The Real Cost of Infertility Part I

I’m thankful.

I was in the RE’s finance office – which I am often. I was there to reconcile my bill with my Explanation of Benefits. Yes, I read all of my Explanation of Benefits. I didn’t use to. I used to throw them in the trash. I really didn’t know what they were. Silly, silly girl. Hey, you live and learn. *shrug* But now, I’m my own financial advocate. I might have to do a post on that.

ANTYWAY- I overheard the finance lady counseling a patient and she was showing her options on how she could finance her cycle. Do you know they have special finance companies for this? She was telling her that a fresh cycle with a frozen cycle would be ten thousand dollars. Yes ma’am. And that did not include prescriptions. I felt so bad because the woman looked so sad. I wanted to give her a hug.

Infertility costs. This is one of the prescriptions that lasts TWO days. That is all. $247. Did you see that retail price is over two thousand dollars.

When Monica Mingo at creoleoindc would talk about how blessed she was that her family could afford the treatments, I didn’t really understand. Now I see that God was working things out. When we first started saving, we were just…you know saving money. We didn’t have a plan. But God planted that seed in my mind, and he allowed us to be faithful in our savings. So that we would be prepared.

So I’m thankful.

Be fruitful,

Melodi

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