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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPete33 View Post
    That’s crazy having to relearn how to walk. Must have been so scary. Def keep me posted with your recovery. I had PT again this morning and they had me doing a bunch of strengthening exercises and more walking. I’m already able to walk foot over foot on the walker so she was surprised with that. I have one more session before I leave where I have to do the stairs. Ugh.


    Just amazing bro!


    Well, I was at some serious peace before I had to even think about walking again - I lost most mobility for two days prior to the surgery, so - just regaining feeling in my limbs was a win as soon as I came out

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    I can only imagine. I had spinal anesthesia so when I woke up from surgery I couldn’t move my legs or toes at all for 2.5 hours. It was such a scary feeling. I can only imagine what you went thru and how happy you were to get even any feeling back


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    Just amazing bro!


    Well, I was at some serious peace before I had to even think about walking again - I lost most mobility for two days prior to the surgery, so - just regaining feeling in my limbs was a win as soon as I came out
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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPete33 View Post
    I can only imagine. I had spinal anesthesia so when I woke up from surgery I couldn’t move my legs or toes at all for 2.5 hours. It was such a scary feeling. I can only imagine what you went thru and how happy you were to get even any feeling back
    When everything started functioning, it felt like I was in someone else’s body - I swolled up from water retention & the stuff that was shot into my brain changed nearly all of my skin pigmentation + I had this awful stank of the embalming agent excreting from my body

    Sure makes a hip replacement sound like lite work - that’s good tho man, all the luck to you!


    I wouldn’t wish what I went through upon anyone(that I can currently think of, at least)

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    That is absolutely insane. I can't even begin to imagine. When we are going thru difficult times we always think we have it worse than anyone else when in reality people are struggling way worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPete33 View Post
    When we are going thru difficult times we always think we have it worse than anyone else when in reality people are struggling way worse.

    When I was in icu, I had a full view of the COVID wing < seeing that shit made me feel lucky


    I can’t even imagine what folk feel like when they require a full craniotomy - my neurosurgeons told me I was the luckiest person alive < coming from anyone else that usually doesn’t mean shit - these guy’s words really seem to stand, considering what they brought me back from
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    When someone that does that for a living makes a comment like that you can only be thankful to be alive. Thank god for amazing doctors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPete33 View Post
    Damn that sucks. Hopefully it all works out. We looked into the process and it's like $25,000. I don't think either of our insurances cover that either. Hoping we get pregnant in the next 2 months but who the hell knows. Next month will be a wash as I will be recovering and we will miss the window of her cycle. March will have to be do or die. haha
    Still no hard answers back. I have emails into the clinic we were going through and a zoom appointment in a couple weeks. I told them we are not moving forward until I have some answers. They want me to pay for shipping of the sperm frozen from the place I had the extraction to their clinic and charge to keep it frozen until we use it. Why bother if it's not something we can use?

    I have a zoom appointment with the urologist pretty soon also to discuss what we should do. Possibly a reversal???

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    Possibly a reversal???
    Oh no,

    I seen the outcomes of this first hand - my best friend had a vasectomy done when previously married. Got married again - she wanted kids(the usual) - he went through two procedures with a total cost of about 40k. I was with him for quite a while when he was recovering with a ice bag on his nuts. . . Still didn’t work - they had to go artificial with an extraction - that cost, I believe another 20 or 30k

    But, I get it


    Doesn’t it always workout to where we want something we can’t have

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    Quote Originally Posted by < <Samson> > View Post
    Oh no,

    I seen the outcomes of this first hand - my best friend had a vasectomy done when previously married. Got married again - she wanted kids(the usual) - he went through two procedures with a total cost of about 40k. I was with him for quite a while when he was recovering with a ice bag on his nuts. . . Still didn’t work - they had to go artificial with an extraction - that cost, I believe another 20 or 30k

    But, I get it


    Doesn’t it always workout to where we want something we can’t have

    Well Damn. Yeah I just started looking into the cost. $$$$ Maybe I can talk her into adopting 16 year old twin sister?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post

    Well Damn. Yeah I just started looking into the cost. $$$$ Maybe I can talk her into adopting 16 year old twin sister?
    Yeah - it was somethin, he was my best friend - went through all of that, had a son - year later he killed him self

    Sorry to thread jack a tad

    But, I remember him going through the reversals - oh man, what a procedure - his recovery seemed worse than my brain surgery. Lol - sorta

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    Still no hard answers back. I have emails into the clinic we were going through and a zoom appointment in a couple weeks. I told them we are not moving forward until I have some answers. They want me to pay for shipping of the sperm frozen from the place I had the extraction to their clinic and charge to keep it frozen until we use it. Why bother if it's not something we can use?

    I have a zoom appointment with the urologist pretty soon also to discuss what we should do. Possibly a reversal???
    Damn, hopefully you get some answers. I was super excited to hear your results. Fingers crossed you will make this happen.

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    I'm one week Post Op and doing great. I'm off the walker and down to just one crutch. I will be on the cane really soon. I've tried using the crutch as a cane and I can walk no problem this way. I'm happy with my progress so far. My leg is SWOLLEN like holy hell SWOLLEN. It is also heavily bruised and sore to the touch. Other than that, I'm not in any real pain. Today is the worst as far as swelling and stiffness goes. I have a follow up on Tuesday with my surgeon and he will remove the bandage. On Wednesday I'm going back to the gym. I will likely just do some cable stuff sitting down and some machines and keep it super light.

    I haven't taken Clomid or HCG for a week and a half now. I actually don't feel awful at all either. I'm going to get my test numbers rechecked next month when they recheck my thyroid numbers. My testicles are FULLY recovered now so I'm guessing that's a good sign. They have grown since coming off HCG and Clomid. Not sure if it is just a coincidence or not though. My fiance thinks I should stay off them both for 2 months and see if we get lucky. It's been 11 weeks since I've come off so now would be about when my guys are working or not. I want to be able to jump back on even if to just run a cycle and come off again.
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    Shit, darn human form. Lol

    Sounds like you’re recovering alright from the surgery - considering

    Same here - as soon as I could lift I did - what I was allowed, at least - being able to bounce back as soon as possible while being safe is so important


    As far as getting er’ knocked up - I’d stay off everything & get a sperm count(either the home generic one, or if u can get a specimen analysis)

    I’d love to see your total test numbers. Do you know what they were before you got on juice?

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    When I had my Test levels checked a few weeks ago it was around 425. I believe I was 390 before I went on. While on I was typically around 1000 but I usually made sure I never injected too close to being tested. If I was scheduled to test on a Wed. then I my last injection was typically the Thursday before. I would skip the Sunday injection. I think I'm going to order another home test kit and see what happens. If it's still not showing it's enough I will call the endo I have a referral to and get a test done. My boys have completely bounced back and are bigger than they've been in YEARS. Hoping this is a good sign esp. since I'm not taking HCG or Clomid. My fiance thinks we should just start trying once I'm able to have sex again and see what happens without taking anything for 2 months. Not sure I want to do that though. haha. I want to jump back on ASAP.


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    Shit, darn human form. Lol

    Sounds like you’re recovering alright from the surgery - considering

    Same here - as soon as I could lift I did - what I was allowed, at least - being able to bounce back as soon as possible while being safe is so important


    As far as getting er’ knocked up - I’d stay off everything & get a sperm count(either the home generic one, or if u can get a specimen analysis)

    I’d love to see your total test numbers. Do you know what they were before you got on juice?

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    One step at a time

    Get er knocked up, make sure all is well - then jump back on

    Def doesn’t sound like fun to me tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by < <Samson> > View Post
    Yeah - it was somethin, he was my best friend - went through all of that, had a son - year later he killed him self

    Sorry to thread jack a tad

    But, I remember him going through the reversals - oh man, what a procedure - his recovery seemed worse than my brain surgery. Lol - sorta
    Sorry to hear about your friend, that always sucks.

    I talked to the wife about it a little and she is saying just forget about it, no reversal if we cant do it IUI or hit the lottery and can afford the IVF. She is considering the adoption idea but not the 16 year old twin sister. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    Sorry to hear about your friend, that always sucks.

    I talked to the wife about it a little and she is saying just forget about it, no reversal if we cant do it IUI or hit the lottery and can afford the IVF. She is considering the adoption idea but not the 16 year old twin sister. LOL
    Adoption can be an AWESOME option. We've talked about that at length. Would your wife consider using a sperm bank? I know it's kinda weird but it would give her the option to have and carry a child? It's a slippery slope I'm sure but it is an option. I never in 1000 years would have thought I would be in a position to wanting another child. My ex and I always said One and done. Funny how life changes.

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    My recovery is going great. I went out yesterday for a walk which felt great. We went out on a date last night to a Hibachi restaurant which was great. We came home and had SEX!!!!!! Yes, no issues either. Here is another WIN. I've been on Cialis for at least 5 or 6 years, along with Test for much longer. I came off the Cialis, Clomid, and HCG about 2 weeks ago. I had ZERO erection issues or issues finishing. I'm hoping this is a something that stays. I would love to not have to take Cialis. The worst part about Cialis is that I started it when my TRT Clinic recommended it as a Pre-Workout. I started taking it for that and just kept taking it with the fear that I would have erection issues. Yesterday was also a high probability for pregnancy too so another plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPete33 View Post
    Adoption can be an AWESOME option. We've talked about that at length. Would your wife consider using a sperm bank? I know it's kinda weird but it would give her the option to have and carry a child? It's a slippery slope I'm sure but it is an option. I never in 1000 years would have thought I would be in a position to wanting another child. My ex and I always said One and done. Funny how life changes.
    Nope, no sperm bank. To he (Thankfully) its not about just Having a baby but it being ours together, sort of all or nothing. Going into the marriage she/we didnt plan on having any and she didn't think we could until I told here there are a few options and she liked that idea.

    Im asking the doctor more if there is even a chance if we try IUPTI, it's another option we Might be able to go, still relatively cheap with the sample we have. We will see. Worth a shot and if it doesn't work then back to the twin sisters. lol

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    I hear you. I don't think I could go that route either. Best of luck and let us know what the doctor says.


    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    Nope, no sperm bank. To he (Thankfully) its not about just Having a baby but it being ours together, sort of all or nothing. Going into the marriage she/we didnt plan on having any and she didn't think we could until I told here there are a few options and she liked that idea.

    Im asking the doctor more if there is even a chance if we try IUPTI, it's another option we Might be able to go, still relatively cheap with the sample we have. We will see. Worth a shot and if it doesn't work then back to the twin sisters. lol
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    I'm at 13 weeks since I've been off and I actually feel pretty good. Obviously I'm recovering from pretty major surgery but overall I feel pretty good. My libido is decent but much better than it has been. Sex is obviously challenging because I had my hip replaced. haha. I'm back in the gym and everything seems to be coming together. Almost makes me think if I just run 1 or 2 cycles per year and then run PCT and come off. I say that now but when I jump back on I will prob. feel like a god and not want to come off again. I have blood work being pulled again in a few weeks to check my thyroid levels again. I'm also going to have my T levels pulled again to see where they are at.

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