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June 5th, 2013 07:30 PM #1256Senior Member
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Thank you for cheering me up, Khaatje and Casilayne.
Hi, Caseymay! Glad you felt comfortable jumping in! I can't answer your concerns about ovulating late in the cycle, but it sounds like your luteal phase (the time between ovulation and menstruation) could be a bit short, though I believe 10 days is still considered normal. If you want to be paranoid you could look into "luteal phase defect," but of course I'm no medical professional and have no idea what I'm talking about. I just like to be paranoid about things myself so I'd be Googling up a storm over that. But really, there may be no problem at all. That's what people keep telling me too. "There could be nothing, it just takes time!" But I know what you mean about wanting to rule out problems NOW. Because every single failed month is like a knife going through the heart, and to have people tell you to keep doing the same thing you've been doing for six more months just feels so pointless. If what we've been doing hasn't worked thus far, why should we believe that we will get different results one of these months?! I'm on my tenth cycle of trying, and it's the most emotional journey I've ever been on.
As for getting your husband's semen analysis done, you could see either a fertility specialist or (I believe) a urologist. I'd love to be able to see the urologist who saved my life the day of my accident (he dotes on me ), so if that's an option we may go that route after we've tried for our full year. But also I think our general practitioner could place an order for the test at the hospital with which he is affiliated and we could do it that way.
Anyway, I wish you luck and success. Where are you at in your cycle right now? Enduring the two-week wait?
June 5th, 2013 07:35 PM #1258
butterflykisses: Thank you! I have found that everyone on this thread is very supportive and kind! You all definitely make me feel like less of an ogre lol I'm sorry that AF showed up. Here's hoping for next month!
alzora: You and I have very similar problems when it comes to insurance. I'm also still on my father's plan (Blue Cross/Blue Shield) and because I am classified as a dependent, I get exactly one visit to the gynecologist per year. Period. I visited mine in March, so I won't be able to go again until March 2014, which is well over a year of trying. I also highly doubt that my insurance will cover any tests I may or may not need to check for infertility. That's as much as I got from TIB (Thaddeus in Billing, I had to deal with a man) on the subject, anyway. I'm going to get my BA in Education and eventually I would like to teach high school English. I also plan on taking creative writing classes as well. The dream is (when I don't have to be a responsible adult with bills anymore) to write novels.
caseymay: Welcome aboard the Impatience Express! Sit anywhere you'd like! Seriously, we're glad you're here . It's great that your husband is so open about everything. I think I spent the first months of our TTC process completely horrifying my husband with all the gross stuff; he's pretty immune now, though . I honestly can't help you when it comes to getting sperm analyzed and other medicals procedures, but we have plenty of knowledgable ladies available here! Good luck!"I'd rather be honest than impressive."
June 5th, 2013 07:38 PM #1260Senior Member
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June 5th, 2013 07:49 PM #1262
Welcome @caseymay! I don't have any helpful bits or advice to share, but I'm wishing you the best and look forward to what you find out as you continue to TTC!mamacravings.com
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June 5th, 2013 07:55 PM #1264Senior Member
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@Violetink, are you on the Blue Cross Special Care plan? If so, they SAY that all infertility screening is 100% covered up to the point of a diagnosis. BUT here's the clever loophole they've made for themselves: Fertility clinics bill all infertility screening under a diagnostic code of infertility. That's just how clinics HAVE to bill it--every office I've talked to. If infertility is what you are being tested for, then their only option is to bill it under one of the infertility codes. But the dumba$$es over at Blue Cross look at that code and say, "Oh, she has been diagnosed with infertility, so we won't cover that." Even though you HAVEN'T been diagnosed yet--the tests are for the purpose of finding the problem--Blue Cross claims that the code of infertility means that you HAVE been diagnosed and therefore they will not pay. I cannot tell you how angry this whole scenario makes me.
As for your one visit to the gynecologist per year, I have the same thing, AND...this makes me angry too...back in like March I went for my annual exam with the gynecologist. I was assured that the whole thing would be covered. So when I got to the doctor's office, she did the exam and then I proceeded to ask her questions about fertility. Later, I was billed for an office visit. Blue Cross informed me that the clinic had billed for one annual exam PLUS one office visit because I had asked the doctor questions above and beyond what constitutes a normal annual exam. I only asked like two questions that took no longer than five minutes for her to answer. I think that is just low and greedy.
Awesome that you are going to be an English teacher, and even more awesome that you're taking creative writing classes! I wish you luck in your profession and in your writing.
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