Thursday, June 17, 2010

Losing weight

I've lost some weight recently.

Not so much weight off my belly or thighs (although I did lose some off my belly and thighs, too) but off my shoulders.

It's been a whirlwind of doctor's appointments lately but I had the best one yesterday. I went to see a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist to discuss my diabetes and how it would/could affect pregnancy. During my appointment the nurse mentioned that she believes that my insurance now covers continuous glucose monitors. I seriously wanted to hug this woman. I had checked with my insurance before about this and at that point they didn't cover it. I was over the moon estatic hearing this news. She said that she would call the Medtronic rep and take care of everything for me and that I should hear something by today.

I just got off the phone with a lady from Medtronic and I am 100% covered! I'm so giddy I can't even contain myself! I get a new insulin pump and the continuous glucose monitor is built into it. I just need to wear a sensor on my stomach. I had a choice of 5 colors: clear, blue, smoke, purple (which I have currently) and pink. I chose pink. They just have to obtain authorization from my insurance and then it will be mailed to me. I'll have to get some training on how to use it but it shouldn't be too hard. ]

This is what it looks like (except it will be bubble gum pink!):

This little device will be such a weight off my shoulders. When (notice how I used when and not if) I get pregnant again I will feel more confident about my control. This is perfect timing because it looks as if we will be going to be doing an IUI next cycle.

I had my initial visit with the RE and then went in for my Day 3 bloodwork and ultrasound this past Saturday. I had a mock embryo transfer (to measure the angle and depth of my cervix and uterus and the thickness of my uterine lining) today as well as some more bloodwork because my prolactin was a little elevated and my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) was just above normal and they really want that to be perfect. They said that they just wanted to test it again to see if it was just a fluke or if we need to address it. I'm hoping it was a fluke. But if not it shouldn't be difficult to correct. Courtney is doing his semen analysis on Friday and I believe that is the extent of our appointments for now. We just have to wait and see what the results are.


jill said...

Pink would have been my pick too! That's awesome that it's covered. Very happy for you :)

Wow, an IUI!? I'm crossing everything for you and sending tons of hopeful thoughts your way!

(one question, what's a mock embryo transfer?)

Kate said...

Jill - It sounds more important than it is but I edited the post to give a little insight. :o)

Olivia said...

Wonderful news, Kate!

Brooke said...

Kate-I am so glad your insurance covers that! YAY! So exciting about the IUI! Keep us updated! I'm sending you lots of LUCK and HUGS!

Kelli said...

Kate!!! Yay!!! Awesome, Awesome news!!! Keep us dated! We conceived Delaney thru IUI and it was a great experience. So happy for you on SOOOO many levels!!! :)

Annie said...

That is exciting news Kate!! I love when insurance companies come through for us like that! Good luck with the IUI! Keep us all posted! Yay!!

hollyli said...

Kate - I am soooo excited for you. If you remember, I had elevated levels of prolactin (grrr...) but with just one round of medication, my body was ready to conceive Miss Amelia. Oh this is so exciting for you! I am jumping for joy. Oh, yes, yea for the pump. This too is awesome and that it's 100% covered. Glad the weight is being lifted off of your shoulders.

Jen Nelson said...

YAY!! Fabulous news about the pump!

Fingers crossed for you!