Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tentative calendar and awesome savings!

My IVF case manager called me yesterday to give me the updated calendar since I started my period.  Seeing it in print makes it so real.  Seeing that I could potentially be PUPO before Christmas is even more amazing.  My baseline ultrasound is scheduled for 12/2.  In the meantime, I am doing my CD 3 bloodwork today and then starting my BCP tonight.  I'll continue to take the BCP until the day before my ultrasound.  As long as everything looks good at that appointment, I will start stims on 12/6.  YAY!  Yep, I just said yay when talking about using myself as a human pincushion.  Who would've ever guessed that I would react in a positive way to anything in my life?  Not me!  I guess that is a good thing since I am usually a glass-half empty sorta gal.

The big chunk of money is going to be due by my baseline U/S.  That part is not exciting.  It kinda makes me hyperventilate a bit a lot.  We have decided to cash out our retirement accounts to pay for this cycle.  Some may disagree with our choice on this, but we decided that it was a better choice than to go into more debt right before expanding our family.  Although we will be taking a hit on our taxes for this, it's less than we would most likely pay in interest in the long run.  And it means I don't have to pay a monthly bill later if.... well I'm sure you can figure out why we wouldn't want to pay that bill later considering we are doing a procedure that is definitely not a guarantee no matter how great the odds may be.


We are excited about how things are going.  I also just found out today that we qualify for 50% our meds based on our income.  If any of you are not familiar with the Compassionate Care program, you should check it out.  You could save 50-75% off if your insurance doesn't cover your fertility meds and if you qualify based on income.  We didn't think we would qualify (you know, because we are so rich haha), but surprise surprise, I got an email today that we do.  Any little bit helps when you are dealing with expensive meds not covered by your insurance, and I got a response less than 24 hours after submitting my application via email.  I am not endorsed by this company at all, but my case manager told me about the program yesterday and I want to pass the info along to you!  BTW, it is only on some meds.

So that is where we are right now.


  1. Yay Steph! Glad you have a tenative calender can't wait to hear your updates!!