Wednesday, July 9, 2008

This Week Just Keeps Getting Better

If you know me in real life, you probably picked up on the fact that the title to this blog should be read with a lot of sarcasm. Last week, Russ had an appointment with a doctor for a physical. Turn your head and know what I mean. Russ told Doogie Howser (this is what we will call him, though, he's 52 according to WebMD) that we are trying to concieve and told him about my infertility treatment. So, Doogie had Russ get a blood draw. He got the results in the mail today. They are as follows:

Blood Sugar - normal, 92; normal is below 100
Total Cholesterol - normal, 186; normal is below 200
LDL (bad cholesterol) - normal, 128; goal is below 160
HDL (good cholesterol) - slightly low, 32; goal is above 45
Triglycerides - normal, 131; goal is below 150
Electrolytes - normal
Kidney Function Tests - normal
Total Testosterone - 265; should be around 600 to 700

What this tells us is that his testosterone is super low. He had a semen analysis in February and it came back fine. He has a follow-up on Monday with Doogie and if things happen as they should, I will have an appointment with the coochie cam and Obi-Wan on Monday. I will be taking his results to talk about them with Obi-Wan. After all, it really is his opinion that matters, not Doogie's.

Also, just to keep this fair, here is a list of some of my blood work results.

Follicle Stimulating Hormone - 5.54, normal
Prolactin - 22.9, normal
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - 1.19, normal
Total Cholesterol - 133, optimal
LDL - 70, optimal
HDL - 50, optimal
Triglycerides - 66, normal
Glucose - 90, normal

I guess I should also say that I'm glad we found this. At least we are working our way toward an explanation of our infertility and now we can hopefully treat it better.

Stay Healthy Blogger Buddies!

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