After a week of thought and talking to friends that have undergone IVF and those that had tried other attempts I finally bit the bullet and called my IVF Coordinator. My insurance will not give clearance without some updated blood work and additional testing. I knew that was coming anyway. While our insurance coverage is beyond amazing you do have to jump threw their hoops to get to the pot of gold. I think their hopes are that some people won't jump- well we are will to make the hoops and jump threw them too.. sooo there..
First- They need to so an updated and more in depth SA on DH. (Our Insurance Company says its over a year old so they are demanding a new one.. which is fine we needed it anyway)
Second- We both need updated blood screenings. They will screen for disease and infections as well as an additional hormone test for me to see where my levels are now. (Also the insurance company saying that they are over a year old.. by 1 month but whats a blood draw or six in the grand scheme of things..)
Third I will need a Saline Infusion Sonohysterography AKA a SIS to check to see if my uterus is good for IVF. They will look to see if there are any polyps or issues in the uterine cavity. The issue or hang up per say with the SIS is that it must be done early in the cycle- and I am at cycle day 12, so I will be waiting for cycle day 1 again. (My HSG is over a year old so they would like me to have the SIS which can be done in office..)
I’m okay with that surprisingly. That means that no matter what I have November off from visiting the RE. My IVF RN does want me to go back onto the Dexamethasone because of my high testosterone levels and other high male androgen levels. If you’ve followed me from the start you know that I was placed on the Dexamethasone and had to take it for a full month to control my out or whack hormones.
As much as I don’t want to take anything this month I am going to refill my script and get back on it so that there are no issues with moving forward with our IVF.
The doctor will need my blood work results in order to figure out what IVF protocol I will follow. It looks as though our IVF cycle will be –barring any issues- January/February.
I spent the day with my Mom yesterday who must have said twenty-five times- "Maybe you will get pregnant waiting to do IVF." Or some variation of the sentence. I only snapped once- I told her that we haven’t been that lucky so far, and while I love her optimism I would equally love her leaving the subject alone.
I also spoke with my boss today and made her aware that we were proceeding with IVF. I explained how there would be days I would either need to do a schedule change on the fly or call out and she was 100% supportive. It was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.
There are a handful of people in our lives that know we are moving forward with IVF and most of the people we want to know or be involved in supporting us know. There are a few people, including my two coworkers, who I need to tell.
When we started treatment and I had to run to the RE every other day they thought I was dying from some disease and wouldn’t tell them. I had to explain to them that we were trying to have a baby- they have been super supportive and so I feel like its only right to let them know about this as well.
So that’s it really. Waiting for cycle day one.. getting our blood work done.. and continually praying that we are making the right decision and our insurance covers us.
The only other news I have worth sharing (or not really I guess lol) is that I am having super serious writers block with NaNoWriMo right now and have no desire to write anything of sustenance at this point.. I’m sure my creativity will return, but for now I’m stuck and feel like anything I write isn’t "right" if that makes any sense..
Tomorrow starts the beginning of my vacation to Virginia. I cant wait to be with my friends and celebrate with them. Some of them are running in the half and full marathon and I can’t wait to watch them cross the finish line!
So I guess here we go moving forward..IVF 2014 ahead...