Monday, October 22, 2007

Am I angry?

I read something in the paper today that pissed me off. In todays Star Tribune (out of Minneapolis/St. Paul) they did an article on IVF. The chief medical officer of an insurance company (PreferredOne) made this statement "It's not a life-and-death situation. It's a lifestyle issue".

Lifesyle? Really? I couldn't find their formulary, but I'd bet lots that they cover Viagra, which is totally about lifestyle, eh?

Here is the link to a site that has all the company's contact information.

Also, a link to the Star Tribune website article.

I am going to write to PreferredOne and let them know what I think of their "lifestyle" comment.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Not a good week

It's been a long time. I know, I know. Life gets in the way. I seem to take the time to sit and read many blogs and comment on as many as I can, but work and taking care of S gets in the way A LOT!

S is doing GREAT. He is now 1 year old. Amazing. I cannot believe it and every time I look at him I just love him more and more. He is such a little ham and has now started making these crazy grunting noises. He's taking a step or two every now and again.

We didn't have a big birthday party for him, just us and one other friend. We did sing to him and he had cake. Didn't eat much of it, made a face when he tried it, LOL. We're doing it again on Sunday with his Nana and Papa who are coming for a visit.

He is doing well according to our Ped too. In the 89th percentile for height (31 inches) and 19th percentile for weight 20lb 14oz. Meeting his milestones pretty darned good too. We think he says cat (dat) and dog (do) and Dad (da) and Mom (mum mum mum - usually when is needs or wants something). He points and says DAT! when he wants something.

On to the bad stuff. This year has been horrible for the place I work. In July a great friend, physician and S's doctor died of an unexpected heart attack at the age of 52.

Today I find out that a woman who had issues with IF and tried for years to get pregnant. Finally got pregnant with twins and they are about 2.5 months younger than S. Today I hear that her daughter has a brain tumor. How the FUCK is that fair? I don't know any more than that, but I am just grieving for her and hope that it is treatable and that her daughter has a long and wonderful life. I also feel guilt that one of the first things after the shock of hearing it that I felt was "thank god it wasn't S".

I find that anything bad that happens to kids really really REALLY bothers me now. Not that it didn't bother me before, but man does it ever bother me now.

Hope you are all well. I will try to make a post once a week or two.