Drum roll and a long dramatic pause please...
Normal. Didn't see that one coming. And it only took 50million phone calls and 2 ridiculously long weeks to get it.
No joke, the nurse's exact words were "Oh yes, we have them...and it looks like the Dr. has signed off on them as normal". And then she read me the numbers, which were actually a bit lower than last time, and that was it. I took all I had in me not to say "look here, buddy, I need some answers. What am I supposed to do!? You guys keep saying these results are "normal", but they are low. And our post wash counts are low. So please just tell me what to do!" Instead, I just asked if she thinks my husband and I should visit a urologist, to which she replied, "uh, I wouldn't".
So being the good listener that I am, I called anyway to make an appointment with a urologist. And the receptionist made it clear to me that not only are they not fertility doctors, but it really isn't necessary to make an appointment unless my husband has prostrate cancer. Apparently just going in for a check-up and to have him look over our SA results is not something normal people do.
I suppose I should have known this would happen. Anyone else in our position would have made the switch from a regular gynecologist to a fertility specialist a year ago. But in our case, the closest RE is 3 hours away, and since our gyno has done all of our testing and everything has looked so good, we haven't been able to justify spending the extra money or 3 hour trip south to meet with a RE. But an RE probably would have given us some answers by now, and that may have to be our next step...I think I've just found my answer.
Despite our set-backs, today is still a good day. Maybe our sperm is only borderline and our post-wash counts low, but at least we have sperm to work with. Things for us could be so much worse. I do have options, and I will find some answers; even if it means driving 3 hours south to meet with a RE that actually knows a thing or two about unexplained infertility, sensitive cervix's, and low post-wash sperm counts.
Yes, today is still a good day.
- Cotton Fitzsimmons, Head Coach-Phoenix Suns