Transfer in 56 days! Oh MY!!

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Transfer in 56 days! Oh MY!!
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Tue, 06-15-2010 - 2:07pm

I fly to Reno and had my water u/s - there was a little snafu, but the doc proved his colors to me and the procedure went on as planned (although they had to dope me up).



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Tue, 06-15-2010 - 2:15pm

Great news Mattie!!!


My insurance covered my injectible meds (delestrogen - $30 copay & Prog. in oil - $5 copay and all syringes etc).

 


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Tue, 06-15-2010 - 3:24pm
Woohoo!! You go girl!!

~Christine~


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July

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Tue, 06-15-2010 - 3:59pm
Congrats Mattie!
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Tue, 06-15-2010 - 7:12pm

Spencer & Chrsistine, good to know, they said they’d filter the prescriptions thru my primary doc since they are out of state. Hope hope hoping they will cover the meds at least a little!




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Tue, 06-15-2010 - 9:04pm
Congrats Mattie!! What do you know about the embies you are adopting? I'm surprised that OBs won't help with monitoring...in my first DE cycle, my insurance gave me a list of clinics that would monitor me when I had to travel. All I needed was a baseline u/s and b/w. When I did my second DE cycle, I needed to draw labs over the Xmas holiday and again, my insurance gave me a list of labs. I hope you work something out.
To answe your question, my insurance covered all meds and injects.
Congrats again,
Gabrielle

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Tue, 06-15-2010 - 9:41pm
This is just the greatest news, Mattie. I am so pleased for you and DH.

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Wed, 06-16-2010 - 12:18am

Gabrielle, we were given 'packets' of the donor embies, info on male & female, their ancestors, all the physical description and then since the embies were from a donor egg cycle, we got a whole lotta info on the female side. I tried to find the closest match but was most concerned with the # of embies avail & the age of egg side. I wanted to have the best chance possible of A blasts (although they haven't told us what the 11 are).

I really only need baseline u/s and then u/s after meds - why it is such a big deal I don't know. The 3rd recept kept saying "we don't do frozen embryo" I'm like LISTEN! LISTEN TO ME! I am not ASKING FOR THAT!!!






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Wed, 06-16-2010 - 1:59pm

That's a bummer that you haven't had any luck yet w/ a monitoring doc.

 


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Wed, 06-16-2010 - 5:02pm

Mattie:


do you mind if I ask for people I know who are interested in Donor embryo how much it costs and how you found your embryos? They had a hard time trying to find some and was told the only thing available was snowflakes or NEDC

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Thu, 06-17-2010 - 1:11am

Well this is what I did. I took a day off from work. Prior to that day off I made a spreadsheet from google of every clinic I could. I got a list of doctors who will work with donor embryo from embryos alive website. I'm weird like this with spreadsheets but anyway...

I first went to their websites to see if there was a "contact us" to make life easy. I emailed & submitted to every one of them asking questions, do you have an inhouse program? is there a waiting list? is it only for existing patients? I actually found 2 right away at a nearby clinic but her success rate was low and she was too expensive.

Due diligence is what paid off. I just kept calling and posting and going nutty for 2 days. I asked on every fertil website if anyone had used a clinic, etc. etc.

My plan B was going to be local RE with high success rate, called him he said he'd do a donor embie transfer, and we were going to post an ad on miracles waiting. ($150 + 4K for transfer)

The "agencies" are a crock in my opinion. They are selling cells to desperate people under the guise of helping couples who want to feel better about their frozen embies. If they wanted to HELP people who want to have a family they'd make it a small donation or whatever, (like miracles waiting) and that would be it. I knew it was bad when one lady called me and said "if you want 1 embie it is $1K, 2 = 2K, etc." How does it cost 1,000 more dollars for 1 more embie from the same batch, if they're not SELLING them?

This all bothered me so much that DH & I are discussing starting a non-profit to put donors together with recipients. I think it is horrible that saving a frozen cell from destruction should put a family in such a financial ditch. Yes, I agree with the home studies, but that could be done with a simple background check and a few bucks in investigating.

Okkkkkkk you didn't want a diatribe! all I can say is CALL CALL CALL EMAIL EMAIL every clinic out there.

Our costs:
$2200 - included transfer, admin, lab, thaw, u/s, etc.
$500 - to take over payments on our 'babies on ice' from the donor couple
$125 - local psych eval
$450 - my out of pocket for the SHG (plus my $245 flight!)

the rest is the meds, b/w & u/s.

Total we are at about prolly $3500 roughly. (plus our vacation we're taking for the roadtrip to baby blast!)






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