It's funny to me how much things have changed this time around the IVF block. When I got my schedule for IVF number one, I immediately put it in a nice neat little clear protective pouch and filed appropriately in my IVF binder. While I still have that IVF binder and have used it this go round also, I am not nearly as neurotic about it now. Right now, I am pretty sure it is on the floor board of my car with at least 3 trains and a pack of wipes resting on top of it. (And if you really know me there is also probably an empty Mcdonald's sweet tea cup down there too, DON'T JUDGE!!!)
Here are the official dates for IVF #2:
Start Lupron on 1/27/11
Stop Birth Control on 1/31/11
Start Stims on 2/6/11
Egg Retrieval on 2/17/11
Positive Beta Pregnancy Test on 3/3/11
Due Date 11/10/11
I also got a phone call about my meds today. I know I am super lucky to have insurance that covers infertility and infertility meds but when she read me that total it definitely still stung a little bit. My max out of pocket for each prescription is $50. Imagine my shock when she told me total was $567. I almost died. I made her repeat it twice, just be sure I was hearing her correctly. Upon further questioning, I found out that for some odd reason my insurance is not going to cover my progesterone in oil if I get it from them. She told me why but I can't remember. I told her not to give me that and it reduced my total to $201. Phew, that's definitely more like it! I didn't want to use POI anyway. I used the vaginal suppositories with IVF number one and obviously it worked. I'm hoping to convince my Dr to let me use them again. Fingers crossed she agrees.
I'm sorry for not updating here more recently. I have been spending all my time doing blog designs, which I'm loving. I never expected to get so much work right away. It has been amazing. I've learned so much and am really enjoying it. Please forgive me, I promise I will update alot more when IVF gets going. I am going to try to update everyday during my cycle. I love being able to look back now at each day from IVF #1.
I also promise to do a better job commenting on all the blogs I follow. I have also been slacking at that department.