I guess I had better quit putting this post off and give the blog world an update before too much time goes by ;)
Anyway, our visit with the urologist last month went great. Only thing is we found out DH also has "incomplete" epididymis on both sides, which is I guess pretty common with CBAVD so not a big deal. Also, he was not satisfied with our previous genetic screenings, as DH was only screened for 36 panels of CF, so he wanted ME to do at least a 90 panel one. (We were told "there's no way to test for all strands," but apparently there's tests for a hell of a lot more than 36 panels so go figure)
The urologist referred us to an RE that he works with a lot, and who would do the egg retrieval in the same OR, but we have to drive out to the valley for all office visits. (Just about a 30-minute drive though, so not too bad). We had our initial visit with the RE this past Thursday to review our conditions and discuss a plan. Strangely enough, whereas my previous RE did not think that I met the criteria for PCOS, this guy highly suspects that I do based on my history of irregular/ no ovulation and a slightly high testosterone level. Once again, go figure. Of course, PCOS is much less significant when your partner has CBAVD, but his concern is that it puts me at a higher risk for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome during the IVF process. (Yikes!) So he wants me to come in next week for a glucose tolerance test to consider putting me on Metformin. Ai-yi-yi.
And he also wrote a prescription for me to go ahead and start on BC so that we'll be ready by June or July. At first he wanted to give me Yaz, but I was really hesitant since I've heard a lot of bad things about it, so he gave me one called Deseon instead. I gotta say, I find it pretty ironic that I am back on the pill "because I'm trying to get pregnant." But it's nice to feel like we're moving forward.