Monday, August 15, 2011

4 years of blogging

Wow...I missed my blogoversary.  4 years ago I started this blog as a way to vent about my first failed IVF attempt.  Never in a million years did I think that I would still be typing away 4 years later.  Thank you all for reading!!

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On another note.  I'm utterly devastated today.  As you may recall, earlier this year when I switched jobs, we enrolled in my husband's group medical on top of my own.  We did this because his was an HMO and in our state, HMO's are required by law to provide IVF coverage.  Which for us meant one last try at IVF.  Before we enrolled, I did my due diligence checking with my RE's office that they did in fact take this insurance.  Today, as I'm getting ready to make appointments...I learned that they no longer accept this insurance.  So we're back where we were 4 years ago.  Looking for an RE.  I'm devastated because this is our last shot.  There are no more chances after this one...and I really wanted to stay with the RE I trusted.  I did 2 cycles with her...and got pregnant both times.  I wanted to know I was with someone who knew my history and the office staff there does.  I LOVE them. But now, now I have to find a new RE.  And I don't have much time.  We only took the insurance for a year.  I mean, we could reenroll...but this is the only thing we are using this carrier for.  Everything else goes through my insurance.

Any ladies in the western Chicago suburbs?  Tell me who you go to?  Why?  What do you like about them...what don't you? Please...be honest?

11 comments:

JJ said...

Happy Blog Birthday :)

So sorry about the insurance crap--it sooo frustrating. :(

Queenie. . . said...

That is SO frustrating. There must be some other great RE's in Chicago, though. Good luck in your search!

Tina said...

I went to Zvi Binor, M.D., with Rush-Copley’s Center for Reproductive Health in Aurora. I liked him....I had been going to the other dr. in the office, but she left and BAM I got pg!!

http://www.rushcopley.com/rcmg/reproductive-health/

Jamie said...

Happy blogoversary!!

I'm so sorry that you're back at square one dealing with insurance crap. As if IF alone isn't frustrating enough!!

Betty Rubble said...

I'm so sorry you're experiencing this! I know you were looking forward to September...what crappy news! I hope that you're able to find an equally wonderful physician who makes your dream a reality!!!

raisingmiles said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Insurance sucks. Any time. Every time.

AplusB said...

I had HMO Illinois and saw an RE in the Western 'burbs. Send me a note at aplusbwaitingforc at gmail dot com for details. I LOVE him and he got me pregnant in just a few months. -A

AplusB said...

I had HMO Illinois and saw an RE in the Western 'burbs. I LOVE him and got pregnant in just a few months. Message me at aplusbwaitingforc at gmail dot come for details.

AplusB said...

I had HMO Illinois as well and my RE is based in the Western burbs. I LOVE him and got pregnant within a few months...twin girls born Feb. 24. Message me at aplusbwaitingforc at gmail dot com if for details.

Anonymous said...

Are you willing to travel to Chicago? Because I had a very good experience as part of the practice at UIC Medical Center. I was a patient in their Maternal Fetal Medicine clinic and they do consults with Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, MD. She is an RE. She was very nice. I don't know if she is taking patients.

Roccie said...

Fertility Centers of IL after a bad experience with Karande.

I ADORE my RE at FCI. I adore her.

You can call me day or night - I would love to tell you all about her... though I fear you may be an FCI patient as they recently dropped Cigna coverage....