Monday, December 21, 2009

The Plan!

Before I ever even made the phone call to Dr. Ahlering's office I received an e-mail from him detailing what tests he wants to do on both me and Charles!

1) DNA Frag testing with MSA and SCSA on Charles' swimmers. {Not sure what those stand for but whatever}. I later found out that the facility that does this testing does not accept insurance. They are cash or check, only! WOW! It is like $500 for this!!!

2) NKA testing for me. {It's Natural Killer something, maybe Antibodies?} Again, the facility that does this test does not accept insurance. Cash or check only. It's $305!

Yes. We're looking at $805 in CASH that we may be able to be reimbursed on if we submit to insurance. Not something we'll be doing for at least a few months...

3) Do a Hysteroscopy to check out my uterus. {This will be pending the results from the 4 & 5}

4) Antral Follicle Count to be done on Wednesday, December 23!

5) Sonohysterogram also to be done on Wednesday, December 23!

6) Traditional Cycle Day 3 blood work {which will actually be done on Cycle Day 4 but was told that is perfectly fine} along with an infectious diseases panel... That's a new one! haha!

So I'm excited but hate we'll have to wait on the blood work until after Christmas. Oh well. At least I'll immediately know the results of the other two! :-)

So based on these results, Dr. A will recommend either more IUIs or moving onto IVF... Big stuff!!!!!!!


Nicole said...

That IS big stuff! At least all the pre-testing only has to be done once (usually anyway). It was a pain in the butt to get all the pretesting done! Those are some detailed SAs- wow! I hope you can get some reimbursement

Maureen said...

Best of luck with all the tests Meghan! So happy you all have a plan and are moving forward :o) I hope 2010 is the year for you!!!!

Merry Christmas!

Jessica said...

I'm glad you are getting the ball rolling!! I can't believe those tests are so expensive. Hopefully you will get reimbursed!

Courtney Boyle said...

Meghan I am glad to hear about your plan. I hope it all works well and that this puts you on the path you desire. I will tell you we tried to get my husband's insurance to pay for the sperm testing and they refused. But like Nicole said the pre-testing is only usually done once, so that is good. Also just be thankful that you have insurance coverage, as many, such as myself have none. Have a great Christmas and hopefully someday we will meet soon.