December 21, 2005

Good News and More Good News

Lest you think all I do is whine, complain and wallow in the pit of dispair, I’ll share happy news from today. And some of it is about infertility insurance, no less.

First, good news on the health front for R. When he had his annual physical last month, his doctor recommended he go see a dermatologist because of his acne and a couple spots on his back. I had a half dozen questions about it, but R, being a typical male patient, hadn’t actually uttered more than two syllables during his appointment, much less asked anything that could remotely be construed as a question.

So I tried to be calm and wait for the derm appointment. The derm removed two spots, and we got the biopsy report back today: Neither was malignant. Thank you, God!

Riding high on that wonderful news, I decided to call our insurance company and see how much money we have left on our infertility benefit.

The benefit is not large to begin with – certainly not enough to cover an IVF cycle – but hey, anything is better than nothing. I was afraid we had used all of it, or worse yet, that the insurance company would realize they had overpaid on our benefit and tell us that we owed them money.

Instead, we still have enough left to cover the anesthesia for our upcoming IVF cycle and most, if not all, of my drugs. Happy day!

3 comments:

Liz said...

Glad to hear all was well with the biopsy. It's great that you still have some things covered for your cycle. I finally got reimbursed for my first cycle -- $954.00...unbelievable but at this point I will take whatever I can get.

Hope the happy days continue!!!

Nico said...

Happy day indeed! No malignancy - that must be a huge relief. And cash on top!! Yay!

Thalia said...

I'm glad you got some good news. Particularly after all that bloodletting. Roll on 2006!