HSG

X-Ray was done
Then waited for Dr C, i think he had to walk from his offices which were across the road.
i was again allowed to spectate while everything happened, Dr C had all his “tools” out in between J legs.
they had to shoot some dye up in J, which caused a bit of wincing on J face but Dr C did his thing and seemed pretty happy with everything.
flow was good and then asked us so whats the next step which J and I said together AI 🙂
read that it was good to do the deed after an HSG since the fluid actually cleared any blockages and hey anything that can help that 1 lone ranger swimmer break the chains and do its thing.
He said we needed to contact his office on CD1 to get the process started. this was going to tricky since J was probably going to have Aunt Flo on New Years day and his offices only opened on the 3rd so we will just have to see how things play it with this one.
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Dr Kobus Coetsee

so we met dr coetsee

appeared to be a very nice friendly man.

he apologised to us for having to come in on a saturday, which didn’t phase us too much, we were just happy that we were with someone that was actually going to tell us our fate.

so he opened our file and went through all our results that we had collected and asked a series of questions. he went on to explain why he wanted to do another semen test as the first test came back with ±49% normal sperm but the more thorough test the clinic had done the second time, found out there are about ±10% normal sperm (not feeling very positive with that right about now).

he explained what this mar antibodies issue is actually about and that the body actually sees seamen as a foreign body so when it comes into contact with blood, antibodies are sent to protect the body. now obviously this is fine in women but not fine in men, so i assume my incident that had me hospitalised must has somehow caused for blood to permanently get into contact with my seamen hence the reason for the high antibodies. so these antibodies basically surround the sperm and cause them to clump and/or stick together. because they were stuck together this would be the reason we couldn’t get any swimmers to j eggs. dr c made a note because he needed to know how they were sticking together i.e. head to head, head to tail or tail to tail. once of these were very bad he mentioned but said would come back to us on that (never did).

he then had this diagram out on his desk of the reproductive system and explained in depth what happens and what our chances will be.

12% chance with ai and if successful 10% chance of twins.

40-50% chance if we go IVF route.

dr c wanted to do an internal but j was a bit apprehensive as she had literally just started suzie, just before leaving home for our appointment.

dr c didn’t seem to phased with this and explained that he sometimes has to do internal scans on cd3 (blood bath).

we were ushered into the room next door to his office, i was allowed  to sit in the room while j got her lady bits checked out and i, must admit you ladies go thru some eeeeeek stuff.

dr c saw j had 12 eggs on the left and 10 on the right – all healthy and big which seemed to please dr c very much.

he recommended we set up a hsg to check the tubes and flow through the tubes, just to make sure there no blockages.

hsg scheduled for the 13th at umhlanga hospital, we getting somewhere now