Re: David need to talk with you
Hey Steve, I think it's a good idea to have your wife go to your PM doc and for you to go to her GYN, That way she will here it from two docs that your genetic materuial wiil not be damaged by the opiates. You may have lower testosterone levels from the use of opiates making it more difficult to become pregnant. I would certainly have it checked if you have noticed a change in your Libido since starting opiate therapy.
Will having a baby change you life, you betcha, you sleep patterns will be whacked for a good 6 months and that will increase pain, You will have yto help more arond the house and have more resposabilities that coould effect your pain levels . To me it's worth it. I would love to have another child but it would be totally fianancially irresponsable. I know we can't afford it and I know I don't have the energy to participate the way I did with my daughter. You will rise to the occasion, no pun intended. If it were not for my daughter I probably couldn't have made it through all this. She's been my reason to keep going even with the poor prognosis I have. I would start getting in shape and become as healthy as possible, you will need your d=strength and so wil you wife. The days of wife's doing it all and you just going to work and coming home to the Paper and the news are over. With all that said I would say go for it. It's a wonderful experience and can give tremendous meaning to your life.
We planned our child, sounds like your doing the same. Hopefully you will be in a little better shape and be able to help when needed, do your share of late nights and sleeples nights. Be prepaired to be tired and nerves shot but it's still worth it. JMO Good luck, David