Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ICLW #6

Hi, everyone, and welcome to my happy home (or something like that).  Basic overview is that DH and I are waiting a month and a couple of days to be able to start IVF #1 with PGD.  We have unexplained IF, but we found out as we were getting ready to try to have IVF #1 last summer that I'm a carrier for spinal muscular atropny (SMA).  A few months later, we found out DH is as well, leaving us with the options of IVF with PGD or continuing to try naturally and taking our chances with the 1 in 4 odds of having an affected baby.  Needless to say, we're going with Option 1.

However, insurance didn't agree with us at first.  We had been planning on starting this cycle at the first of the year when my insurance company denied the IVF because we hadn't tried IUI first.  The especially crazy part of that is that they had authorized the PGD while denying the IVF!  I appealed the insurance decision after having to wait a month to get my letter of medical necessity from my RE, and we got the word that the appeal had worked about 2 weeks ago.  So now we wait.  Fortunately, one week of the waiting will be much less onerous, since we will be going to Costa Rica with DH's father and his father's boyfriend.  We're really looking forward to leaving next Tuesday!!

14 comments:

  1. Happy ICLW! I read this post and your last post - I have to say I enjoyed your interpretation of the Wicked song for your current situation. I love music and I do that all the time. Regardless of what a song is really about, I think of it as it works for *me*. Have fun in Costa Rica and good luck with your first IVF!!

    ICLW #80

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  2. Ugh, the waiting is so hard. I feel like I've been waiting for my second IVF to start for years... instead of a few months. Maybe I just need to plan a trip, like you did!

    Good luck.
    Here from ICLW, #78

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  3. Happy ICLW! It's always nice to have something to keep you occupied while waiting for the next cycle. We're going to Hawaii the week before our next FET. Good luck!

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    1. Which island(s) are you going to? We went to Kauai for our honeymoon.

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  4. I'm jealous of your trip!

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  5. Wow, I'm also jealous of your Costa Rica vacation!! Have so much fun!

    So when will you be starting your next cycle? I can't wait to cheer you on! :)

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    1. CD 1 should be on about March 24. That's one reason we didn't start this month instead...I've got a conference out of town for my service fraternity this weekend and we leave on Tuesday, so fitting in the day 3 bw/us around that would have been tough.

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  6. Enjoy your trip to Coasta Rica!! I'm craving the beach! I'm glad your insuarnce came through and I can't wait for you to start IVF. That's what worked for us and it was so worth all the stress, money, and everything!!

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  7. OMG have fun on your trip! I am dying to visit a beach again (got moved from east coast to midwest) Goodluck with IVF!
    Happy icomleavwe

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    1. Where on the East Coast were you?

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  8. Hi,

    I've just found you for the first time through ICLW. Looking forward to following your story. Enjoy Costa Rica. :)

    Best wishes,

    Casey

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  9. I will definitely be following your story. I am a carrier of Chromosome issues and have been debatig IVF with PDG but don't have insurance that covers IVF so doubt that we will ever be able to afford it..

    {From ICLW} Lavonne @ *Our Wish*

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  10. Stopping in from ICLW. I am always looking for new blogs and now that I am starting IVF soon, I especially interested in IVF stories Best of luck to you, and snjoy your trip!

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  11. Here from ICLW. Best of luck to you!!!

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