Well, it wasn't exactly what I expected, but it worked. We sat in an office with the RE and yapped. Yup, that's it...talked. Since this is pretty much the beginning of our TTC medical records, they are starting practically from scratch. We told him about all of our medical history and walked away with a game plan.
The first part of the plan...lose weight. Bastard! HA! I may not have mentioned on my little blog...that I'm a little chunky. He wants both me and Bubba on the At.kins Diet. Low/no carb. Oh how I love carbs, this is going to be SOO HARD. But if I can't do it for a baby, I can't do it at all. Wish me luck! We are proceding with tests, even though he wants to give me 5-6 months for weight loss. If Bubba's sperm analysis is as bad as I think it will be, then it will take at least 3 months to get that up anyways...right?! That's what I keep telling myself anyway. I was really sad to hear it, but it's true. We want the best environment for our little one, and if being a little pudgy is bad...we'll try to fix it.
Here are the tests he wants to run within the next month. I ovulated I believe sometime this weekend. The last day of fertile CM was Monday. It kept coming and coming, my peak day kept getting pushed further and further. Oh and one more report - we did get to use on day...Monday. Whoo hoo!
HSG - between CD 5-11 (i am to take Doxycycline for 10 days. what is this for?)
3 hour insulin (glucose) test
My husband was taken off testosterone shots and of course ordered an SA. Which I might add, he is less than impressed about having to do. I never did get our regular MD to order it, so he was off the hook. Now he's not and I think he could probalby cry. Poor poor Bubba! The doc is going to put him on 1,000mg of HCG twice weekly. What is the costs of HCG? Also I've heard its hard to find...is that true?
So what do you pros think? Fiarly sufficient? He seems to think we are an easy case. He did say that 70%-80% of his patients get pregnant in the first 3 months of treatment. Oh I hope it is that easy. The only thing that bothered me was his tone...like he did it...not God. Oh well, no one is perfect. The office was very nice and overall impressive.
Here we go. I can't believe we waited a year to do this. Oh well!