Welcome to anyone coming for ICLW. For my regular readers, this stands for International Comment Leaving Week, an initiative to get people reading and commenting on each others' blogs and feeling cared about. I've seen it for at least half a year now, but this is the first time I've tried to participate. Hopefully I'll be able to do as much as is requested (6 comments a day on participating blogs). Now you can ignore me for the last paragraph as I catch up people who haven't been with me through the last year or two.
For people who are new, here's the recap in a nutshell: Started TTC in August 2009 with charting and OPKs, started getting frustrated in spring 2010 but didn't get really frustrated until we were getting up on a year. Got DH seen in summer 2010 and me in August 2010, was told that two things for him and one thing for me "should not be a problem," found one major problem in learning that insurance had covered none of that. Finished paying off $1400 in medical bills in March 2011, managed to change insurance plans in June, saw RE in July, scheduled to have first IVF in September. A week later the shit hit the fan: flipped my car (yes, I'm ok), found out my father-in-law may be dying, spent over $2000 keeping my cat alive, found out I'm a carrier for spinal muscular atrophy and IVF had to be put off, found out that insurance is changing on October 1 to a plan with coinsurance for IVF that we can't afford until next summer, found out that grandmother is in the hospital and may be dying. OK, so it's a big nutshell, maybe a coconut shell.
We now return you to the regularly-scheduled bitching.