It looks like this thread has gone a bit dormant, but I'll throw my hat in the ring... my husband and I have been TTC for over a year now. We're about the same age - I'm 35 (turning 36 this year.) Mr. Olympic went to a urologist last week who confirmed a physiological issue to conception - essentially his sperm counts, motility, mobility etc look good; there's just a barrier preventing exit - that could be resolvable with a very low-cost medication that requires him to abstain for three to five days.
Probably way, way TMI explanation:
He was diagnosed with retrograde ejaculation - essentially the fluid goes into his bladder instead of exiting.
So, we'll know at the end of the month if the medication will allow us to (more or less) naturally conceive, or if we have to do something else involving harvesting the sperm, "washing" it, and doing IUI. His urologist says that if it's the latter, I'll likely need to go on Clomid increase our chances of conception. So, now I need to find an OB/GYN, which is probably something I should do anyway. Clomid kind of freaks me out though.
Our insurance of course only covers infertility diagnosis, not treatment, so we have no idea how much some of this stuff will cost. We've also been discussing adoption (some of our good friends recently went through the adoption process, an open adoption with a pregnant mother; they were at the hospital when the baby was born), so we also have to think about at what financial point we need to really consider adoption our only option. (Don't get me wrong; we would love an adopted baby as much as our own, it's just a different option...) Adoption, of course, is quite expensive, but apparently it's also tax-deductible to a greater degree than reproductive technology or infertility treatment (god, I feel like we're "bargain shopping" for a baby.)
And just to make life exciting, usually my periods are very regular (to the point where even my husband knows what time of month they'll be), but last month I had my period a week earlier than usual. Very strange. In any case, it's been quite a roller coaster in terms of the possibility of having a biological baby. We'll know more in a few weeks, fingers crossed...