Well IVF #3 (how did I get here? SERIOUSLY) is officially coming to a start. My nurse ordered my medication on Friday and I have them scheduled for delivery on Wednesday. I’ve been hounding her a little bit because I want them at least a week before I start my IVF prep cycle.
I was a little nervous when they called to tell me what I needed. They ordered me a 14 day Lupron kit, a delestrogen injection, an estrogen suppository, Menopur, Pregnyl, a TON of Follistim (I’m talking like 4,000-5,000 iu’s of the stuff), a z-pack, progeterone in olive oil (which has been a pain because my insurance company’s fertility pharmacy doesn’t carry it), and my birth control pills.
The total bill was insane, around $9000, but my insurance covers most of it. I also ordered supplies which was about 50 syringes (3 different types), 50 needles (4 different sizes and gauges), alcohol swabs, and a sharps container.
I’ve never cycled while I’ve been working so I’m a little worried since I’ll be on medications for 4-5 weeks. I usually do IVF in the summer when I’m off but there is no time for us to wait now. I’m too old, my ovaries have too much of a diminished capacity, and I’m tired of waiting months on end to cycle.
So now that the meds are ordered I’m a little scared. I told my husband I’m not sure about this cycle since it will probably be our last. I’m not yet ready to give up on our dream. I don’t feel like I’ve had time to process it. I can only hope we have enough embryos to transfer and possibly 1 or 2 to freeze. But I’m getting ahead of myself. I don’t even know if we’ll retrieve any eggs, let alone freeze any embryos.
So here we are, T minus 2 weeks and counting. October 10 or 11 should be when I get my period and I’ll start baby aspirin and birth control pills the next day. Keep your fingers crossed my friends that three times is a charm!