Tuesday, August 09, 2005

decisions decisions

Thank you all for your understanding comments - it’s nice (and of course incredibly reassuring) to know that I’m not imagining the insanity that is the soon-to-be-ex-clinic. In answer to the questions, yes, some of it is an insurance issue - the evil-HMO only covers services they provide, and they don’t provide any other injectable options beyond the Repronex (and they DEFINITELY don’t provide IVF). And yes, I’m looking into a new clinic. We have consultations with two potential clinics in a couple of weeks. They will not be covered by insurance AT ALL, but J’s parents have been incredibly generous with an offer of financial help so we can do IVF if we need to. And that’s looking very likely. And no, I’ve never ever seen people chatting it up in the waiting room. Eyeing each other warily, sometimes, and an occasional half-hearted smile, but never chatting. I wish we could all sit in the waiting room together, instead. It could be quite the happening party, don’t you think?

I’m going to spend the next couple of weeks (because otherwise I’d spend that time twiddling my thumbs or something) compiling a list of questions for the new doctors at the new clinics, thanks in part to your suggestions. If you have further suggestions for things to ask or to look for while we’re at the clinics, please let me know. I’m counting on the shared expertise of the internets to help us make the decision. That is, which new clinic to choose, not whether to stay with the old one. I’m very sure about that part of the decision.


  1. Here's a few I wish I had asked - and Thalia probably too

    What would cause you to cancel an IVF? What if I disagreed with your recommendation, would I get the final say?

    What would cause you to cancel an IUI? What if I disagreed with your recommendation, would I get the final say?

    How long does it take to get a return phone call from my doctor?

    Who do I call for test results?

    Who does the ultrasounds a doctor, a nurse or a technician?

    That's all I can think of right now. I've never been good at doing this, I tend to go with my gut (which is sometimes a mistake).

  2. I am glad you are leaving stinky clinic. It feels good to be actively doing something, and I know you'll have much better luck very soon.


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