Well, we got the big $21 K bill today from CCRM. We are seriously depleting our resources for this one, which completely freaks me out - particularly because of the crazy economy lately. But, we've made a budget and can definitely do this...but it will be our last OOP expense for fertility...probably until transfer time. I just wish insurance did something. It said it would, but then came back rejected requiring us to do ANOTHER year of IUI's before allowing us to move forward with treatment. At this time, it isn't worth fighting this battle since they were only going to cover about $2K of the $21K anyway...but, if we need something more in the future, I will not hesitate to argue this...um, is not one whole year of IVF even better at proving we have a problem?
In the meantime, I am dealing with the lupron and dexamethasone. The dex is greatly helping with the recent lower backache (which I have now concluded is in fact from snow shoveling, not from the fibroid), but is kind of keeping me up a little at night. The lupron is making me an emotional wreck with a bad headache. So, really, a cranky emotional wreck. Such is life. Last night, right before I gave myself the shot, Brett told me he loved me, gave me a kiss, and said goodbye to his favorite wife (b/c about 20 minutes after the shot I turn into Mr. Hyde or a.k.a Brett's least favorite wife). At least he acknowledges it is the meds and not my own craziness, right?
I am now ready to get this started. I am expecting AF this weeked, but I'll bet she'll be a few days late because of the lupron. So, my original leave for CO date of Feb 17th is likely to be pushed off a few days...so no reservations as of yet. I think I am going to transfer some old flights that we cancelled when I was pregnant and do a priceline thing for the hotel and car. We really need to keep this trip cheap. Brett won't be joining me until a day or two before ER and, God fobid, if he can't (there are some crazy things going on at work for him during this time), then my mom will fly out to assist (which is so cool of her). I guess this ER is less emotional for me b/c we aren't anticipating a transfer so I'm just looking at it as a quick medical procedure for which I need someone to drive me to and from...so either will do. In the meantime, I am amassing a ton of little cheap paperbacks to keep me entertained in the hotel room since I can't afford to do much in Denver this time...but it will still be a nice little vaca...and I'll be sure to blog a lot:-)