My journey through infertility

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Not paying for meds after all

I got the call yesterday that we are OK to proceed, so I start injects tomorrow.   I also made the fabulous discovery that we are not paying out of pocket for meds this cycle.  When my husband called the insurance company they had all ready approved all the meds for this cycle.  The $200 I handed over was sooo much easier to handle than the $1,000 I was expecting. 

My husband is also still looking into finding a new RE.  He found someone he is interested in checking out, so he is going to call him today.  I don't think we will be doing any more treatments this year, but we can always meet with him and see if he thinks any additional testing is necessary before we start trying again next year.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Trying again

So we have decided to give the follistim and IUI one more go.  We are basically out of meds coverage so we are paying cash for the drugs this time.  With my luck this will be the cycle I'm a slow responder.  I'm a little nervous about the amount of money we are about to spend knowing that with a total of 4 failed IUIs now that my chances aren't spectacular.  I am pretty sure this is going to be it for the year.  Unless we win the lottery I just can't see spending any more money on fertility meds. 

I had my baseline ultrasound this morning and there are 4 cysts so I'm currently waiting to hear if the bloodwork comes back clear to proceed or if I'll be spending a few weeks on bcps. 

Oh, my whine of the day.  The lady who took my blood this morning sucks.  Every other blood draw they have gone to the same vein in my left arm.  This lady decided to poke about an inch to the right of it.  Surprise!  No blood there.   So I got a double poke.  The only other time I had this lady she couldn't find a vein at all, and she ended up drawing from my hand, which hurts a whole lot more than a little elbow poke.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Another cycle, another BFN

Negative HPT at 12 dpo this morning, and of course as soon as I took the test the spotting started.  I have to take the progesterone for 2 more days unless full flow starts, but I think it's pretty safe to call this another bust.  My husband is going to call our insurance company today to see how much IF meds coverage we have left, and then we are going to discuss next steps.  My husband wants to try metformin since he has seen some studies that link it to improved egg quality.  I'm back to thinking I want the laparoscopy to rule out endometriosis.  My RE has yet to back us up on either of these wishes so who knows what will happen.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I did my trigger shot this morning.  We are only working with one mature follicle this time, so my hopes aren't quite as high as last time.  I go in for my first IUI tomorrow morning and then another on Monday morning.  Time for the looooong 2ww, and my good friend progesterone.

Friday, July 1, 2011


My RE decided that he is still comfortable proceeding with the injects cycle, so I start the Follistim injections July 3rd.    My fingers are now permanently crossed.