Friday, May 8, 2009

Two very quick things

I’ve received tons of emails asking the 2 following question, and it’s easier for me to post it on here.

1st) Our ins. doesn’t cover anything when it comes to infertility, trust me I have called a zillion times, spoken to several different people and practically begged them in tears to please find me something to make this less expensive—nothing. So it will be 100% out of pocket unfortunately. Some how, Some way, we will make this work!

2nd) I’ve had several people ask for my mom’s name so they could add to there prayer list. First and foremost, THANK YOU. I can’t begin to tell you how much these prayers mean to me. My moms name is Adelle (and that’s my middle name for a little hidden fact about me:) )

I really wish I could meet each one of ya’ll and give ya’ll the biggest hug and kiss on the cheek!!! You all will NEVER know how much your prayers, comments, emails and support mean to my husband and I!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, for the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate it more than you will EVER know!


Amber said...

I know how you feel about the insurance we are in the same boat, its amazing how all the TTC stuff adds up so quickly!

Prayers for your mom

Dawn said...

Hi Tiffany. I hate that insurance doesn't cover things like this. When my husband and I were trying we had providence and knew they covered IUI (artificial inseminations). But when we started that route they stopped covering it so we switched to Kaiser because they still covered it. Not that it's the same price as IVF but still it gets expensive. We did 3 IUI's and the third time worked, but of course we like to say it was us. ha!
Also my husband and I both work at the same place so we are double covered and that has helped a lot.

And vasectomy's are covered but reversal vasectomy's are not covered and that was a avenue we had to endure before we could try to conceive. We ended up flying to Tampa Fl to have that procedure done because it was a lot cheaper then what our state offered.

I really wish insurance would cover infertility. At least to a certain point like 2 kids or something. I don't agree with if you already have a large family and just want more, like that gal in CA that just popped out that litter.

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

Hi Tiffany, I also feel you on the "insurance". We have great insurance BUT it doesn't cover infertility... Thus for "1 IVF with ICSI cycle" including all fertility meds the ins. won't cover.. that brings us up to about $16,000....
Thats alot of money.. I'm praying it works the 1st time!! No matter what when I do get preg. n have a baby in my arms it will be worth it no matter the cost:)

Still keeping your mom in my prayers.. have a great day!!


Machelle said...

I think insurance SHOULD always cover this as a lot of people have this issue. We were very blessed as our insurance did cover one cycle (Aetna EPO if you are interested) I got it through the bank I worked at while I was in college. Thank you for her name as well, I will add her to our list!

daniella said...

That's a beautiful name. If you cocieve a girl, do you think you'll name her that? (I would :-)

G & H said...

Ugh for insurance huh? We have the same thing they cover nothing and after hours on the phone and everything it still got us nothing...

We are 100% praying for your mom!!!

twondra said...

(((HUGS))) Thinking of you sweetie!

Michelle said...

I can totally relate! Our insurance covers NOTHING, so we're in the same boat. I want to fight insurance companies and have some huge rally. Do they really think this isn't a medical problem? WOuld they deny a diabetic insulin? This just gets my blood boiling!! Have a great day!!

Ashley said...

I hate insurance companies!! We had to refinance our house to pay for the IVF refund program!! The meds we put on our credit card. It's REALLY frustrating!! I'll be praying that everything works out for you!! I'm praying for you mom too...I LOVE that name by the way;)

Kathy Lang said...

Hi Tiffany!
I cannot remember how I found your blog, but I'm glad I did! I understand your journey a little bit. My husband and I went the fertility treatment route after trying to conceive 'naturally' for just a year--due to my age. I was 38 when we got married. The fertility specialist found nothing "wrong" with either of us, so we started artificial insemination (AI). We went through four rounds. Got pregnant on our own after the 1st round was unsuccessful. Unfortunately we miscarried when the baby was just 6 weeks old. We tried AI three more times, but were still unsuccessful. We had Blue Cross/Blue Shield with the Federal Government, and they covered the hormones/drugs, but not the procedures. Something is better than nothing, but it was frustrating that insurance didn't cover anything regarding procedures. When we found out the 4th treatment didn't work, I knew I had to get off the merry-go-round. The hormones were messing with me mentally and physically. I'm still trying to lose weight that I gained almost 3yrs ago! I started looking at adoption. My husband had never raised a child from birth and really wanted that experience,(I have an almost 14 yrs old biological child from my first marriage.)so I knew adopting an infant was a priority. International adoption doesn't offer that option, so we chose domestic. I found an agency online that seemed to meet all of my criteria (American Adoptions). I prayed about it after calling and requesting a packet of information. I approached my husband about the idea of adoption, and at first he wasn't sure. His response was, "We have "S" to love, and that's enough." I asked him to look at the information, the website, and to pray about it. About a week later, my husband was 100% committed to the idea of domestic, infant adoption! We were activated with the agency on March 27, 2007 and our profile was shown to pregnant birthmothers. We received the call on June 19, 2007 that a birthmother had chosen our family! It was one of the best days of our lives! We were told that the birthmother was due to have a C-Section on July 13, 2007 and was having a girl! We were beside ourselves with excitement!

Our little girl "K" will be 2 yrs old this July and we love her more than life itself. We cannot imagine our family without her in it! We know without a doubt that God meant for us to adopt "K", and we had to experience the fertility issues first to get to that amazing day in July 2007 to see our sweet 2nd daughter's face. :-)

I'm not saying that your road will lead to adoption...God will take you in the right direction as you pray for his guidance. He has a plan for you and your husband--and the family you want to grow.

I'll pray for you guys and for your mother too!

Dianne said...

Ughh Ifeel you pain! My insurance doesn't cover a dime! It sucks that this makes our decisions for us some times!!! Good Luck in whatever path you choose!!!!!

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