I don't have the energy to write up the latest on our saga of bad NHS management but one of the upshots was that we have been seen by consultant who answered many of our questions on the ICSI process we will be starting at some point soon. This was the first time we felt heard and had someone explaining things fully (in over 2 years). Anyway, my h is going for his first sperm retrieval in two weeks time. That same day we should be told if his sperm is active, or even if there is any sperm at all. It's a very unusual condition that he has so we don't know for sure either way.
If they manage to retrieve some then it will be frozen and used in the ICSI later this year. So I asked about the procedure if there is a problem with the sperm, ie the sperm donor procedure. The consultant said that through the NHS in Glasgow " there is only one donor" , for the whole of Glasgow NHS, I kid you not. We nearly fell off our chairs in shock. Then she explained there are private European Sperm banks, which you can pay for. Well thank God for that, I don't fancy using sperm from that one guy, father of hundreds. When we left I started looking at every jakey on the High street and wondering....
I suppose you've got to see the funny side sometimes.
Best wishes to everyone on here, summer is on it's way.