Sunday, March 4, 2012

We're on a break


So we're on a break from infertility treatment yet again.

I'm not thrilled with the lack of answers from Dr. W @ our WTF appt.  I guess I shouldn't be super surprised @ the lack of in-depth answers since her practice is huge & attached right to the major hospital in the area.  In fact, I'm going back to my old RE (Dr. D-W) when we do cycle again because she actually gives her patients a sign on to their medical records so we can see exactly what's going on with our blood work, etc.  This means I will have to fight our insurance company about covering anesthesia out of state but that's fine; if I'm not successful I'm now willing to foot an extra $800 OOP just to have a doc who actually talks to me like I'm not a complete idiot.  

But for now, we're on a break.  My flex medical acct reloads July 1 which will give us another almost completely paid for IVF cycle.  In the meantime we're both focused on losing some weight (Vid has actually recently been diagnosed with diabetes) & getting through the rest of our respective semesters.  Then we're going on a big break: a trip to France via Iceland.  I figured if I'm not pregnant after all the b.s. we just went through I deserve to enjoy wine & unpasteurized cheese!  

How the hell do you get to France via Iceland?  By flying Iceland Air!  It was the cheapest option for us anyways.  And the cool bonus is if you fly IA you can stop over in Iceland for up to a week @ no additional charge.  Sine we're staying for free with family friends in France that freed up a lot of moolah in our very bare bones budget.

When we get back from our travels in June we'll be cycling again.  In the meantime I need to call Dr. D-W to let her know wassup & schedule an appt to talk protocol options.  And if this IVF doesn't work, I'm thinking we're done with treatments.  But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.  In the meantime, we're going to Iceland & France!!!

7 comments:

cjdubs13 said...

Enjoy your break. I found it very refreshing and good for the soul. During our break we decided to adopt and never turned back to IF.

J Primate said...

My sis and I went to France via Iceland Air back in 2002. We stayed in Iceland for a day and managed to squeeze in a tour and a trip to the Blue Lagoon. You'll have so much fun!

Sometimes said...

I have wanted to go to Iceland for years. It is definitely on my short list. Have fun!

And I agree that a good, caring doc is worth the little extra headache and money.

ADSchill said...

That sounds like a wonderful plan. I am so sorry you have to go through IVF again, but they say your odds go up on your second and third tries...so I hope that's true for you.
I am happy to see you are planning something fun for yourselves.

meggola said...

Having a good doc that you like is so important! I'm on my second RE because the first one I saw had no bedside manner whatsoever and never answered any of our questions. I LOVE the RE I'm with now. She's da bomb!

Rebecca said...

Have a good time on your trip while on a break!

Serendipitie said...

That sounds like a GREAT plan! Have some wine and unpasturized cheese for me! :D