After taking the weekend to think about things I’ve come up with a new plan, that hubby is okay with too. It’s open enrollment for our health insurance right now, the deadline to change is actually today! My husband’s employer offers several different kinds of insurances to choose from, so I did some digging and I found one that I think will work for us. It’s $140 more per paycheck ($3,640 more per year), BUT covers the exploratory surgery I need for my tubes and it also covers 70% of IUI’s….which, if everything goes well on the surgery would technically be all we’d need to give us a good shot at a BFP!
It’s not that we’re opposed to IVF….hell, if we had 10k sitting in a bank account we’d probably do it tomorrow….but $10,000 is A LOT OF MONEY for a CHANCE at getting pregnant. And the thought of waiting a year-ish to try IVF and see if it will work also sucks. If it’s not going to work I want to know now! I’m horrible at waiting for anything, especially this! I think since I am still “so young” (I hate hearing that in the TTC world) that we should give the exploratory surgery a shot. Worst case scenario, they have to remove a tube then we’re just back to where we started and IVF with ICSI will be our best shot. Best case scenario, they remove the blockage and we go onto IUI’s again and get our BFP sometime in 2014. I called my RE’s office today to schedule my surgery, which will need to be after January 1 when our new insurance kicks in….hopefully they’ll call me back tomorrow!
As always, thank you for the thoughts, prayers, and words of wisdom! This network I’ve found through blogging is absolutely incredible. Who knew there was this whole other world out here?!? Love you guys! XOXO