Good luck Nat! You have your hubbers support team behind you!
Good luck Nat! You have your hubbers support team behind you!
Prob should have asked before Nat went but does anyone know if health insurance pays for all the lap op costs?
Had a meet with my FS office today & she said I'll get 3 bills - 1 for FS, 1 for anatheist & another for assistant
In addition to hospital
It's all so confusing
Vivre, I paid my excess for hospital, my FS fee and the anaesthetist. All up I think it was less than $1000, oh and I got a sneaky pathology bill in the mail too which I had to pay, it was only a tissue sample to check for abnormalities. When I got it I was worried that the FS had thought he'd seem something that needed testing but it is standard and was normal.
Have a look here Petulia! http://www.ingender.com/gender-selection/Natural.aspx
I picked this up for you from the gender swaying thread in the other TTC section, "Lots of potassium and salt for a boy, limit your dairy to a very small amount or none. Make sure you take folate if you're on a boy diet. You can make various drinks to have daily using bi carb soda and various other gross stuff. I find the easiest one to make and use is a shot of apple cider vinegar 2 - 3 times a day. Mind you I keep forgetting to buy the damn stuff!! You can also do bi carb soda douches etc - I personally don't think they're so great but I've never used one so can't say from personal exp. Have sex on the day of o and do the big O before dh as it produces a rush of alkaline cm. With the boy diet you are hoping to achieve alkaline cm because thats what favours boy sperm. Acid cm stops boys tails from wagging so they can't swim to the egg, meanwhile the girl sperm lazily swim by in their favourite conditions. The lunarium isn't free anymore so you can't just go and look up your charts anymore . If you find out what phase of the moon you were born under (just google moon phase on whatever date you were born - inc year). You're supposed to be more fertile around that phase of the moon but thats just more for fertility than boy/girl etc. "
Ive already had two boys so may well be naturally alkaline, so this sort of swaying also needs to take into account what your natural pH is..
Well, I survived the lap. To be honest I feel worse today than I thought I would but I've made progress in moving etc so I know I'll get better quickly too. I can live with it. So....the good news is, everything is fine! Absolutely no endo and my tubes are all clear. So the ob reckons if we haven't conceived in the next couple of months he'll pass me on to the IVF path but there isn't really a reason why things aren't working out. He reiterated that we have a 2 -3 month window after this operation where chances of BFP are higher because just having the op seems to clear everything out.
I went in to surgery at 11:30 and was heading home at 5pm. I was supposed to be out earlier but my blood pressure dropped dramatically when I went to get dressed so they thought about admitting me over night. However with another lay down, legs up etc it lifted again so I got to come home.
I do have the shoulder tip pain quite badly from the gas accumulation. I had it badly yesterday but felt pretty good by the time I went to bed last night. No worries during the night but it's come back this morning, not as bad though.
I only have the belly button and one other small cut, so that's good. My belly is very sore today though so I'll just lay low until it all has a chance to heal.
As for the private health, I have only joined this year so didn't know if I'd be covered. When talking with the ob about it he said since it's day surgery it's exactly the same treatment, same people etc whether I go private or public so I didn't worry and just went public. I don't know if this is the same elsewhere but in the country you get the same specialists/anaesthetists/nurses/ward etc.
So that's my news today. If you have any questions Vivre let me know. I won't be far from the lounge and computer today
Great news Nat Hopefully you'll be healed soon and can take advantage of the 2-3 month window.
Wow, thanks for all that info Toonzie! Not sure I'll be doing vinegar shots or bicarb douches though I think the vagina is normally acidic, but maybe mine must already be a bit alkaline as it tends to get irritated with the presence of swimmers - which I think are alkaline???? Poor little swimmers.
My news today, I'm cd14 and I still haven't had my LH surge according to my stupid OPK sticks. There is the faintest of faint lines, but not even sure if I'm fooling myself with that. My cycle is pretty regular 28-29 days, so don't know if I normally have lower LH surges that can't be picked up by my particular brand, Ovunow. Really frustrating.
Great news Nat & get well soon.
I think I'll be ok, just counting down days until Tuesday
Unfortunately being in the city public vs private means big wait, just got a shock with bill elements I wasn't expecting. I keep thinking health insurance covers thing but that's my bad. Ha ha!
Would anyone be opposed to a post from a 34 year old TTC for the first time (I'll be 35 in February)? We've been TTC for 11 months with no luck. All the test results for both of us have come back normal, but I am feeling like a failure - both for our current efforts to conceive and my decision to wait this long to start trying. I have a great career that I am proud of, but I know stress may be impacting my fertility at this point. Honestly, if I could get a guarantee that we would conceive naturally if I just quit my job, I would do it, but because I do love my job, I haven't done that. Thanks for giving me space to vent a little, even if I am a little short of the 35th year!
Vivre - get a heat pack for your belly if you don't have one. It is a saviour. You'll be fine. Amazing how well the body heals itself!
Welcome allworkandnobaby! Of course you're welcome to join, no-one's checking dates Personally I believe keeping yourself happy in your career is just as good. Changing your life TTC would only put more pressure on it. Imagine how long the months would be without work??! I was hopeless when I was on holidays from work. I was pleased to get back to work and get my mind off TTC!
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