So I promised, a long time ago, an update on the babymaking scene.
In July, we closed on our other house, freeing up money to get caught up on bills. In August we talked with the bank about taking out a loan to do IVF again. We wanted just the preliminary numbers. They looked good.
So at the end of August, I emailed my contact at my clinic. She is the one who I went through everything with the trial for. She got me in touch with the financial person who sent me information on the Iowa Warranty program. After much thought, we decided to move forward.
I called the clinic yesterday to ask about setting up initial appointments to see if we'll qualifiy. I am to call Day 1 of the next cycle to get in for bloodwork and an ultrasound.
Here's the catch. I must have at least 12 antral follicles to qualify for the warranty program. When I went in for the trial, I had 9. (the very first appointment, the next appointment I had 14) Because of this, it's really a crap shoot. Will I have the required 12?
If I don't, then we will (and it's taking me a very long time to type this) quit persuing treatment. We can't/don't feel right about persuing treatment at the amount it costs without knowing that we'd have some money left for other pursuits.
sigh...it hurts to type that, but it's true.