YAY!!!! I saw Dr. M this morning and he was great! I told him that the reason I was there was that Dr. K was farting around and wasting my time and not taking this problem seriously and that NN was so rude to me that I couldn't even face her again.
He looked at my charts and said that for sure my cycles were in need of a bit of tuning up. He said that I'm right in thinking that my LP is short. He also said that the time between the end of my period and when I ovulate is a bit too long and that he wants to see my cycle length down from 32-35 days to around 28. He then wrote me an RX for clomid and estrogen for next cycle and he did a pelvic exam. He did a ferning test and said that my CM looks fabulous and he let me look at it under the microscope. It was actually beautiful. I just had to "forget" what I was looking at LOL. He said that I'm to go "surprise" DH tonight and tomorrow night and to come see him if/when my next period starts. He said he will then schedule a formal post coital and HSG "if I still need it." Wow, this is new, an optimistic doc! He said that if I'm not preg. in the next couple of months that he has no problem referring me to a specialist. OMG! I LOVE him!
The doctor called with DH's SA results. He said the count is good, 48 million, as it just needs to be above 20 million to be normal, but the motility was low. They like to see 40-50% motility and his was only 10-20%.
They set him up for a urologist appt. in November.
How on earth did I get pregnant twice before with all of this crap going on? I mean, we only waited 2.5 year before TTC again. Good grief!
Ok, I searched the internet for motility advice. I guess the major cause is a varicose vein in the scrotum. DH will have to wait to see the urologist to see if that is the problem. In the mean time, he's going to take some vitamins. I went by the healthfood store today and got him Chromium, Selenium, Vit C, Vit E, B Complex, CoEnzyme Q10, L-Arginine, L-Carnitine, Zinc, and Korean Ginseng tea. LMAO! ....those were the suggestions for supplements for low motility. I put them all in one of those old people pill boxes, so he has them all set out for the week. Fun, fun, fun!
I'll go by KMart and get him some cold packs for his "stuff" later on this week.
I feel lonely right now. Really, really lonely. Why is this happening to us? I try so hard to be upbeat and have humor over this situation, but more and more, I'm just becoming embarrassed and slightly angry that its not working. Is this a normal feeling? Somebody let me know.
I know just how badly it sucks when you go from conceiving so easily to not seeming to be able to conceive at all....It wears on you emotionally and physically. The longer it takes the harder of a toll it takes on you and it gets very hard to try and stay up-beat about it all.
Lots of prayers and positive that your BFP comes soon.....As beautiful as lil' Nate is I can't wait to see your and Dh's next lil' Creation, who I'm positive will be just as gorgeous.
Dew, I don't mind you posting here! You just totally cheered me up! Thanks for thinking about me! I know you, of all people, understand how I feel. You've been in my shoes, so your thoughts mean a lot to me.
And a great big right back at ya!
Now for today's update:
DH and I attended our orientation to be foster parents. It went great. The lady was fabulous and she said she'd call us to set up the rest of our training. They are waiting to do the home study until our house is done being built....which should be soon as all they needed to do the last time we were there was to put in the flooring and paint. I asked if it would take a while to get a pair of sisters under 4 and the social worker said she didn't think it'd be a problem because its hard to find people willing to take sibling sets, so
So, I went and picked up my two drugs today from the pharmacy. On the counter sit Clomid and Estrogen. I'm excited and apprehensive at the same time. What if this doesn't work? What the heck are we going to do?
Hi Bobbie, I'm sorry to hear that things are a little rough around there right now. I've missed you guys...we haven't had a good talk in at least a week. Hope things are going a little better and I just know those drugs will do their job for you!!! Will call you later.
Love and hugs
So, I went in to see Dr. M today. He told me to call and make an appt. the first day I started AF. That was Friday and BAM, I have an appt. today, Monday. That is soooooooooooooooooo different from Dr. K's office!!!! I'm so thrilled. Anyways, I don't really know why he wanted to see me again except for the fact that we got the ball rolling for the HSG. He sent me to his nurse to set it up and she was SUCH a sweetheart! She said that I'll have to call her Thursday to set up the HSG for next week since the schedules don't come out until then. Okie dokie.
Doc said that 10-20% motility is not good...considered "infertile." So, who knows, maybe its not a problem on my end. DH sees the Urologist in November, so we'll get more info then. He said for motility issues, they'll put the guys on Clomid too. Weird! I hope he doesn't grow boobs or something. LOL!
I just still wonder how we conceived twice in 3 months and now this. *Scratching Head*