Sunday, December 31, 2006

December 31, 2006

I’ve started looking into going out of State for the IVF. This area is just so high and if we can save money by doing it somewhere else then I’m willing to travel. I’ve looked into San Francisco (about the same price as here) looked into Houston and Portland. I emailed Julie and asked her about their clinic and it looks really good. I think it helps knowing someone who has gone there. I really want to check this clinic out.

Friday, December 15, 2006

December 15, 2006

What a rotten week first I find out I’m not going to be able to start the IVF process then I get really sick and of course my husband doesn’t want to take care of me (he doesn’t want to get sick) so I spend the whole day with the shivers, vomiting and my throat so soar. Finally the next day I’m finally ok enough that I’m able to drive myself to the doctors. Turns out I have strep throat (BAD strep throat) the doctor actually jumped away from me and left the room. She left my prescription form at the front desk. My throat was so swollen I could barely breathe through it… I’m sure I snored so loud.

By today I’m feeling a little bit better about everything. I emailed Julie and asked her about costs… just in case this is the same rate all over the united States. She said that the prices they quoted us were steep and gave me a great web site to check out and some other great advice.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

December 12, 2006

We went a saw Dr. Elsner today. We met with her for about 30 minutes and she explained everything and answered our questions. She said that there was a clinical test going on that I could be a part of because of my age it would lower the cost. But I really don’t want to be a lab rat… I just want a baby, and if it isn’t guaranteed to work I don’t want to dump all that money into it (we would only save like $3,000). Also during our appointment she got a call on her cell phone and picked it up and started talking with her daughter she was also trying to get Tyler to read a book the whole time. Tyler wasn’t all that impressed with her… I liked her… if she can give me a baby then I like her. We then went and talked with a nurse about blood work and giving myself the shots. They were eager to start right away and that got me all excited. Then we went to the financial department to talk about finances and unlike we had thought earlier non of this was covered by insurance except for a few things but they said that they wanted the money up front and most insurance companies wouldn’t reimburse this once it had already been done. We realized after meeting with them that we were not going to be able to start as soon as we had hoped and we were going to have to save for another 9 months.
I went home and sobbed my eyes out. All I want is a baby!!! My baby… NOW!!!

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

December 5, 2006

Tyler had his appointment with the urologist for a semen analysis. I’ll see if I can get him to say what it was like.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

November 28, 2006

I had my first appointment today with the gynecologist. It was a basically a normal appointment. They did recommend taking an extra test (can’t remember what it was called) because the fertility clinic will want me to have it done. Then the nurse said they were going to ask for all these other test for HIV and some other venereal disease and I was said “Um, I’ve only been with my husband is it necessary?” She said it didn’t matter they would want it. Later the doctor said that he didn’t think we needed to do it until the doctor said to do it because it’s about $500 worth of test. Later when I got home Tyler said, “You should have just done it.” Oh well next time. They also gave me a prescription for pre-natal vitamins. They said the over the counter stuff doesn’t really do much because it’s low in a bunch of vitamins and since you should be taking it before you get pregnant I started right away.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

November 15, 2006

We are finally ready to start trying!!! Tyler’s doctor has just had a baby so we’ve waited for her to return to the office so we could get her recommendations for infertility specialist; we wanted to make sure it was someone who understood Cystic Fibrosis. We asked for the name and number and of course they couldn’t find the contact list. I wanted to cry, I wanted that number so bad! They said they would call with the information but I decided if I hadn’t heard by Monday I was going to call. Tyler called on Thursday to remind them and by Friday we had the information. The clinic is Southeastern. I called right away to find out what we needed to do. What to bring, how to schedule. They told us to go online and go through all the doctors bio’s and decide which one we wanted to work with and fill our registration form. To bring in all our medical records, medications, notes from doctors and a normal Pap smear test and to check with our insurance on coverage because although most insurances don’t cover it, it is very awesome if you have anything. So right away I got started I called the insurance and it turns out we are 100% covered (Jesus sure does love us) will see though as time goes by, 100% just seems too good to be true. I scheduled my gynecologist appointment, Tyler’s Semen analysis test. We agreed on Dr. Elsner, and sent in our reg. form. Our first appointment with her is December 12th.

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