hi MC
I'm feeling really good actually. I just got back from an accupuncture appointment and I'm totally relaxed. He puts on a fertility meditation cd while I'm laying there for an hour and I tell you...it can really uplift you.
I was kind of put-off by what the nurse said to me yesterday after I finished the iui.
I said "so, do you have much success with 1st iui's" ?
And she said "Rarely".
I thought...what a disheartening thing to say! She could at least say that some people get lucky the first time around. Weird eh?
But anyway....the accupuncture today made me feel better. This is really going to be a tough 2ww. I'm so anxious!
How are you doing?
Thanks for checking in Smile
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replied May 8th, 2007
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Hey Dprssd
Glad to hear you are doing well. Relaxing is so important Smile I can't believe the nurse told you that. Confused That is insensetive...
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replied May 8th, 2007
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I think taking the time to relax is ssoooo important. It can make a very tense time much easier and manageable.

What bad bedside manner. Confused She could have at least said....It really depends on allot of things...and that would have completely skirted the question but not make you feel down. That was borderline rude...

I hope you have beginners luck! Keep us updated on how you're feeling!

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replied May 8th, 2007
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Good luck Dprssd! I hope your 2ww is relaxing.

Wow, I can't believe the dr advised you not to run for two weeks. That is a long time. Two days would sound more reasonable. Are you bouncing off the walls yet?
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replied May 9th, 2007
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Thanks for the support girls. I asked my TCM about what the nurse said, and he was surprised too. He said they probably do more IVF at that clinic than IUI, so perhaps her response was biased? Anyhoo, I'm not going to let it get me down.

Shortgeek - Yes, I'm climbing the walls. I usually run every Tues, Thurs and Sat. Last night was my first missed run. I felt guilty. But it's all worth it in the end. Instead I went out for a steak with my friend. See....steak wasn't on the menu until about 6 months ago. I was vegan for 3.5 years, and the past year I was so anaemic i couldn't stand up without holding on to something. And I had this constant buzzing feeling in my head. I tried every kind of supplement, vit B shots, everything short of a blood transfusion. Finally my naturopath just said "You are going to have to eat meat". So reluctantly I chowed down on an organic steak every 12 days or so. I swear I felt better in 2 weeks. All symptoms are gone. Now, I don't have any problem with it. (Although DH is still vegan and is not so happy about it, but your health is your health!)
Wow! I digress.
Thanks again girls.
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replied May 9th, 2007
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I used to avoid red meat (and butter, etc.) when I was a competitive runner in high school. It made me iron deficient, which I think is like a pre-anemic condition. Iron supplements seemed to work for me. My mom is convinced that I'm going to have osteoporosis from it because she read recently that teenage girls with iron deficiency and/or amenorrhea should take calcium supplements in addition to iron supplements.

Now my philosophy is that a balanced diet involves everything in moderation. It makes me feel less deprived when you let yourself have food that you enjoy eating. Of course, I don't feel guilty for eating something that used to be alive.

Well, I hope that the steak and the time off from running is worth it by giving you a bfp! BTW, did your doctor say anything about long runs? Maybe you could substitute a walk for a run. It's a different exercise, but the taking the time to do it might keep you from bouncing off the walls and might help keep you in the habit of getting out at the same time.
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