Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Open for business

The HSG went well. It took a few minutes for the dye to spill but in the end both sides are clear.
Honestly, I'm actually disappointed. If they were still blocked then my insurance would kick in immediately and the plan for what needed to happen next was clearly laid out. I know that IVF is not anyone's idea of a good time but it was the path my brain was already half way down. Now I feel like I'm back where I started 2 years ago and I'm unsure what the next step is. I want to start trying this next cycle in order to take advantage of the fertility boost that an HSG can give but I'm not sure if I'll have all the details in place in time. I have maybe 3 weeks before I ovulate again but I haven't decided on a donor or where to go for the IUI's. Paying for everything? Yeah, that's another detail made more difficult by the fact that I just got laid off. I was at my now former job for over 10 years so I got a pretty decent severance package but now isn't the best time to be taking on the additional expense of trying to get pregnant. Postponing really isn't an option for me. I'm really feeling like I've already waited too long and the fibroid detour has already taken up too much precious time.

and how did it go with my mother? She came with me and asked if I wanted her to be in the room for the test. The first time I shouted 'Absolutely Not!' wasn't enough to keep her from asking 2 more times. She was just so pleased with herself for being there.

Next step: find a place to do IUI's that won't cost me a fortune.


Pepper said...

Yay! Congrats on getting the all-clear! Very exciting stuff.

A few ideas for less expensive IUIs: 1) if you're near a sperm bank sometimes they will do it for you; 2) midwives; 3) I had a gyno who offered to do them for me. Of course, you may not have the advantage of having monitoring, but that also takes down the cost significantly. If you're going to go that route (no monitoring), then taking a cycle to "practice" with OPKs is a good idea. Waiting for that positive to pop up and not being sure if it even IS positive can be very frustrating, so it's good to be familiar with them.

Sorry about the job, BTW. I'm glad they gave you a good severance, but it still stinks.

Jess said...

Great news Meg! Now you have the OPTION of starting when you want! Isn't that a nice feeling? I remember feeling so detoured and put on hold by my fibroid...and then suddenly I was freed up to make choices.

But with choices often comes some challenges.

I'm sure you'll do what's right for you and will be on the ttc horse when the time is right. It's so exciting!! I can't wait to read your posts about opks and iuis and all the rest.

You so deserve these options and this chance!! I'm thrilled for you!! :)

Billy said...

I can understand how the HSG can be disappointing, but I think it's great news! I'm sorry to hear about loosing your job. That really sucks, and now of all times.. But I hope you find a way to finance TTC.
And happy to hear about your mother. Although you say she asked 3 times, she did ask, and you did say no!

Jo said...

Meg, have you thought about the midwife option? I happen to know that in Massachusetts, midwives are allowed to perform inseminations and it is MUCH cheaper than the doc's office. Email me and I will give you the info. It's a great option for you!