As I was getting ready to undergo another IVF cycle – this time a frozen cycle, I learned that the cost had increased by 68%. Last year it only cost $1,400 and now it has gone up to $2357.00 excluding hospital costs. I can honestly say that an expense that high did not feature in my budget for this month! I would have at least put my dentist off from putting that crown on my tooth that he has been waiting to do for the past 2 years. Now I have the crown plus a higher frozen embryo transfer bill. Nice one! If only work paid me overtime for the time I lose when travelling.
This time the paperwork just came in the mail. No appointment to see the nurse – just the consent form to go another round and a bill! And whats worse it is probably the one time where I really do what to see my nurse. Why? Because logistically it is a little bit more difficult this time as I will be travelling to two different Sates around the time I ovulate.
What this means is that I may need to have to have a blood test in either state. Since my fertility clinic is not available in either Adelaide or Perth, I assume I am just going to have to rock up unannounced without an appointment and have a blood test. The question is where? What blood testing clinics are open early in the morning before the meeting I am supposed to be presenting at. Some advice right now would have been really good – particularly at an extra $957. I guess I am not paying for the service! Maybe I have specialist embryologist or something. Damn it, I know having multiple transfers is unpopular these days but at that rate, I’d rather stick two embryos in and only pay the $2357.00 the once only to find out that my attempts at having a baby didn’t work again! Ok – well it might work but I don’t have a very good track record with this IVF gig.