I see I've been classified as MIA again... haha. We decided to take a break for a few months, to get some perspective and de-stress. In fact, we also decided to not tell anyone (not even our parents!), save 1 friend, that we will start trying again with my next cycle.
A quick intro, since hopefully the people in here when I was on here last have graduated!
I'm Laura, 25, TTC #1 since May 2007. Extreme low sperm count (~200,000) diagnosed in June 2008. Found IVF was our only option in July 2008. Started seeing an RE in December 2008, only to find out that my husband's low sperm count was due to a balanced Robertsonian translocation (his 13 and 14 chromosomes are stuck together, meaning that during cell division, it's very possible for too many chromosomes to be allocated), and that we'd need IVF with ICSI and PGD. After being postponed two times, we went through IVF in April 2009. Due to poor egg quality, barely being able to find 18 sperm to inject into my eggs, and the only remaining embryos testing as abnormal, the cycle was cancelled after retrieval. We then made the decision to move on to donor sperm, not wanting to go through IVF again and also risk putting our future children through it themselves, as there was a chance they could have the same infertility problems. Chose the donor in June 2009, only to find that my cycles were behaving strangely for several months and I would need to use Clomid despite always having had perfect 30 days cycles. FINALLY got to the point of DIUI#1 in October 2009... BFN. You can probably see why we needed the break.
SO, we finally seemed to figure out the correct way to go about things, so we'll hopefully be attempting DIUI#2 sometime in the next few weeks. I'm doing acupuncture weekly already to get prepared. The only kink in the plan is that I'm now on freaking CD53! I got a nasty hormonal migraine yesterday, though, so hopefully things are right around the corner...
Anyway... I'm back and feeling POSITIVE about 2010! Nice to meet you... and for those of you still here, hey again!Laura, 25, TTC#1 since May 2007, using donor sperm b/c of husband's genetic defect.