I ended up calling the urologist on Friday to find out the results from C.J’s sample on Wednesday. The lady I spoke with let me know there were 20,000 sperm.
I know most people would be extremely dissapointed with such a little number.
But, we were excited!! It’s an improvement from 0, which were the results from his last SA. She said a few other things that I didn’t quite catch and then mentioned she froze them. That was a little surprising, as it is very expensive to freeze and they never asked for our consent.
So, we were excited about the numbers. But then, we received the document in the mail yesterday restating the 20,000, but also pointing out they were all abnormal (bad morphology, motility). The disappointment started to kick in a little bit. There was also a note about the fact they had frozen them and we could proceed forward with IVF-ICSI.
Despite the abnormality of the sample, I had to keep remembering and praying that God is faithful. He knew that this sample would be 20,000. He knew they would be abnormal. He also already knows the timing of when we will conceive. He has our whole story in the palm of His hands.
I’m also reminded that our joy and hope is not in our circumstance, but instead our joy is based on our relationship with Christ. As Christians, we are called to be joyful in all circumstances. We can have emotions mixed with happiness and dissapointment, but at the end of the day our hope is in our Savior!
We are continuing to pray for better results. There is a 70-90 day cycle from when the sperm are created to when they would show up in a sample. So, this sample doesn’t take into consideration the lifestyle changes or acupuncture. We have full hope that they numbers will continue to get better!
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18