Trying to Make Lemonade

Easter was lovely.  S bought me tons of tulips and some gourmet chocolates at our Farmer's Market and made a yummy fish dinner, which we accompanied with the Chardonnay from our wine tasting weekend.  We had lots of good - some deep and some fun - conversations and watched the movie, "Snow White and the Huntsman."

On the other hand, I have some bad news to report.  We just lost COBRA coverage with Kai.ser.  S was able to get on another individual Kai.ser plan, but I was rejected basically for being a woman, old, and trying to get pregnant, even though the plan didn't cover fertility.  Yes, I'm feeling some bitterness.

Ironically, an injectable IUI cycle at a local fertility center costs about the same as the monthly cost of COBRA plus the copays we had to make.  So, we will likely go ahead and do a cycle with them as soon as we are able to get things going.  I have a phone consult a week from this Friday, the earliest they had open.  So. Tired. Of. Waiting.

On the bright side, I've added Vitex to my list of supplements, and I have a sense it may be a big positive for me.  I don't know why.  It was suggested to me several years ago, but I never took it for some reason.  It tastes mildly bitter, and you have to count out 30 drops of the stuff three times every day (if you take the liquid).  So with that and the DHEA, COQ10, L-Arginine, Melatonin, etc., I'm getting as much help as a gal can get from supplements!

And this cycle (and probably next one, as well), we can try naturally.  I would like to use Femara next cycle if we can't do injectable medications yet, so am looking into getting a hold of some of that.

This week's a busy week with a Key.stone XL protest Wednesday and a Transition US open house fun-type event on Thursday.  Life keeps rolling on, and I guess I'm being distracted from the difficulties by a lot of good things.  I'm grateful for that.


  1. Sounds like a nice Easter!!

    Darn insurance! That's so frustrating. It irks the heck out of me that people can't get good health insurance for a reasonable cost. And don't get me started on infertility coverage! I feel for you!

    Your supplement regiment sounds great!! I am psyched about your upcoming plans!! Oh, but you might not want to take Vitex during a medicated cycle. The others should be fine, I think. I've heard Vitex can interfere though. For now, it's great! :-) Get those eggies nice and healthy and refreshed ahead of time!

  2. Sorry about your insurance, that frustrates me that its so hard for people who need coverage to get it. Glad that the price of an IUI doesn't put it out of reach. Good luck!

  3. Insurance hassles are the worst. Good luck!

  4. Ugh, dont even get me started on insurance. Its good that you can at least plan on one medicated IUI. Your Easter celebration sounds lovely. I think you are doing a great job with adding all the supplements. Hoping for a wonderful natural cycle.

  5. I'm glad you had a good Easter. As for that insurance thing, that just makes me steamed.