IVF Coming Soon!

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Registered: 10-06-2012
IVF Coming Soon!
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Sun, 11-25-2012 - 2:20pm

Hi everyone.  My hubby and I have an IVF consultation Dec. 14th where we'll do our final blood tests and get my drug protocol.  I think I already have all my questions answered since I've talked to the IVF lady a couple times now along with the nurses.  I went out and bought about 15 pairs of new cute socks to celebrate, since it's the only thing I'll be able to keep on during these appt.sLaughing I've given up on IUI, but we're going to do our 4th anyway in December, while we're getting everything in the works to start IVF in January.  So here's something I could use advice on from those of you who have gone through IVF....  I am currently in an MBA program with 5 classes left til graduation.  I signed up for my next class to be on-line, starting in January.  Do you think it's too much to take a hard Finance course while doing IVF?  On one hand I want to eliminate stress, but on the other, I know that it will never be easy to finish this program... especially if I'm trying to finish with a baby.  Any advice?   THanks!

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Registered: 12-28-2012
Mon, 12-31-2012 - 2:18am
Caryn,
I know exactly how you feel when you say you want to fast forward! I've actually been having a hard time sleeping lately - I think my mind is just busy thinking about everything... Waking up in the middle of the night worried that I won't wake up on time to give myself the Lupron shot, or worrying if I set the alarm early enough to have enough time to give myself the shot and still get to work on time... When was that next appointment? Why hasn't AF shown up on time (duh, the Lupron!)... What will be the results of DH's most recent SA? (Last one the count and mobility were good, but only 1% with proper morphology - told this could affect the insurance company paying for ICSI?)... Are we depleting the nest egg we saved to start a family to create that family? I can't even imagine the expense for those going completely out of pocket! And I can't believe how the dr's office is just so matter of fact as to what's due today, who I have to pay for what, and what they say the insurance company will and won't pay for (I called my ins carrier to ask about them covering PGD - they needed specific billing codes to tell me what was covered - they said the biopsy part that my RE's office get's paid for is covered but the office has charged me $1,500 for it already... The other part of it which is the actual lab work of it we were told would cost $6,250 and needs to be paid before they'll do the ER... Our families know that we're going through with IVF, but I'm almost sorry we told them as our situation became the topic of conversation on Christmas Eve, included in said conversation was my younger sister and the boyfriend she's been dating all of a month, a man I don't know from Adam, who now knows my most personal and private details. 
I think the thing that keeps me up the most is thinking that it might not work... that we'll have gone through all of this, paid all this money, spent all this energy to not get the result we're hoping for... I guess I'm just scared and anxious and in a lot of ways just disappointed we couldn't have had our family in a more natural way... Wow, this turned into a long response! I hope you're feeling less anxious than I am, and doing well! 

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