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i forgot...

.... to update you all on what happened with my thyroid (T3, T4, T7 & thyroid antibody) tests.

Well, what I thought was going to be an answers... isn't.

Now my thyroid is at a 2.3, which means that I’m still in a normal range and I won’t need synthyroid in order to stay normal. Normal is up to 5.0 (according to this nurse and up to 4.5 according to the other nurse) and being at a 2.3 is where the doctors want me to be (or at least close to 2.5), so now I'm okay.

So what’s next?

They want my dh to give another sperm sample for a morphology test. From there they want me to take some other drugs (tamoxifen) that will move my cycle along with a little boost. They also will do an ultrasound on my 13/14th day of my cycle and from there I’ll either take a shot (HCG) to my stomach and be sent home for intercourse OR they’ll do an IUI (intrauterine insemination) there at the doctor’s office.

I'm calling the insurance company to see what is going to be covered. I’m almost 100% sure that an IUI wouldn’t be covered by insurance but I have to check.

SOB this sucks.

Update: Waiting on ORM to call me back with the CPT codes for the procedures so I can double check with my insurance company about what they are going to cover and what I'm going to have to pay out of pocket for! This continual waiting game stinks. Hopefully it will be over soon!

Wish us luck through this next cycle....


Allison said…
((HUGS)) You're always in my thoughts and prayers! I'm sorry you didn't get any answers about your thyroid, but hope you make some progress this cycle!
You know, this seems promising! I really hope that this is your month. How much did the IUI "quote" come out at?
hopeful #1 said…
The total cost for the IUI is $350.00, plus the cost of the ultra sound which will be $356.00. All that is doable BUT still more than we'd hope to have to pay. We are grateful but still a little worried. :(

If the morphology isn't covered, that's an additional $127.00.

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