Monday, December 6, 2010

An early morning

We had to get around 4:30 and surprisingly we both got up pretty easily. I'm about to get in the shower when my husband runs into the bedroom and proclaims "This day I start out as a normal man and this evening I will become - The Impregnator!"

The rest of the day was a bit less exciting but overall a pretty good day. If your interested, here is the scoop on the hubby's surgery - Varicocele Repair

Surgery was only about 40 mins long and because it is an out-patient surgery we were home by 1:00. He'll have to take the whole week of work off and is not supposed to lift anything over 20 lbs for a month.

The technical kind of stuff -

This most common form of treatment usually is done on an outpatient basis, using general anesthetic or local anesthetic. Most commonly, the surgeon will approach the vein through the groin.
He may be able to return to normal, nonstrenous activities after two days. As long as he's not uncomfortable, and he may return to more strenuous activity, such as exercising, after two weeks.
Pain from this surgery generally is mild. The doctor prescribed pain medication for the first two days. After that, he can take OTC to relieve discomfort. There has not been any swelling so far and he has not complained of pain either. Hopefully tomorrow is the same.

The outcome - It takes about 72 days for sperm to generate, so we'll have to wait three or four months after surgery to get a SA to determine whether the varicocele repair was successful. Many hopes and prayers will be going during this wait!


  1. Great, I'm glad that everything went well. I'll be praying that in 72 days you will have great news to share!

  2. Glad to hear hubby has had the op!
    Made me laugh with the 'impregnator' sounds like something my fella would say haha.
    Hope things work out for you!

  3. Owwwie! At least he has a good sense of humor about it!

  4. It is awesome that this was an option for you to try and improve sperm count. Nothing about MFI is easy, but it really does help to have a husband who is willing to let a dr cut into their man parts. I'll be following your story and hoping that this does the trick!