See...when you update late, you forget stuff.
The money. I forgot about the money stuff. JC and I are interested in participating in a Shared Risk program at our clinic. What that means is there is a set fee that is paid up front and we are given 6 fresh IVF cycles with a 100% guarantee of a live birth. If not- we get 100% of the money back. We can drop out of the program at any time and still get 100% of our money back. Sounds like a good plan, right? It is. And it's also $20,000. And that doesn't include drugs or ICSI.
So I told you about how I had a low follie count- only 7 when they really expect anywhere from 10-20. This means that we aren't automatically accepted into the Shared Risk program. Our case has to be brought before a committee of the doctors and we have to be approved. I get it- I mean if you're going to give me a guarantee- you want to make sure you can deliver. To me- it's just a new thing to worry about.
So I think that with drugs and ICSI- we're looking at a price tag of about $26,000. So daunting. I wasn't shocked at the cost. But now that it's around the corner and we're having conversations like "Payment due 10 days prior to stimming" and I know when the stimming might start...it becomes a big obstacle and very overwhelming. Where does this money come from? How will we ever come up with that kind of money? I guess we better figure that out.