Had my CD3 bloodwork & ultrasound this morning, and we’re officially a go for IUI #3! Here are the results of my bloodwork – everything looks good for CD3.
No cysts, lining looks good for now, so I’m supposed to start meds tomorrow – 75 of Gonal-F. They didn’t want me to start today, because then I would need to go in for monitoring on Friday, and they wouldn’t see anything. So they asked me to start meds tomorrow, and then my first monitoring appointment is on Monday. They really don’t like to work on the weekends…
Got all the meds yesterday. Phew, that was almost hard. But the amazing thing is I now have a medication that is paid for by insurance – Lovenox. I get all my meds from Freedom Fertility, and they quoted me $1,082 for 30 days of Lovenox. Oh my goodness – that’s a lot. Especially considering if this IUI actually works, I would stay on this med until after delivery! So I called my insurance company, found out they covered it because it’s not an actual fertility med – just a regular old blood thinner. So I asked Freedom Fertility to use my insurance on that med. Turns out the insurance company wouldn’t pay Freedom Fertility because of the word “Fertility” in the name, so we transferred the script to my local grocery store pharmacy. Then the insurance company agreed to pay it. Guess how much my copay is - $7! So excited about this!!! Finally I like my insurance again. We’ve had a bad relationship considering how much I’ve been paying for fertility meds and treatments this year…
Between the meds yesterday and paying for the IUI including monitoring today, I’ve spent $4,000 in two days. Ugh. Hate this part.
Will be an interesting cycle. Just mapped it out on my handy calendar. I go to Austin this weekend (watching a UT game!), so I’ll need to keep the drugs cool in a cooler during the day while it’s left in the car, and will be shooting up in a hotel. Then during the IUI, the hubs will be in California for work, so we won’t be working with fresh spermies – have to freeze them next week. (We’re having an argument as to who has to drop off his two samples. The office where the IUI is done is an hour away. I don’t want to make the trip – during work hours – 4 times. I already have to do 2 for the IUI’s – don’t you think he should have to do the sperm drop-offs??? I wonder who will win this argument…I think it will be him. grumble grumble…) And after the IUI’s, during the 2ww, we’re going to Maryland for a friend’s wedding. I’ll be on Lovenox at that point, so I’ll need to fly with needles – need to get a doctor’s note for that one. Hopefully with everything that is going on, the time will go by fast.
This is my third IUI, and I’m not nervous about any of it. Until the end. The shots, the ultrasounds, the bloodwork, the IUI’s, no big deal. I can handle all of that. A BFN? I could probably handle that as well, although it would really suck – really suck. What I’m really scared of is a BFP. Because that starts the worry, the fear, all of the anxiety. If all this results in a BFP, I’ll be so afraid of losing another baby. But I need to not focus on that right now. Just worry about the everyday stuff – the shots, the monitoring, figuring out the next steps. The rest I’ll worry about later.