I've been mulling this over for a long time and finally bit the bullet and sat down to start this. My name is Angela and my husband and I have a 2 year old daughter named Erin. We didn't even try for her and figured that we wouldn't have any problem at all getting pregnant again. So, I stopped taking my birth control 11 months ago. We've been trying since June of 2007. When I didn't get pregnant within the first couple of months, I thought it was just due to the stress of us having moved across the country, my husband's job, etc. Then when it got to be about 4 months, I was concerned. I knew in my hear that something was wrong.
In January, we had a sperm analysis done. It showed that my husband has severe morphology problems- 100% of his sperm are shaped abnormally and he only has 39% motility (50% is normal). This means that they may have two heads or two tails, or a crooked tail, or an oddly-shaped head, or no tail, or pinheads. Most of them don't swim correctly, and if they do, they can't penetrate the egg (theoretically). Another S/A showed consistent results, with motility worsening to 21%. We're not sure if he has always had these numbers or if something happened during his Iraq tour. Most likely, this is the way my husband was made, and things have worsened over the last 2.5 years just enough to cause this, or we got very lucky with our daughter.
In February, I had an HSG. My left-tube was either in spasms or is blocked. Also, there was an odd "filling" in my uterus- a straight line that looks like it could be scar tissue. It may even be in the abdominal tissue directly above the uterus but appeared to be in the uterus due to the x-ray. Anyway, the RE told us to try on our own for 2 more months.
Here we are, 2 months later, and it hasn't worked. I've just started seeing a new RE, because I wasn't totally satisfied with the original one. I feel very good about the decision to switch. I met with my new dr. on Friday, and she has ordered some blood tests, an ultrasound, and possibly another HSG to determine if my left tube is open and what that line was. After that, we'll be pursuing an IUI with Clomid.
Anyway, this will be my place to vent, cry, update people, etc. Infertility- even secondary infertility- is a confusing and very upsetting thing to go through. It will be nice to type all of this out.