After taking a bit of time to process the not-so-good SA results, I realized that we had to find a way to get through the next three weeks (until the appointment) with both or our sanity still intact. I had done the research...I knew that our options are limited if we can't improve the morphology. However, what my research also showed me was that there was HOPE!
Sure, worst-case, long-term scenario took us all the way to the most expensive, most in-depth of all the fertility treatments...IVF w/ ICSI. But, rarely do we not put up a fight when things aren't going our way! What my research also showed was that there are things we can do to help ourselves...
- Eat more fruits and veggies.
- Take a specific blend of vitamins, or a highly recommended multi specifically for our situation.
- Cut out cigars (depending on who you ask, a "hobby" or a habit ;)
- Start exercising more!
- De-stress to whatever extent possible.
Those ar the things we can do ourselves in the next three weeks to make the time go by faster. There are other things the urologist will want to do...another SA, probably, blood work, etc. I nervously await his thoughts. But, in the meantime, we don't have to lay down and take this. We can work together, like we always do, to make our dream of starting a family a reality NOW, even when everything looks pointed against us.
So, one new, healthy thing a day...That's our challenge! Hopefully, eventually one new thing will turn into a domino effect of many healthy things without too much effort. I hope!
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