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Monday, April 30, 2007

Back from Vacation

So we are back form vacation and it was great! We had so much fun in California and it was really nice to get out of town for a while.

My wife is going in to have some blood work done today to check her thyroid. After that we will meet up with the reproduction specialist again and see where we go from there. We also got the results from my semen analysis back and the numbers were so good that I hung it on the fridge! hahaha

Friday, April 20, 2007


So the HSG is over, thank goodness!! The tubes looked fine with no clogs, according to the Radiologist. He is going to send the x-ray pics off to our reproduction specialist for further observation. As many of you commented, the procedure was not fun and my wife did have some pretty bad cramping afterword. My wife was really nervous about going in and I was doing my best to keep her calm. It didn't make things any better that when we were waiting for the procedure another patient in the waiting room looked over at us and said, "Welcome to Hell." Maybe this is the new waiting room greeting and I am just not up to date on things.

The procedure itself was amazing to watch on the X-ray machine. We actually watched the dye work its way through the fallopian tubes. I was in awe and thought it was way cool. My wife, however, was spread eagle on the table with a catheter shooting dye up her tubes. So needless to say, she didn't find it quite as amazing as I did, although after it was all over with she did say it was cool to watch. The doctor told us that the process is kind of like an oil change and everything has been flushed out. He feels that chances of conceiving are a little higher for the next couple months even though there is no real sound evidence of that. I must say, I liked his optimism!

Well, we are heading out of town tomorrow. We will be back on Thursday and I will post then. Thanks for all the comments!!! It is so encouraging to have others out there who know what this is like. It is also great to have the wife took some pain pills before the HSG and that helped out a ton!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Hey, here is an idea

So you know how I get with my great ideas...well here is the latest one. After meeting with the reproduction specialist and going over all the options and the prices that they cost, it is pretty easy to see that all this fertility junk can add up quick and can cost a small fortune. So, I was thinking that it may just be easier for me to go to medical school to become a reproduction specialist. You see this way I can just do all the procedures myself, and as an added bonus I can also do the procedures for other people and make some great cash too!!!

A Real Specialist

So we finally decided to bite the bullet and go see a real specialist. The last one we went to wasn't really a reproductive specialist, he was just an OBGYN that offered limited fertility procedures. The visit was informative, but a lot of what the doc told us we already knew about thanks to the internet. The doc is taking my wife off Clomid for a little while, so we are both happy about that. I had read a lot of info that you shouldn't use Clomid for more than six months and we just finished our seventh!! So this month we really just get to relax, plus we leave on vacation in about a week so we are both excited for the break!!

As far as the next step in the trying to conceive area, I am going in for another semen analysis (just to verify that my numbers are as awesome as they were before, hahaha). My wife will be going in for a Hysterosalpingogram or HSG (thank goodness they have an abbreviation because I never want to try and type that word again, I can't even pronounce it!) This is the process of injecting a dye into the fallopian tubes to make sure there is no blockage. My wife is also going to have her thyroid checked to make sure that isn't the issue. After these procedures we will have another get together with the specialist to determine where we go from there. Our options are pretty much Clomid and Artificial Insemination, Injectables and Artificial Insemination, and then worst case scenario In-Vitro Fertilization.

So needless to say, we would love to be one of those stories where we finally stop the Clomid and get pregnant this month and then never have to worry about going through all of that other crap!!! At least that is what I am shooting for.

Monday, April 2, 2007

It better be soon or else...

So I am getting a little bit worried that if we don't have a baby soon we could be in trouble. You see what I am talking about is the fact that if it comes to the point of adoption it might be to late because Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will have already adopted all the babies in the whole world. Not only are they "adoption happy" right now, but it is also setting a trend for other celebs to adopt. We all know that once Paris Hilton finds out that the cool new thing is adoption, she is going to run out and adopt every baby possible because, "adoption is SO HOT right now!"