Friday, April 25, 2008

Fun with the pharmacy and other things...

I actually got some good financial news today! Some of the drugs for IVF will apparently be covered by insurance and thus be nothing more than a $15 co-pay! Whoopee! The lady who placed my order said that Lu*pron and some of the other drugs have more than one use, so they can slide them past the insurance company. That's awesome! Not that I didn't spend a crap load of money today, but at least SOMETHING was paid for.

On a slightly less positive note, the co-worker with the annoying kid questions- moving into my office. So I can "work with" her. I already share an office, but the person in with me now is more senior. Annoying one, as she shall be named from now on, has been here less than 90 days and my boss wants me to help "train and develop" her. I couldn't say no for 2 reasons: a) I don't want to explain why she irritates me; b) the request was preceeded by a speech from my boss about how great I was doing, how much I had grown, talk of future promotions, etc., etc. What kind of fool would say no after a speech like that??? So, I guess she's moving in.

Happy weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Here we go! Sorta.

Today I started the bcp to prep for IVF. Wow, it was pretty surreal to open a pack of those again. I never thought I would go there again. How strange it was to put the little day lable on the package and such.

On the up side, my mother, who is generally a very hard person to deal with, called today to say she is sending me a check for $9,000 to cover most of what I have to pay on Monday (at my consent signing appointment). I realize I am very lucky she is paying for it and I am trying to not get pissed at her for being "insane" since she is paying for this IVF attempt. I just have to keep reminding myself to be nice.

Along those same lines, she was appalled that I did not want her there on the day of retrieval. When I pointed out to her that my husband might be weirded out about that, it was like she never even considered that. It's all about her! Sheesh. In addition to that, please see my post about how she acted at my saline sono appointment!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

People who cannot take a hint piss me off

Yesterday I was asked, completely out of the blue, by a new co-worker with 2 small children if my husband and I just weren't "kid people"? I tried to end the conversation gracefully and get out of the situation but she just would not let up. She was down right f-ing pushy about it. I was pissed off to the point that I really really wanted her to be embarrassed for being such an ass, so I came out with it and said "It's not that we don't want kids, it's just that it isn't happening". That freaked her out but good. It was like she never even CONSIDERED that there might be something WRONG. I mean, people just have sex and BOOM they pop a kid out, right? I bet she will leave me the hell alone from now on, so maybe it was worth the awkward situation.

The significant thing about this is that nobody at work, apart from the ones I have seen at the RE, know a damn thing about our struggles with IF. They probably just think we are not "kid people" and have enough tact to keep their damn mouths shut (unlike the new girl). Now I wonder if she will be too embarrassed to say anything to anyone. Maybe it's just time to come out of the proverbial closet, so to speak.

Oh and speaking of co-workers, the one I was wondering about the other day- PG.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Of course she is...

The co-worker I saw at the RE for her "test"... yep, you guessed it, she appears to be PG. I don't know it for sure but she had a rather suspiciously maternity looking shirt on when I passed her in the hall today. If it's not maternity wear, it would be a very unfortunate wardrobe choice. Did I call it or what? It was probably on her very first round of Clomid or something crap ass like that.

I know, I know, I don't know what she had to do to get that way. Maybe it was on her 3rd or 4th IVF for all I know. If anything it should give me hope that this stuff works, right? Instead it just pisses me off and makes me feel even more defective. Blech.