Thursday, March 4, 2010

a sperm analysis, a trip, and a winning ticket!

In a nutshell that is what I have been doing over the last few weeks. 
I finally wrangled the results of my hubby's S/A from my R.E. and it 
looks like nothing has changed. Well thats not exactly true, although
the counts are the same, the fragmentation is the same, but abnormal
morphology has gone from 80% to 75%. Although that is a difference
it was not enough to convince my DH that 4 months of clean livin'
has made a lick of difference. 

We told the R.E that we would like to continue with the vitamins and 
try again in 3 months. I've also agreed to meet the surgeon to talk about 
the laproscopy. I'm not sure if this is a good decision, but perhaps it will 
help with conception if Hubby's count continues to get better or give us 
a better chance with IVF. Our R.E. described endo as the Pac Man game, 
like endo is packman and my eggs are the little dots Pac Man eats. I 
know this is not exactly the case, but it scared me :(

Last weekend I visited my sister & nephew in Montreal. We had SO 
much fun, my nephew is sincerely the cutest kid in the world but he
makes my ovaries ache. I called my husband two times to say that I
give up and I want to do IVF ASAP (of course I know this is completely

My sister and I also had a really fun time, it had been ages
since we had been able to "hang out" without our parents there too.
On the last night I was there we went out for WAY too many drinks and 
about 1/2 way though the night I decided reenacted what its like to be 
childless. I made her play the part of me, and I played the part of every 
other woman in my life. It was quite funny and kinda healing to act like 
an insensitive fertile for a little bit. You should try it!!!

While I was away I also won a prize. If any of you have been following
Bonnie & Kyle's Adoption Blog you would have seen that I won the very 
first auction they had!! I was so excited all day you would have though 
I won a trip to Hawaii. I really felt like I won BIG though, what did I
win? custom made cards by Kristen's Kreations. I had this big idea that 
if I won the cards I would ask for birthday cards I could send to my 
clients on their baby's first birthday. All I did was send her my company 
logo and she "kreated" the most beautiful, creative birthday cards I 
have ever seen! 

Thats about it for my update, I have been very busy working on a new
company design. I can not wait to reveal it to you all as soon as it's
finished. And although I haven't been writing as much I have been 
reading everyday!!!


  1. Can't wait to see your new company design!

    And can I say that I hate your RE for you?! ARGH! Pac Man? Seriously?! At least he could have explained the science behind it. In case you are interested, here are several good articles that do explain the science behind endo and egg quality.

    Glad you had a nice time with your sis! Take care.

  2. That sounds like a hilarious role playing game--I should try it sometime. Those custom cards sound great!

    As far as endo--I have stage III/IV endo and of the three REs I've seen/talked to, some act like it's not the biggest deal and one acted like it *might* be so you just never know....but no one definitely said "Your egg quality isn't great b/c of your endo." Maybe I wish they had, way back when...

  3. Ooooh I want to see your cards!

  4. Oh my gosh, you acting like an insensitive fertile for your sister must have been hilarious!!!

    I know what you mean about ovaries aching and just wanting to give in and do IVF already! Some days I wonder if I had done it 3 years ago when I first found out I had endo...would I have a 3 yr old right now?

    Congrats on winning the cards!

  5. Good luck with meeting with the doctor about the laproscopy. Ask enough questions so that you are sure you are comfortable and knowledgeable about the entire procedure. The journey is tough and challenging but well worth it for a chance to hopefully conceive! Be strong and keep positive..i know pretty hard to do! At least the weather is looking a bit brighter and sunnier to hopefully pick our mood up!