Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Infertility


So it wouldn't be me without a snarky picture to start the post now would it? HA! I have been meaning to do this post for a week now but just haven't felt like it to be honest. Another thing is although I am an "Open Book" my husband is not.... so out of respect for him I will be vague on some of the issues in this post to respect his privacy and concerns.

SO you all know that over the past 2 months we have started meeting with our Fertility and Reproductive Specialist and the good news is.... we both love him! He is great, he makes us feel calm, he explains everything wonderfully and he really takes his time with us. Last Tuesday we had our big meeting and he met with us personally for over an hour. We also went over all our tests that we have done prior to this meeting. And nope... none of that was fun. My FemVue was extremely uncomfortable to say the least but I also liked that our doctor performed this himself and not just an assistant, I feel like I am in great hands. Our Results? Good news is I have no tumors, polyps and my tubes are open perfectly. I have some weird blood results and we are waiting back on a more extensive blood test I had taken last week. He is not 100% sure my eggs are making it to where they are suppose to but we are doing things via the clinic to watch that. Matt's results? Not great and I will leave it at that.

Where does this leave us? This leaves us with a less than 4% chance of ever being able to get pregnant naturally. Which means basically that will never happen. So our doctor has immediately accepted us and we made the decision to move forward. Matt is on a regimen of vitamins, supplements and more blood work and I start fertility medicine today after a ultrasound I have scheduled this afternoon to basically check on my cycle and how it is going.
We are moving forward with IUI... in case you don't know here is more...
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization.
( the doctor will be picking and choosing certain Sperm to use during a process called "Washing" the sperm)
IUI provides the sperm an advantage by giving it a head start, but still requires a sperm to reach and fertilize the egg on its own. It is a less invasive and less expensive option compared to in vitro fertilization.

The chances of it working the first time he said are around 25% but if not I will be having a procedure to check on my eggs and determine if IVF would be better match for us and lets hope not because that is even more $$$! ha! SO that is the update my friends, Matt and I are feeling hopeful I guess but to be honest it is so much waiting, tests and big decisions we try to avoid talking about it when we don't have to. That might sound weird but the whole thing is weird. You never think it will be you... that can't have a baby naturally but it could be anyone for any number of reasons. And for those saying it is in Gods will or hands.... you are right, God made people doctors who are able to help us in this medical situation. So for that we and millions of others are thankful.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Love that picture because it is soo true! I’m so glad you all have a Dr. that you trust and who is honest with you. I know the pains and frustrations of infertility and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Definitely praying for you all as you continue on the journey.

Kathryn said...

Thinking about you guys during this! So glad you are keeping us updated even though I know it's hard to talk about. I think I told you but we did IUI when we got pregnant with girls! It took a few tries but obviously ended up working ;) let me know if you have any questions or just want to talk- I've been there and it sucks! I had a few friends who went through it and was so nice being able to talk to them so I'm here if you want :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. I will continue praying. Yes, God did make Doctors and medicine for things like this, indeed!

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