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Brian's Biopsy

Apr 10, 2016 - 9 comments

First let me say I'm SO thankful we go what we needed from this biopsy.  I was completely shocked.  I always expect the worst because honestly, that's about all we've ever gotten. :(   They said we definitely have plenty for 1 round of IVF and depending on how many eggs they get from me and how many fertilize we may get 3 rounds out of his biopsy.  WOOHOO!!!

Ok now the hard part.  My poor husband has been through SO much pain.  They had him in recovery about an hour and a half and I finally asked how he was doing.  A nurse rang the phone up front to talk to me.  They said he was in a lot of pain and was trying to get it under control.  About 15 min later I was able to go back and see him.  They had already given him a pain shot but it wasn't working so they were trying to get some crackers and sprite in him so he could take pain meds. So got he meds in him and it was barely taking the edge off so we could come home.  A 2 hours drive mind you.   He said it felt like someone kicked him in the testicles and had god awful constant pain up in his lower stomach and down into the inside of his thigh.  Thankfully they only had to biopsy his right testicle.  So anyways, we get home and he's hurting but ok.  He was walking some (looked like a penguin poor thing) and the next day he was still trying to walk but hurting more and by the 3rd day his "fella's" were the size of an orange and he couldn't walk.  We were icing, he was taking pains meds and his antibiotics.  On day 4 it was still swollen but thankfully it hadn't gotten bigger.  She said that he probably had a hematoma and to make sure he doesn't run a fever over 100 degrees, no infection or oozing or bleeding.  It's been rough but here we are on day 5 after surgery and he's on the couch, the swelling has went down some but better.  He had a shower yesterday yayy lol.  Hoping that it's better and better every day from here on out.  I've emailed the fertility clinic because I was specifics lol.  I want to know about how many they got, I want to know the percentage of morphology and motility.  

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.  We are one HUGE step closer to having our miracle!!! :D  

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by KTowne, Apr 10, 2016
Awe poor Brian!!! But when he's holding his son or daughter it will be WELL worth the pain, plus then you can also argue that poor Des has to go through child birth so you're even, lol, just kidding!! It ***** that he was in so much pain but it will be well worth it, what a trooper he is!!! Praying that very first IVF gives you a blessing and you won't have to worry about any more and I cannot wait until that happens!!! :)

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by Des_a_rae, Apr 10, 2016
Thank you so much KT.  You're absolutely right.  Totally worth it!!!  LOL that's what my mom said.  She said he's not going to be in labor. lol.  But yeah, poor thing, he is a trooper. :)   I hope and pray we only need 1 shot also.  I just don't see us being able to afford a 2nd time.  

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by Belle313, Apr 10, 2016
Hope he gets to feeling better soon....sounds like he's on the mend and the worst is over with at this point. Thankfully, IVF is great for MFI. If ICSI is done (very common) then they are injecting the eggs directly with the sperm.  Hope you guys are able to proceed with IVF real soon!! Can't wait till its you announcing some baby news :)

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by TTC2006, Apr 10, 2016
I'm so happy that for all he's had to go through that there were lots of sperm there.  That alone makes it with the pain. I am so hopeful for a very successful cycle for you!  

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by Hollus, Apr 10, 2016
I feel bad that Brian had to go through the biopsy and hope he is feeling better and less painful soon but I am so excited that you got such amazing results! I am so happy for you both!! Now I will shift and pray for a successful transfer and BFP!! Then it will be on to a happy, healthy pregnancy and a happy, healthy baby. I cannot wait to see your pregnancy announcement!!  :-D

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by mhv, Apr 10, 2016
I am so glad you got awesome news:)  I have had others tell me that its horrible for guys to go through.  I stay its the only time!   Todd had a surgery for a varicolcele. ..he was in bed firever....
Tell Brian we are so proud of him and sure hope he gets better soon!

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by Yrmacias, Apr 12, 2016
Your poor hubby, but great news he had some swimmers hidden in there...yay! Believe me the pain he feels you will feel x2 during labor and it will be worth it in the end. Imy so happy to hear the good news....keeping you guys in my prayers.

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by Vency, Apr 13, 2016
I feel for your poor hubby, but I'm so happy to hear about the results.  I too, will focus on sending positive thoughts and prayers your way for a successful 1st IVF.  Fingers crossed for you.

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by Des_a_rae, Apr 14, 2016
You all are so sweet and thoughtful.  Today is day 9 and my better half is up walking around, we went and grabbed something to eat today and everything.  He's still hurting a little and his testicle is still swollen but the Dr. wanted to give it another week.  I'm just thankful he's feeling much better.  

This has definitely been worth it.  I hated seeing him in the shape he was in but it is what's getting us to our miracle.  :)  

Thank you ladies so much.  You all are soo unbelievably supportive!! <3

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