I really don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, BUT . . .
. . . . this is the bill I received from my RE's office recently. Really? Do you really need $20.83? I annihilated my savings with a money order for the initial payment for IVF. I paid around $900.00 for the required testing at the IVF consult. After my betas came in I got a bill for $670.00 for my saline thinger that we did before IVF started and then the three betas tests. I paid that. And now, somewhere in their records, they have decided that they need an additional $20.83.
Obviously I wrote the check and $20.83 is not going to bankrupt me. But is that really necessary? The previous $10,270.00 didn't cut it (obviously this does not include meds, hospital and other fees not paid to them)?
But then I think about if it hadn't worked. My other cycles didn't work. I paid $75.00 a month for 8 failed Clomid cycles. I paid a little over $2,000.00 a month for three IUI's. And I got nothing from those but additional bills at therapy and the acupuncture place. It did work, so if they really need twenty bucks I can fork it over. I did love my RE and the whole office in general so again, I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. I did after all spend more than that yesterday on some cute baby outfits.
On the other hand, if they find a missing $5.00 in the next few weeks I might have to call and rip someone's head off!!
By the way, I just had to watch "The Pregnancy Pact" last night. I told myself I should probably watch the Kardashian's instead and maybe a little Giuliana and Bill, but I was too tempted. I don't know if you've seen it, but it's about all those girls, I think there were 18 of them, in a high school that all became pregnant and supposedly some of them made a pact to do it together. Can you truly imagine that? I mean really think about that?
Friend 1: Hey friend, I'm pregnant now so you should do it too right away.
Friend 2: Okay, I will.
And then they do! They actually get pregnant when they say they are going to, right when they feel like it.