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    I hope that you have a good counsellor and the session gives you a lot of info and clears up any doubt that you have. We met two counsellors and one wasn't very helpful. Thanks goodness that the first one was informative and it was right then convinced DH. JenniwithanI is right, there are ups and downs. I don't think I'll ever be ready but the desire of not being a mom NOW is making my life miserable, especially it has been a very long journey (ya, enough time for most of my friends to have 2nd kid).

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    Jenni... oh wow, that's a lot of follies. Have they warned you about OHSS with such high numbers. No wonder you've got some back pain - drink lots of fluids. Best of luck with EPU and for your DH's part in it all. Fingers crossed xx

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    Ya I think Jenni mentioned that they deliberately over stimulate just in case they find sperms. I might have prefer this strategy than me under stimulate (conservative approach). But OHSS isn't fun either!

    Were u on gonal f the last stim, Bertie? I thought u used menopur before?

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    Bbhope... I used Gonal F in my first few stims, but used Menopur for the last couple, as apparently it's better for older women. Plus there was one or two cycles that I think I used something else - pretty much everything was tried :-)

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    @bertie: ya I am hitting the old women pool. it is what I will be using next STIM. Thick needle I suppose?

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    Hi girls,

    Boy it's been a full on last few days. 11/11 was always going to be memorable.

    Long story short.... I got 23 eggs during my procedure. No wonder I was I so sore and the pain got worse yesterday. Happiness turned to worry when my beautiful DH went in for his mtese. 5.5hours he was gone in for and no word. Turned out he had a reaction to the general or the tube they put down his throat and his heart stopped for 20 seconds before stating again. I was only told when he was being taken to the cardiac ward. It was absolutely frightening and I no longer cared about the sperm.

    He recovered and they managed to get enough tubules to send to the lab..... Sadly the double whammy we were expecting, no sperm. The tried everything and went in both sides of the testes but nothing. It was apparently a difficult dissection because DH testes look so plump and normal adding frustration to the surgery.

    DH was called at the end of the day to ask for final permission to fertilise eggs with donor sperm. He said yes without question.

    Over night we had 19 mature and 13 fertilise into embryos. So we have 13 embryos. Bitter sweet result.

    We go to Day 5 embryo transfer on Sunday and hopefully have success. We're not upset we're happy and ready for what our future holds.

    my DH gave it a go and nearly lost his life - makes you appreciate just how lucky we are to have our beautiful men. Who cares about the sperm I just want him.

    We know our destiny once and for all and are ready to accept all that is ahead. Still not there yet but at least we have each other.

    Xx
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    Wow, how scary that he had that reaction. I hope he's recovering well.

    Sorry about the no sperm, but it's amazing that we're able to have donor sperm there as back-up in such situations. Imagine if all those beautiful eggs had to go to waste?

    13 fertilised is an amazing result! Let us know how many make it to blasty, hopefully you'll get at least a couple of frosties.

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    So sorry to hear @Jenniwithanl that they found no sperm in you hubby and about his reaction. Great news though about all your eggs.

    I remember you were given quite low odds that they would find any. Is that because none were found on the TESA? (I can't remember if you had the TESE too). Also did his blood tests all come back normal?

    I am just trying to figure out if there are reasons why they find sperm in some and not in others.

    Maybe one day they will invent something where they can produce new sperm.

    I hope @bbhope and @MCGbertie are both doing well.
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    @JenniwithathanI: I have been thinking of you. Wow....that's scary. I had a scare with DH once but not at this extreme. Hope he gets a lot of rest.

    I think you have done well of preparing yourself for accepting the likely scenario of not finding any sperm. It certainly doesn't hurt less as I tried. It is such a hurdle to go through with the donor sperm. I am glad that you are at peace with it. I think I would be when it gets to that stage. ATM, just waiting and waiting and waiting.

    13 embies is great! I can only hope that I am doing better with the new drug for my next STIM. FX that there are many turning into blast!!

    @Malak: thanks for thinking of me. Up and down here. More down than up. I don't think i'll ever come to term of never having DH bio child. Strange to say, i like his gene more than my own. Human nature?? You want it more when you can't get it? To end the misery, moving forward is the only solution to me. Sitting on the waiting list is not fun when this journey has taken us 2.5 yrs. There is no guarantee we will find a match either so the wait can be even longer. So I'm looking into other clinics on donor sperm in the east coast. Some don't have waiting list. After all, we already have to travel east for the treatment so it doesn't matter if it is in QLD or ACT or NSW The only down side of switching clinic is that I really like my FS.

    Scientists in the US have created sperms from stem cell. Unfortunately, during this process, it also causes the mice to develop testicular cancer. So they still need to figure out what goes wrong. We are still 10--20 behind in the medical research.
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    Jenni... oh what a day you've had. And yes, I so totally agree with you, wanting your husband with you and not worrying about the sperm. I'm so glad it all turned out OK in the end (well, the alive bit is the good part). I'm so sorry about them not finding any sperm in the mTESE. As you know w've been down that road, and if nothing else, we were able to move on knowing that we had tried everything. 13 fertilised is absolutely fantastic. I'll be looking in on the next few days to see how they progress - you should get some really nice day 5 embies out of that. Best wishes for both you and DH.

    Malak... thanks for thinking of me. Just staying busy during the TWW writing school reports!! I'm 6dp5dt and have felt absolutely nothing - just like all previous cycles, but can't worry about it. What will be, will be. We've tried everything.


 

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