Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Random: Q and A Style

I never know if I should answer questions from the comments in a comment or if they are simply rhetorical. At any rate, it adds to the randomness of my Friday posts.

Question 1- "Is that just your insurance or most insurance in general?"
Answer: In my experience insurance companies vary widely on what they will and will not cover when it comes to fertility treatments. Many are coming along and are starting to cover more and more. If I had an accompanying medical condition such as PCOS, endometriosis, etc then it would be easier for me to prove that there was an underlying medical condition. Unfortunately we fall into the camp of "unexplained" so I have to dig up medical records to prove "medical necessity".

Question 2- "What moron decided that infertility was elective?"
Answer: I don't know but when I find him (and I agree it was definitely a 'him'), I'm going to rip his arms off and beat him with them.

Question 3- "Does this mean that you're starting fertility treatments?"
Answer: I have been pursuing one form or another of fertility treatments for four years. Most of my "treatments" have been considered alternative such as herbal supplementation, transdermal hormone replacement, acupuncture, etc. Most recently I have done a round of Clomid with HCG trigger shot. Fertility treatments are not a one size fits all process, and take a long time. (Not the treatment themselves but because it's all based on waiting for your cycles, timing, blah, blah, blah.) I'm not a candidate for certain treatments because you have to be able to find what's wrong before you can fix it. I respond very well to treatments, but that doesn't mean I stay pregnant.

Question 4. "You should publish a book." That wasn't a question, but the statement made me laugh.
Answer: A whole book? That's a lot of spewing. I will admit that I have been in the brainstorming process to submit an article to a magazine. And now that I've said it out loud, I think I'm committed. The IFC has joked about a collaborative writing effort entitled, "At Least I Have A Working Anus."

Questions 5. "Are you going to get her hair done more often now that you are growing yours out?"
Answer: No, just her bangs. But I do have my hair in a pony tail today. I don't think it counts as an up-do because of the number of bobby pins that are holding it there, but we're getting closer. August 6th I can cut it, if I want to. I told my husband I'd give it till my birthday.

Question 6. "Have you ever tried a rag quilt?"
Answer: Yes, but I'm not a fan. I've done a few for quick gifts and charity but for personal use I'm not a fan. They just aren't my style (purely personal preference). They make great, FAST gifts, though.

Question 7. "Did you really make that hat? Can you share some (talent)?"
Answer: Yes, I made Scrunch's hat. Can I share? Yes, but seriously folks, it's not rocket science. I'm not even that good. Honest. Go on-line and search. Etsy is full of people who can call themselves artists and have talent. It's about not being afraid to try new things/projects. I (obviously) don't take pictures of things that don't work out. And I don't play the piano or sing. Those are talents. This is stuff to kill time and relax.

Anything else you'd like to know?


Lisa said...

As far as the rag quilts- they sound right up my alley (quick and easy- I like instant gratification!) I, for one, think they are adorable. My hat goes off to those of you who have the time, though, to stitch a quilt. It'll be fun to see how yours turns out.

Casey said...

Thanks for clearing all that up! I for one will definitely sleep better tonight!

Holly said...

I still think we should do the book. The title is PERFECT!!

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