Good luck!Michele in Ottawa
We've been seriously TTC for about two months, and no luck yet. There are lots of great results for reversals if the doc is good. However, throw a 42-year-old prospective first-time mother into the mix and the statistics aren't as favorable as they are for younger women, which isn't suprising.
If your husband's considering reversal, do some research to find a urologist who specializes in the procedure and gets results. It's much more painful than the vasectomy itself, so he won't want to have the reversal done twice. :-)
There's a good message board on this site that deals with vasectomy reversal. You should check it out. Good luck!
Let me know how your situation turns out and if you have any luck. If you wish, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear what happens.
Thanks and good luck to you.jb
Have you been checked out by your dr. to see that you're ovulating? Our VR doc asked us to do that before going ahead with the surgery because, like you, I was 41 at the time of consultation. I also have never had children (but then, I've never tried), so he wanted to make sure I didn't have any unsurmountable issues before going ahead. I checked out just fine. He did caution us, however, that the success rate for VR pregancies drops quite a bit when the mom is over 40. I'm sure you and I are the exceptions, rather than the rule on that, though. :-)
We received good news on our first post VR sperm analysis (6 months post-op). We have lots of swimmers, so the surgery was very successful.
Thanks for the update. Take care.
Yes. I have gone to my doctor to be checked out. I had an FSH test done and they said I have good ovarian reserve and that we can proceed with the VR. I guess when Dr. Grey sees me in January he'll notice I'm not in my 20's, but hey, as long as we know the odds aren't exactly stacked in our favor, what can he say? Ha! :o)
Keep me posted on your situation and I'll do the same. I would love to hear if you are able to conceive.
Keep in touch!!