maisiesguy

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Registered: 06-15-2008
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Wed, 02-04-2009 - 11:10pm
Thanks for getting back to me again sister! That is so wonderful that you felt so comfortable with Dr. Agha! Michelle is very helpful! He does sound like he knows what he is doing...and you guys are so close! We live in Michigan so it is a bit of a drive for us. But I thought I could visit my Aunt while we are there. We have to bring our kiddos:) My DH had his V March 2008...and we regretted it right away! We have been talking of getting it reversed almost right away...We had some life changes and we rushed into a drcision we shouldn't have...so now we are here. How long ago was your DH V? Did Dr. Agha think there were going to be any problems? Did they give you a perectage as to if you will be successful? When I talked to Michelle she saaid they don't know what their PG rate was becasue everyone is so different...that made me a little nervous. You are really helping put my mind at ease about our decision...I have always come back to Dr. agha becasue he is closer. Thank you for all your help:) Michelle
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In reply to: meshell4kids
Thu, 02-05-2009 - 11:24am

Hi Michelle!
Dr. Agha really went into great detail at our in person consult...Since the V is about 11 years out, he just gave rough estimates. For a successful VR (sperm in the ejaculate), he gave about an 80% chance. Also he can do a VE connection if needed. For preg rate, about 30% chance. But he also was very honest, and didnt want to give us false hope. We are really just praying for a successful VR, so we could hopefully have enough sperm for a possible future treatment. So for right now, we are praying for the VR to work, period :)
Oh wow you have some time to think, that is for sure since the V was not long ago!! Your success rate would be very high, I believe!!!!

They do VR's on Wed and Fri so maybe you could just schedule a Friday (he does only one in a day) and then you could all rest at your Aunts til Sunday/Monday?

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In reply to: meshell4kids
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 12:01am

Hi!!

Wow..80% chance of having return is very good...so why is the PG rate less likely? I mean if you get return shouldn't you get PG? Do you think you will need VE? I thought that as long as it has been under 15 yrs...chances were good! Do they track any of their patience to see what happens with them? Did he give you any referrals? Dr. Agha does sound like a good choice! It is good to hear about someone else using him! When I saw you were using him I thought that so cool because I don't see his name here. And it sounds like your experiences have been good. We have been searching for the VR for months now...and we always come back to Dr. Agha. Thank you for answering all my questions! IT is good to connect with someone who is using the doctor we keep thinking about:) Michelle

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In reply to: meshell4kids
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 5:03pm


I dont remember why its low but we factored in my age, and maybe just cuz its 11 years out. Im just trying to remain positive!! And time is dragging until the appointment, thats the hard part :)

Good luck to you!!! I bet you will do great with the timeframe of the V! But I understand the scheduling concerns! Maybe u could do it on the Friday of a holiday weekend? :)

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In reply to: meshell4kids
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 11:54pm
I bet you guys won't have a hard time with things...I have heard of people older and farther out and they do great...You pikced a knowledgable doctor who does them on a resular basis...So I KNOW you guys will be successful. Dr. Agha probably can't say either way what will happen till he is in there. I bet the waiting is the worst! Wish we could push time ahead for ya:) Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions and reassuring me that Dr. Agha is a good pick! Best of luck to you...please keep me posted as to how everything goes! Michelle
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In reply to: meshell4kids
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 11:12am

Thank you!! What you said helps with positive thoughts :)
We really got a great feeling from Dr. Agha, he had a very caring manner. And he was so knowledgeable, we really felt he was the right choice! The VR feels so far away, I cant wait!!

Keep me updated on what you decide!! Im glad that there isnt a long time between V and VR for you both :)