...on my own! (Whitesnake anyone?)
Well, I guess "on my own" isn't totally accurate, the besty will
be there! Oh, and numerous nurses and the doctor because...I'm getting pregnant
tomorrow!!! (The hubs is still in the fire academy, in the home stretch. Just
four more weeks...)
Let's see, I last left you wondering if I ovulated (at the bottom of this post.)
Turns out, I didn't ovulate. The RE added an 2mg of Estrace to my regimen
(three orally and a third vaginally, daily.) We added three extra days to the
routine as well. This, did it!!! He wanted to see my lining at 8mm. At my
checkup on Saturday (our seven year anniversary, might I add!) my
lining was 8.5-10mm!!! Woot woot!
I left my appointment with a bag full of syringes and needles, a $3,100 hit
to the credit card, a handful of prescriptions to fill (valium for transfer,
medrol steroid, additional estrace, and progesterone in oil,) and an embryo
transfer appointment for Tuesday, January 10th at 10:45am!
Off to the pharmacy...I drove the 20 minutes (I live in Cali, we do
everything by time. I have no idea how far my RE is from the pharmacy in miles)
to my pharmacy. I wait 30 minutes for the scrips. I get a call from the RE's
office. Pharmacy called her, they don't have the steriod, they'll be giving me
an alternative. Hmm, I don't like that. I want whatever I had that worked for
my IVF but okay, if the RE thinks it’s good enough...
Wait an additional 15 minutes, get called up to pay for scrips. They have
the valium and estrace but they're going to need to order the steroid and PIO.
Umm, nope, that's not going to work. I need to start both of
those this evening. Pharmacist offers to call around to other pharmacies to see
if anyone has it.
Wait another 10 minutes. Nope, no one has it!
Call RE in panic. Nurse is going to call in the scrips to the specialty
pharmacy. Great! Except meds will cost me $80 instead of $10. Whatevs...minor
price to pay.
Now, drive the 20 minutes back toward the RE's office to the specialty
pharmacy, park and take the elevator to the pharmacy. Get out of the elevator
to a completely empty space. Uh, I'm guess the pharmacy moved since I last used
it in 2008?!
Quickly google the pharmacy and find that it's just down the street. No need
to pay for more parking, I'll walk. I start walking and decide to see exactly
how far 16500 is from 17071. Umm, apparently it's a mile away. No thanks.
Return to car. Pay $1 for parking for SIX minutes. Drive a mile down the
street. Park (found a meter with 20 minutes remaining on it, score!) Get meds.
Finally, head home.
I left the house at 7:45am and finally get home at 11:30!!! I anticipated
being home at 9am. HA!!!
Anyway, all of that to say, it's on! I have all my meds, started PIO
injections on Sat and the besty will be taking me to ET tomorrow morning. My
mom is taking the day off to hang out with G. I'll be on bed rest for three
days and then besty will be staying to take care of the kiddo.
Don't tell but I'm secretly really excited about bed rest. Sshhh!!! I know
I'll be miserably bored at some point but right now, I CAN'T FREAKING WAIT!!!
But...that's between you and me...
Me (hopefully) years down the road, "You know, your daddy wasn't even
there the day I became pregnant with you. Actually, neither of us were there
the day you or your brother were conceived!" Imagine our confused child
telling that story to his/her classmates.
So, think of me tomorrow. Assuming that thaw goes well, next time we chat,
I'll be PUPO!!!!