- Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods
TTC/TTA: On BC until IVF in January!!
CD/DPO: A zillion and one. I’ve been on continuous BC to slow my endo regrowth since we found out about our severe MFI in April.
Cycles TTC/Charting: TTC since Summer 2013. I just realized how depressing that is. It’s 2016 in about a month 🙁 16 cycles TTC, 14 charting, plus about 15 months of medical pause between Darling Husband and I.
Age/SO’s Age: Me-33, DH-40
POAS/AF Date: Tentative betas scheduled for my first IVF around February 8th.
BFP Plan and/or Known Issues:
Copied and pasted from previous threads for new Charters (welcome!):
Me- Severe endometriosis, treated with multiple laproscopies and 7 months of medically induced menopause between laps 2 and 3. Extremely low AMH levels, which means that I have low ovarian reserve and egg quality issues too, approximately that of a 45 year old.
DH- azoospermia and low testosterone. Low testosterone was treated with meds from April to September and was raised to normal levels, but still no sperm is being produced. Darling Husband had a double sided testicular biopsy in September that resulted in zero sperm being found, with a single germ cell and the rest of the cells Sertoli cell only syndrome (very bad news!).
Our plan is to move onto IVF/ICSI with a mTESE (surgical extraction of sperm from the testicles) for Darling Husband the day before my egg retrieval. Darling Husband has a 20-30% chance of any sperm being found. I may have issues responding to IVF meds and producing eggs due to my low AMH. If I make eggs, and we get sperm, and those sperm and eggs fertilize into viable embryos, our doctor gives us about 30% odds of IVF success.
Tentative calendar for IVF- starting injections January 25th with possible egg retrieval around January 25th and possible embryo transfer around January 28th or 30th. Darling Husband and I have an injections class scheduled December 17th. I also have a second antral follicle count scheduled November 23rd, as during the first one the RE could only find one ovary. She wasn’t concerned until my AMH came back super low, and had just doubled my antral follicle count from my visible ovary (6*2 = 12 antral follicles). However, with the low AMH I want them to try again and see if we can get a more accurate count, as I’ve read this count is more relaible than the AMH.
New stuff: My repeat Antral follicle count is Monday, and Darling Husband and I will sign our IVF consent papers then so we can move my IVF calendar from tentative to real! (MY RE won’t do the actual scheduling until we’ve signed the consents). Is it lame that I’m super excited about signing away my rights lol? It means we’re starting!!! Real dates!! Darling Husband has now weaned himself from 150 mg a day of Effexor to 75, and started the 37.5 mg dose a few days ago. He feels like total crap for a few days after stepping down (headaches like rail-spikes in his brain, exhausted, depressed, moody) but then seems to be good once his body adjusts. Each time he steps down a dose his libido spikes too, so I hope that means it’s going to help him make sperm!! IS is January yet?! 🙂
Link to chart: Coming January 2016 🙂 I wonder if FF still remebers who I am lol
Random question: What are you most thankful for right now? My husband. He’s my best friend, my rock, my personal comedian and my safe place. I don’t know what I’d do without him. He’s my home. Also, winter kitty snuggles, the fact that I don’t have to drive to work in today’s winter storm, soft down-filled slippers, hot tea, soft blankets and video games:) , and that I love my job and that I have a great family.
Poll question: I voted uniqe and uncommon. I do like some family names and traditional ones as well. I have a very unique name (I’ve met 3 people in my life with it and they were all over 60 lol) and I’ve always loved that, so I’m not about common/popular names. I love my mom’s name, Karina, especially since she was killed a few years ago. I’ve also been leaning towards irish names, as Darling Husband and I may be moving there next year:) Current favs are Karina, Thea, Grainne (Grace), Aoife (sounds like Eva) for girls and Eoghen (Owen), Killian, Elijah, and Alaric for boys.