After Jason and I got our med clearance it was immediately onto contracts. We were able to work out the details within a couple of weeks time but not without a few revisions and compromises - which is to be expected when negotiating something so complex. We made it just under the wire, legal was due to the clinic by 4:30 PM on Friday the 17th in order for me to start my med protocol the next Monday. The final changes were approved just after 4:00 PM and Jason and I were signing our copy of the documents to be faxed minutes before the deadline. It was a little intense.
We've also run into some challenges when it comes to verifying that I can use the maternity benefits under my insurance policy to cover a surrogate pregnancy. You'd think that they would simply be able to tell you "yes" or "no" but as with most things related to insurance, that's not so easy and getting it in writing is near impossible. We finally were able to get documentation that will hopefully satisfy the requirement, but it was not without a lot of hassle and headache.
Meds began on Monday and all is well so far. I am experiencing some headaches from the Lupron but they usually don't come until late evening and at that time I just head to bed and sleep them off. My first monitoring appointment is this upcoming Wednesday which is for a baseline u/s and bloodwork. If all looks good we will continue to move forward with the protocol.
|Ryan (left) & Mason (right) - One year photos|