Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's Been a While

Wow...I honestly didn't realize how long it's been since I posted. I did sort of go into a bit of a depression over everything, and even stopped updating my IRL blog for a bit.

But, today is a new day. We're dealing with all that's going on, I suppose. As best as anyone in this situation can be expected to deal, anyway.

There has been more "excitement" in our IF world since I last posted. P. saw the urologist and received confirmation that he has a varicocele. He doesn't necessarily recommend surgery, which is probably good considering P. passes out at the mere sight of a needle (OK, I'm exaggerating a bit here).

And then the urologist decided to draw P.'s hormone levels when I pointed out that nobody has looked at them. It seemed to be a last-ditch, make-the-wife-happy sort of thing. And though we don't have official results yet, the office did call P. and insisted that he come back in to talk to the doctor. They wouldn't tell him the results over the phone.

I've had enough experience with this sort of crap to know that means something is "off" in his levels. So right now I am holding out a smidgen of hope that there may be something the doctor can give us that will help even a little bit. I can't let go of the tiny shreds of hope that I find here and there. I just can't.

More soon.


  1. We have missed you around here!! I hope that the doctor is able to help y'all figure out what is going on. Hopefully P is diagnosed with something that is easily fixable!


  2. Hmm...if he does have hormonal issues, that would be treatable! Also, for some men, a varicocele can cause lowered testosterone and repairing it can raise it. If this is the case, it often gets worse for men over time, and lowered testosterone has a lot of negative health impacts. Not trying to scare you -- it really is usually not a problem for most men -- but if your DH's testosterone DOES come back low it is something to be aware of and talk to your doctor about. Good luck!