As I posted in a previous post, turns out that I’m shooting blanks. Well, not total blanks, but low enough counts that the natural way looks like it ain’t gonna happen. My wife tests normal in every way, and her family has a history of, well, abundant fertility. I’ve been tested for every conceivable reason for this, including very expensive genetic testing, and everything has come up empty. I’m the healthiest guy in the world. I eat right and exercise religiously, but for some reason this part ain’t workin’.
We’ve done the IUI thing for a few months to no avail, so it looks like we’re doing the full on IVF thing in the next few months. Seems that we’re good candidates because my counts are high enough that the whole fertilization thing should work all right without any more aggressive therapy (sperm injection), which I want to avoid. And, since my wife seems to be in tip top shape, once fertilized, everything should be in an optimal situation to work (she is under 35, which is a biggie). And, I have good insurance that will cover two or possibly more rounds.
I just figured that others on this board have been through this, and wanted to find out good (it worked the first time!) and bad (we got a puppy!) experiences.
For those who will say to look into adoption, we’re doing that simultaneously, but are surprised to find out that IVF will be free and fast, while adoption will take years and cost tens of thousands of dollars. Seems that this isn’t the way it should work, but I didn’t write the rules.