Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Insurance, My Ass!
Before I get started, let me first give the update on my brother. He was told this morning that he does not have an aneurysm. So far we've learned the lump is not cancer (or if it is, his blood tests aren't showing it) and now this. What we haven't learned is what any of these things are. Thankfully, though, it seems my brother is not in any real danger in the immediate future. Starting to wonder if it's too soon to back out of that little deal God and I made.
While we're on the subject of that deal, I decided that my husband and I should pull up our insurance policy on the web and see exactly what is covered in terms of our fertility issues. I thought it was important since we would be meeting with Dr. P for my post-D&C follow-up this Thursday and that we would most likely have an RE recommended. This was apparently a big mistake.
Why is it that insurance companies will pay for 90% of your fertility testing but absolutely none of your treatment? Seriously, what good does it do someone to know they can't have a child naturally, but will get no help in doing something about it? I do not understand that at all. Still, unless I have some funky egg quality issue, it's not likely that an IUI or IVF would do me much good. Because as I've pointed out before, all I have to do is be somewhere in the general vicinity of an erect penis and I'm pregnant. I guess I'm just really uncertain what this whole process is going to do for me. Except maybe if I'm lucky get me to the point where a living baby is removed from my uterus. Sadly, I'm not holding out much hope for that one.
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