Saturday, August 29, 2009

Back to school & Battle # 1

Hello gang!
I survived the first week of school! The first few days were a little chaotic, but by Thursday, a flow was established. I have a total of 53 students! I had to be creative with the schedule and it seems every day the ESE Specialist is placing more kids with me. I already had to ask the custodians to place more desks and chairs in my classroom. I know I'm good, but JEEZ!!! 53 and counting is too much :-).
Dh says even though I complain, he knows I love a challenge. I do, but this is a big challenge. I will see how the remainder of the year goes. I do know one thing, my feet hurt like he**.
This promises to be a busy year. I am team leader (also known as Head of Department), School Advisory Council Chair, I am teaching Camp Cool - which is an extended learning experience for students who are struggling - two days a week, I am on PTO, and on the Aspiring Leaders Team. This team is primarily in charge of implementing policies and procedures that will make our school better, and is also in charge of our school's 50 year anniversary celebration. In addition to that, I am making preparations to go back to school to finish my Ph.d. I have to do the GRE Exam and I already started my National Boards.
I ask myself, "why am I doing this?" I am trying to stay as busy as I can in order not to think about TTC, the TAC, or my damn cervix.

In regards to the TAC, hubby and I are actually thinking of doing it at the end of the year instead of next summer. With my history of getting pregnant even with precautions, I would really love that added security. In the event that this new birth control fails like the last one did, I want to have the reassurance that I will not lose another baby.
Last year, the school board changed to one main insurance company. This company has been a little unreliable and unyielding for many teachers in the past, and I was not happy when they switched.
I called Dr. D.'s office to find out the insurance procedures and the lady in charge said that her last experience with this insurance company was denied, and the patient had to pay all costs out of pocket. She could not remember what State the patient was from and I got nervous.
I called the insurance company myself and was told that it is considered out of network, but that the procedure *may* be covered if my Primary Doctor submit a request for authorization and a letter of approval and can prove that it is necessary. This is so because the procedure will be done pre-pregnancy. My Primary Doctor has no idea of the recent loss and I am not looking forward to reliving it again. I have been trying to get a hold of him and am not having any luck. I plan on going down to the office this week after getting a copy of my medical chart from the OB.
My fear is that it might be denied pre-pregnancy. However, if I was already pregnant it would be covered. I do not want to get pregnant and have a "what if" in the air. Praying that once the paper work is all filled out, the procedure will be approved. Dr. D.'s office manager also said that some insurance companies will deny it for out of state, but will approve it if a Dr. is found in network. I have checked and only one Dr. does it in West Palm Beach. However, he does it lasproscopically and that method is not 100% effective - it has been known to fail quite a few times. To tell you the truth, I am not willing to risk this. I also prefer to go to the"expert" where I feel confident in his abilities.
Please pray that the procedure will be covered or at least 50%. Even though we would be able to pay for it with a little cutting back and saving, but in this recession I do not want to take away from our reserves.

Where is my expected end?


  1. praying for ins coverage... that is one more headache that you dont need! also... 53 kids in a class! that sounds like way too many!!!!

  2. Holy cow - I went to school for a short time in a class of 12 kids. 53 is insane!!

    I hope your insurance coverage goes well.

  3. 53? Alana bows down to Marie...I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy! YOU ROCK! I can barely keep my 31 under control. 53 is WOW!

    Hoping coverage works out so that you don't have to worry about it.

    Prayers and hugs!

  4. You are a very busy woman! You must have tons of energy. I wanted to let you know that there are butterflies for Alyssa-Joy and Evan. Click on Parade of Butterflies. Thinking of you!