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  #1081  
January 14th, 2014, 02:09 PM
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Got into the plans last night.

The ones that would work for us have no copays. Sounds great? no, all physican visits are subject to deductible. Which means we pay everything out of pocket until the FAMILY deductible has been met. For some plans that's $12,700 for other's that $6000, then you still have your premiums on top of that. You get the basics covered, pap, screenings... one lab test for certain types of bloodwork. But everything else you pay out of pocket until you've maxed out.

We can't afford that. Hell I could see my OB every two weeks for a year, plus my thyroid draws and not reach what the monthly premiums plus a 6k deductible would cost us!!

So the plan is, we're going to start packing this place up, and moving it to storage near Reme's mom's house. Once we're down to what we need for living, we'll hold course until we know what's going to happen for DH for work. If he goes back with the company he was with last year, we'll pack up and move where ever the work is together. If he goes back with his usual company, I'm going to move back near Reme, get a job.

I'm also going to get working on my pads and stuff. I'm waiting on some Amazon gift cards to show up so I can order a bit of fabric that I need. I tried out one of the pads I thought didn't work last night, and it worked fine other than being a little floppy.. but it didn't get a really good work out. It seemed to absorb everything, didn't shed it back at me like I feared. Then I need to figure out how much each one costs to make, so I can try and sell some. My main problem is access to good quality flannel and minky... I haven't looked at the fabric store in LaCrosse yet, I usually rely on Joann's and they're 2.5 hours away

Gah my head's going in a million directions.. but the first thing I have to do is clean off my sewing table because right now it's useless. LOL
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January 15th, 2014, 09:14 AM
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I'm sorry Ashley. The whole thing just sucks.

Healthcare is ridiculous. I get mad just thinking about it. DH doesn't have any insurance right now, and with this new ObamaCare, we have to get him something soon.........which will cost us a fortune. He is Native American, but he doesn't belong to any of the Wisconsin Tribes, his dad was Sioux so we would have to change our mailing address to North Dakota in order to reap benefits of Tribal Healthcare. Which we may end up doing anyways because it would be way cheaper for us as a family. My healthcare isn't the best, but it is something and my work does pay for a good portion of it......for now.

They make it so dang difficult for everyone. Its a requirement, yet seems so hard to achieve a happy medium.

I wish you some guidance through all of this and hopefully you can get to some type of conclusion that makes everything a bit easier.
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January 15th, 2014, 10:22 AM
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We are just going to pay the fine. For the two of us it'd be an estimated $600 next year. That's 1 month of premiums. :/

It pisses me off. This is NOT what Obamacare was supposed to be. Of course the insurance companies couldn't actually take the vision and do it, they HAD to make their plans go from bad to worse. Even if the premium prices went down (and oh, they went waaaaay down for us, they were $800 before), they really screwed with how a deductible used to work. It's semi ok if you live in a well populated area. The prices between Appleton and Tomah are stark, Appleton's premium's are about the same, but what's offered is like going to the moon.

What needs to change next, are networks. I've never heard of something so idiotic in my life. I'm not entirely sure how it works in Canada, but my basic UHC has been accepted in 3 provinces outside of my own with no bills and no fusses. I don't know if my private insurance was covered or not, wasn't really something I had to worry about at the time. This whole you could drive 45 minutes away to shop and you're out of network is absolutely insane.

And then prices, don't even get me STARTED on prices.

*twitch*

I can honestly say, if I'd have known insurance and healthcare were going to be THIS hard/bad/awful.. I likely would not have have moved here with DH. He keeps saying I need to find a job with good benefits, but he fails to realize that we still need insurance after we have a baby and I'm NOT working after we have a baby.
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Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
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January 16th, 2014, 11:18 AM
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Please let me know if you start selling pads because I would like to buy some.

I agree that the health care stuff is ridiculous. The insurance companies really screw people, and it's disgusting.
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January 16th, 2014, 01:02 PM
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I have zorb coming tomorrow which is the last I need to make them properly. I cut out most of the pieces for 10 pads last night, pink zebra with black backing (not as pretty as colored, but I had 0 pink fleece lol). I'll put up a picture when I get one fully assembled.

I've used the two I made for myself. They aren't perfect, but It took over 8 hours for last night's to soak through, and you shouldn't even wear them for 8 hours so I'm not going to call it a dud!

At least it gives me something to do. Once I've made a few with different fleece and the zorb I'll start buying different flannels and might order some minky online to get variety. The minky ones are great for at night, but I prefer the flannel ones during the day. They're thinner and move with your body better. I'll also have to experiment with sizes. The ones I made for me is quite large. I like the extra coverage since I often leak off the front or back of store bought pads. But not everyone's going to need or want that.

I also made my first wetbag last night. It's too big for pads.. I mean, it'll work, but it's definitely the size most people would make their cloth diaper wet bag. Oops

I also want to start making wrappers for the cloth pads. Little fabric envelopes so they can slip into your purse and not look so hideous. Just need to decide if I want them to snap or just slip cover. Then I need a wetbag for my purse. It's nice having something to do!


I don't know if I mentioned, I've signed up to take an online computer science course from Harvard. It started last week, but I have all year to complete all 12 units (usually done in 12 weeks). I watched my first lecture last night and i'm quite excited to do this. The future is in computers, I may as well learn how to code right?
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Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7 ~ beta negative (< 3)
Cycle 3: Lap on cd 2 - Femara cd 3-7 - Testing Christmas Day
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January 17th, 2014, 09:31 AM
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I am so glad they are working out Ashley!! Are you planning to sell them online?

That online computer course sounds amazing. I think it is really cool that they are offering that for free now. You will have to let us know how it goes!!

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January 17th, 2014, 07:49 PM
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I'm not sure how I'll go about selling them, I'm sure online somehow, just not sure exactly how. lol.

The course is through Harvard. If i do well I'll go back and retake it, this time splurging so I can get an actual certificate (like, an official one, from harvard! LOL)I think it'd be nice to have something that I could possibly do from home, especially since DH is getting more on board with homeschooling as each day goes by.
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January 21st, 2014, 11:04 AM
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The course through Harvard sounds really exciting! I'm sure that you will do really well.
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January 21st, 2014, 05:37 PM
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OB's office called this morning. The call started out the same as the last two "Ashley, you ARE taking your medication right?"

*sigh* he has advised that I need to see a GP, he doesn't know what else to do for me. To ensure I do it, he's not refilling my Rx.

I have an appointment for the 31st to see a Physicians assistant since they can't get me into see a GP before I run out of medication. I don't know what all is going to happen, but we'll see. I'm going to take the initial A1C test with me and maybe they'll want to run another one or maybe they'll stick me on metformin. I have no idea.

I was really upset about it this morning, but this might be just what I need.
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Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
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January 22nd, 2014, 12:26 PM
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I am glad you were able to get an appointment somewhere so you wont run out of your meds. I hope the new doctor can help you come up with a new plan that will work for you. I hate that you have to deal with all the insurance issues on top of everything else it shouldn't have to be so hard.

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January 25th, 2014, 01:47 PM
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So on top of the dozen things I have to do this week and next week I get to deal with a kidney stone that popped into my bladder sometime this week.

Omg.. the agony. And Since I have an appointment in a week, there really isn't anything I can do. It's like trying to pee with a marble in your bladder. ugh. I'm so over this and it's only been 8 hours since I figured out what was going on. Last time this took weeks!


In good news, I picked up some new fabric yesterday to make some pads... to sell I just need to get some good pictures of the ones I made for myself and set myself up a shop somewhere... I don't know if I want to go through etsy, or if I want to do ebay, or facebook... But the fabrics are super cute! LOL



I've had amazing CM this cycle. Seriously, I haven't had this much goop since coming off the pill in 2011. The first cycle on vitex, after O I had a bunch of CM, all thick and goopy.. like very sticky creamy cm. This cycle? Perfect creamy, then ewcm... like.. days of it! We haven't been very good about not trying. I've been pretty miserable, but we've had a fair bit of sex this month so he can't complain too much. He won't be getting much more with how much I hurt right now. He's not going to like that. I've only taken one opk.. I was in a major amount of pain after a chiropractor visit.. and I wanted to see if it was just a terrible O, or if it was the visit. Opk was negative, so I'm going with bad visit. I think it was the chiro who knocked the kidney stone loose too.


I see the new Doctor on Friday at 3pm. Will know the game plan after that. I figure it's going to be switch to brand name, or switch to pig product med. I will dry and pop on with forum runner, but it often doesn't let me access my journal through the app.

In the meantime, DH and I have a lot of packing to do. We rented a storage unit near Reme's house, and we will be driving what we don't need to take with us up over the next week or so. We took our first load up last night, and between the trailer, and both vans with no seats, we managed to use up 1/4 of the unit!! I'm not sure if we're going mid week, or if we're just going to wait until we have to go Friday and take another load and both vehicles. The sad thing is with everything we took up, you can't even tell we've done anything! Our next load will have a bunch of large furniture on it... my china cabinet, most of our dressers, the book cases etc. We will also put all his collectibles (magic cards, comics) into that load, as well as any clothes we just don't wear. This will pretty much empty out our room, Reme's room, both closets, the dining room and even more of the garage. The goal is to be down to just one last load of stuff to be stored when it's time for him to go back to work.


And I just realized a snafu to our plans... we've been plotting our next move, with everything we need to take... and we didn't account for the washer and dryer... crap.....
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Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
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Cycle 3: Lap on cd 2 - Femara cd 3-7 - Testing Christmas Day
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January 26th, 2014, 10:19 AM
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When you decide where you are going to sell the pads, will you please post a link here?
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January 26th, 2014, 01:19 PM
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Yes Ma'am I sure will!

I'm going to work on some of that tonight, see if I can get some pictures taken and some layouts and such. I still need to try adding a section of zorb to one made with minky... haven't ventured out there yet. BUT I did get all the new fabrics washed, just need to trim them up and prep them for cutting!


I appear to be feeling better. Slightly annoying feeling in my bladder.. so I'm going to keep up the lemon juice and water and see if I can kick the rest out before Friday.
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Polypectomy - 08/21/14 Laproscopy - 12/05/2014
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7 ~ beta negative (< 3)
Cycle 3: Lap on cd 2 - Femara cd 3-7 - Testing Christmas Day
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January 27th, 2014, 11:22 AM
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I'm really glad that you are feeling better!!
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January 27th, 2014, 01:35 PM
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Last night sucked. I had some weird shooting pain in my thigh that was bringing me to tears. Google provided me with some possible plasuable causes... one being constipation (since I had the urge to go, but couldn't go #2 with each pain) another being that my sciatic nerve was acting up.. and I'd had a rough adjustment last week.. so could be either.

I feel better this morning at least!!

I came up with a new design last night!!! So much easier to assemble than the other one, and I'm less likely to get smacked with someone complaining "you stole my design!" with this one. So when I do put up my shop, if you want the other design I use, just let me know and I can create a custom listing (and a custom order, no extra charge) for you.

And I like that this one can be made in just about any length and width (it is done this size since I just used what I had cut out for fleece, zorb and terry LOL) and can be made in minky or flannel! I like the minky ones for at night, cause they're soft.




I was really unsure about making the switch. More laundry and what not.. but really, they haven't been. I don't have a little wet bag so they get rinsed, then into a ziploc.. and then honestly.. I toss them in with my clothes. I don't even wait for towels!
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These are so cool!! I am so excited that you are going to make them and sell them. It's such an awesome idea.
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x-posted from ttcwma.... but we did more research and so far no luck :/ all the plans suck



So I had an appointment today and the good news is I get TWO new doctors

They offered me an RE referral.. but we aren't in the financial position for that right now. So they referred me to an OB in a practice across town (by Reme's) that handles cases like me on the OB level.

She was flabbergasted that no other testing has been done, especially after a slightly elevated a1c.

She could not believe that despite it being noted that I requested the brand name medication that he refused to write it because I didn't have insurance (she let me see the notation)

She could not believe that despite having told him my LP was short, he offered to do NOTHING.

She could not believe that listed next to every single thing I'd told him about he wrote "needs to lose weight"... including my Hashi's!

They disliked my ob before, now they dislike him even more.

I have a 30 day Rx for Synthyroid, there was an issue with the instructions or I'd be starting it tomorrow. I have repeat labs on the 27th

On that same day I have the appointment with the new OB. If she wants to run CD 3 labs, I will have them run in March at the private lab. If they require more than a few days notice, I'll have to book them every day for a week since I never know when AF's coming. I've also been advised to prepare for fasting sugars (I'm not even sure how that's going to work... fasting = stomach pain = no sleep = Ashley dies on the way home crashing into a post), lipids etc.

Poor DH is going back to work early to pay for all this :/ I will try and make a trip to see him Prior to O each cycle he's gone for, but 12 hour drives are not my forte as I'm a sleepy driver.



My first step is going to be calling the ACA Monday and updating our address and our income. Since DH got laid off, we're expecting to make about 60% of what we were anticipating for 2014. That's a huge difference in their formulas and it could change DH's mind on buying coverage.

So that's my nutshell... hopefully I'll know more the first week of March!
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Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7 ~ beta negative (< 3)
Cycle 3: Lap on cd 2 - Femara cd 3-7 - Testing Christmas Day
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February 1st, 2014, 09:56 AM
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I am so sorry that this insurance stuff has been such an ongoing pain in the neck. It's like, "Welcome to the United States. Let us offer you some high priced insurance that covers absolutely nothing so that we can NOT give you the help that you need." It's embarrassing.

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I am sorry that all the plans suck right now But I am so glad you seem to finally have a doctor who wants to do all the right things to help you out. Everything your old doctor said makes me so FURIOUS! Seriously what is his problem?? I am so hopeful for you Ashley. I cant wait until the first week of March when you will get to find out more. As always keeping everything crossed for you

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I don't line coincidences. But let's put it this way. 10 days ago I stopped taking the DIM I was taking for Estrogen balancing. In 10 days I've lost 5lbs. I stopped losing weight when I started the DIM.. that's also when my thyroid went wonky. Dr approved it and everything. *sigh*.

I started the Synthyroid this morning, hopefully we see some good numbers at the end of the month (she's hoping for a 4 or lower so we can drop be down to 125 again)
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Polypectomy - 08/21/14 Laproscopy - 12/05/2014
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
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Cycle 3: Lap on cd 2 - Femara cd 3-7 - Testing Christmas Day
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