Thursday, 17 April 2014

Hiatus and Free IVF

Wow! I've been a bad blogger. I haven't been blogging anywhere near as much as I used to, but it's because I've been busy trying to learn my new job, get into the swing of things, and all that jazz.

Life is at a weird place. We're ready to take another step in TTC - but I feel like my hands are pinned. I've just started a new job that I love, but it's on a one year contract. So, for the next year, I will have a great job....but after that year? Not so much. I'm applying to everything that comes up, and there's always the chance that the girl who had this position before won't come back and I'll get to keep it - but there's no guarantee. I would hate to be pregnant, and stuck without a job.... so for now, until I can secure something permanent, we really shouldn't actively start TTC.  

That's actually OK though because next year, something really cool is happening.

Something super cool.

Something to make you all jealous (sorry ladies!).

My province is introducing a new plan - one free cycle of single embryo transfer IVF to people of any kind of infertility. One FREE cycle. Free. Holy tugboats!

Sure, it's only one cycle and one embryo and many women require more cycles and more embryos. Sure, you still have to pay for meds. But the actual process is free...that's incredible. It blows my mind. It excites me beyond belief. It's one more shot at becoming a parent that we get....who could complain about that?

It just feels like hope. Especially in a province where there doesn't seem to be any coverage to offset the sharp cost of fertility treatments, I was losing hope. I didn't know if we'd be able to find a way into parenthood. But now I think we might be OK after all.