Today was Mike’s day…the official semen analysis test. We arrived at the lab both anxious and giddy, walking in as if everyone knew what we were there for. I was nervous, but have to admit I think Mike had more pressure on him today than I did.
We heard back about two days later from my OB-GYN regarding Mike’s results. We didn’t receive too much detailed information, other than a low sperm count and were referred to a Urologist that specializes in male infertility.
I called the urologist’s office immediately hoping that we could get an appointment in the next week or so. To us, this was an emergency, to a doctor this was nothing but routine. I was told that we would not be able to be seen for 30 days. 30 DAYS!!!! This was like an eternity!!! Long story short, we were seen the next week (thanks to those who pulled some strings for us.)
We met with the urologist the following week; I accompanied Mike as he was so good about going to my appointments with me. I even went back to the exam room with him at had to stare at the sea green colored walls, as it was quite awkward watching Mike get examined by the doctor. The doctor wanted to do some more testing and really didn’t have any answers for us that day. I asked him what should we report to my doctor, and he said to continue treatment with her.
Within a week, I had another appointment back at my OB-GYN. By this time, Mike and I went to every appointment with each other. We even managed to make sure to go to lunch and ponder everything about fertility that went through our heads.
I told my doctor that we saw the urologist and was I pretty much ready to leave her office that day with a prescription for Clomid. To my dismay, she wasn’t keen on giving me any fertility drugs and she said she felt that we needed to seek the advice of a reproductive endocrinologist. She thought we might be good candidates for IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination) So, needless to say, I didn’t leave that day with a prescription in hand, rather with a list of reproductive endocrinologists!
Yep, you guessed it…I called that afternoon and had a consultation scheduled with a reproductive endocrinologist in 3 weeks.