Saturday, November 6, 2010

back to the doctor

Monday we had our first appointment with the RE about starting this whole process again. I love our doctor and the nurses there. We walked in and everyone was so excited to see us. While we were in the waiting room (which was FOREVER thanks to two emergencies having to be taken care of), our doctor walked in the front office and saw Jordan and I sitting there and gave a big goofy grin and waved. A & S, our two nurses, asked to see pictures of Hampton, wanted to know when we were going to start again, and kept saying how happy they were to see us back. These people really enjoy what they do, and A even made the point of saying that not just any nurse could work at an RE's office. I couldn't agree more!

Once we got in to talk to Dr. L, it was quick. He basically said that I could start as soon as my next AF--testing in November, BCPs in December, and ER/ET in January. This actually took me a little by shock. I didn't think they would do anything over the holidays, but once he said that, I realized that I wouldn't be stimming really until the new year. This gave me butterflies in my stomach, but more excitement than nervousness!!

BUT, we won't be starting that early. We just aren't prepared to pay the $10,000 (+ cost of meds) right this second. And we would have to VERY quickly with that plan! We've decided to go talk to our friend at the bank, where we got our original loan, and see what our different options are. The RE's office is now offering a discount if you buy 2 IVF cycles at the same time. Unfortunately, if you get a BFP that first cycle, you've spent money that you didn't need to. For us, it only took one fresh IVF and three frozen IVFs to get pregnant, so if that was the case again, it would still be cheaper to not pay for 2 fresh cycles up front, even with a discount. Of course, there is that little voice that says, "you never know." (Shut up, stupid voice.) Their new finance plans haven't been approved yet, so I don't know if that will help us this time, either. Ah, the joys of fertility treatments....

So, here we are. I have the paperwork, and all I have to do is make the call. Dr. L is going to go ahead and "present our case" in their next meeting so that we can be ready to go whenever.

Yikes! Yay! Please, God, help me to stay a sane person through the process this time around!!!

And just for a laugh, my silly monkey:

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Jennifer said...

Oh Rebekah, that's so exciting!!! I'll say a prayer that the financing goes smoothly for you. IF is so frustrating on so many levels and the added pressure to come up with so much money just seems so unfair. Good luck, momma!

t.bird said...

exciting/nerve wracking/ etc etc etc!

good luck!

~Jess said...

How exciting! I think there is just as little sanity the second time around as the first lol

Hopefully you guys will be set (financially) soon to start again.

stacey said...

I'm so excited for you! Even if you put it off a bit, a few months IS just around the corner:)