Monday, July 23, 2007

The Power of Visualization

I am feeling like we've had this blog for a long time. For giggles, I went back to our very first post in May of 2006:

"I don't know if or how our experiences trying to get pregnant will differ from the other women we've read about, but it certainly does help sort out your feelings on the whole matter, plus it's way cooler than making a lame-o scrapbook."

Ahhh, yes, better, than a scrapbook. But could I have imagined that we'd be on try #12 and still writing? I don't think so. But then again, what could I have imagined it would have been like a year and 2 months later? I think for all those women whose blogs we've been reading for a long time, and who are fortunate enough to either be pregnant or already have a baby, the future is easy to visualize--you have something certain in front of you. For those of us still on the bus, the future is less certain, even as we gain options with every cycle. It's just those cycles after cycles after cycles that just seem like a never-ending road in front of us.

But try #12 does give us something to look forward to--a stop off the bus, if you will. If it doesn't work this cycle, then insurance must cover our future reproductive plans--including IVF. That's right--S. worked her magic on one of our beloved nurses, who petitioned the insurance bitch about our challenge to the "exposure to sperm" clause in our insurance regulations, she made a call to our insurance and VOILE! Coverage. This leaves us unbelievably hopeful and happy. We know that doesn't translate into "easy"--but it gives us something to visualize for the future.

11 comments:

vee said...

Being on try #12 was never how it was meant to be, and what would we give to be at least able to see the end of it?

The news that you've secured insurance coverage for IVF though is great! I'm hoping you won't need it, but to know that it's there must be a huge relief.

SW said...

That is great news. What a relief, and you deserve it after your perseverance. I admire that you've had 12 tries in 14 months. Wow. Sometimes I almost feel like I need a break every other month.

Anyway, Here's to hoping you won't need that stupid ol' insurance coverage anyhow.

L said...

This is the greatest news I've heard in a long time! It would only be surpassed by you guys telling me that you're coming to NYC this weekend to hang out with us!

Sara said...

great news about the insurance! let's hope you don't need it!!!

Co said...

Hurray for coverage.

Elizabeth said...

Yay that your nurse came through and double yay for good health insurance! I love it when things go the way they should. Congratulations and good luck!

nycphoenix said...

congrats on the coverage!

Our first try was August 2004. I never thought that almost three years later I would be blogging not once but twice (moving and renaming my blog), and dealing with a real for true infertility diagnosis.

e. said...

that is WONDERFUL news. no it won't make it easier, but it will relieve some of the stress! :)

SaraS-P said...

Congrats on the insurance progress.

I don't think anyone, even those of us with free "exposure to sperm" ever think we'll still be trying a year later. I hope you two aren't trying too much longer.

o said...

Gee, I think that nurse needs to receive a boquet of flowers or a nice big tomato from your garden. Later, she needs to get a picture of your baby. I think it's coming... I can feel it.

oneofhismoms said...

That comment above was from me. I hate when I push the wrong button!