HOTEL I am still vacillating between Clark's Inn and the Hilton Garden Inn. I did contact Svelte a few days ago to see if they would price match the Hilton. Is that even an option??? I don't know if it is or isn't, but I figured I'd give it a whirl since so many things in India are negotiable. If they can't do it, I'll cross them off the list and be back to the two choices. One thing that I am still a bit confused about is the laundry options available. Maybe someone can help me with these questions:
- Do either Hilton, Svelte, or Clarks Inn have places for guests to do their own laundry?
- If not, do I have to pay per piece that I have washed? Or is it per load? This makes a difference in packing. Plus, I don't know if I could pay someone the same amount to wash my socks that I pay for them to wash my dress or my pants.
- Anyone remember the prices for sending out laundry? I have called a couple of times to ask these questions and I manage to totally confuse the people who answer the phones.
CYCLE This may be TMI, so stop reading now if you're sensitive or have a high ick-factor. I am trying to shift my cycle to line up with my departure dates. It's not been a good start to the transition as I have had breakthru "issues" and am wondering how to handle that. I've emailed Dr. Shivani and am waiting to hear back from her. With that in mind, I did start thinking about whether to go to my reproductive endocrinologist or to my regular OBGYN for something like this. My RE said there was basically nothing they could do for me at this point in time - which is when I sought out surrogacy in India. My insurance won't pay for anything if they think its related to doing surrogacy - which means I'd have to go in with just the complaints of the breakthru "issues" and not bring up the surrogacy. That means even sitting in consultation or having an ultrasound to check for cysts would have to come out of pocket. It's a fight I don't want to have so I've avoided working with anyone other than SCI during this entire process.
It's just all so touchy, these infertility things. There's not one thing that comes along with any of this that doesn't grow octopus tentacles and try to latch onto something else in your life.