hello ladies - this is my first ever post but have been reading forums on bub hub for over 12 months now - I saw this thread today & had to contribute...hope I am ok to post my story here - if not, please let me know if I should move it (i have tried to trim down the story as could go on for ages!)
me (32) & DH (35) have been TTC since June 2010 - went to GP in Sept 2011 - DH went for sperm analysis & azoospermia was diagnosed...GP referred us to fertility specialist in Sydney & we saw Dr Gee @ Genea - she then sent us both for loads more tests - me for ultrasounds & blood tests & DH for blood tests, retrograde sperm test (to see if sperm goes back into bladder) & also ultrasound - she also had a 'feel' on our first visit & said his testes were small & soft so she thought there was a production problem rather than a blockage...got results back & we were devastated - she basically said he had no sperm & thought there was a low chance of finding any but that the only option now was for him to have a biopsy (my results were ok). We spent about 4-5 weeks in between these appointments just feeling crushed - we had so many plans, hopes & dreams & now it seemed like we would not be able to have our own children. We ruled out donor sperm & decided if it was not to be for us then we would look into adoption. Dr Gee referred us to Dr Lok as said he was the expert in biopsies etc. we saw Dr Lok early Dec & he also had a 'feel' and came to the same conclusion - said maybe 40% chance of finding sperm if we are lucky. Me & DH had big deep & meaningfuls over it - he said he did not want to go through with biopsy at one point as his heart was already broken & he couldn't bear to feel any lower - but he also said he needs to know for sure. So it had the biopsy done mid Dec - Dr Lok came back in, slapped him on the back & went 'we found sperm, we found sperm!' - we were both absolutely stunned - it was not the answer we were expecting at all & he even said he had managed to freeze two 'straws' or vials. He said it was a really positive result - he only had to go in one side too. He is now happy for us to go ahead with ICSI but he said he does not know how the speem will thaw & he does not want to do a test one as he did not get much. We have just moved states so once settled, we will be going ahead with this in a few months.
We seem to be on a similar journey so I look forward to hearing about how you go with your appt tomorrow.