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Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 10:15pm

Author: Misspooh123

Glasgow Royal Infirmary - Treatment feedback and chat **NO PREGNANCY CHAT PLEASE**

Hi pip, How are you getting on? We are probably starting in the next 6 months or so, we will reach the top of the list by October/November, but we are doing simultaneous investigations and treatment. Hoping to hear about getting my hsg soon at Monklands. In the mean time my hubby is waiting for a biopsy( but needs to come off medication for 6 months prior) and we are starting the donor sperm process. We will be Started on IUI for 6 cycles, then 2 IVF if no pregnancy. Hope things are ok with you....

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 10:03pm

Author: Misspooh123

Testosterone replacement therapy

Hiya, My husband has been on t gels for 9 months now. It's for an underlying condition where he was azoospermic anyway but needed the hormone replacement. He moved from testogel to testim, much better for him, less sticky. It depends why you are using the t gel in the first place I suppose. Testosterone replacement therapy inhibits sperm production, so this may explain your zero SA. My hubby has requested a biopsy ( for ongoing fertility treatment) and has been told he needs to be off his gels f...

Friday, May 16th 2014, 8:55am

Author: Misspooh123

Really feeling exasperated with the nhs system

Hiya, I've calmed down abit thankfully I was off work this week anyway so was able to just chill out and forget about it for afew days. Thanks for your replies. We have kept our results since day one, it was funny because the doctors looked at us like we had two heads when we asked for them and our GP asked why we wanted them?! Eh duh.....because we have had about a million tests and would like to be able to keep track of what's happening. Plus their my husbands so I think he has a right to thos...

Monday, May 12th 2014, 2:21pm

Author: Misspooh123

Really feeling exasperated with the nhs system

Sorry but I just need to vent somewhere about how I am feeling today. Really I am starting to feel quite annoyed with how the nhs seem to palm couples from one consultant and clinic to the next and when you do get there, it's almost as is they are unprepared for your appointment. Which I find unforgivable. It is confusing enough when there is quite afew clinics we have been to, endocrinology, Monklands hospital infertility, genetics counselling and eventually Glasgow royal infirmary. We had our ...

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 6:32pm

Author: Misspooh123

Glasgow Royal Infirmary - Treatment feedback and chat **NO PREGNANCY CHAT PLEASE**

Hiya, I have no idea. My husbands to phone them and give them my details( I can only assume because he was referred for the Klinefelters alone) so I will get him to ask them what the appointment involves. I'm just happy out its progress.

Friday, April 18th 2014, 9:07pm

Author: Misspooh123

Glasgow Royal Infirmary - Treatment feedback and chat **NO PREGNANCY CHAT PLEASE**

Hiya, Glad to say we got our letter from GRI to see Mr Underwood in May. That's been 7 months since our referral from Monklands. So it's been a long time coming. Glad it's some progress on the horizon. Yay!

Friday, March 14th 2014, 9:41pm

Author: Misspooh123

Information on Azoospermia

Hello again zeb, Sorry to hear the news was no different. However at least they have suggested extraction to see what they can find, fingers crossed for you. We have been told we have 8% chance of finding sperm through extraction otherwise it's donor for us too. We are waiting to get our consultants appointment to get this moving forward. We have known for some time our chances are really low and that donor is a more likely option. It's very hard on both of you to hear this news and come to term...

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 9:18pm

Author: Misspooh123

Information on Azoospermia

Hi zeb, Sorry to hear you and your other half are going through this. There can be different reasons a guy is azoospermic. Like the above post suggests, there are obstructive or non obstructive azoospermia reasons and depending on which one of these it is, depends on the right fertility treatment for you both. My hubby is azoospermic due to a genetic condition ( non obstructive). This cannot be treated, it's permanent. How many SAs has your other half had? Usually 2 is enough for a diagnosis. Us...

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 9:49pm

Author: Misspooh123

Glasgow Royal Infirmary - Treatment feedback and chat **NO PREGNANCY CHAT PLEASE**

Hi pip, That's great news, glad it went well. And a wee bonus hearing about Edinburgh too. Xx

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 1:01am

Author: Misspooh123

Klienfelter's Syndrome

By the way I did another post about the counselling session under the Scotland page glasgow southern general if you wanted to know any details. You might think its weird me doing that, but I only did it because I wish I had been able to find someone's take on KF and genetics before going through all this, so I'm determined to post as much useful info for others who might be going through the same thing.

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 12:53am

Author: Misspooh123

Klienfelter's Syndrome

Hiya, No worries, ranting is defo required some days or you would go mental otherwise. Difficult when all you see or hear is about others getting pregnant. My hubby and I work in the same place and this week we found out a girl at work is pregnant but she isn't in our faces or anything. But still you can't help those feelings, it's natural. I've blocked some peeps on Facebook because of it. The day we got KF confirmed I had a random rant on FB and my Sister in Law posted a photo of our nephew, n...

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 11:59pm

Author: Misspooh123

Klienfelter's Syndrome

Hiya,yeah it's a long drawn out process but I think we have gotten used to how long everything takes now lol! It can be more nerve wracking not knowing what the process is at a clinic. Maybe you could give them a phone and ask for an general outline of what will happen / be discussed? I don't see the point in additional samples, we've had three now and all the same, so why give your hubby another one?? Clinic like to have their own version but surely if they ( doctors) don't rely on the original...

Monday, December 30th 2013, 7:34pm

Author: Misspooh123

Genetic counselling - Glasgow Southern general hospital

Hi all, We recently attended our genetics counsellor clinic appointment and we were not very sure what to expect. I felt this might help anyone else on the forum ( UK) if they are experiencing similar fertility issues as a result of genetic condition and give them peace of mind. First of all, it wasn't counselling in the conventional sense ( lie down on a couch and tell me your woes). We were seen by a genetics specialist who basically has explained my hubby's genetic condition ( finally an expl...

Monday, December 30th 2013, 6:38pm

Author: Misspooh123

What to tell my employer

Hi Amber, Best of luck with the forth coming treatment. Sorry I can't advise sucess rates personally with donor embryos. Sorry but it's not really your bosses business or place to "not like people taking time off", you are entitled to annual leave it as an employee. She can't really stop you from taking it in general, but she can refuse it at particular time if it doesn't suit business needs. I don't know what your t&c's are, but common sense seems to float out the window with some bosses, if yo...

Friday, December 20th 2013, 7:32pm

Author: Misspooh123

How do we deal with telling or not telling our work about treatment?

Yeah definitely, I think there are pros and cons to being honest and it more a case of weighing those up to see what's best for you. It is more difficult for us working in the same place. If it was just me I would be totally honest because I don't really care what folk think and think honesty is the best policy. But I can't do that because I have my hubby to think of, I can't blurt out all our issues when it's not fair on him. So kind of telling them as much without spilling our guts. It's just ...

Friday, December 20th 2013, 6:38pm

Author: Misspooh123

How do we deal with telling or not telling our work about treatment?

First of all I'm really sorry to hear your news. Tell her it's in the hands of your doctors since they are the experts and that you cannot tell her anymore than that because you are on tenterhooks yourself. I cannot believe that she asking how much blood you have lost, thats TMI. She sounds very insensitive, and quite nosey. I think that unless it's affecting your job then you shouldn't have to tell them anything other than you are being treated for an ongoing issue. Perhaps even play the flexib...

Friday, December 20th 2013, 1:09am

Author: Misspooh123

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Hi Nicole, Sorry to hear about your OH diagnosis. My opinion would be consider going for the biopsy initially and this would give you both closure based in these results either way. You can then make an informed decision with your doctors input on the best course of treatment. I can understand the doctor perhaps holding off on hernia op as you would need to consider the pros and cons of your oH undergoing such an op when you are trying to increase chances of finding sperm. The hernia op may very...

Friday, December 20th 2013, 12:47am

Author: Misspooh123

How do we deal with telling or not telling our work about treatment?

Hi Pip, Actually lol'd at your Madonna pal. Priceless. It is difficult, because there is a fine line with this subject and sometimes you can't blame people for the stupid thing they say, because they don't know any different. But your work should really not be asking anything too personal and as you did to begin with, only speak to someone if you feel comfortable. Saying that, if your boss is asking more questions is she perhaps getting pressure from above to explain your time off to her senior ...

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 11:28pm

Author: Misspooh123

How do we deal with telling or not telling our work about treatment?

Hi Erin, Thanks for the hugs, I was fizzing in that last post. It's frustrating but I think mostly it's lack of knowledge and understanding about the subject that make people say silly things. They don't even realise how absurd it sounds, and why would they they don't have a clue! I just hate it especially when people who think they might have infertility issues, assume the worst without even investigating it and commit themselves vocally ( to anyone and their granny) that adoption or donor or w...

Monday, December 16th 2013, 8:17pm

Author: Misspooh123

Klienfelter's Syndrome

Hi newbie, we had a positive KF diagnosis a few weeks ago and my hubby attends both an endocrinologist, is on testim gel replacement therapy and we are attending a genetics counseller. We have been referred for IVF but in the mean time the genetics counseller has recommended my hubby gets a biopsy anyway, for closure more than anything. We have been told that my hubby's blood work ( hormone levels ) mean it's highly unlikely they will find any sperm, but if we don't try, we will always wonder. W...




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