I went to get my hair done, and while waiting under the dryer my phone rang. It was from my work number. My heart sank thinking it was someone from work needing me to do something work related on my day off. I picked it up, and instead, it was my HR rep.
HR: Sorry for calling you on your day off. Did you hears the news?
Me: What news?
HR: The insurance company overturned their denial! It's approved now! You'll get a letter in the mail.
Me: (silence. speechless. Tears forming in my eyes)
Me: Oh my gosh. Thank you!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU! You can call me at 2am in the morning with this kind of news! WOW!
HR: Have a wonderful weekend!
Oh, I will have a wonderful weekend.
I started texting Kevin, and a couple EA friends. And no more than an hour later as I was getting my hair cut I got a call from my clinic. I hated to be "that lady" who takes a call in the stylist chair, but I knew I had to take it. It might be good news...or it might be bad news. But I had to know right away so I answered.
Embryologist: Guess what?
Embryologist: They're shipping. We have a tank going there Monday. It will arrive Tuesday. They will ship on Wednesday and be here on Thursday.
Me: Oh. MY. GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, friends. These embryos will be here Thursday! And I don't have to pay out of pocket!
I suspected I might get good news on the embryos today, but had absolutely no idea the insurance situation would be resolved today too. I had completely given up on it. And I get both of this information within one hour of each other on a day I chose to have off for me. I feel like a million bucks right now.
I started crying in the chair, and my stylist (who I was seeing for the first time, mind you) asked me what it was all about. And I decided to tell her an abridged version of our story and how important that phone call was to me. I could tell she was sincerely touched and happy for us. She said she can't wait to see me again and hear news! She didn't say anything inconsiderate or rude, like sometimes I expect from strangers. And since I was there to cut my hair to donate a wig to underprivileged children, she said "See? You donate something to others, and you get something even better donated to you in return."
Boy was she right!!! Best. Hair. Appointment. Ever.
As for my actual hair, here are some before and after pics.