So just got back from the f/s appointment and here's how it went down;
We got there about 15min early. Were asked to fill out a quick form each. We were invited into the office. We sat by ourselves for 10minutes before the Dr arived and shook D/H hand but not mine? He looked at our refereal and tests to date. He confirmed that I had PCOS, although he said the 'symptoms' part of it were mild. He confirmed that dh sperm count was low, mobility low and no tests had been done to test his morphology. The specialist asked us a few questions but very little and then he sent us off to get some tests done.
The tests he said were more spcialised then the ones we had got done thus far. He did explain what each of them were but as I'm no Dr as soon as we left I had forgotten mostly what he had said. The nurse couldn't get much blood out of my left arm so then she jabbed my right arm. About 6 test tubes were taken. My dh was up next and he had about 3 test tubes taken.
We were then sent across the road so that dh could provide a sperm specimen which was the strangest situation ever. We had to go under and into the car park and then into a door which in fact was signed 'IVF Room'. Finaly we made our way to where we had to be and the room had a gross devan, a cupboard with pornos as expected and a toilet. dh managed to do his thing and we were on our way. Dh has to get more tests done at a later date becasue we just couldn't afford to do them all at once. As it were this first visit cost us just over $500.00!!! Anywho, hopfuly it shouldn't be long after we can get the remaining tests done that we find out the results.
The specialist had said that dh problem is a little more serious then mine becasue assisting with ovulation is quite easy - even though I didn't ovulate even when taking clomid? So, it may be a waste of money for us to do injectables anyway, so this wasn't realy discussed and it seems this cycle we've got nothing. He said as it stands at the moment we would have a 1% only of falling pregnant!!!
He went on to say that depending on results he will then let us know of some options - what will give us best success rate etc. I asked the difference between IUI and IVF and his main response was focusing on success rate. He said 2 healthy adults have a 10% chance each cycle, on IUI (with or without any issues) there is about a 12% but with IVF it raises to about 40% depending of course on medical issues etc.
It got me very upset becasue I know that IVF is extremely expensive so if it comes to this, which is a very likely possibility now, we may not be able to go through with it until I've finished uni which is another 2 1/2 years away and we realy don't want to have to wait that long.
Anywho, sorry for the long story, just thought I'd share our experience and I'll keep ya'll updated on our test results and whats next for us. In the meantime I will still be hangen out here so interested also in your journey's.