Since we are between treatments I’ve taken this time to apparently Google everything possible about IUI, IVF, the success rates of both and the cost of IVF. All I can say is wow. I mean yeah, I knew it was expensive but when you see “we can help finance payments lower than a second car payment” regarding IVF and an assistance program, the cost really hits home.
I’ve been tossing around the idea of IVF, in my head, because the success rates are so much greater for IVF than IUI. But shit, the cost is outrageous. The only way possible for us to EVER afford IVF is to stash away money during P’s next deployment, then as soon as he gets back, ask the Army to move us to a post that does IVF at the military hospital. Paying $5000 vs $15,000 is a lot easier for me to stomach. Of course I will be over 35 by then so there’s a whole other issue to deal with. UGH.
Yeah, and that deployment thing is looming over our heads. Without being specific, P will most likely be home for Christmas next year so we have XX months to get pregnant. As if infertility wasn’t full of enough stress, now we are on a real time limit.
Ok, vent/freak out over. Back to towrk I go and I will not Google anything related to IVF, IUI or infertility for the rest of the day.