Funny, I have been using the above medical Dr analogy to explain to people a lot about my profession. This comes in handy here.
Last edited by bbhope; 20-02-2015 at 21:32.
My DH went through all of that almost a year ago, followed by mTESE in Nov and today after second cycle of IVF I am six weeks pregnant with known donor sperm. It's been a long road but we did everything to try and give my DH a biological child but we are comfortable with where we have come to and excited (and nervous) about the future.
Feel free to share anything with us it's an amazing group here x
Oh the costs are all dependent on whether you have private insurance. The TESA cost us 1700 and the mTESE 4k plus doctors appointments, plus hospital excess, plus blood tests outside of Medicare. But you can claim the out of pocket on your tax return.
@Jenniwithanl was there private health rebate in that (not including hospital)?
Unfortunately you can't claim the out of pocket anymore on your tax return unless you have claimed it in the previous financial year. For us we haven't so we can't claim them
Dr Katz is a urologist specialising in male infertility. My FS did my DH first TESA and he is a professor of female infertility who does TESA and mTESE on the side. Hence why my DH wanted to find a guy who specialises in male infertility rather than someone who has fallen into because not many others were doing it. Costs were vastly more expensive with Katz vs my FS.
I wish we had have known that FS do TESA but had no idea. Our FS referred us to an urologist because she doesn't deal with male parts.
The things you learn as you go along...
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