Most items you can put a price tag on, you know your limit. You know you wont pay more than $15,000 for a car, you wont spend more than $200 on a coat, but you cannot put a price tag on a baby. Me and my husband said after the 3 IUI's that we would not be able to afford to do any more treatments, yeah right! after the first IVF we said we couldn't afford another cycle, then at the start of this cycle we said this was it, but really you cant put a price tag on a baby and we will probably find the money to do another round if needed, $26,000 later and still no baby, desperation does crazy things to you, desperation has no limits.
I bring this issue up as this Sunday on TV1, on the 'Sunday' show at 7.30pm (New Zealand this is), they are doing a story on Infertile couples and the price they pay for a baby, the desperation that couples have to conceive. It looks really interesting and will basically for us be like watching ourselves. I think there are not enough programs or information available to people on infertility, it is a disease and people never hear about it, unless they know someone personally going through it, all we see is celebrities popping out babies every other day, how is this possible when half of them have waited till they are 40ish, seriously, I don't think so!. It should be a very interesting watch. As I was saying to a friend of mine yesterday, I sometimes find it hard to believe that I'm going through all this, especially when I watch programs about other people going through it, I watch and think, "oh poor them, how heartbreaking" and then realise that's happening to me. I think watching this program will be a bit hard for us, when you can relate to something on such a personal level it just breaks your heart. So me and gardener guy will watch and I'm sure there will be some tears.
Other updates, well I am still bleeding from stopping the pill on the 11th May, it just keeps lingering around, I think this is fine but it's just another damn thing, ill let the clinic know. I have been very tired, like ridiculously tired, I had a big 2hr nap yesterday afternoon and still woke tired, and still was tired and ready for bed by 8.30pm. Acupuncture again last night, he did some more points on my face just to keep the headaches at bay, he also took my pulse and it was a bit weak so he did some extra points on my feet to strengthen that. The night Puregon (stimulation injection) are going fine, a bit stingy but that's fine. That's all really, cant wait to have my scan, just going to take it as it comes and if there are less follicles than I expected then I will just roll with that, I cant get upset there just isn't any point.
So for anyone who is in New Zealand and fancy's a good tear jearker, or just a bit of extra information on the subject tune into 'Sunday', 7.30pm TV1. We sure will be, and just like the couples that will be on the show, me and gardener guy really cant put a price tag on a baby, we don't know when enough is enough, to us money means nothing, we are not career focused, we work to get enough money to get by, we don't want to spend our whole lives working to make tonnes of money and never have the time to enjoy it and be with our family, we work to pay for making our baby and to be honest $26,000 is really a small price to pay for that, we will continue and wont give up.
$26,000 for a baby, not a problem, what an investment, and the return will be far better than any stocks, shares or bonds, our return will last a lifetime.