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    #31
    Use fertilityfriend.com to temp your cycles... its great, you don't need to pay.
    Emily, C-8 sensory incomplete mom to a 8 year old and a preschooler. TEN! years post.

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      #32
      Hi, I'm new to this so please bear with me. My husband and I have 2 beautiful boys 5,6 from prior relationships and we would like to have at least 4 more. He is a para, T12 L1. we tried the electro probe, but he said it was too painful. can anyone help us.

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        #33
        Has he tried the vibratory stim? It actually produces better quality sperm. It is unlikely to work if he does not have leg spasticity though. Electroejaculation should be done with anesthesia for men who have sensation. I can't imagine a reputable physician doing it without this for a man with sensation!!! Where did you go for this procedure?

        4 MORE children? I assume you are weathly so paying for this procedure and all the associated ART should not be a problem.....

        www.scifertility.com

        (KLD)
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          #34
          we went to the miami project for the electroejaculation. We are not sure of going back. As far as our financial situation we aren't rich but we are blessed with a secured income for life. As far as spasticity, it has went from once every few hours to at least 10-13 times in an hour. some last longer then others. Due to the pain he barely sleeps.
          Last edited by nena_1178; 16 May 2006, 11:35 AM.

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            #35
            I don't know where to turn from here, any suggestions?

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              #36
              When he had the electroejaculation at the MP did it work? Did he have quality sperm? If so, I would recommend going back to them but insisting that any additional EJ procedures be done with anesthesia. They have a very good success rate as far as actual pregnancies.

              (KLD)
              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                #37
                No it wasn't successful, due to the pain they stopped. Can they actually use anesthesia at the mp?

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                  #38
                  Why is it that nobody really response to this page?

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                    #39
                    It can be done with either regular anesthesia or conscious sedation. Call them back.

                    (KLD)
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by SCI-Nurse
                      . At each session, we do three 3 minute stims, each at a different setting (ampltude and frequency). (KLD)
                      Could you go into detail on the specifics on how you guys do this? I'm thinking of the home based turkey baster method...

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                        #41
                        While some choose to use this method (actually a syringe, not a turkey baster), it is rarely successful unless you have an excellent sperm count (rare in men with SCI). We generally recommend at least doing IUI, and there is much more "bang for your buck" with IVF. Of course the woman's ovulation must be perfectly timed too, and this may require the use of fertility drugs. There are risks of multiple births and other side effects with these (some of which must be given by injection), so you should really work with a female fertility specialist in planning strategies for pregnancy when the man has a SCI.

                        With the Ferticare, it is important to read the instructions and view the instructional videotape to learn how to use it correctly. If 3 minutes is not successful, rest for 5 minutes, adjust either the amplitude or frequency, and try again. If still not successful after doing this 3 times, wait for another day to try again with more adjustments. Finding the perfect combination can be time consuming, but once found it tends to be pretty reliable for repeat use. Working with a physician or nurse who is very familiar with the Ferticare and can help you find the right settings can safe a lot of aggrevation.

                        (KLD)
                        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                          #42
                          It's definitly been a while since I have posted regarding our trying to have a little one.. We put it on hold for 6 months in order for me to get my cosmotology license --now that i have that--we have an appointment March 7 at 9:00 in houston. This appointment will i'm assuming to retrieve from ricky and to test out the good from the bad---Nurse do you know what the usual process is after they get good sperm? do i see a doctor next? will IVF or Infertilization come soon after that?

                          Thanks everyone for your post sorry its been so long since my last post here Things have been crazy---
                          I'll definitly keep ya'll in touch--
                          AMBER
                          Amber Doiron

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                            #43
                            If he has good sperm, in sufficient quantity, then many people will try IUI first (intrauterine insemination) because this can be done in the doctor's office for as little as $100 per procedure. Of course it has to be timed to your ovulation. Are you keeping an ovulation log now? If not, it would be a good idea to get started. You should also have a discussion with your OB as soon as you know his count and that you want to try IUI as to whether or not you should take ovulation stimulating drugs (fertility drugs) and the pros and cons of this.

                            If the count is low, or quality is a problem, or if 3-4 cycles of IUI don't work, then usually IVF is the next step.

                            You can read more about all of this at www.scifertility.com

                            (KLD)
                            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                              #44
                              i´m from south america and would like to try the ferticare, where did you buy it and how much is ?

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