Today is Day 4 of my 5th cycle. I decided not to wait until next month to move to injectables (when my good insurance kicks in), rather I'll be changing things up this cycle.
- Femara (pills) Day 3 - 7
- Gonal-F (injection) Day 8, 9, 10, 11
- Bloodwork/ultrasound Day 12
- Ovadrel Trigger - probably Day 12 or 13
- 2 IUI's (new bank & donor)
I have to travel for work this week - which means I have to travel with the Gonal-F pen. I remember Paige went through this over the summer and had no problem at airport security. I'm counting on that also - but do have a doctors note, just in case.
I'm not excited about self-injecting 5 times this cycle... but we must do what we must do!
On another note... my favorite nurse, S, was explaining the medication to me and said something about not having to pay for the Gonal-F... I told her that in fact, I paid $200 for the Gonal F (plus all of the other drugs and the Progesterone suppositories - my total was $608). She said she'd call the pharmacy... when my prescriptions arrived the next day - my credit card was only charged $348. S saved me $260!! I don't know what she did... but I'm sending her a thank you note!!
I'm praying the new protocol works... but I'm also coming to grips that moving to IVF may be a reality.