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  1. TTC Has anyone worked with educational consultant Dana Haddad? Feedback? We are considering using her for our ds. 9-9-2014 1:39pm (0 replies)
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  2. TTC Quitting a successful ob/gyn practice to sahm seems like a waste all around 8-22-2014 12:38pm (13 replies)
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    • Medicine isn't what it used to be. I could see wanting out. ;( 8-22-2014 12:42pm
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      • But all that training, and you still make good money 8-22-2014 12:43pm
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        • Ok money. This country is reay fucked up. 8-22-2014 12:44pm
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          • I think 200k is more than ok money 8-22-2014 12:47pm
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    • I can't imagine not practicing...even just gyn or general women's health after all that school etc 8-22-2014 12:50pm
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      • But some do leave to sahm 8-22-2014 12:51pm
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        • that i cannot imagine. i left a job that paid 60k and was in a dying industry. while i miss the job and working, that salary is not making me rush out the door 8-22-2014 12:53pm
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          • What industry? Publishing? 8-22-2014 12:56pm
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            • direct mail :( 8-22-2014 12:56pm
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              • So you mean direct mail coupons? I know a woman who works doing that here in Los Angeles and she seems to do okay 8-22-2014 12:59pm
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                • no, i worked in the non profit sector so i did fundraising via mail solicitation. i loved the science behind DM, so interesting 8-22-2014 1:04pm
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                  • What is the quick basics of the science? 8-22-2014 1:05pm
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                    • I used to have 4 response groups (depending on how big mailing was) and all my return cards are coded. so i know age, income level, zip code etc for each donor or potential donor....(more) 8-22-2014 1:08pm
                      I had a cotrol letter (same one used in the past just updated) and 3 other 'tests' so when everything came back, i got to see how why who how much lol
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  3. TTC I love the bands phoenix, the strokes and interpol-- all are playing at a festival in Los Angeles this weekend. But 36 and 41-- I feel dh and I have aged out. Besides dinner and...(more) 8-22-2014 12:23pm (2 replies)
    dc activities- what fun things have we not aged out off? I love dancing.
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    • All those bands have members at least 35 8-22-2014 12:26pm
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    • You should go - if you don't you really are old 8-22-2014 12:28pm
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  4. TTC If you come across someone who is clearly wealthy and she and her dh work or at least one of them does and they had wealthy parents as well, do you assume they aren't capable,...(more) 6-4-2014 5:10pm (5 replies)
    independent or responsible? Ybm seems to think that getting help from your parents means you are somehow a failure and too needy.
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    • Yes 6-4-2014 5:11pm
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      • Even if they make millions? 6-4-2014 5:13pm
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    • "YBM" doesn't assume anything. Some people may have this opinion and it might be fun for you to argue against some straw man. Frankly, it's boring 6-4-2014 5:12pm
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      • Defensive much? Lol 6-4-2014 5:12pm
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    • Those posters are bitter they had no help. It's that simple. 6-4-2014 5:13pm
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  5. TTC Where in Long Island would you live if you had a 2 mill budget. 1 hr or less train commute to Manhattan. LI haters will be ignored. Tia 6-4-2014 5:04pm (4 replies)
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    • port washington 6-4-2014 5:05pm
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    • Great Neck 6-4-2014 5:06pm
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    • Garden City 6-4-2014 5:08pm
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    • manhasset, unless both parents are jewish 6-4-2014 5:12pm
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  6. TTC If your hhi is 7 figures, did you and dh grow up well off? 6-4-2014 4:58pm (3 replies)
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    • why say seven figures. Say over 1 million, over 10 million or whatever you mean... 6-4-2014 5:01pm
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    • No, not at all 6-4-2014 5:02pm
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    • nope both immigrant working class parents and now combined we make 900K 6-4-2014 5:05pm
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  7. TTC Over the course of your life how much money would you say your parents have spent on you? 6-4-2014 4:55pm (2 replies)
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    • Millions 6-4-2014 4:56pm
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    • Not a ton of money, but they have helped us immensely with our kids, which has saved us tons. 6-4-2014 5:03pm
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  8. TTC Post your pic and we will tell you which supermodel you resemble. 6-4-2014 4:46pm (1 reply)
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  9. TTC How close are you to your parents as an adult? Did you have a happy childhood? 6-4-2014 4:34pm (9 replies)
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    • Not terribly, yes 6-4-2014 4:34pm
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      • Why are you no longer close? 6-4-2014 4:35pm
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        • Father died when I was 26, I moved overseas soon after. Now I live a 4-hour drive from my mother, we talk every couple of weeks. Our family is not close in general. 6-4-2014 4:37pm
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    • Not. No. 6-4-2014 4:35pm
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    • Closer than ever, mostly 6-4-2014 4:35pm
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    • complicated relationship with lots of closeness and lots of conflict. miserable childhood although not in anyway that anyone else would think. I was just miserable 6-4-2014 4:36pm
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    • Very close, not a happy childhood 6-4-2014 4:37pm
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    • not close, very happy 6-4-2014 4:39pm
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    • I'm quite close to my mom, increasingly distant with my father. Childhood was chaotic and mostly sucked (some good moments) 6-4-2014 4:41pm
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  10. TTC Are you worried about mers? 5-13-2014 9:05pm (0 replies)
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  11. TTC Does anyone follow the myfamily my village blog about her son - they were also on This American Life 4-30-2014 6:45pm (2 replies)
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    • Yes. I have concluded she is nuts, but I still read. 4-30-2014 6:46pm
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      • Really - why? I am following because my son has some mild issues and I found this when searching and was trying to get a sense of how true it is 4-30-2014 6:48pm
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  12. TTC Thanks for the cold salad recipes ladies! 4-27-2014 5:59pm (0 replies)
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  13. TTC If you are wealthy, do you ever feel guilty about it? 4-7-2014 10:32am (19 replies)
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    • Nope. I came by it honestly. Yes, I was lucky, but I also worked hard. 4-7-2014 10:32am
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      • You make at least 1 million? 4-7-2014 10:33am
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        • HHI is less than that now, but we have 20M put away + real estate. 4-7-2014 10:34am
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      • But you're unhappy. 4-7-2014 10:35am
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        • Not at all. Life isn't always perfect, but we are in a good stretch right now. Everyone is healthy, life is pretty good. 4-7-2014 10:36am
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          • Right 4-7-2014 10:37am
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            • What's your issue here? Are you one of those people who thinks all rich people are unhappy? 4-7-2014 10:41am
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    • why would i? ah, because you think we "stole" it, right? 4-7-2014 10:33am
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      • Are you always this defensive? How do you know what my HHI is? Idiot. 4-7-2014 10:33am
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        • lol 4-7-2014 10:34am
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        • any post that resorts to name calling is disqualified 4-7-2014 10:34am
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      • What the fuck? Why do you assume op isn't rich herself? 4-7-2014 10:34am
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      • Np: dont assume that just becuase you have money that you're life will always be perfect and happy. Btdt. 4-7-2014 10:35am
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        • didn't say anything like that 4-7-2014 10:36am
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          • Well you seem pretty presumptuous based on your response. 4-7-2014 10:36am
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        • ^^^your 4-7-2014 10:36am
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    • no. 4-7-2014 10:33am
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    • Of course not. We worked hard to get where we are. 4-13-2014 6:32pm
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    • Yes. Dh works at a hedge fund and I was raised by liberal academic parents to mistrust people in finance 5-31-2014 12:29pm
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  14. TTC What is yoiur HHI and where do you live? Are you happy with it? 4-7-2014 10:25am (4 replies)
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    • 400k. NJ. yes. 4-7-2014 10:26am
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    • 7 figures, nyc, yes 4-7-2014 10:27am
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    • 225, boston, very 4-7-2014 10:27am
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    • $475k, 33 yo - SAHM. NYC. Will be making 7 figures in a few years. Very happy, 4-13-2014 6:31pm
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  15. TTC Some of you have some serious issues. Funny you think you're in a position to give others advice when most of you at...(more) 4-7-2014 10:24am (6 replies)
    when most of you are miserable.
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    • I am far from miserable 4-7-2014 10:25am
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    • Always cracks me up when people describe themselves 4-7-2014 10:25am
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      • This. Totally projecting, making pronouncements about everyone here while simultaneously doing the same thing. 4-7-2014 10:26am
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    • yep, but that's ybm. you never know when the nutbar from one post is giving decent advice in another. 4-7-2014 10:26am
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    • honest question: WHO DOESN'T have issues? 4-7-2014 10:26am
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  16. TTC Did your kids meet their great grandparents? 4-1-2014 9:12pm (8 replies)
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    • no. I wish. 4-1-2014 9:13pm
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    • Oldest met and remembers 3, youngest only met 1. Now all deceased. 4-1-2014 9:14pm
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    • No. They died in 1965, 1974, 1993 and 1997 4-1-2014 9:15pm
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    • No, the last one died in 1999 and my first child was born in 2010. They would all have been between 100-110 in 2010. 4-1-2014 9:16pm
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    • Some of them. 4 great grandmas (all deceased now) and one great grandpa that is still alive. 4-1-2014 9:17pm
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    • My son has met 2 of his great grandmothers 4-13-2014 6:34pm
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    • yes but they were babies/toddlers so they don't remember. I hope I am fortunate enough to meet my great grandchildren. 5-13-2014 9:08pm
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    • 3 of them. Then those 3 all died within a year, which was a shock to me. I had gotten used to having them around. 5-13-2014 9:18pm
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  17. TTC How do you pronounce Cosi Fan Tutte? 4-1-2014 8:27pm (2 replies)
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  18. TTC Did you know Anderson Cooper is a Vanderbilt? His mother is Gloria Vanderbilt. Wtf am i tg...(more) 4-1-2014 7:54pm (7 replies)
    Am i the only one who didn't know this?
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    • yes 4-1-2014 7:55pm
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    • You are. 4-1-2014 7:55pm
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    • Yes. Cathy Griffin talks about it incessantly on the new year's show (which I love). 4-1-2014 7:55pm
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      • Op: oh ok guess im out of the loop 4-1-2014 7:55pm
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    • Yes. I think you might be. 4-1-2014 7:55pm
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    • Yep 4-1-2014 7:56pm
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    • yes 4-1-2014 7:58pm
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  19. TTC If your legs aren't sore from the previous days workout can you work them again? 3-31-2014 6:58am (3 replies)
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    • sure. what did you do? 3-31-2014 6:59am
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      • Seated leg press and some mat work like leg lifts 3-31-2014 7:00am
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        • so today do abs back and shoulders, or cardio, abs and biceps and triceps 3-31-2014 7:16am
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  20. TTC IVF moms: what's the earliest you POAS after 5dt and got a BFP? with a singleton? 4 days post 5 day transfer? 5 days? what's the earliest I can test? 3-10-2014 2:33pm (2 replies)
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    • if you test too early you might get a false BFP from the drugs. I tested every day. twice a day. I went from BFP to BNP to BFP again. I think at 8 dpo 3-10-2014 2:36pm
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    • I didn't POAS both times, was too nervous. Waited for the blood test. That being said, I think by 12 dpo it would be positive 3-10-2014 2:42pm
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  21. TTC FRER or Wondfo as best HPT? 3-9-2014 10:20pm (0 replies)
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  22. TTC IVF moms: started PIO shots 2 nights ago. Already have cramps and not even post transfer. Is this normal? 3-4-2014 11:19am (0 replies)
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  23. TTC Anyone have massive amounts of mucous down there while doing IVF? 2-27-2014 2:51pm (0 replies)
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  24. TTC Anyone have experience with Sammy Davis in NYC 2-17-2014 11:35am (0 replies)
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  25. TTC Anyone have success with IVF at age 36? Currently in 2ww and just feeling so discouraged. 2-16-2014 10:19pm (41 replies)
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    • I did at 39. Be patient. Have a plan. You will get there. I'm also in 2 ww now. 2-16-2014 10:21pm
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    • Had success at 38yo on first try with fsh of 11.7. 2-16-2014 10:22pm
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    • Can I ask what your embryo quality was? Mine isn't great and I was so positive up until now. SOrry, just at a very low point right now. 2-16-2014 10:23pm
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      • >>op 2-16-2014 10:24pm
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      • Or from above, I was never given a grade for the embryos. 2-16-2014 10:24pm
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        • ^ transferred 4, one 8 cell, one 7 cell, two 6 cell 2-16-2014 10:27pm
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      • How many did you transfer and on what day? 2-16-2014 10:25pm
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        • Transferred one 3ab. Have 5 frozen, but I'm guessing that they can't be of better quality than that, or else they would hve transferred them first. 2-16-2014 10:26pm
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          • If they only transferred one they must think your embryos are looking good. 2-16-2014 10:27pm
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            • It's a blast (day 5), as are the five frozen. However, it's apparently not a great quality blast based on its 3ab rating. I know I shouldn't feel sorry for myself, but I'm just...(more) 2-16-2014 10:28pm
              feeling so crappy right now.
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              • I think the quality ratings are hogwash. If the quality isn't great, why didn they give you 2 or 3? 2-16-2014 10:29pm
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                • This 2-16-2014 10:30pm
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                • I hope you're right! I am probably doing myself a disservice my consulting dr google and thus driving myself nuts. Dr didn't give me any individualzied info, except the 3ab...(more) 2-16-2014 10:31pm
                  rating, which my pathetic internet sleuthing has led me to believe isn't terrific.
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                  • Oh, Internet sleuthing is a waste of time. All the labs use differentiating metrics. 2-16-2014 10:32pm
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                    • ^different 2-16-2014 10:33pm
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                    • I know--I wish I knew what Cornell used instead of just going on all these assumptions. I know I should cut myslef off from my internet "research"; I'm doing nothing but driving...(more) 2-16-2014 10:34pm
                      myself crazy.
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                      • Not really even worth knowing what they use. The ratings are pretty meaningless. 2-16-2014 10:35pm
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              • I just knew the cell numbers, not quality ratings. I would have to imagine they thought it was looking good or they could have transferred two blasts (or more). 2-16-2014 10:30pm
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          • Having five frozen is a GREAT sign. Transferring one is also a great sign as it's very conservative. Did they explain why they didn't transfer others? 2-16-2014 10:28pm
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            • They were going to transfer 2, but I told dr that we really didn't want twins, so he was very quick to sugest just doing one. 2-16-2014 10:29pm
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              • Oh, I told RE to transfer as many as he thought was needed. Transferred three and ended up with one db. 2-16-2014 10:31pm
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              • I hear ya re: twins but being aggressive is a good thing w ivf. Just sit tight. You will get there. 2-16-2014 10:32pm
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          • Where are you cycling? 2-16-2014 10:28pm
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            • Cornell. I trust them medically, which I know is the most important part; I just find them hard to get info out of, as in, anything regarding what my doc thinks are MY chances of...(more) 2-16-2014 10:33pm
              success, based on my individual factors, not just on the general pop in my age range.
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              • I don't think they can answer that. Odd, I cycled at cornell and never got ratings. I just pushed To be aggressive. Who is your dr? 2-16-2014 10:34pm
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                • Goldshlag. Although I've only seen him once all cycle, during a monitoring. WHo did you have? Were you happy at Cornell? 2-16-2014 10:35pm
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                  • Spandorfer, yes very happy. You have to take control of your care but I was ok w that. I found spandorfer to be ver receptive. Any question I asked during monitoring got back to...(more) 2-16-2014 10:36pm
                    him and he directed my care. Even called me directly to answer questions and met me to do my monitoring a couple times.
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                    • Really? So you would ask the monitoring doctor something and Spandorfer would then call you up to respond? 2-16-2014 10:39pm
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                      • I'm the other or and also had Spandorfer. I saw him several times during monitoring but the nurse would call me back if something came up. I didn't really ask questions though,...(more) 2-16-2014 10:40pm
                        I just went day by day with their updates.
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                        • op: yeah same here. I was fine with that, until I started guessing about embry quality and now I'm all questions, and it's driving me nuts. 2-16-2014 10:42pm
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                          • I didn't really want to know the nitty gritty, the entire time I just kept the mindset it would be successful and went with what they said. I think if I knew the cell quality and...(more) 2-16-2014 10:45pm
                            looked it up it would not have been the greatest (given my stats) and I would have made myself crazy.
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                            • I really think if they were doubtful about your blast they would have recommended you transfer 2. 2-16-2014 10:46pm
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                              • So think positive!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-16-2014 10:47pm
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                      • I asked a question and they let him know, he then changed my instructions for the night and asked me to meet him in am. He called me directly when I called his office with a...(more) 2-16-2014 10:42pm
                        question bc another dr said something to me durning morning monitoring that seems off.
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                • I actually only know my rating bc I saw it when the nurse pulled up my info on the computer 2-16-2014 10:35pm
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                  • Definitely not worth obsessing over. It's hard. 2-16-2014 10:37pm
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              • Oh, I posted above, 38yo with higher fsh. I went to Cornell also. They didn't tell me everything I guess but I didn't want to know. I just wanted the bare minimum. I had db on...(more) 2-16-2014 10:35pm
                the first round and my stats were not that good, so have faith. :)
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                • Thank you! 2-16-2014 10:37pm
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                  • Don't worry about all the mumbo jumbo, they will give you good advice. 2-16-2014 10:39pm
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      • Transferred 3 on day 3, one 8 cell, two 7 cells. Had one db. 2-16-2014 10:25pm
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    • I had at 37, on the second try. At Cornell 2-17-2014 7:27pm
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