Saturday, December 27, 2008

Officially Started Round 2b

I decided I will call this round, Round 2b. Since it is sort of a continuation of Round 2. I started on my birth control pills a few days ago. I called my pharmacy to have them refilled and was told that they wouldn't be able to get them in until this weekend or Monday at the latest because their shipments came out of Seattle and at the time apparently nothing was coming out of Seattle because of the weather. Ugh! Luckily I had enough packs that had some left over active pills so I am covered until my pills get in. Oh, the reason I had leftover active pills is because during IVF they put you on birth control for random amounts of time. It seems you never use a whole pack. And (I found out during all of this IVF stuff) every "active" pill has the same amount of estradial or whatever is in it, so you could totally take them out of order and it wouldn't matter. That's a little fun fact from me to you :-)

So, Round 2b is getting off to a good start. I am officially back to my normal weight and feeling no bloat what-so-ever. Thank goodness! I am still caffeine free - I decided not to jump back on the caffeine wagon, since I would have to give it up soon anyway.

I got my call from Shraft pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy that is part of Walgreens and specializes in fertility meds. I am going to be giving myself injections of Lupron and Progesterone. And will be taking Estrace (a tablet), baby asprin, doxycyclene and medrol. My total for the order came to....$145! I told the lady over the phone that I wanted to kiss her since every order I have had so far has been in the thousands. I made her repeat the total twice to be sure I heard correctly. $145 seems like a drop in the bucket compared to the cost so far.

I won't go into details on everything we have spent (although I have a pretty hefty spreadsheet with an astonishing tally) - but we have surpassed the $20,000 mark and keep in mind that is the total since May of 2008. I am not including the nearly $9000 we spent on fertility treatments before we adopted our wonderful baby boy (which is a whole other spreadsheet). I guess at a certain point, you just have to laugh, say "it's just money" and commit to not buying any new furniture for awhile. ha ha!

I go in to the Doctor's office this coming Friday for my hysteroscopy. I pray the roads will be ok - right now we have about 2 feet of fresh snow, on top of the 2 feet we already had.

I am excited to get started again. I really hope we have success this time. This whole process just seems to wear on body and emotion.

I will post again later in the week. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.


Cameo said...

I haven't commented on the last couple of posts but I want you to know that I check in at least every other day (most times EVERY day) for updates. I just love your fun facts about birth control pills! And your talk about spreadsheets with tallies. :)

Jen said...

Thanks for reading - you don't have to comment, but it is nice to know that there is someone reading this little blog of mine :-)

Nicole said...

For the record, I read it every day too. I enjoy all your tidbits, Jen.

Jen said...

Thanks Nicole - my loyal reader :-)