Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How about you crack a Four Loco Count Boozy von Drunkyton?

I heart Glee. I am a nerd. I've accepted it. Lets move on....

I am looking forward to next weekend. It couldn't come fast enough. Not only will we be beginning a new cycle (IUI #5), but our awesome friends Mike & Amanda are taking us to see Daniel Tosh!!! I hope he's as hilarious in person as he is on Comedy Central. The next night because my husband is super and he knows me so well he is taking me to see the Detroit Derby Girls! I am so excited! I have been asking for weeks to go see the Derby Girls at Cobo. Steve's friend Naked Bob (have no idea why they call him that, nor do I want to know) has a daughter who is a derby girl! I can't wait to see some chicks kick some arse in skates!

We also have our 2 IVF consults on Monday March 7th. I really want to get an idea at how it works and exactly what medications they think I'll need. I'm assuming I'll just be pumped full of Menopur, but I want to make sure I'm hoarding the right medication during these last few IUI cycles. I also found another clinic in Kalamazoo called The Fertility Center
whose rates for IVF are about a third of the ARC program rates. I've compared and it seems like the 30% we'd still owe with the refund guarantee is still about the same as the cost of a total IVF at the Fertility center which makes me questions why the rates are All Over The Place.

Dr. M (my current RE)- $7980 IVF only (no monitoring, no medication)
Dr. S (ARC prgm RE) - $16,625 (no medication, but includes 1 fresh/1 frozen cycle
with a 70% refund guarantee)
Dr. Kzoo (elcheapo) - $5542 (no medication)

You know, I wish medical services were such that we could haggle for the lowest price. I mean why not? We can haggle for a cheap plane ticket, a kitchen sink, new windows in your house...why can't we haggle for a baby? Ah, such is the way of life I suppose.

My yoga instructor gave us a nice quote last week and I liked it so well that I've taped it to my desk at work:

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. " Ralph Waldo Emerson

1 comment:

womb for improvement said...

I have heard of people haggling with their clinics for a FET if the IVF doesn't work. And also a buy one get one free deal which means that it is cheaper for two shots (although you don't get a refund if it works first time). Both of these options are a bit depressing as it assumes it won't work first time.

Does Dr Kzoo do any monitoring? I have been amazed by how much tweaking has been done with me during this cycle depending on how I've responded to various drugs - but it has made me feel that they are doing everything they possibly can to ensure this works.

But hopefully with IUi 5 all this will become academic.

(I love Glee too!)