Looking Forward: An Update

Well, we don’t have any real news as of yet. That being said, we do have some updates. If you remember from our previous posts, I get to undergo a fun little procedure called a micro-dissection TESE. Our doctor pulled a lot of strings to get this to happen soon and for a lot less money than it would otherwise have cost us. The doctor who will be assisting on this procedure is Doctor Hotaling. He is a doctor of Urology at the UofU and we figured it would be a good idea to meet him in person before he goes digging around downtown.

Well, he is incredibly qualified and actually did a fellowship where he did nothing but this procedure 3 or 4 times a day. Needless to say, we’re a bit comforted by that fact at least. He said that there is about a 60% success rate for this procedure, but that includes those men who had no results from previous biopsies. Being that we have found multiple sperm from previous biopsies, we feel we have a pretty good chance of this working. All I have to say is, it better work.

The other interesting bit of trivia we got from him was some genetic education. We now have an apparent cause for my “non-obstructive azoospermia”! So, when a sperm and en egg meet, there are about 2 million genetic interactions that have to go just right. Roughly 2500 of these have to get just perfectly in order for your testes to produce sperm correctly. It is likely that merely 1-3 of these went wrong for me. Just my luck. But then again, we’ve always been the 0.1 of the 0.1%.

Anyway, things are moving along smoothly and we are most likely looking at late March/early April for the surgery itself. Thanks for tuning in!

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