Mr. Jem went to see "Dr. Johnson" on Thursday and we got the results of his blood tests. Mr. Jem’s testosterone level is very low and his FSH is very high. His brain is telling his testicles to produce sperm, but the “factory” has shut down. Actually, the right testicle has shut down production and the left one is on partial strike. Thus the low, low, low, low sperm count.
Dr. Johnson prescribed testosterone gel.
The good new: the Rx should help Mr. Jem’s testosterone level, increase his libido (yay!), his energy level, and core muscle mass.
The bad news: He’ll need to apply the gel every day for the rest of his life. It will not do anything to increase his sperm count.
The other good news: We still have the 3 embryos and a bunch of tissue from Mr. Jem’s testicular biopsy.
We still haven't made a decision on which doctor to use or when to have our FET. More discussion needed.