Today the nurse called me with our IVF schedule…wooohooo!
It looks roughly like this:
So our first day of stimulation injectibles will be Friday 24 July. Chris and I both go in to the clinic to fill out the rest of the paper work, pay the $$$, get a lesson on how to do injectibles, receive our medication plan and I will have my first monitoring appointment with ultrasound/ blood work.
I also asked the nurse about the vivelle dot (estrogen patches) and why insurance only covers 8 patches and not the whole 24. Apparently the use of the patches is “off label” so it is not covered under infertility coverage, therefore I would need to pay for the rest out of pocket. BUT she did say that usually insurance will cover 8 every 30 days, so I can refill the prescription in 2.5 weeks and the insurance will cover 8 more patches, then I maybe lucky that by the time I need the last 8 it might be another 30 days. But either way, now we know why and will expect to pay out of pocket for the patches if needs be!
So….just another 11 days of Birth Control Pills! I really hope these don’t mess my hormones up too much :-s