I REALLY need to hear some success stories. DH are beside ourselves with worry & stress.
We had our first consultation last Thurs. I had my scan of my uterus and ovaries and my doc had a look at the blood flow to my womb. I have a 13 year old daughter from a previous relationship (high school boyfriend to be precise!
) who was concieved naturally. Since then, I have had 2 ectopic pregancies and have lost both my tubes. My doc said that everything looked great! My womb & ovaries are great and I have good blood flow apparently! He said that my chances of having a baby are good as my body "recognises a pregnancy". I was thrilled!!
He then asked for a sample of my DH's sperm. Within 30 mins, the embryologist was back with the results. " Occassional motile sperm". Doc suggested that we freeze 3 samples for egg collection day rather than rely on a good fresh sample. DH will also have to give a fresh sample on the day just incase the frozen sperm don't surive the thaw. Failing that, he may have to have surgical sperm retrieval. He also had some bloods taken for FSH. Those results came back today. 17.6..
Testicular failure basically...
We are devasted.
Doc said he will do what he can to get some good sperm from DH. I asked whether we need to consider donor sperm but he was very vague with the answer and said that he didn't know at this stage. I thought that was better than a yes I suppose, but I'm just clutching at straws at the mo.
Everything was going so well!! Both me & DH have been really good in terms of cutting down on drinking & smoking. We've completely cut out coffee, etc. We've both been taking multi vits (DH been taking Wellman). I've also been going for accupuncture. I think we both just assumed that the biggest problem was with me, when infact its DH that needs the most help.
I really need some inspiring stories cos at the moment I feel like curling up and giving up. I can't stop crying, but I feel gulity for crying cos I need to be strong for DH. It wasn't supposed to be like this!!!
The clinic have suggested we get on with tmt asap, so I'm actually gonna start stimming in 10 days time (I'm on the short protocol). Its all happening very fast and we don't even know whether we can get any sperm from DH!!
Please help. Tell me what to do before I go completely crackers!!!!
Lots of love.. xx