May 16, 2016
I finally talked to the nurse the other day. We went over my calendar. Wow, a lot to take in!!! I'll be on birth control up until May 31st and that'll be my last dose that day. On June 1st we'll go in and sign consents, pay for everything and I'll have blood work and ultrasound. I'll start taking my stim meds on June 5th. I'll have 375 IU of Follistim, 75 IU of Menopur daily for 10 days. Around June 9th I'll add in Ganirelix. Brian and I will start antibiotics on June 12th and we'll do our HCG shot around June 13th-14th. Retrieval should be sometimes around June 15-17th. She said we'll have transfer around June 20th-21st and I'll do a pregnancy test around June 28th-29th.
This Cryoscreen on my calendar that I was confused about is MY HIV, std blah blah blah test. They already tested Brian before he had his biopsy.
The nurse phoned in my prescriptions to their pharmacy they usually use and she told me I could call later to get a price. I called and the lady said that our meds would be around $10,100. I was shocked. Thank GOD for Compassionate Care, so between them and the coupons the pharmacy used we were looking around $3500. HUGE difference. Later that day she called back and said believe it or not, after calling the insurance company and running our insurance IT WAS GOING TO COVER OUR MEDS!!!!! All I would have to pay is $253 for everything, down to the needles. Everything was included. My meds should be getting here tomorrow. Holy cow I couldn't believe it. I was so shaky and wanted to throw up because I couldn't believe it. I asked her to repeat herself so I wouldn't think I was hearing things lol. I had NO idea they'd even cover it. I KNEW they wouldn't cover the IVF so I didn't think they'd cover the meds. I am SO SO Thankful!!!
So that's where we are right now. I'm nervous about the meds. Getting them wrong, being overwhelmed with trying to keep up with everything. Gives me anxiety!!! The nurse said I'd be taking them in my leg....nervous about that.
Anyways, not much longer now!!! I cannot believe we're about to start this. Wow!!