Monday, July 30, 2007

And The Shit Keeps Rolling Downhill

It looks as if August isn't going to be the month for an IVF cycle.

I called the RE's office last week to leave a message that I was at the lovely CD#1, but the nurse was out for the day, so I left a message. The next morning my IVF coordinator called me back and told me that my IVF checklist wasn't completed yet-I still had to do a physical, get my PAP results in and do a buttload of bloodwork. WTF? I already did the frickin' bloodwork and my gyno was supposed to forward the PAP results. So, the coordinator called LapCorp (which I DETEST) to see where the bloodwork was, while I called the gyno's office to see what was up.

LapCorp lost it. They don't even have a record that we were there. The gyno's office also doesn't have a record of the fax I sent, so I had to resend it. Again.

Motherfuckers. I hope they all get crabs.

So, guess who had to redo bloodwork that will apparently take 2-4 weeks? Yup. The coordinator was supposed to fax me the request form "right away" so we could do the bloodwork on Friday (Sean had a half day from work), but "right away" turned out to be at 3:15pm, and of course the lab closes as 3pm, so we had to get up at the crack of dawn on Saturday to get blood drawn. Oh, yeah-they also added some other tests to it, so I was having blood drawn for CMV, TSH, karyotyping and Fragile X (DNA). So, now I'm freaking out thinking that they're going to find some wacky genetic disorder and then we're screwed, because PGD isn't covered by insurance (as far as I know), and we don't have about $8,000 for it......

Hopefully it won't take 2-4 weeks. The intake person at the lab said that it should only take about a week, regardless of what the tests are, but the RE's office says it takes that long. So, in the meantime, I wait. Which it seems that I'm really really good at. And which will also put me squarely into September for an IVF cycle-right at the beginning of the school year. Just fucking brilliant.

Anyone want to take bets that perhaps this cycle isn't the best of ideas?

9 comments:

Thalia said...

Oh they are crap, S, I am sorry. Let's hope it all speeds through (and PGD has very mixed succsess rates even if you do have a rare genetic disorder, which is unlikely).

Hang in there.

Heather said...

OMG! Can't believe it! Yes, I can! Hang in there. Sometimes I think the stress people refer to in infertility treatments isn't so much the worry of success but the dealing with costs and office staff mess ups! Good luck getting this all straightened out and back on track.

megan said...

holy crap! what a bunch of screw-ups. that's ridiculous!
i'm sorry this happened. i hope things get back on track soon!

Kristen said...

I'm so sorry! LapCorp really is an incompetent bunch of a$$holes. They had no record of your b/w or pap? WTF?

I hope everything at least comes back okay with the karyotyping and you won't have to worry about PGD.

I'm sending lots of good vibes your way. XOXO

andeesnow said...

As a teacher that once got a sub on the first day of school for an iui- September is going to suck ass - IVF cycle or not~ at least if you are on hormone injections you have an excuse to be the raging, stressed out biotch that you know you will be anyway!~

~Denise~ said...

That sucks, I hope they all get crabs too.

I found your blog a while back (can't remember where though). I hope your month for a + comes soon. Infertility does suck!

Lut C. said...

Can you tell the bill to get lost too then?

The Town Criers said...

My McBlood story is also from that very same Corp of Labs...

This SUCKS. Here--I am throwing you the whole premixed mojito bottle (is that possible to have a premixed mojito?). I hope the lab work comes back quickly. But I can't believe you have to cycle right when school is beginning again.

shazz said...

Oh that does bite bigtime!! I mean as if you haven't already given enough blood to have to go through all the shit again.
Hope all comes back ok.