September 2010 - Posts
My husband made the transaction and we are now all paid up with HRC. I also begin Lupron tonight. I will be on 10 units for the next 5 days.
I am feeling excited and I am looking forward to just getting to LA and getting pregnant with my Daughter! I know I have walked this road before and I am feeling as relaxed as ever. Thinking positive pink thoughts...
My medications are now ordered and paid for! Here is a breakdown for anyone interested:
Gonal-F: £1006 (!!!!!) ETA: I am on a much higher dose this cycle.
Medrol Dosepack: US$16.64
Ovidrel x2: $US100.00
As I mentioned earlier, I was fortunate enough to recieve 2 boxes of brand new unopened Menopur from an IG lady who had achieved her dream. I am extremely thankful to her and hope to help someone else out with any of my leftover meds.
I also have a brand new Lupron 2 Week Kit left over from my first cycle which I can use this cycle. Thankfully it does not expire until the end of the year.
I am still waiting on confirmation for the Medrol, Ovidrel, E2 but I am not expecting it to be too expensive. Maybe £200 (ETA: The actual cost was £145)
So, to anyone from the UK considering this journey, you can see that medications are not cheap! Oh how great it must be to live in the US & have insurance to cover infertility drugs!! This is certainly an expensive business.
I start BCP (Marvellon) tommorrow, which will be Day 2 of AF. It is all happening!! As I have mentioned in my Blog before, I had my GP (here in the UK) write me a prescription then had it filled for free at my local chemist. It is the only drug needed for this whole IVF thing that does not cost a bomb! I am not really looking forward to taking it as last time it made me feel so sick. Oh well, it is all for the 'cause'. I have such a good feeling about this cycle - everything is falling into place. I do know to expect some hiccups along the way, however; so far so good...... Here's to sttaying positive.
I have my schedule and we have booked our flights, accomodation & car hire. My local monitoring clinic in London has just confirmed my u/s dates, so only thing left to do is pay for medications and wait for them to be delivered.
My Gonal-F dosage will start at 300 this cycle (a much higher dose than last time) and it looks like I will stay on that dosage unless things change. The only bad thing about that is the cost LOL - Gonal-F is expensive! I have, however, been fortunate enough to recieve some brand new & unopened Menopur through an IG lady who achieved her dream. One day I hope to donate to someone here on IG too.
I have been thinking a lot about my ectopic pregnancy and the possibility of having another. It does frighten me and it is something I worry about. I am willing this cycle to work with everything I have. Come on baby girl!!!!