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    bcripeq -- I live in Orange County and have been looking for a place to go for the same treatment you are doing. My wife would be so happy if you would contact us via e-mail with the information of the doctor you are seeing. We haven't been able to find anyone in our area!my e-mail address is (praysteele@yahoo.com). Thanks and hope everything works out for you!

    And good luck to you Amber...
    "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will RUN and not grow weary, they will WALK and not be faint."
    Isaiah 40:29-31

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    If you go to www.scifertility.com, there is a directory of fertility clinics with experience in SCI. It is a little out of date, but a place to start. I know there are several programs in the Los Angeles area, including UCLA (Carol Bennett, MD is one person I know there).

    (KLD)

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    Talking ICSI - Short Cycle - Does it make a difference?

    We went from Ferticare, which didn't work to 2 failed ICSI cycles (from 2 different centers). Don't mean to dampen the mood but be prepared for a few tries, emotionally and financially.

    We're doing the egg retrieval on Monday for the cycle 3. I really hope this works. I can take the emotional beating of 1000 failed cycles and it won't even come close to being paralyzed, however, it's just so hard on my wife.

    The first 2 cycles were long and resulted in eggs with many different sizes. This cycle is very short and so far the eggs are pretty close in sizes. Doctor says that's better.

    Anyone have experience with this?

    If this doesn't work I may look into EEJ again. Had a really hard time finding someone to do it. Anyone know an EEJ doctor in Southern California?

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    I want to send you a PM walkanotherday, but I cant. Do you have an email addy?

    Moody

    Quote Originally Posted by walkanotherday
    We went from Ferticare, which didn't work to 2 failed ICSI cycles (from 2 different centers). Don't mean to dampen the mood but be prepared for a few tries, emotionally and financially.

    We're doing the egg retrieval on Monday for the cycle 3. I really hope this works. I can take the emotional beating of 1000 failed cycles and it won't even come close to being paralyzed, however, it's just so hard on my wife.

    The first 2 cycles were long and resulted in eggs with many different sizes. This cycle is very short and so far the eggs are pretty close in sizes. Doctor says that's better.

    Anyone have experience with this?

    If this doesn't work I may look into EEJ again. Had a really hard time finding someone to do it. Anyone know an EEJ doctor in Southern California?
    - Moody

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    Smile Good luck to ya guys...

    Hope this time it works for you. Maybe you will be lucky having the retrieval done on Easter Monday!

    Mine were pretty close in size too (I'm sorry can't remember exact numbers, but I believe it might have been around 16 mm? and down. Make sure your mind is cleared up emotionally (especially your wife's), they told me that people with good attitude are prone to have better results. Just have your wife think positive and you do the same.

    Again, I will keep my fingers crossed for you buddy!!!

    krajaxa
    (a wife to t10 and mother of twin boys 3/27/04)

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    retrieved a total of 20.

    17 good, 2 a day behind, and 1 immature.

    I pray we get alot of grade AAs

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    Red face

    I haven't posted here in a while but i was wanting to let everyone know our update. We went to our last viboratory trial in March, i believe, hehe, and it was failure again. We had reduced the amount of bacolfen producing from his pump and then went to the procedure like i said it was a failure. Dr. Bertini told us that he's getting great response from Ricky so he wants us to continue with the process. Our Next appointment is June 7th, at 9:00. This will be our first electrode ejaculation procedure. Dr. Bertini is pretty confident in getting semen this time. If so he will take it to the lab analyze it and make sure his little soldiers are good to go. Then we will set up one more electrode ejaculation and if everything goes well I will be inseminated within 2 hours after Ricky's procedure--so we're hoping for the best. A good friend of ours has been trying for 4 years but he regained ejaculation after 8 years from his accident. His wife is 3 months pregnant.....Keep us in your prayers!!!

    HOping that will be me soon

    Does anyone know of a great Dr. I can you us in the Houston are for insemination. My gynocologist does not do fertility. Plus that's her ein ORange, Texas. Dr. Bertini said we need one local in order to be inseminated in Houston. Also has anyone experienced insemination and can you explain what they will do and what I may/or may not be required to do before and after insemination? Thanks
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    [/FONT]Amber & Ricky

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    I would ask the urologist for a referral to a OB/Gyn that he is used to working with. This usually results in the smoothist coordination of services. This has worked well when working with the andrologist (male fertility expert) here in my area...he can refer my client's spouses to several good OB/Gyns who have worked with him in the past.

    I assume you are already either timing your ovulation cycles or are planning on taking fertility drugs to time your insemination? It needs to be done within 24 hours +/- of your actual ovulation. Are you planning on doing only IUI (intrauterine insemination)? If so, this is an office procedure and is done through a small catheter introduced into your uteterus by the physician. Some cramping can occur, but it is usually done either with no anesthesia or with just a little local at the cervix. You will usually need to be NPO (no food) prior to the procedure just in case of an emergency during the procedure.

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    I'm not sure what will go on when i go see the obgyn. I haven't been doing the ovulation thing. Didn't know i needed to and this may sound like a retarded question but how should I calculate it. Also what is the best result when they are inseminating --i mean what should I be doing to prepare and have this work the first time. Do i need to take fertility drugs also? And is IuI the best way to go?
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    Some physicians prefer to stimulate ovulation with meds. Of course this is often done for their convenience (so that you will ovulate on a weekday), and there is some risk of multiple pregnancies as well as side effects with the meds. You would need to discuss pros and cons of this with the OB/Gyn fertility specialist ahead of time.

    IUI has a much higher rate of success than insemination just into the vagina (which you could do yourself at home with a syringe or turkey baster). If your husband's count is low, IUI is much more important, as the vagina and cervix actually kill a lot of sperm before they even get to the uterus and egg.

    There are several methods you can use for ovulation prediction and knowing when you are ovulating. You should be keeping an ovulation log now so that you have several months of tracking exactly when in your cycle you are ovulating ahead of time. Ovulation prediction kits can then be used to target the exact date of highest fertility.

    http://www.ovulation-calculator.com/...y-charting.htm

    http://health.discovery.com/centers/...baby/opks.html

    http://www.justmommies.com/articles/...pregnant.shtml

    http://pregnancy.about.com/gi/dynami...ochart101.html

    (KLD)

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