Bills-Not my favorite thing to write about, but it is a HUGE part of the process. It seems like we have received a bill every other day for the last several months, and they just kept coming!!!! There's multiple ways to pay for your treatments depending on the clinic you go to. Our insurance doesn't cover one thing so, we pay as we go except for the actual procedure. The entire amount is due the day of our procedure. $20,000 paid up front prior to surgery. Talk about overwhelming! We have saved every penny, applied for a loan, and friends and family have helped by donating towards our gofundme site: http://www.gofundme.com/7s7zms
Uterus Measuring-This is where a "balloon" is inserted in you and then filled with saline to measure the uterus and insemination path. After awhile, the balloon is deflated and you feel like your literally peeing your pants. Be aware-you might still have fluid inside you that will come out later. Thank God for leather couches! This happened to be a bit painful for me and was an experience that I absolutely hated! I'm was so thankful to have my mother-n-law there to hold my hand.
Egg Measuring-This process isn't that bad. They take an ultrasound wand, insert it, and just move it around measuring eggs. It's uncomfortable, but not painful. Get used to this procedure, it happened 5 times for me within 3 months.
Come back tomorrow for part two of Straight Talk on Infertility Stuff!