A man, a plan, a canal...
Double IUI: $800.
Double sperm wash: $540.
Blood test: $95.
Having Blue Shield of California PPO? Priceless.
Till COBRA runs out, at least.
Quick update: Since December's IUI never got off the ground, I am cautiously pleased to say that I will have not one but two IUI's in January--one the day of the OPK+, one the day after. Double your pleasure, double your fun. Yee haw.
Dr. Action, whom I met with on Wednesday, was extremely sorry that December's cycle was a bust, though she stopped short of accepting responsibility, and wants me to proceed with vigor: the double IUI next month, and possibly again the month after that. She also recommended that I set up an initial consultation with a full-fledged R.E. (she is not an R.E., just an OB-GYN with some additional fertility training), and provided me with names. Her first recommendation, a man who runs a clinic in SF with a fairly small client base and outstanding IVF success rates--I have named him Dr. Meow, for reasons that may or may not be forthcoming--is taking new patients and could have seen me as soon as next week if I'd been in town. As it is, I have an appointment for January 13th. Can't believe it's happening so quickly.
Though this cycle hasn't officially ended yet, and probably won't for another couple of days, I am now focused on January and beyond. Feels so good to have a plan.
A man, a plan, a canal: Panama! Always my favorite palindrome; it seems quite apt, now. Except the Panama part. Never thought of naming a child after a Central American country, but if I have to, at least it's more mellifluous than Honduras, and shorter than Nicaragua.