I feel this too is making us stronger, but also glad we're not alone in this crazy journey! My dh asked me this morning on the way to church if I thought I might can have $3 - 4,000 saved by February. Our next procedure will be in February but will run around $8,000 and he said the last thing he wants to do is put it on a credit card. I reminded him that Christmas around the corner... Maybe I need a list, A good budget and possibly a psychologist to keep me from loosing my mind!
The question is how can we guarantee that next cycle will work? I cannot help but remember what my doctor told us... "That in life, there are no guarantees but if we want to be parents we have to press forward and keep on trying." The question my doctor asked us was "Do we have that endurance? Is this something we really want?" All I know is, it's at times emotional, but anything worth having in life is not meant to be easy. We just cannot give up on our dreams!
We know all the sacrifices will pay off, but at the same time I don't want to put us deeper in debt. I wish we had a clinic that accepted my insurance, making everything a little bit easier on us, but maybe we can use this to our benefit next tax season-- motivating us to get everything turned in early
this year! I know getting pregnant is priceless, and this is much more important to us than anything in the world, but we have to also be realistic, remain positive and find some creative ways to make it happen!
BTW, I may not respond to everyone, but I love reading everybody's post! Something I read from SdTrying was about the Home Conception Kit. I thought why not? For a 3 month supply it cost somewhere around $25-$50 and the best part, it's FDA approved! It contains everything you need from the ovulation predictor kits (opk), the cups (holds the sperm in place close to the cervix from 4-6 hours) and the kit even contains some home pregnancy test. Personally, we spend around $30 just for the opks and even the hpts run close to that, so thought this might be worth looking into!
I'm also interested in the herbal supplements? Right now I'm just taking the TWINLAB Pre-natal Care vitamins, which delivers 22 nutrients. Everything is natural--so NO upset tummy-ache, plus they are so easy to swallow compared to One-A-Day. The vitamin shop has alot to offer, but it's good to hear everyone else's input.
Take Care of You-