Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In Which I Curse My Ovaries

Two follicles. 


One is 9mm, the other 8mm. 

They're supposed to be 18mm. 

I, evidently, have a ton of 4-6mm ones, too, but they don't count. 

So, the PA upped my dosage to 150IU.  She says, since I'm overweight, the meds don't work as well.  Nothing like being constantly reminded that you're probably infertile because of your own fatness.  I go back Friday at 11 for a repeat ultrasound.

This is all very inconvenient, since I have to work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.  I have to find someone to work part of my shift Friday night so I can maybe get a nap in between getting home from my appointment (which I will be attending on no sleep) and having to go back to work that night.

The kicker is that I waited for more than 90 minutes for one vial of the Follistim.  Last time, I waited more than 2 hours for 4 meds, so I thought my chances were good of getting out of there within half an hour.  No such luck.  Of course, I get down to the pharmacy and ask to get a refill of the Follistim, which I was assured had been ordered previously, and they're like, "Well, we need the physcial prescription you were written previously to be able to refill it."  Of course, the actual script is back at my house--2 hours away.  So, I haul my butt all the way back up to the RE clinic and tell them the deal.  They straighten it out, and I go back to the pharmacy and wait for more than an hour an a half.  I was not happy.

Then, of course, is the fact that our pre-authorization isn't through yet, so all the meds are out of pocket.  $257 later, I finally get to leave.  So, today, I get to poke myself twice since I'll be finishing up my previous vial and starting a new one.  Lovely. 

I'm really hoping that my dumb ovaries kick into gear because I don't want to shell out more money and wait another 90 minutes for more Follistim.  Plus, it would be mighty handy to have our trigger and subsequent timed intercourse fall over the weekend while I'm off work.

Of course, since I said that, it probably won't happen.  ugh

Can you tell I'm in an awesome mood?


Brenda April 20, 2010 at 4:44 PM  

such a process! So sorry. Hang in there. It's going to be worth it. When the insurance authorizes it are you going to get some money back? I'm tired of people talking about your weight whether they mean well or not!

Anonymous April 20, 2010 at 6:35 PM  

Can you order from one of the places that ship you the meds? I use caremark which is walgreens mail order pharmacy. I'm sorry your having issues with your follies. I have had similar problems.