Hi all! I've been lurking for sometime, and am now able to finally post. My husband & I are both 30, married for 7 years and TTC since beginning of 2016. After a year of trying, he was sent for semen analysis which showed <1 mil total sperm, with almost no motility. He did have a small varicocele that was found when we went to urologist and he suggested surgery to fix this, but there was no guarantee that it would help his numbers. We waited until speaking with our RE before making the decision on having him go through surgery. In her experience, she felt even if my husband had a significant increase from the varicocele repair (which would be unlikely) that we still would not be out of the range of having to do IVF. SO, instead of making him go through something that may not change our overall status, we elected to go straight to IVF.
I started birth control pills on 7/23 and just had my first Lupron injection two nights ago (8/16). We plan to have PGS and hope for a FET sometime the end of September - early October. We are both very excited, yet nervous about everything.
Reading these posts have been very information and I thank you all for sharing! We've been very open about this whole process with all of our friends, family, co-workers, etc about everything. It's been cathartic in a way to talk to everyone about it.
We never in a million years thought we would have to go through this to have a child, but since we have started, it almost feels like we were made to go through this (if that makes any sense at all LOL).