Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dates! We Have Dates!

That’s right, ladies...I have a tentative date for ER. I mean, it’s only been almost a month since our match was completed (at lightning speed), right? I received an e-mail from my nurse this morning with a few details. She has consent forms to send me. I need to make an appointment with Dr. M. Retrieval is tentatively set for April 26 with transfer schedule for either 4/29 or 5/1. She needs to order my meds and would like to know where to get them from. Yay for progress! I made my appointment with Dr. M for 4/18. I was worried that something was wrong but this is just standard procedure so that made me feel better. She’ll order my meds from Freedom and they are usually very good so hopefully I’ll hear from them later today or tomorrow to set up delivery. I realize that things can change but it’s really comforting to know that we are finally moving forward.


The only bad thing is that the delestrogen injection is pretty expensive. You would think that after paying $29,000 (plus all the other money we spent over the years) that my medications would be included. Not so much. I have very good insurance and they have covered all of my meds to date. The most I’ve had to pay for any one medication is $15. I’m very lucky and I know that. But given the cost of these treatments I don’t understand why we still have to pay out of pocket for things. My insurance doesn’t cover delestrogen but should cover everything else like they have in the past. I don’t know how much it’s going to cost yet as the internet has listed several different strengths but they are all over $100. I don’t like it but will pay it, of course. I’m just thankful to have this opportunity, really.

So we are moving in the right direction. BJ and I were just talking last night about how we feel this process is dragging out. He actually said that they were just going to take our money and not do anything. He’s the pessimist around the house. When he calls me today I can fill him in and I’m sure he’ll wonder why it isn’t happening next week. *sigh* My husband, the poster child for impatience.

I was planning on posting something else today but it will have to wait since I used my free time to write this post. :-)

9 comments:

newbie said...

Fantastic!! Congratulations on getting dates, that's really exciting. This is going to be happening before you know it!

someday-soon said...

Woo-hoo for dates, so exciting!!! We forked over $29k for our IVF program and had to pay for meds (w/o insurance) on top of that too. So frustrating! It's all for a great cause though...and next month is going to be so exciting for you all =)

Amber C said...

HOORAY! I am so excited for you. I remember how good it felt to just be able to put all of that onto a calendar and cross off the days! I will be here rooting for you and following you every step of the way!

Mo and Will said...

Yay for moving forward!!! So sorry about the cost of the delestrogen injection...that's one injection I've not had to do...sorry that it's something you're facing. take care and I hope the time passes quickly to retrieval!!

mo

Pie said...

I LOVE dates!! It makes it feel so much more real, right? And yes, it takes way too long, but it will be here, hopefully quickly!

Rebecca said...

Oh wow, that isn't too far now. I really hope that this works out well. Good luck!

Alex said...

Oh wow - dates! What wonderful news! That's so exciting that you have something to put on your calendar as it's not that far away!!!

Leslie said...

Yeah! So excited to hear your news!! I am over the moon happy for you = ) I can not wait to hear more! The time will be here before you know it!

Fran said...

Wohooo for dates!! That's so so exciting and April is just around the corner! It'll fly by an then you'll be in crazy 2ww...we'll be here for you!