Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Small Victory for Sperm

Happy Thursday, my little chihuahuas.

Yay! Spoojtastic news! A sliver of hope in the world of sperm.

In short, in case you missed it - IVF in June.  10 eggs.  Surprise surprise, only one fertilized.  For those of you further back on the crazy train of infertility - with the average sad infertile doing IVF, with 10 eggs they would expect 7 or 8 to fertilize.  And my eggs and Bub's sperm looked glorious, which usually means something extra special and sassy is going on with the sperm.  So we get to be a challenge within a challenge. ::jazz hands of glee::

Dr. Kickass was genuinely flustered about this.  Knows a guy who is in charge of a scientific study going on (not clinical, scientific - I imagine it requires a different set of glasses) that is finding that some men don't make a protein that tells the egg "hey, I'm here, let's get drunk and make some bad decisions".  And a lot of these men are type 1 diabetics.  If this is the problem, they've been putting the egg & sperm in a special little dish that has the protein in it and it ups the fertilization rate. So Dr. Kickass was string pulling to see if he could get Essence of Bubba into the study, and he'd know by this week.  (If you're interested in more detail, I wrote about it here).

So hoorah!  Lovely RN called and said that Bub's soldiers are joining the fleet on the East Coast.  They're just getting together the logistics, some stuff for us to sign, and then by Monday they will figure out when to make Bub's hand wooing appointment.

I have no idea how sperm make this sort of commute.  I know they're good swimmers, but I like to think they'll just fly themselves or be traveling by tiny canoe.



GIVE ME SECRETS.

Read the bottom of this post if you missed it - but I'm going to start something called "Secret Sunday".

It's where you email me (I'm nice, swear, I only bite upon request) a secret of yours, and I'm going to post them all in an entry on Sunday - including one of my own.  Let me know if you want to remain anonymous (it'll be between me & you, pinky swear.. I won't reveal who gave me what even under threat of torture).

I think we could all use a little venting, a little confessional, don't you?



What qualifies as a secret:
  • Something silly or scandalous you did once.
  • Some weird habit you do when no one's looking.  (Booger, anyone?)
  • Something awful you thought but couldn't say out loud.
  • Some dark fertility thought you quickly silence when it pops up.
  • Something dirty that you've tried.
  • Something people would never guess by looking at you.
  • Your cousin told you he tried that Richard Gere/mouse thing, and told you not to tell anyone, so you didn't.  But now you can because you can be anonymouse (see what I did there?)


Infertility related or not, I don't care.  GIVE THEM TO ME.  I have a few, but I don't get a few more I'm going to save them up for next Sunday.  This Sunday I will just come on and type in sad face emoticons.

:(

Do you see how menacing that is?



16 comments:

  1. Well shiiiit. Now I feel like an ass for being blah about my 7 embies. (Ducks head, asks forgiveness)
    Woot for getting into the study!
    Now that I am off the drugs I still can't think of any good secrets - mostly because I've told everyone everything so they aren't secrets. But I will come up with something.

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    1. Ha! Yes! You're seven embies are BADASS you ass! They are glorious and are going to knock you up. I can feel it in my sad, infertile bones.

      YESSS. Think of something. Jenny want.

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  2. The study sounds very interesting. Congrats on making it in. I hope it gives you the information you need to make the next time successful!

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    1. Thanks! It's one of the first tests I've had where I'm hoping we fail just to get some friggin answers. ;)

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  3. Congrats on getting into the study!! Hopefully this will make your next ivf the one! Its so crazy all the new things doctors are learning about infertility. It would have been cool to live in the future when they've got it all figured out and no one has to go through this anymore !

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    1. I know, when I'm an old lady and they cure infertility altogether I'll be happy, sure, but also a little pissed.

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  4. Hooray for sperm cocktails! Now go get drunk, and happy travels!

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  5. Great news :) FXd for his swimmers in their new home... wonderful news that they can join in :)) xoxo

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    1. Thank you! I love it when people want my husband's sperm... Oh wait...

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  6. Woot woot! Happy sperm travelling! And ps, my secrets are so bad I wish I didn't know them........

    Lisa (formerly known as the lurker)

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    1. Lisa the former lurker!

      You do not make me want to know these secrets any less. Now I'm INTRIGUED.

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  7. My fingers are crossed for an F on your test. :)

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    1. Thank you! I have failed a few tests in my day, not studying usually works.

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  8. Yay!!! Go spermies, go! How are you SO funny??!! I have run out of words to praise you with. :-D I am praying for answers for you guys!!
    Hmm, I will have to ponder the secret thing ... :-P

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