We have swimmers!!!!!!
Nineteen of them to be exact. Not 19 million. Not even 19 thousand. Just 19. But we’ll take it. Heck, it’s better than nothing, which is what we started with.
Even Dr. K was very excited and happy about this. This is good news. This is progress. This is technically enough sperm for IVF, but I’ll get to that in a minute.
Knowing the number does make me feel a little silly for thinking there was even a teeny tiny chance I might be pregnant. (I’m definitely not, though, I even peed on stuff to confirm this, and I should be getting my period any minute now.)
Dr. K asked where we wanted to go from here. He said we could move straight to IVF w/ ICSI if we wanted to. The only problem is that we’re hoping Hubby’s going to get a job one of these days (or within the next few months, whatever), possibly in his home country, where IVF is covered by insurance and costs very little. Dr. K thought it was a good idea to wait, see if Hubby’s numbers improve, and if we have the possibility of getting IVF on the cheap, even better.
So that’s the plan. We’ll re-test in June to see how things are going.
And in case you were dying to know, 10 of those swimmers were swimming, so that’s 52.6% motility. No data on morphology.
It’s going to get better. It’s going to get better. But I’m pretty darn excited right now!