Dr. D's office just called and offered us some financing options if we wanted to do another fresh cycle. Just to give you an idea... this is them being generous. They are being so generous because of our loss of Avery and our two failed FETs.
Amount due at trial transfer (where they measure length of uterus- done a week or two before egg retrieval) -$7400
Amount due every month for next year - $366.67
Amount for anesthesia - approx $500
Amount for meds - between $3000-$6000
Cost includes 3 total transfers ( so if we had embryos to freeze he would do 2 additional transfers for free)
Total approximate cost - $18,292
This number does not include any additional testing if that might be needed. It also does not include lodging if we ever have to stay overnight, gas for traveling back and forth for appointments, meals while we are in Las Vegas, and of course it doesn't cover the $500 a year fee for storing any frozen embryos. There is also the cost of having blood tests run here in cedar as well as ultrasounds done by Dr. S. Or, if we chose to ship the blood the cost would cover the blood tests but not the shipping. (These tests are often done every other day or every few days for many weeks)
I have kindly thanked them for their generous offer and told them that maybe in a couple of years we will be able to afford it and will contact them then. Although, it doesn't seem likely that the offer will stand in a couple of years. I just wanted to give you all an idea of what we are facing if we want to try to get me pregnant again. Just think... the most that some people spend might be $15 for a bottle of wine or maybe even $100 for a hotel room. Most people, however, would just get busy at home or in the back seat of a car and PRESTO! in nine months they get to take home a precious little baby to love and cherish. Half or more of those people probably didn't even want to get knocked up in the first place.
So you can see why I am sad, depressed, bitter, angry, confused, upset, emotional, frustrated, anxious, sick, disappointed, unsure, etc., etc. Do you really blame me?
Can I say it again?..... IT JUST ISN'T FAIR!