Sunday, January 9, 2011

Finally starting somewhere....

Guess who's a bad blogger: Me! Blame it on my job.  It has been soo stressful from the very beginning: I have never had so many demands and been under so much pressure in my life, and it never seems to end.  I'm just now finally starting to get a grip on what I should be doing (I hope) and trying to be more organized.

But anyway, DH and I are FINALLY taking our next step towards IVF.  This Wednesday we have a consultation with a (very highly recommended!) urologist/male reproductive specialist! I'm excited to finally be doing something, but honestly I feel like we have no idea what we're doing.  This is just the only place we know where to start since we know DH will need to do the MESA and this Dr. looks like the best one for the job.  Still trying to find a [good] RE to see that will collaborate with the urologist, don't know if he will be able to help refer us or if I have to start from scratch on that one.  I'm trying to come up with a list of questions we should have for him when we go, so any input from you readers would be helpful! :)


  1. Yay for moving forward! Urologist should be able to recommend a good RE or two to look into. Ours did (don't know if it is the same one), and we used one of the two names he gave us.

    I would ask about recovery time, typical amount of sperm retrieved in the procedure, success of freezing anything left over/not used in IVF cycle. I'll let you know if I think of anything else.

    Oh, it's also helpful to bring any of your previous lab/test results with you, so things don't need to be repeated. Keep us posted!

  2. What a huge step forward. I'm so glad you guys are going to see a specialist! You are in our thoughts and prayers!! Lots of love from OK!!