Insurance Approved, Authorization Finalized


I know insurance has never been something quick, but I had a nice window to get this approved and it took close to six weeks. Maybe that is quick in the insurance world, but it’s not in the world of a waiting mother-to-be. So insurance was approved last Tuesday and Shady Grove had to submit an authorization which took another week but that was finally approved yesterday. Things are looking good I might say!

The financial coordinator reminded me that my insurance only covers 80%. I knew that but forgot about it when HR said I’d be covered 100%. Well 100% doesn’t equal 80%. So I was taken back a bit. I’m so grateful that I have help from insurance because otherwise I wasn’t sure how I would pull this off. Fundraising was moving slow and I did receive one hateful email regarding what I was doing. Whatever.

Because I kept thinking 100% 100% 100%, I made plans for my tax return money. I had three trees in my backyard that were dying and I wondered during each and every wind storm, or snow storm, which tree was going to come down. So they are all removed and stumps were grinded out. Then I’ve been having problems with my one dog escaping my chain link fence chasing feral cats. The chain link around my backyard is terrible. It curls up at the bottom and I’ve tried placed poles through the fence mesh and pounded them into the ground to better secure the fence. But she still managed to escape. I knew I had to get a new fence. I contemplated replacing it with a new chain link fence, but it’s only three feet tall. My puppy could jump that if she wanted.

Plus my biggest thing was thinking of is that when I do have a baby, I’d want privacy. So I called a few fence guys and got quotes. Long Fence came in at the lowest so I signed a contract with them. I’m getting a six foot shadowbox fence, wooden, with a double gate for unloading my car in the backyard if I ever need to. I live on a busy road and people walk up and down this road daily and all day long. I want my child to be able to play in the backyard in private, where no one can see them. So the fence project has begun, but the building of it has not yet. They called Miss Utility out and they have to submit paperwork for a building permit. They estimate 3-4 weeks so sometime mid-April they should begin replacing my fence.

This is just bad timing now that I know insurance doesn’t cover 100%. But I’ve looked at my budget and I can make this work. I will make this work. And without using my credit cards.

Back to the baby making process. Tomorrow I go in for a Lupron Evaluation, which is blood work and ultrasound. I’m assuming this will tell them if I can begin the Lupron injections this Saturday. I’ll be giving myself these injections every 12 hours for roughly 5-6 days. I’m ready. Let’s go!

More frequent posts as I begin the IVF process!!!

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