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November 8th, 2011, 04:48 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Not much of an update, but I thought I'd let everyone know that we are going to get a referral from hubby's endocrinologist this january. We are going a little slower than I'd like but we have to either sell our house, (we've moved to another state), or rent it out. Right now, things are a little tight since we are paying the mortgage and rent at the same time.
I have been doing a little research it it appears that there will be no chance for hubby to have children. I think the reason he can't produce sperm is because his body can't produce enough testosterone. I thought that if he was on a testosterone regimen, he would start making it again. It turns out, one of the side effects of artificial testosterone is decreased sperm. It's not unusual for there to be no sperm. In fact, they say to bank your sperm before starting any treatment because it may be permanent.
My hubby is a sweetie but he never questions doctors. He just says ok, ok, ok and takes whatever medicine they give him. He doesn't ask about side effects or if there are any different, less evasive treatments or anything. If he does have side effects, he just suffers in silence. I've started going to all of his appointments also and have become his voice. I fear that it is too late, but he has agreed that if we aren't able to fix his problem that we can use donor sperm!!! I think the straw that broke the camel's back was when my friend, who said she never wants children and doesn't even want a dog because they are too much work, announced that she is pregnant. I'm happy for her, but it hurts. I think it hurt him, too. He finally realized that we aren't getting any younger and that if he farts around too much longer we won't have any options. He really wants to be a dad and I know, if he is even just half the dad that he is a husband, he will make a great one!
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