Ok, so here is some possibly exciting news:
I did a little googling to see if there were any IF clinical trials going on in Chicago right now, since that is where we will be moving. I found the Fertility Center of Illinois (the 2nd largets Fertility clinic in the U.S.) and found out that they were doing a study involving PCOS women. So I put in my info, not really expecting to hear back. This morning I got a phone call from a super nice lady and she told me all about the study. She asked me a bunch of questions and told me that I qualified. Sounds perfect, right?
Well, the catch is that the study involves IVF. We haven’t even had a chance to try IUI’s yet, so IVF has not even been on my radar. Actually P and I have not really even discussed how we feel about the procedure ethically and otherwise. BUT, with the trial, if I don’t have insurance (which I probably won’t when we move, at least until I get a job), we could do the whole shebang (except for the drugs, we would pay for those separately) for $5,000. So we would get a whole cycle of IVF for pretty much 1/2 price or even less then that really.
So P and I have a lot to talk about. I went ahead and scheduled a consultation for when we go up there in April, just because that will covered by my current insurance, and hey, why not? Illinois is state mandated to have IF insurance, so even if I don’t do the study, eventually, hopefully, I will have the coverage to do IF stuff again, and I would want to try out this clinic anyway. They nice lady on the phone said that the doctor she was scheduling my consultation with has been on Oprah and everything!
So, pretty exciting I guess, but I’m so unsure…I would really LOVE and appreciate your advice or comments on this!