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an introduction [Jun. 2nd, 2007|02:49 pm]
Mens Infertility - Help and support

[mood |confusedconfused]

I thought it was about time I introduced myself.IMy name is Helen and I am married and am 28.I have been married for 7 years and we have been trying to concieve for most of that.After initial tests we found out that my hubby has low or zero sperm count so we are on the list for IVF. I became an auntie and the worries about how things were going to be with my brother in law and his gf disappeared. Having the baby seems to have made then grow up a bit and we are all getting on really well and we are really involved with my niece Georgia's life which is great.

My health has been up and down lately and my last two sets of blood tests have indicated that I have an upset liver so I have had to have a liver scan and more blood tests which I am waiting for the results of.

Although our house was supposed to be secure we have been given 2 months notice to quit so now we are unsure what our future holds.

After waiting nearly 3 years the good news was we got a letter on the same day to say our date for the initial information evening you get invited to before starting your IVF treatment. Its 19th June. As you can imagine we are excited as we have something to focus on but stressed as to how our future will pan out with finding somewhere to live as the council say we are not classed as homeless until our actual eviction date and then they only legally have to offer you one property which you have to accept no matter what or where it is.

We know we will cope we always do and we have a long journey ahead but we have the support of family and friends which means a lot to us.

I just wish that we could concentrate solely on preparing for the IVF process and not worrying about where we are gonna live as stress will add to the success/failure factor of the treatment.
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(no subject) [Nov. 9th, 2006|08:14 pm]
Mens Infertility - Help and support

[mood |anxiousanxious]

My husband and I have been TTC for about 20 months now. We have been told various things from me having a Fibroid in my uterus to DH not having any sperm and now DH has a blockage in his tubes.

We are looking at starting a round of IVF through ICSI in December. I am booked in to see the specialist tomorrow regarding my medication for it as I have just started my cycle again on the 7th.

I am very concerned about it as I hear that it is not always a guaranteed thing.
It will cost us about $4000 here in Australia with Medicare giving us back around 80% of all costs (Except the medication BAH)

Fingers crossed that we have some joy hey?
I have started to go crazy over the no baby situation and I know it is putting a strain on the marriage as we both want the kiddies more than anything.
time will tell though I guess
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(no subject) [Oct. 13th, 2006|12:18 pm]
Mens Infertility - Help and support
Hey everyone

Hopefully this won’t come across as advertising, but I was invited to beta test this site you all might want to check out. It’s called www.lovehealz.com and is basically a mix between Myspace and eHarmony specifically for people with fertility issues and other illnesses. They said they are going to be donating millions of dollars to charities like the American Fertility Association and RESOLVE! That’s really why I wanted to post here.

It seems like they’re supporting a really great cause and could really use some additional opinions to make it work.

Here’s the beta code to sign up: RFBETA06
Hope to see you there!

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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|12:14 pm]
Mens Infertility - Help and support

hi to all i have spent the morning looking for support my husband and i have been married just over years. He has six children from his previous marriage but was kind of forced by his ex and the GP to have a vasectomy that he didn't really want

When we met we talked about having a family and the various ways this would be possible including a reversal which he had last september. We were told by the prof that did it that there was a success rate of 80% chance of success but guess what we fell into the unlucky 20% we wear put on the IVF waiting list just in case it didn't work and they said we would be called in roughly 18 months time to stat treatment if the reversal didn't work

There was no follow up from the hospital after the op and we had been trying for a little while and i suggested going for a sperm test and they didn't see any sperm at all!. The GP was shocked i was devastated . i phoned the unit to see where we were on the list number 46 and there is no chance of treatment before 2009 no chance to appeal or anthing . I am a wheelchair user and now 36 it was all i ever dreamed of my cousin is about to have her baby any day now and it is so very painful there also seems to be babies everwhere.
The pain is so great i have pysical pain when i think about never having a baby of my own

We have talked about donor but when i phoned the unit for info the unit told me 4 times about the shotage and the law etc and there is a shortage of white English sperm and that we would have to pay for it .

They said we could get an appointment to see someone re donor on the Nhs but he couldn't tell me how long we would have to Wait so i booked an appointment privately which is on the 6th Oct amazing what money does.

Does anyone know how much the whole donor cycle costs i donut work and we don't have a lot of spare money i am so devastated
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Life hurts [Sep. 14th, 2006|04:44 pm]
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I have had major computer problems and have only just got back online

Life has been so hard more up and own than any broller coster.

I have just discovered i may now never have my longed for baby as my husband during his first marriage and after 6 children had a vasectomy.

HJer had the reversal soon after we married and we started tryin as the professor that did the op said thwre was a 80 percent sucess rate but we have only just discovered it didnt work at all the doctor couldnt belive there was notging at all
After seeing him we were placed on the ivf waiting list and told it wold be about 18 months till we were seen but i phoned them and was told i wouldnt even dtart treatment till 2008/9nwhe i would be 40 which is too late and my husband is too old to adopt at almost 50.
Due to a change in the law children concived via donor sperm have the right at 18 to find their father so as a resust there is a shortage of sperm and we would have to pay privatly which would be a nightmare we have an appt to see a doctor at the unit but that is costing 105 pounds i am heart broken we have had a tought time during our marrige and i dont know how we wll survive i know i knew he may not have kids in the normal way when we married but i thought there would be a way
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Childless [Jul. 25th, 2006|02:21 pm]
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[mood |disappointeddisappointed]
[music |Patty Griffin/Long Ride Home]

My husband and I have been married and ttc for five years now. Yesterday we had our first consultation with the fertility clinic. Looks like IVF with ICSI for us. They will, however, not finance us so we have to come up with $10,000 before things go any further.

My husband, Ken, had been diagnosed with a Varicocele and had four removed during major surgery in May of 2004. His count/motility/morphology has all improved, but not enough to achieve a natural pregnancy (or even for insemination or standard IVF). His count yesterday was 2 million. It just seems like that should be enough.

They checked me over with an Intra-Vaginal Sonogram and I have tweleve follicles, and one little egg that is about to release. The doc also said that my uterus looked great.

So, now it will mean more work for us(literally, my husband will be gone three weeks out of the month now, instead of the usual two...perhaps a year or more before we are able to afford to concieve. That was hard.
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Introduction [Jul. 2nd, 2006|11:24 pm]
Mens Infertility - Help and support

Ok so I decided to start up this community as I could not find anything here dealing with the very real fact of Male Infertility.

My Husband and I are trying to concieve our first child together and have so for over 12 months now. We were told over the past week that he has a zero sperm count. We will be getting all information possible to help with his situation and welcome anyone else here who has or feels they have any fertility issues.
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