Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Our Fertility Consultation...

An oldie...but one of my faves

Or should I say "re-consultation", as this is our second time through? Anyway-whatever we call it-it went well. It was weird though, walking back through those doors, seeing all the nurses/doctors/NP's...people I hadn't seen in about 16 months. We brought Alex with us, so all the staff we worked with in the past wanted to see her. And she was a ham, of course, smiling and grabbing and squealing at all of them! To be frank, I was kind of surprised that they remembered us. They have so many patients that I wasn't sure if anyone would. But it was nice to be remembered. After all, we spent a heck of a lot of time with that staff, lol.

As for the appointment, we can't get treatment right away, which is what I was fully expecting. They want me to have....(get ready for it)......ANOTHER HSG!!!!! Bleh. I believe I already posted about my hatred for this particular procedure. However, Meg, our np was very nice and said that I didn't have to go through it again if I didn't want to. And as much as I don't want to, I figure that I should do it just to make sure that there isn't anything new/funky going on with my tubes. Plus she said that they would give me a Valium ;)

Apart from that, I am on a medication that may not be safe in pregnancy, so I have to go back to my general practitioner to get put on something else. So basically, we probably won't be actively trying until December'ish. And I'm really ok with that. I will get the hsg done, get off the medication and continue my eating healthy kick-I'm on a role now! Basically, I'm just glad to get the ball rolling! And once we have everything set, I don't have to be on a waiting list to go back, I just call and can get in the next day. So we're getting somewhere. And I have time to enjoy just being with Alex without the pressure of trying to have another baby.

* A piece of very good news is that my new health insurance plan is even better than the old one for fertility coverage! This new plans now covers 3 IVF's, 6IUI's and the cost of medication will only be about $100-$200 bucks-for injections! All office visits/diagnostics are covered 100% I really need to give my employer a big fat kiss for that one! I am so, so very grateful to have the insurance coverage we have because I know a lot of people aren't as lucky...

Oh...and we're skipping Clomid altogether when we do begin...going right back to Gonal-F and Lupron! We decided to skip Clomid due to the vision changes I had while on it-Meg said that was a pretty serious side effect and that she wouldn't want to chance Clomid again.

Ok-that's all for now-sorry about the book!

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