Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This Thursday I'm thankful that we have a plan. And that we're starting down the road. I'm thankful for hope.

What are you thankful for this Thursday?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Overdue Update

I knew I would be a blogging fail! I swear I'm going to try to keep up. It just means that my life is nuts-o right now.

So there is a lot to say at this point. Stay with me.

So we went to see the RE. SUPER nice doctor- Dr. Kahn. A lovely, good looking Indian man who was very attentive and explained everything very well. As I suspected, he told us that our only option would be IVF with ICSI. I am a total Google whore so I kind of knew that already. He explained everything to JC in non-medical IVF language which was also good. He never once said that he thinks it will be hard for us or there's a chance it won't work. He did say that it could take more than one cycle, but he was very hopeful. And I kind of loved that about him.

One of my big concerns about this whole thing is that JC's Low T is causing (or is a result of?) all kinds of other issues for him- fatigue, weight issues, etc. And because his count is so low- we can't treat the Low T without potentially crushing our hopes of using ICSI. This is really an issue because I also discovered at the RE that I have a 10 month waiting period on my insurance for any type of fertility coverage. Which means that none of the diagnostic testing or anything would be covered until the end of January of 2011. We can't treat the Low T until we can start IVF treatments. Best case- this puts us at March/April 2011. That's a long time for JC to go unchecked. So the RE is sending us to see a new uro that specializes in MFI. I'm super mega hoping that he can somehow help the Low T stuff without hurting our chances at ICSI any further. Fingers crossed for that.

So now we wait. JC gets all his stuff done in the meantime and we wait.

Thank you Sulfa!

I know I've been MIA. I promise to update today. There is a lot to say.

But in the meantime- I have to post this video. I found it on Sulfababy's blog (which is http://leapingsulfa.blogspot.com/) and it really hit home with me. What IF?

What IF? A Portrait of Infertility from Keiko Zoll on Vimeo.