Time for some good news!! First off, I called the IVF nurse and left her a voicemail asking what the exact start date is for the July cycle so I could plan. She called back and told me it’s July 24th! I made sure that we were still penciled in for the cycle and she assured me we were. I briefly mentioned my fears going into the appointment tomorrow. She is always so sweet and reassuring and even told me that Dr. Bohler and Dr. Ehlers were already creating our treatment protocol. That made me feel so much better! The fact that the doctors were already one step ahead and planning our medication protocol before meeting with us tomorrow made me feel confident that there will be no surprises and everything should go smoothly. Famous last words right? When in this IVF game we all know to expect the unexpected (see the Big Brother reference there? Fav show!!). I will update tomorrow on how the appointment went! Can’t wait! That phone call completely changed my attitude from fearful to excited!
Second bit of good news…our infertility benefit on our insurance has increased! I feel like this was serendipitous. This increase in benefit plus my parent’s generosity has given us a second chance at IVF when we thought we would only have one chance thanks to my mother-in-law’s generosity. It is a BIG difference…
Previous insurance benefit:
- After $4,800 deductible, insurance will pay at 50% until Maximum Out of Pocket ($7,800) is met, then will pay 100% up to $5,000 lifetime maximum. No infertility medications are covered.
New insurance benefit:
- After $3,800 deductible, insurance will pay at 90% until Maximum Out of Pocket ($6,800) is met, then will pay 100% up to $10,000 lifetime maximum. No infertility medications are covered.
We are so blessed that our benefit increased exactly when we need it the most!
In addition, one of our fellow bloggers who I have become close to (and is now pregnant!!!!) has graciously offered to donate a box and a half of Menopur to us! And another blogger had left over Vivelle Dots and she sent them to us all the way from Germany!! The love and support that we have recieved from the blogging community has been more powerful than we could have ever imagined! Your generosity is appreciated more than you will ever know! Hopefully, we soon will be pregnant and can pay it forward to those still trying!