No Insurance

Today I learned that although my medical insurance plan has provision for fertility coverage, I am not eligible because my hubby had a “sterilization procedure” (vasectomy) 8 years ago, long before he met me.  The fact that he had a vasectomy reversal, which we funded completely ourselves (by the way), apparently makes no difference.  We are being penalized because he was responsible.  So we have to cover 100% of the IVF costs.  On Tuesday we find out how much that we will be.  I have no idea whether we will be able to do this.

In other news, I finally dragged myself to my doctor for a check up today.  She is a wonderful woman, been in practice for 20 odd years and practices complementary and alternative medicine, in addition to tradition western medicine.  Over the 6 years I’ve been in the US, I’ve gained a huge amount of weight, steadily upward.  My motivation to do anything about it is non-existent and when I do try gentle exercise I am so heavy, my feet and back ache to the point of putting me out of commission for a while.

I need to know how bad it is…how bad the vitals are…how this will affect me having a baby…because, of course it will.  She sent me for a battery of tests, prescribed reading Ultrametabolism, listening to meditative CD’s, scheduling in exercise time and 30 minutes of walking, 3 days a week.  Even I should be able to manage that, right?  Right?  RIGHT?!

I felt good about seeing the doctor, a little motivated again.  Until I got the news of the medical insurance.

Did I mention how dog-tired I am of all the issues in my life and how life just seems to be a continual uphill struggle?  I just don’t know if I have the energy to fight this fertility battle.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jeanette
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 11:41:22

    I’m one to talk… but 30 minutes sounds doable 🙂


  2. Sabrina
    Sep 18, 2009 @ 19:31:48

    Oh dear, honey…I want to offer whatever support I can, and send you big hugs.


  3. charms2512
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 05:12:59

    Thinking of you. Let me know how Tuesday went


  4. Huckdoll
    Sep 24, 2009 @ 09:06:21

    Oh, honey. I’m glad you’re feeling better after the check-up and that you’re loving your doctor, but I’m disappointed to read about the coverage; it’s a bit of a punch to the gut, I’d say. And it’s just not fair at all. Keep your chin up and keep us updated, okay?


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