Yesterday sucked. Today sucks still, but not quite as much as yesterday. Cycle Day (CD) 2 and tomorrow is start of Letrozole! Wait – tomorrow??!?! Wow, where is the time to breathe? I don’t even have a prescription yet. The nurse didn’t mention anything about my medication for a new cycle. She just told me that if I was pregnant I was to call in and arrange a blood test and keep taking the progesterone, but if I was not pregnant, to stop the progesterone and my period would come (late, not to worry, that’s normal because of the progesterone) and then we would follow my doctor’s plan. At the time, this all made sense. But my period came full flow three hours after I took my pregnancy test (seriously, what a waste of a test!!!). My period wasn’t late, and suddenly I realised I don’t have my prescription ready for CD 3. In addition I realised that CD11 for my first ultrasound was due the day I was planning on returning from Paris for a work trip. Uhoh. And if all went to plan as the last round of IUI, we would be doing the IUI either the Saturday that my brother is visiting from the UK (sorry bro, you’ve come all this way and we just got to pop to the doctors for half a day) or potentially the day I will be travelling to DC for work (sorry bro, was supposed to be taking you to DC with me for some site seeing). Aghhhhhhh! Too much to think about. How much of my best laid plans could I reschedule?
All of this came quickly. I thought about it yesterday, but was in no state of mind to deal with it. So I dealt with it all today…I decided to still go to Paris, just come back one day early (fingers crossed my flight isn’t delayed by more than 24hrs), we have a plan for when my brother is visiting, and I can delay my DC work trip (My boss has been helpful in this respect).
Today I called the clinic to schedule my CD11 ultrasound, check about medication, how I go about refills and to check the status of them passing on our medical records to our insurance company. It turns out some of my prescriptions were on refill, but not the Letrozole (the nurse asked me if I still wanted to carry on with it – I guess so??). The nurse said she would arrange it immediately. However, when it came to my medical records, there was no note to say that my medical records had in fact been sent to my insurance company. However, there was a note to say that they needed to do it… But not to worry, because I can always check again when I come in for my CD11 ultrasound. Well I do worry because I still do not have approval from my insurance company to have IUI treatment – and there is nothing I can do but let them figure it out together. We can afford the IUI, we have the savings for it, but we would rather know now than later down the road what we do and don’t have to pay for.
On a more positive note, today is our 3 year wedding Anniversary. We celebrated this evening and I enjoyed a lovely big glass of Merlot. Good timing 🙂