Wednesday, March 17, 2010

IUI is Boring Me - And Cliffhanger Answer!

So, I flunked again this month.  I'm supposed to call Dr. Sparrow's office after flunking to find out what to do for the next month, but I just don't even want to deal with it.  They'll tell me to do another round of IUI, which won't work, and I don't want to.  I'll call them tomorrow, but I'm probably going to tell them we want to wait until July and then try IVF.

BUT!  I can take baths!  I checked all the paperwork and they restrict some dietary choices, but not baths.  Yay!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

IUI v.2

I went in for my second IUI on Sunday morning.  The procedure was the same, but they kept me waiting a really long time instead of whisking me in and out like they did the first time. I also had Dr. Sparrow in person instead of the physician's assistant.  He explained that Mark's numbers should really be above 10 million viable sperm after the wash, while they were actually at 7.5 million the first time and something around 6.8 million the second.  So, we're not doing all that well.

But since I've decided I don't really believe in IUI for us, no matter.  If it works, great.  If not, I won't be terribly surprised.

It's going to be quiet days around here for a while - really nothing new to report.

New financial update:

Initial Visit with Dr. Sparrow: $280.00
Bloodwork for Me: $23.29 (insurance actually covered a lot of the bloodwork costs)
IUI: $175.00
Semen Analysis: $100.00
Sperm Wash: $225.00
IUI v2: $175.00
Sperm Wash v. 2:  $225.00
Total:  $1203.29