Saturday, February 16, 2008

In The Doctors Office - Why We're Having Problems Trying To Conceive

Everyone has experienced it at least a few times in their lives...

You know, those tense moments waiting in the doctors office itself, waiting to hear news regarding very important results or a current status on things.

I just stood there in his office waiting for him to come in, as my husband tried to calm me down a little bit, as it was obvious that I was just a tad bit stressed out. Here he comes, the doctor finally walks in after what seemed like an eternity of waiting around to hear what we feared most.

My husband gave a sperm sample at his urologist a couple weeks prior to this meeting with the doctor, and I had some examinations and tests run by my gynecologist. What we were about to hear however regarding the results of those test was something that we hadn't prepared for at all. We expected bad news of course, but nothing of this level, and certainly not in this compounded fashion.

The verdict?

My husband had a VERY low sperm count that ranged between 1 million to 1.5 million sperm per ml. This kind of count is even lower then what is generally regarded as very low for males. Now I honestly can't say that this came as a shock to me, as we expected this to be the underlining problem behind why we couldn't get pregnant even though we were trying to conceive...very diligently I might add ;).

Nothing could have prepared me however for the news that I was about hear next about my side of the equation, it truly shocked me momentarily to the point where I almost fainted when I heard the news...

that I had big problems with my fertility, and that I was more then likely not going to be fertile enough to get pregnant, regardless or efforts trying to conceive...

6 comments:

<*ANGEL*> said...

Don't give up:) I am a detox specialist and I specialize in helping people get rid of their problems via detox. There is hope yet! :) I have many clients who got pregnant after they went through a detox programme with me. Some got pregnant after some counselling as well as it could also be psychological ;) Just dun give up. If you need someone to talk to, you can email me at verityy@yahoo.com

Michelle Dunn said...

Hey Angel!

Thank you so very much for your comment!! I really appreciate the support and kinds words. I actually wrote this blog as a walk through of my past really. All this already happened to me, and today I'm blessed with 3 beautiful children!

I will however contact you! I think that you can help a lot of people on here! :)

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Michelle Dunn said...

Thanks for your comment Avee and your visit of course!

Yes I know what you mean, its very nice to have paypal available everywhere. I'm in the states, but I have a lot of friends who I send some money to once in awhile (for birthdays and stuff like that) that are in the Caribbean, and it makes it difficult that they can't use paypal down there...hopefully they'll add those countries soon! We can hope cant we! :)

Anonymous said...

hey michelle thank you very much for sharing your whole story with us. i make sure to keep up to date with the blog as much as i can. so what did you and your husband do after you found out all that bad news?

Michelle Dunn said...

I thank you for keeping up with my blog! It's nice to know that I'm helping people, thats the ultimate purpose here so thats great! I'm gonna writ the next part here in a little bit! So look at for it! :)