Monday, July 23, 2007

Honestly.

So. I'm here at work, after almost a week off. I didn't take Monday off, but that was because we had our company outing in the afternoon - so it wasn't really work. Including being back at work - I'm back to my 'follow up' calls that I make - you know the type - checking up on this your ordered and haven't received, making vet appointments, and hell, following up on the damn IVF APPROVAL!??!?!

Right.

The insurance lady called me back a mere5 hours after I left my message (which is lightening fast for this office) and told me that the letter was faxed on July 5th. So it could take up to 3 weeks, maybe even 4 or 5. Um.... I was told you faxed it on June 29th? And now it's not a max of 3 weeks but FOUR OR FIVE!

GAH!

I know it has been said a million times, but it's the waiting with all this IVF shit that sucks the most. It was my understanding that the doc's protest letter was filed on the 29th... making today the day that I would hear (at the latest). But, no. Not only did the letter not get filed when I thought, but now the turn around time could be even longer!? If it's 5 weeks... I could actually still keep on track for starting Lupron in August. AF is due this upcoming Friday. CD 21 would be the 17th. So even if I find out on the 9th (that is 5 weeks), maybe, just maybe - I can finally get this freaking IVF show on the road.

Of course, I need to travel for work the entire week of the 13th. I thought that was a perfectly safe week to travel. And now, I may need to do put off the 'pre-IVF' appointment until that week because of the stupid insurance stuff.

Thank god I'm going for a second opinion on August 7th. I really getting fed up with this crap.

8 comments:

Chris said...

Oh I sure do feel for you! What a way to start a Monday. I hope the day, and week gets better and that you get some answers soon. It is so frustrating to always be waiting for something . . .

ultimatejourney said...

That is beyond irritating. I hate all the extra (read: insurance) crap we have to go through on top of all the crap of IF itself.

Geohde said...

Argh.

How sucky.

If it helps, my RE let slip that it sounds like the's thinking of a long pill down reg cycle. Crap. You mean a while month on the pill, before I can start anything helpful? Urgh.

Changing Expectations said...

Argghhhh - IF stuff sucks. I hope that your approval comes back soon so that you can get started! Thinking about you.

chicklet said...

Waiting waiting waiting, it's all we do. Oh yea, and then we get our hopes up, and we get shot down, but we wait and wait and wait. Argh!

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

That sucks. This is all just a game of hurry up and wait. How frustrating!

Samantha said...

Waiting totally sucks. That's always the way they do it to you also. "This will take 3 weeks." Then three weeks comes and goes. "Oh, did we say three weeks? Could be more like 4-5. Sorry." Jerks.

Laura, the (reluctant) baroness said...

I'm so sorry. I would be so angry because of all of that. Hopefully you can find some enjoyable things to focus on this week to help take your mind off of it. Easier said than done, I'm sure!