Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Beginnings of a plan

I'm still waiting to hear from the orthopedic surgeon to see what he thinks about scheduling an IVF cycle soon after knee surgery, but my RE said she thought it was fine. So I'm beginning to get a schedule in mind. I don't think my husband is even willing to discuss it until I hear from both doctors though.

*** To clear up some confusion about my insurance - we have a high-deductible HSA (health savings account) plan. Once we meet our deductible (which is, as the name suggests, quite high), insurance pays for just about everything for the rest of the year (except, of course, infertility treatment). We have already met our deductible this year, so it just makes sense to try to do any expensive covered procedures before the end of the year. The insurance is through my husband, who owns his own company, so that will not be changing anytime soon. I declined my rather nice insurance through the state in September, conveniently right before we started seeing the OBGYN about infertility (argh, hindsight). I could theoretically get my own insurance for next year, but it sounds like none of the options my work offers cover infertility. It's complicated. ***

Here's the plan that's in my head:

July 11 - triathlon!
July 31-August 10 - Alaska (woohoo!)
August 16 - turn 31 (yay for birthday! boo for getting old)
August 30 - possible relay triathlon with coworkers (last hurrah)
September 3 - knee surgery
September 4-11 - off work for recovery
October 13 - approximate start date of Lupron (6 weeks after surgery)
October 21 - approximate start date of stims (7 weeks after surgery)
November 1-7 - projected possible dates of ER and ET (9 weeks after surgery)

This sounds reasonable to me. What do you think?


  1. Hooray for a plan! It seems to me that you'd be fine for IVF after your knee spend an awful lot of the time between retrieval and transfer on the couch, anyway. :)

    Have a great time in Alaska!!

  2. What a plan! It's your cycle, but I can't wait for it! :)

  3. Sounds like a plan! Plans are great.

  4. Sounds great to me. I think that getting the knee taken care of before the end of the year is a good idea.

  5. Plan sounds good to me - and I'm impressed with the goal-oriented races. A half-marathon was my largest physical challenge and it was phenomenal. Thanks for your empathy about 'dodging strollers' too!

  6. Sounds like a good plan! It is so nice to have things planned out.

  7. Looks like a great plan! Plenty to keep you busy between now and then too, it seems :)

  8. Awesome plan! I like it! And look how fast things will be happening - it's gonna fly by, and before ya know it, you'll be knocked up for Christmas!!

  9. It's great to have a plan and yours looks wonderful. GL on the triathalon and have fun in Alaska! That is one place I want to visit.


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