Welcome if you are here from ICOMWELEAVE. You find us on an interesting day at an odd time. Here’s a bit of a background on our situation.
A little over a year ago, after being married for close on eleven years Hopelessly (my DH) and I decided to face the challenge of becoming pregnant. We have always known (him since the age of about 17 and my since before we even became involved) that having our own biological kids would be near on impossible.
So we stupidly started with the GP who put Hopelessly on testosterone injections, which had a great impact on his libido, but no impact on his sperm. During this time by cycles went a little crazy, I;ve always been a perfect 28 day girl, but started to range from 21 days to 35 days! Had a 21 day progesterone test which indicated that I wasn’t ovulating, but it turned out to be a 23 days cycle so no surprise the progesterone levels had fallen already.
Eventually in August last year we got it together to see an FS. He said we had two options, sperm donor or up to two years on very expensive injections to see if we can get Hopelessly to produce some spermies. Took a few weeks to reach decision, did some of our own research and were then advised that there might be a shorter route to at least knowing if there is any possibility of the injections working.
So September Hopelessly started being jabbed in the but every second night with Pregnyl. The idea was to see if we could get his testosterone levels to inflate. Three months later his bum was starting to resemble a sieve, but testosterone levels hadn’t shifted at all. I had had a scan and all looked good, but some blood results suggested possible PCOS.
Back to the FS (a new one as by this stage I had lost it with the old one). The new FS is awesome and he gave us so much hope. He consulted with Prof Kruger and put Hopelessly on a new protocol – Pregnyl or Ovidrel (as there is no Pregnyl to be found in the whole of South Africa at the moment) once a week and Menopur three times a week. New doc also said it was highly unlikely that I have PCOS!
That was three months ago and we are right now waiting for the first follow up SA results. We aren’t expecting any lone rangers just yet as it is still a little early, but oh maybe, just maybe…