Wednesday, August 29, 2007
So, as you know, I've been going for acupuncture once a week for the past 4-5 months as we waited for everything to fall into place. I went in tonight for my weekly needling and to find out what the status. Now that things are moving forward and we're looking at a late September retrieval, it was determined that it was time to move to twice a week sessions. I'm actually looking forward to it as it a) makes it all seem like things are moving forward and b) I really enjoy it. I find it totally relaxing and often drift off during treatment. My treatments have always been on my front but now that we're moving to twice a week, they'll be alternating between my front and my back. I've not been using the chinese herbs, primarily because of the cost. They can cost as much as $60 a week and are obviously not covered on my health plan. I wonder if they can be claimed as a medical expense on our taxes? In any case, they want me to start taking the herbs, at least for the 2 days before and including transfer (mostly to calm me) and then change herbs and take others for the two week wait and inwards. V. has said yes, take them, we'll make sure we have the money. But I'm so not looking forward to them. I can smell the herbs whenever I'm at the clinic for treatment, and I'm pretty sure that the taste is very much like the smell. This is going to be soooo unpleasant. Has anyone else ever used the chinese herbs?