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    IVFA has charged us $1400 for mTESE (which was what we expected it to be), but then they also charged us another $600 for "surgical sperm extraction" when obviously we didn't have that, since it was Dr G who extracted the one and only good sperm. I'm going to ring them tomorrow and see how they justify that.

    AFM.... Unfortunately I think I'm bust. Yesterday (Sat) I had one spot of blood, today (Sun) another bigger spot, but that's it. It's like AF is teasing me - if you're going to come, just come and get it over and done with. What I'm so annoyed with is though I told my FS that my usual cycle is 28/29 days, I also told him that AF came early in both my previous IVF cycles (22 + 24 days), obviously due to all those drugs. This means that if yesterdays blood was the start of AF, then my beautiful embie may have implanted, but hadn't yet had any chance to send messages (hormones or whatever it sends) to keep AF away and will have been washed away now. DH is even more furious than I am, as he remembers me telling the FS this, and obviously the FS hasn't factored early periods during IVF cycles into the equation. Has anyone else experienced this? (ie. normal cycles, but early ones following IVF rounds).

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    Hi all.... I had my EPU this morning. We got 4 eggs, so I was pleased about that, since there were only 5 follicles in total (2x24mm and 3x10mm). We found out this afternoon that 2 were mature, so not surprised that the little ones didn't do much. Unfortunately the scientist who rang said there was no sperm from DH that was "of the quality we wanted", so they've injected both eggs with the anon donor sperm. So I had a nice cry, to finally get over not having any sperm from DH and not going to have his baby, but now feeling emotionally better having that finally out of the way and hopeful that the anon donor sperm is now going to work. It's good to be moving on.

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    Update now for Cycle #7.... Had EPU yesterday and got 2 mature eggs out of 4 collected, which was what we expected. The scientist rang this morning to say that both of my two little eggs fertilised overnight with the donor sperm - the scientist said that they look "good". I don't know if that means they look better than normal, or is "good" actually just "normal"?? Lol. Both DH and I are rather relieved that both fertilised, that was the best we could have hoped for at this stage. They won't check again now until Monday morning before the ET, which I don't mind as I can spend my energies on tiding up my home office and maybe wrapping Christmas presents - better do that!!

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    Good luck for your ET tomorrow Bertie! Will be thinking of you. What time are you going in?

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    Update.... well, turned up for transfer this morning, bright and early 8.15am, and my FS had decided to do a double transfer for the first time ever. I was a bit surprised as he's always been against it for me, but a few factors weighed in to do it today. Firstly both day three embies were looking good - a 7ab and an 8ab, and he couldn't really say that one would fair better than the other. Secondly, as it is Xmas on day 5, they would have to freeze the second embie today at d3, and apparently d3 ones aren't as successful at thawing as d5 blastocyst ones. So a double transfer we did!

    Have bought my Clexane and will start jabbing that tonight, along with pregyl tonight; days 3,6,9, and now up Prednisolone to 30. Will also go for a mid-way BT on Sat to check progesterone levels in case we need to adjust pessaries, so am happy with amount of follow-up. Preg BT not until 6 Jan, so just as well there's lots of Xmas activities between now and then.

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    Got the call - sort of expected BFN. Nothing more really to say :-((

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    I jade a TESA done and they found 1 sperm. 1. How does that happen? I had a testicular biopsy done on Tuesday and they found no sperm. Does anyone have experience of this? I'm desperate to biologically father a child
    Johnathan

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    Hi there, First of all, whilst wiping away a flood of tears after reading your stories. I'm just going to take a minute to hug you all because its taken so long for me to find a place like this where we are all in similar situations on our journeys.

    Around 4 months ago, after 18 months of trying really really hard for a baby....
    My DH and I decided perhaps we will go to our doctor and have a sperm count done.
    We were referred to Dr Bill Patton in Rockingham WA who instead of just testing my partner, decided to test both of us at the same time. My results come back fine, however my partners sperm count come back zero..... zero. The look on my partners face when he heard those words was heart breaking. I just grabbed his hand and squeezed it. I wished at that point it was me not him. He's always wanted to be a dad his entire life.

    We were then referred to Hollywood Fertility Centre in Nedlands WA.
    Our first appointment was this Wednesday just gone (10th August 2016)

    We first met with our Fertility Specialist Dr Michael Allen for our initial consultation, who right away with his fantastic sense of humour made us feel such at ease talking about our history and what may or may not happen.... everything was explained wonderfully.

    My DH was then given an oral sedative and we were taken to a pre-op cubicle to sign forms and prepare for Transcutaneous Sperm Retrieval (or TESE)
    In which they took a sample of tissue.... and also had a feel around to check for blockage. The results were fairly instant..... ZERO!!!! A heart wrenching ZERO!!!

    We were sent home with 2 urgent pathology referrals, one for CF+Y del and one for chromosome testing, etc... We have a follow up appointment for those results in 6 weeks time (which feels like a life time away) and to talk about a possible biopsy depending on how blood test results read.....

    When we arrived home after our appointment, still in shock, we rang and spoke to the nurse at Hollywood Fertility and we asked if there was still a chance for us.
    She said that she did not want to give us false hope and that at this stage we are leaning more towards needing a donor. We got off the phone and just broke down.
    My DH is not a crier, and he has been shattered and in tears most days.
    He is so heart broken.

    We have family members who have already put up their hands to be donors....
    However its so overwhelming still. My partner feels like he will feel disconnected using a donor, adoption is not an option for us. We just want to have a baby together, part him part me. A little bundle of both of us.

    I have not really been able to be upset yet as I have been trying to be strong and positive for him.

    No one has said anything to us about supplements or vitamins like I have read that some of your partners are taking and in some cases have been effective.
    I feel really lost and feel like our dreams have just been taken from us with no mercy.

    We even stared a baby box filled with baby items when we started trying. I just feel like I don't even know what to do with it now!!!

    This isn't how we imaged it would be.






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    Hi @ryordi and the other lovelies here. I have read along on this thread for some time (when we initially had our a zoo diagnosis, but was too heartbroken to post). I couldn't read and run.
    I just wanted to give you a big hug and wish you good luck. Take time, hug each other. Xxxx
    I remember that visit being told there was zero sperm. Absolute shock and devastation. We also had to wait a long time for a biopsy as DH was just about to trek Kokoda and having a potential wound/swelling/bruising trying to walk! Ouch!
    I don't post here as we were one of the lucky ones. Husband had obstructive azoo, he was a cf carrier so we did retrieve sperm.
    Although after 5 fet, we have still not been successful and heading back to epu again.
    I just hope that things work out for you. The other lovelies can tell you more about the options. Take time for you two. We have found that as a couple we are so much closer and more in love than ever since the a zoo news. Xxxx

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    Hi @sunny79 Thankyou so much for your reply and your hug.
    We are trying to take each day as it comes at the moment.
    Thanks for wishing us luck. I hope you and your DH have some luck coming your way too with your return to epu. xoxo

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