Bryan is Here!!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Good News

I got amazing news today...and no I'm not preggo on our break cycle (at least that I know of yet, but I did have some spotting yesterday and today, which I think is 8-9 DPO based on my CM...STOP!!!)

Anyway, I found out that our new insurance options are WAY better than I thought for IF, in fact they're even better than our current coverage. 100% coverage for procedures with NO deductible or Co-pay, and injectables will be a $40 co-pay per script!!! Only bad news is our RE isn't in the network, we actually he is but the clinic we see him at isn't. Let me explain.

Dr. RE has an office in a major city 3 hours away. He comes to a clinic 1 hours away once a week to see patients and perform surgeries. Obviously we go to the one closer. When we see him there, the CLINIC sends the bill, not Dr. RE, so it's their network status that matters not his. If we drive to his clinic 3 hours away, we get the in network coverage. And for 100% coverage, I'll make that drive.

Good news is the clinic is in talks with the local hospital to merge, and the hospital is in network. If the merge goes through, the clinic would HAVE to join the network!!! and they should have a decision by December 1st!!! I can't tell you how excited I was to hear this. 1 hour is way better than 3.

Now if I can just keep from obsessing for the next week. I was at dollar tree yesterday to pick up some stuff for Halloween, and couldn't stop myself; I bought 2 tests. A doesn't know, he'd probably kill me if he did, I'm not even sure that he has any idea where I am in my cycle or the we did the deed on what I think was the optimal day (purely coincidence). DR. RE said if AF hadn't shown by day 35 to take a test and call him if it was negative. That's a another 2 whole weeks from now!!! I'm going to lose my mind.

Friday, October 23, 2009

I'm still here

I'm still alive, still doing OK, just taking a break from everything IF. We're taking this cycle of from any treatment, Dr's orders, so I'm just kinda coasting. We're currently at MIL helping her clean out her house, and its been a tough week, but I'll tell you all about it when I get home next week.

On a really BAD front, we found out this week that work is discontinuing the HMO insurance option and now our only insurance option is either a PPO or a High deductible health plan. Instead of the FANTASTIC coverage for IF we had with the HMO ($40 per procedure co-pay all the way up to IVF) we're no looking at only about 60% coverage, and maybe less because my RE isn't in the network. GRRRRR We've got one more IUI attempt before Jan 1, since we have to take october and probably december off. If it doesn't work, I'm not sure how much more we'll be able to do. I was so relieved jthat our insurance was SO good, and now to lose it is a really devestating blow.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

And the verdict is...

negative. Just like I figured. I'm bummed, but not too much. I was prepared for it. Now we'll take a month off and try again in November.

Beta Today

Well today is the day. Beta day. I'm not feeling hopeful. I feel like I have every other cycle. Crampy, crabby, gassy...all the usual. I visited the vampires this morning and should have my results sometime this afternoon. I'll let you know when I get official results.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Still waiting

My beta is on Thursday. I SO want to test at home, but I know its an effort in futility, I had a booster shot of HSG at 7dpIUI, so it will come up positive even if I'm not pregnant probably until tomorrow at the earliest. I'm seriously considering testing Thursday morning at home, just so I don't have my initial reaction (good or bad) at work. A keeps telling me that I am going to question it until the blood work comes back no matter what, so I should just wait.

Right now I'm doing what I always do during my 2ww. Analyzing every little twinge, cramp, headache, tenderness, and symptom. So much feels like typical pms symptoms, yet I haven't started spotting yet (I'm sure the progesterone supplements are helping with that). Normally I spot for 4-5 days first, so even if I'm not pg, the prog has eliminated that which is nice. I started with some mild cramping last night, but nothing as strong as I usually get...UGH Listen to me I'm still doing it.

I swear this is going to be the LONGEST.WEEK.EVER!