I should have known when I stepped in dog shit this morning that today was not going to be a good day. While cleaning off my nice, new, beige satin heels in the waiting room of the RE's office, I thought, "The results of the SA aren't going to be good."
And they weren't.
The overall count was up to 98 million, but there were still none moving rapidly and only 6% were normal morphology.
So it's official. My mild endo is an obstacle, but MFI is our definitive diagnosis. In a way, it's good to have a firm answer about why things aren't working.
Where do we go from here? Well, we're dumping the male fertility vitamins. His counts were lower without them, but his morphology and motility weren't nearly this bad. I'd rather have less sperm to work with and have them be higher quality.
We need to go back in for another consult after my lumpectomy, and then we'll do IUI #3 next cycle, which will probably fall on the week of my 25th birthday. I have a choice of using Femara or injectables. Thoughts? Has anyone used both and preferred one over the other?
He's giving us the option on the number of IUIs we do before moving on to IVF, but we'll probably stick with 3. This will make 5 IUIs total: 2 with Clomid and 3 with some other form of medication.
I know what most of you will say. "Don't focus on IVF." But part of me has to. If we have any hope of doing IVF, we will need to look into financial options so that we aren't completely blindsided with the cost if that's what has to end up happening.
How does the average person afford IVF? And still have money left over to HAVE a baby?
We CANNOT afford IVF right now. As much as I would love to jump straight to IVF and increase our odds, it can't happen. Our insurance covers no part of it and we do not live in a state that requires mandatory coverage.
This is never how I saw my life. My heels stained in dog shit. My eyes puffy from wanting to cry but not having the energy (and thinking "Why the hell should I cry over this? It's nothing new"). My mind adding numbers in my head to see when we'll have an extra $10,000 laying around.
Bring on the baby. This IUI has to work.