Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Well hello there!

Welcome to my blog! I thought it apropos to begin today, after my first visit to an RE. I suppose I've been in denial long enough. Who me? Infertile? Well I can't deny it any longer, it's official, so I might as well try to deal with it constructively. I've been lurking around the blogosphere for the past month or two and have looked on with envy and admiration. So I'm bringing my toys, and I'd like to play too, if you don't mind.

Let me introduce myself. I'm Jessica. I'm from a tiny town in Texas, no really tiny, 1200 people tiny, but now I live in Houston. I feel like a bit of an imposter here, as I do have an 8 year old daughter...lovely and brilliant daughter at that. Hubs and I (note to self: find cool blog name for hubs) have been married for four years and haven't used any birth control. See how well that's working out for us? Yeah, not so much! Oh but my sister in law has gotten pregnant twice since we've been trying. As a matter of fact, my newest nephew should be born any day now. Actually, it seems like everyone I know is pregnant. Feel free to rub my head for luck and let me know how it works out for you!

As I said, I went to the RE today. I do feel good that we at least have a plan. Namely, IVF. But first, I must start the glucophage for my PCOS and wait a couple of months to get all regular. I've been on clomid off and on for the past year (now THAT'S been fun!), but my RE wants to skip all of those other fun options I had prepared myself for and go straight to the REALLY fun stuff since we suffer from male and female infertility.

As a side note, I had a mini breakdown of sorts when the financial lady at my clinic said that my insurance doesn't cover IVF. My husband's covers 100% and no limit on cycles, but unfortunately I'm not on his insurance. He could add me, but we'd have to wait for open enrollment. Now you don't know me just yet, but I'm not a fan of patience, even if it is a virtue. So I call my insurance company, who tells me that they DO cover IVF, but to call the infertility desk tomorrow as they've had a bad storm and are out of commission for today. So I'll definitely be letting you know how that goes.

So I'm very much looking forward to getting to know you and to shooting the shit...err...sharing this journey with you!

1 comment:

PaintingChef said...

In NO shape, form, or fashion is patience a virtue. That is a dirty filthy LIE.

And Clomid made me kind of psycho also. (I'm a PCOS'er as well. Glucophage is a GODSEND)