Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease?

Does the squeaky wheel really get the grease? Not so much! Oh well, it was worth a try. What, you might ask? Me, trying to bypass the doctor referral, to get an appointment with my RE. I figured, what the heck, it can't hurt, and it didn't, but the assistant said I needed a referral if it has been more than a year. It's been just over two years so ya, I need a referral. No need for me to fret though, I have a doctor's appointment on the 6th and I can get him to send it then. Why the rush? Why don't I want to wait another 6 days? Well that's a long story and one that will probably be told later on down the line. I just feel anxious, unpatient, unsettled, and, and, and... pretty much the usual when it comes to all things IF!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Trying to get the ball rolling...

I found out not too long ago that I can just bypass my RE in Kingston. All I have to do is get my regular doctor to fax a referral form to Ottawa and presto! This is a huge relief cause the secretary for my RE in Kingston is a nightmare!!! If you'll recall I asked her to send in a referral for me AUGUST 15, 2007!!! What do you know I have not heard from them, lol!! So I am just not interested in even talking to her again! I swear nothing polite would be said in that conversation, lol!!

Taylor has an appointment on Tuesday so I am going to try to get them to hook me up then and if they can't I will make an appointment so they can.

Mike has an appointment with the health insurance guy tomorrow night so hopefully that will start right away as well. I saw something that said you have to wait 3 months for it to take effect though so we will see. Of course, 3 months from now would be the perfect time since that is when our mortgage is up for renewal and that's when we would get the $ to do it. Hopefully everything comes together and I won't have to wait a year to do IVF like I had to the first time, lol!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Here is a list of "ASS-VICE" and other dumb comments people with IF don't wan't to hear and the come backs I wish I could say:

"Just relax, you're thinking about it too much." REPLY - Gee, now that you mention it, you're probably right. Followed by a swift drop kick!

"When you're done (doing it) lift your legs up in the air. That worked for me every time." (Yes, someone actually said that to me, lol!) What I said - "LOLOLOLOL! Thanks for the disturbing visual." What I really wanted to say - OMG are you seriously that stupid?!"

"Why don't you just adopt?" or "Have you thought about adoption?" REPLY - "Sure I have, have you thought about a lobotomy?"

"Atleast you can have fun trying." REPLY - "The novelty wore off years ago, it is NOT fun!"

"You can have one of mine." or "You can borrow mine if you want." REPLY - I probably wouldn't have a reply for that, maybe just a humph. Those comments really cut deep and no, we don't want your kids, especially if you don't, lol!

"I can't believe you can't get pregnant, I just have to look at my husband and I'm knocked up." REPLY - "How nice for you, why don't you try keeping your legs closed when you look at him then!"

"You should be glad, think of all the money you will have and all the stuff you can do." Except we're spending our life savings on trying you F'N moron!"

"Once you do IVF you will get pregnant easily." REPLY - "I wish." That one is not that bad but it just invokes a hissing, arched back feeling.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Too Good To Be True?!

Mike(DH), met with someone from the Chamber of Commerce today to discuss buying health insurance for us. He was getting quite anxious about making sure we had coverage incase something was to happen to Miss T. Before he even had a chance to ask he was told over the phone that the policy would not cover eye glasses or infertility meds. That was fine with us as the original intenet was to just make sure dental and most other prescription drugs were covered. So he made an appointment to meet with him today and get the proper papers we needed to apply and learn more about the plan. To our utter and extremely greatful surprise, we found out that Fertility Meds were covered, up to $4000.00 max for life! That is enough to cover atleast 1 more cycle of IVF for us and possibly half of a second, depending on how much meds they want me on! So I guess the obvious question is "Is this too good to be true?". I guess we will see soon enough... Fingers crossed that this is legit!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Blog Title Explained

I have recently discovered that there are people who feel the need to share their uneducated, unexperienced and unwanted opinions on infertility. Thanks to Octo-Mom, IVF seems to be a never ending topic to criticize and judge. I am a member of the BBC, a place where people with children or are trying to have children chat, and I have read many posts that start with "I would never...", or "If it was me...". You can always tell the fertiles from the infertiles, lol!! Those without infertility always have something negative to say. The ones with infertility just kinda cringe and try not to say too much about it. What irritates me the most is that it takes such sensational stories to bring ART to the spot light! It is very frustrating when Octo-Mom, the 60 year old lady & the grandma who gave birth to her grandchildren are the face of IVF in the media. I am not saying I approve or disapprove with these 3 situations but I am pised that the media doesn't shed ART procedures in a positive light. What about the millions of couples who have benefited from ART procedures? What about those still tying to benefit? These stories and opinions do not help when we are trying to get the government to aid us in our journey. So I ask, what if it was you? What if you couldn't have a baby on your own? What if you tried for years and still had no children? What if you were the one spending gobs of $ on ART procedures? Would you still have something to say then? IF is also the short form of infertility so I thought it was befitting. There you have it, the reason for the blog title. And this was one of my shorter rants!