You can release that breath you just sucked in when you read my title, because NO this is NOT going to be yet another controversial debating post!! NOT ON MY BLOG! (I'm fresh off vacation, can't handle the drama on my home turf ;) )
Rather, I got a call from Dr Check's office, since I have an appointment with him on Tuesday. They checked into my insurance benefits and were calling with the information they received.
I have an unlimited number of inseminations covered.
I have UP TO FOUR (4) IVFS covered.
Yes, in full.
I couldn't control myself from saying, "Are you kidding?!!" and then the sweet voice on the other side of the phone said, "No, it's great, isn't it?!" I felt so bad, she felt like she was delivering me the best news of my life.
But I've learned enough over the past four years that you can not take these "teachable moments" for granted. So I seized it. "Well, actually, for religious reasons my husband and I won't be doing either insemination or IVF. But it is interesting to know this information, anyway."
I think the owner of the voice on the other side of the phone fainted after that.
Imagine, telling someone they have up to $80,000+ worth of procedures covered in full, and them pretty much saying, "Thanks, but no thanks."
What I would really like to do is call my insurance and ask them if they will remove those four IVFs from my plan and just give me a check instead!! Or I would settle on them just covering the Dr Toth testing and treatment we paid thousands for out-of-pocket and were never reimbursed more than a couple. Or how about the HSGs??? It blows my mind that they will not cover the HSG at all, a DIAGNOSTIC TEST for fertility, but they will cover FOUR IVFs?? Madness.
In other news, I am SO PSYCHED about my Prayer Buddy assignment. I must say, I was a little hesitant to do it this summer, as I am due to start my renewal Consecration to Mary on July 13th and just have a ton on my plate... but I think the person chosen for me to pray for is just the perfect match-up.
Check you emails for your assignments!!