Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

surgery and other updates

My lap is scheduled for Friday morning at 1:30 on Friday. I have to be there at 11:30 and man, will I be hungry by then! I hate later surgeries! Last time I got a burger on my way home. And it was the best one ever! :) I have everything lined up for it and have Maddie staying with friends that night so that I can rest. She sleeps with us and I don't want to chance her kicking me. I am still waiting to hear whether I will have to pay my deductible with this or not. I assume they will tell me when they call this week. If not, they will spring it on me during registration for surgery. I love how they assume that people will know what exactly what their insurance covers and be prepared to pay $1000 up front like that. I have a fairly good understanding of my insurance (and had to deal with them when I worked) yet I never know what they may or may not count towards my deductible. And without the diagnosis code there is no way for me to find out. So I will cross that bridge when we come to it.

In other news I now have a note from my doctor as to why I was unable to travel last month. I am submitting this to the airline for them to review and consider waiving my $200 rebooking fee. I made  a dozen cupcakes (Pumpkin with whipped cream cheese filling and icing and Banana cupcakes with dulce de leche filling and a brown butter cream cheese filling and a caramelized slice of banana on top.......mmmmm) for my doctor's nurses to butter them up before asking for the letter since I knew they were the ones that would have to actually take care of it. And it worked! I got the letter within 2 hours!!! I will fax it next week and hope for the best!!

So now it is just a matter of time, surgery and healing before we can try again. Until them I am staying busy. Crazy busy actually! This week I am not watching any kids and am tackling some DIY home improvement projects. I am starting with painting my counter tops to look like granite. I currently have hideously ugly mauve counters. I detest them!!!!!!!!!! And have lived with them waaaay too long. I have a lot of counter space and some of them are not standard. To replace them would not be cheap so painting it is. I bought everything last night and will prepare everything this weekend. And take before photos too! Then on Monday it begins. Next will be painting the kitchen walls and replacing the cabinet hardware. Lotsa work but it will be worth it. I hate what is there now!!!


  1. Wow! You are going to stay busy! Please share how the process of painting the counter tops goes. I detest our countertops, we don't have a lot but its not on the to do list. We are hoping to move in a yr or so. Good luck with your projects, and I will be thinking about you on Friday- praying all goes well!

  2. You must post pics as you go. I am intrigued! Glad you got your paperwork too!

  3. I've never heard of anyone painting counter tops before! Can't wait to see the before/after shots!

  4. Jess,

    I have a fundraising idea I'd like to share with you. Could you email me at mlee@coupaide.com?


    Matthew Lee


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