Friday, December 28, 2012

Viva Las Vegas!

We have officially decided to do IVF in Las Vegas. I spoke with Dr. F at the S.HER Institute on the phone today and then with their office manager/financial manager and we made our deposit. We have officially reserved a spot for early February.

We qualify for their micro-IVF program and also standard IVF. And although our final decision is up in the air, we also meet the requirements for a special discount program. So we will very likely be doing standard IVF at a rate that is about half way between Micro IVF and Standard IVF. Still a boat-load of money any way you spin it.

Dr. F recommended that I come out to LV for two weeks and although I thought I could arrange it, when I told my boss, she nearly had a heart attack. She has already arranged for about $6000 worth of marketing for a special hearing aid promotion the week before I would head out, she is afraid that the appointments will run into the week that I am gone and also that the patients see before going will need to be seen for follow ups while I am gone.

She has graciously offered to fly me back and forth as needed so that I can essentially be in two places at once. Although I don't know the details yet, Dr. F did say that he has people who stay for 2 weeks and people who fly back and forth. As of right now, it looks like I will be driving myself the 10 hour one-way trip for pre-retrieval monitoring (and whatever other prep work needs to be done), flying back home to work for a day or two, flying out with the husband for egg retrieval, flying back with the husband to work, then flying out for transfer and driving myself back. Hopefully it will be less back and forth and only one trip back in the middle instead of two. I won't know until I talk to the nurse next Thursday.

The one thing that all of this hinges on is my being able to get my records sent from the RE in El Paso. Although I don't think that he can deny me access to my chart, I'm sure his staff will find a way to make it a pain in my ass.

Stay tuned for updates in hopes that things move very quickly over the next month or so.

Side Note: I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and we'll all have a wonderful New Year!


  1. I am so stinking excited for you! It is certainly a wild ride, but so incredibly worth it! I'll be cheering you on!!

  2. EEEEEEK!!! This is so freakin exciting Michele! I know it is a lot of travel, but it's so worth it to be using an RE you feel confident about (hence why we used an RE that was 6 hrs from us!). I'm glad that your boss is willing to work with you on this! Try not to let her stress be your stress. :)

    Re: your old RE - legally, they only have 30 days to release your records (at least in CO - and I'd guess it's the same there) so just request the records asap! Good luck with that.

    SOOO excited about this!!

  3. WOOT! I've so excited for you! I was waiting for this news!!!!

    I know it's gonna be a pain in the butt going back and forth but it's going to be worth it!!!

    So excited Michele!!

  4. That is awesome! So excited for what 2013 has in store for you! I hope you can get your records quickly!!

  5. I am so so excited for you!! I hope you don't have to do too much flying back and forth but how awesome that your job is being so cool about it!!


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