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    Sariele.... your numbers sound great - so exciting!!! And I love the Harry Potter names for your embies :-))

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    Hi ladies,
    Just a positive story to keep you in good spirits! My husband has 99% morphology we did 3 failed rounds of IVF and it happened naturally! Took 2 years but it did happen! Best of Luck. X

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    Nayg, thanks for post as it's nice to hear success story despite the odds. We are about to start out 8th cycle in the next few months. It's trying to beat the odds but know some of us have succeeded is wonderful news.

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    Hi new to this thread a relief to read about everyone else posts have felt very alone in this situation, and be nice to draw on everyone's knowledge and experience


    We had our last cycle cancelled cause hubby only had two sperm total in his sample, so had blood test and his results are below.


    I just feel angry cause I can't help him, and it affects me to but I'm sad for both of us, just a bit confused at the moment.


    What really burns me is that we had a sperm sample frozen three years ago when we had our daughter, and destroyed it last year, after our clinic said we didn't need it for the next baby. We had 6 frozen embryos but had to defrost four of them to get one for a FET.


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    Hubby and I saw the FS last night, got the results of hubby's tests, his testosterone was low, and other hormones were high trying to stimulate the testosterone. So consequently his sperm production is very low to nil. So he has said he now feels useless and less a man and there's really not much I can say to help him. Even though I think he is a wonderful husband and father, it doesn't change what is going on.


    So the pan we have is to do a FET cycle now, had a blood test last night to see where I am up to about day 7 I think of cycle. So now we are hoping that we have a embryo that defrosts well for implantation. If by some miracle we only defrost one, then we have another try with the other one in a forced cycle, to fool my body. Plus with this cycle there will be more medications to help my body accept the embryo.


    if all that doesn't work the we will do a stimulated cycle, and on egg collection day hubby will have sperm collected via surgery, so it's about hoping that there will be some there to collect.


    if that doesn't work then we have to use a sperm donor, if we use someone we know we can stay with our clinic, if we have to use unidentified donor we have to go to another clinic, or even interstate to do that cycle.


    Our FS said we just seem to have really bad luck, here's hoping firstly we have a good defrost of the embryo and that it sticks.


    Sorry for all the info and rant, but only you ladies know what we are going through.

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    Im so sorry Nicole, I understand feeling helpless its a horrible feeling we can not take from them. You DH shouldnt feel like a failure, he succeed with your DS! That is a huge accomplishment! Im sure you've tried everything to increase his levels, is it just hormonal or is there a blockage too? I hope the next few months are kind to you and your family. This ride isnt fun at all.

    A nice success story for you all, DH has very low numbers due to a blockage and we had our first round of ICSI due to MFI only in July and are currently 5/6weeks pregnant. Hopefully this one goes all the way!

    To you all.

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    Hi Nicole It is a lot for you and your DH to take in, and all I suggest for now is that you take it one step at a time. Things might work out with the FET, so you have something positive right there to focus on.

    I think most men's first reaction to a low or nil sperm count is a feeling that he is letting his partner down, and hopefully as time goes on you can discuss it more so he realises that it's not the case. I was so proud of my DH for going through with a TESA and later mTESE - it takes a special kind of guy to volunteer for surgery, and even though our baby isn't biologically his he has still gone through far more for the babymaking process than any of our friends and family have. I will be able to tell our baby just how hard Daddy tried to bring them into the world.

    Don't stress about all the might-be's just yet. Focus on quality time with your DH and DD, and on your little frosties.

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    Thanks for all your support, it means a lot and helps me deal with our lot in life. I am trying really hard to hope our frosties defrost well and we get a BFP, but after all the knocks its hard to hope for the best. As we have had the worst result at every step of the way. I am hoping for a miracle.

    It's nice to think I can tell our children (hoping) how much we went through to bring them into the world, that they were planned to the ninth degree and very much wanted and prayed for. I think the couple that go through what we go through realise how lucky and precious these babies are. Not saying natural pregnies don't think their babies are precious, but I think our are miracles

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    Hi, ladies,

    i already "met" some of you on the other thread. I figure I should join in here as well. To those who don't know me, I am a lady from Perth. DH was diagnosed azoo early this year. Due to various reasons, we didn't get to see the FS (a reputable andrologist) here in Perth until mid July. Two visits to the FS so far. We were both heart broken each time we came out of that office. From having hope to no hope. 1st: the FS wanted to rush DH into doing the TESE without even ordering the 2nd SA to confirm the diagnosis (only after I requested it). 2nd visit: she didn't think there is any sperm to be found with the surgery so we should move on to the donor. As much as I like her as an expert, her frank comments isn't helpful in this circumstance. A bit of sympathy is all we need. So I convinced DH to get a 2nd opinion. Thanks to many of you, I contacted Dr. G office. He agrees to do a phone consult us. Hopefully, he will give us some hopes.....

    Baby dust to you all.

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    Yes, our first FS at Next Generation just said we needed donor sperm. When we went to two other specialists, one at IVFA and one at Fertility First, they both said that there was the mTESE procedure to try first. Well, as you know, we did that, and now are on to having to use donor sperm, but we are so glad that we'd got second and third opinions, and totally exhausted our options before moving to donor sperm. It's important, psychologically and emotionally to know that there's nothing else to do. Good luck bbhope.

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    Hi again, well we had another FET last month and they only had to defrost one embryo, which surprised the hell out of us. It took three goes to get out the syringe. So we had very high hopes that we would get pregnant, as it would save money time and stress. But we weren't that lucky, and got BFN.

    So we are now looking at a stimulated cycle, with my DH having sperm taken directly from the factory. It may not work, there may be none there to take, that is the risk he and I am willing to take. We have to try everything before we go down the donor sperm road.

    i just wondered what the procedure involved for him, how painful and recovery time. As I hate to see him hurting, but we have to exhaust all options before we go donor.


    It just seems all so hard


 

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