Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Ordered My Meds


I just placed my meds order.  It cost a gagging $5,365.19.  I will get some coupons for a rebate which will bring the cost down around $5,000.

I was a little nervous about how much to order because the last time I stimmed for a long time.  And it will be more difficult for me to arrange to get more meds because I will be away from home.  The nurse helped me figure out how much to order.  And she said that I can ship to my hotel room, if I need more.

Some of the relatively minor, but trickier things: A) I will need to have a fridge in my hotel room and B) I don't like cutting it close with my meds, given that they might take a few days to come in. C) The drugs are too expensive to order a lot of extra.  D) We many not need any of our extra meds again.  If we don't get any normal embryos this will be it.

I told the nurse I stimmed for a long time the last time.  I asked her if this is likely going to be indicative of this time, given that it's a much different protocol?  She said that people usually stim for 12-13 days in her experience.

Here's my cocktail.

Gonal-F
Cetrotide - new
Clomid - new
Dexo-something-or-other - new
Menopur
Novarelle (HCG)

Another step closer, to "an answer or a baby" as Dr. Schoolie said.  We're banking on it.


12 comments:

  1. Good luck Julia! I have everything crossed for you.

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  2. Most hotels will put a mini fridge in your room (for free!) if you tell them its for medical reasons. Good luck!

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  3. Your cocktail is very similar to mine (with a few extras thrown in! lol) Good luck, sending you lots of good vibes :)

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  4. I stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites by CCRM during our ODWU two weeks ago. Our room had a fridge and microwave.

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  5. Hi Julia! I started following your blog as I am going through the same thing, or I guess I should say "went." After 3 IUIs, 2 egg retrievals and 6 embryos transferred, all were unsuccessful and we are out of embryos. Have you ever used ivfmeds.com? They are European and much cheaper than drugs I found in the U.S. My doctor didn't have a problem with me ordering through them. Hope you have better luck than I did!

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  6. Wishing you the best of luck on your cycle!

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  7. One step closer and hopefully the new drugs will do the trick. Good luck!

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  8. Ouch, that price tag hurts! I'm so glad you guys are able to do this. Thinking of you!

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  9. Hi from ICLW! The med prices are insane! I really hope this works for you!!!

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