Here's the scoop on the IVF money issue.
They have a money back program which includes two rounds for about a bazillion dollars. Honestly I don't remember what the cost was because as soon as she told me I knew we wouldn't be able to swing that. It was basically pay so much...a whole bunch...up front and if neither round worked then you'd get back half or something like that.
Here's the breakdown for one single cycle of IVF:
$9,000 - 1 IVF cycle
$400 - Anesthesia
$1,000 - Cryopreservation of any leftover embyros
$60 - Monthly storage fee for cryo
$3000-$5000 - For meds
$500 - Swimmers
$14,000-$16,000 - TOTAL
Let me just say AGAIN we do NOT have this kind of money. And also AGAIN I know having a child isn't cheap but to come up with all this at once is kinda out of the question for us. Well actually we would have to come up with $4,500 of the IVF cycle costs plus the rest of the stuff and then they would allow us to make payments on the remaining $4,500. That's all fine and good but we're still looking at having to come up with $10,000-$12,000 up front.
We're going to ask about doing an injectable round or so before we hit the bank up for a loan. I haven't had a chance to do much research on this so any info would be SO appreciated. I know it costs alot too but I'm praying it's no where near the IVF cost.
Friday was my hysteroscopy and I must say there wasn't much to it. No pain. Well, none other than my heart breaking all over again when they called it a hysteroscopy/D&C. The D&C I had back in November '07 was something I certainly prayed I would never have to go thru again. Sure they weren't scraping out our babies this time but just having to be on that gurney, having an IV (which took 3 chicks and 3 sticks to find a decent vein...I'm sporting a pretty good bruise on my forearm now), having to be knocked out, having to be wheeled in that cold OR and see those lights hanging over me again, waking up feeling all weird and crap, finding out that I had an oral airway put in (which totally irritated my hangy down tonsil thing) plus a catheter (also another irritate only in the lower region this time) . All that sucked! Plus, I went to sleep crying and woke up crying. What horrible memories! HORRIBLE!! I remember waking up saying over and over again "This feels so weird". Oh and the nurse said they had a bit of a time knocking me out. That's great...I wonder what I did or said during that no memory part.
But besides all that...everything went fine. They let me go after I went pee. Dr O said they did remove a little scar tissue but everything else looked fine. We've got a follow up appointment on June 24.
Whatever route we decide for this next round will begin no earlier than late August. I'm in the process of switching jobs....well, I'll still be dispatching but just with a new department and we have our awesome Canadian vacation planned for early August. I don't wanna try with the stress of the new job or be stressed out about every little feeling I have while on vacation.
That's where we're at now....