My Husband and I have been trying for a year unsuccessfully to conceive. I have a child from a previous relationship who is turning 11 next week. When we first started trying, I missed my period right away and thought we hit the jackpot early on… only 3 failed home tests proved us wrong. When I called my doctors office, they told me that I had to miss 3 periods and still have a negative at home test before they’d see me. I was NOT a happy camper. 3 months passed and we were still in the same situation… no period and no signs of pregnancy. Blood tests revealed that I wasn’t ovulating. My OB/GYN started me on Clomid and still no ovulation. After the 3rd round, I was referred to a specialist. They tested both my husband and myself and found that I have PCOS and my husband has azoospermia. For the last month and a half, I’ve been back on birth control, a prenatal vitamin (the most ironic combination of medications if you ask me) and metformin for an insulin resistance they discovered when they did my blood work. My husband has been sent to a reproductive urologist. After more tests and a physical exam by him, they determined that a sperm retrieval (epididymal aspiration) may be possible.
So that brings me to current day and my question to all of you… I’ve tried calling his doctor’s office and my doctor’s office and no one is getting back to me. We have no idea what happens next! How long before we know if the retrieval was successful? How long before my doctor’s office can begin the next step in IVF? WHAT is the next step in IVF? I’m so frustrated that I have all these phone calls out to all these different offices and no one has gotten back to me for 2 days. Has anyone else had to go through this procedure that could give me an idea of what’s in store in the foreseeable future?