Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paying for IVF

So I have recently passed Nursing school & state boards, but am also recently unemployed (YUCK!!) I really want to jump into our next IVF cycle. I am mentally & physically prepared for everything to come. The only thing I don't have is the finances... So I figured I would put up a post to see the creative ways everyone uses to pay for their IVF cycles. I really thought that since I don't have a job right now I would have plenty of time to do an IVF cycle without worrying about getting time off. We need $6,000 up front for this cycle. We are unable to get a loan for this try because we got a loan last cycle & can't get another. We considered refinancing our house, but that would put us in this house for longer than we want. I have applied to EVERY nursing job I have found & gotten absolutely no responses. I have considered taking on a part-time job just to bring in a little cash until I get a real job.

SO please comment & let me know some creative ways you have come up with the money for IVF...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pinning, Graduation, Life =)

I just realized it has been quite some time since my last post. As everyone in the universe knows, I graduated nursing school. Before you graduate from the college the nursing class does a pinning ceremony. It is a ceremonial "welcome to the world of nursing." At the ceremony we get pinned by our nursing instructors, light candles, and recite a professional nursing pledge.
Here I am getting pinned by my instructor

Me reciting the professional nursing pledge

Pinning was on Friday night. Saturday afternoon I had a small graduation party at my in-laws. Sunday afternoon I graduated college. Graduation was long and drawn out but I was so glad to go through the process.
Me after graduation

Me & my beautiful little sister

The next big step is my boards. Nurses take what is called the NCLEX, a state licensing exam. I am scheduled for Friday, so I will be studying ALL WEEK LONG! I have also been applying for jobs left & right. I lost my job working as a CNA at my local hospital because I am getting my RN license ugh. Hopefully I can find something soon so that I can start my IVF process again.