Hello girls. Haven't been on here properly in a few days, although I did come on yesterday just to read. Think it's better for me too, Titi, just to come on here every so often rather than several times a day. I don't do facebook but I'll see you on here when we're both around. Yay for your tubes, Titi! Woohoo! Dee, looking forward to hearing from you. There are loads of tests going on on here and my TCM thread atm and they all seem to be good news. We picked up our CD4 & 21 and SA results last friday and here they are, at last... So. We went to collect our test results last friday. I think I'll give up trying to explain TCM to my doctor - I just don't do it justice and he smiles at me as if thinking I'm slightly loopy. Guess what I found out?? It's not just me! I was collecting CD4bloods from 15th July - My iron levels are a bit low, as are my red blood cell count and packed cell volume so I'm now taking my normal vegan supplement on top of my pregnacare. Doc said that it won't be preventing pregnancy but won't be helping either. I've always had up-and-down iron. My renal profile was interesting, given my kidney yang deficiency - plasma urea was 1.8 (should be 2.9-7.10) and plasma creatinine was 46 (should be 53-97). Liver function was fine. Plasma Luteinizing hormone level was 2.1 (mid-follicular should be 2.1-10.9 and this was cd4, before oving on cd14, so OK). Plasma Follicle Stimulating Hormone level was 10.5 (should be 6.2 -13.8 on CD2-4, so fine). Oestradiol was 98 (CD2-4 should be 74-187) - Thanks to Reba I know this is an indicator of AMH levels, which Qing says tells you about your ovarian reserve, so I guess I'm OK, certainly within normal boundaries anyway). Plasma glucose was fine and I'm rubella-immune, which I already knew from last time round. My CD21 told me I'm ovulating, which I know, but now I know my progesterone level was 35.4 - post-ov level should be above 30. Given that I only ov'd on CD18 and had a temp drop that morning to 36.32, which than went back up to for the last few days, I don't think that's bad. Would be interesting to know what my results for everything would have been last nov, before starting TCM. So, my partner, after 3 days' abstinence... volume 3.3ml sperm count 53 million per ml (normal range above 20million/ml) motility 57% (normal range above 40%) forward progression moderate morphology 85% abnormal (normal level is less than 85% abnormal) no antisperm antibodies minimal agglutination. Comments: Motility slightly sluggish but approaching normal limits. So he has plenty and it doesn't clump together or destroy itself but it's lazy and the tadpoles mainly have their tails wrapped round their heads, if they even have them. Man, this is after he's been taking supplements! Maybe that's what the count and agglutination are so good. Am going to be getting him some l-carnitine, an amino acid which really helps motility and have started giving him the b-100 tablets I was taking as B12 is very good for fertility. He already takes a natural anti-oxidant complex. So I'm CD 13 and ovulated yesterday! Go, soy iso! (I took it from CD1 by mistake but it doesn't seem to have mattered) We managed to get in some BD on sunday morning and evening and monday morning and evening but there was nothing doing for the first 2 days of EWCM because of a domestic drama involving rats and a trip to a wedding and then chance to BD in the morning becasue #1 stayed with grandma for 2 nights (also because of rats and the wedding). Fingers crossed I guess! Great news for you Reba - hope you enjoy your holiday and can relax properly. Beetroot... hahaha!