Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Precycle Visit

We had our Pre-cycle Visit with Janet today.  The appointment went well and was all low stress!

Thankfully, Brandon and I have had many realistic discussions about all aspects of IVF.  We signed all of the necessary paperwork to proceed with our IVF cycle. Much of the paperwork concerned some serious decisions.  If you have not gone through the IVF process yourself, you probably have no idea about some of the situations we are faced to consider.
  • We have chosen to donate any ill suited eggs for use in the lab. (not all eggs are suited for fertilization)
  • We have chosen to donate any embryos not suited for cryopreservation for use in the lab.
  • In the event that I pass away and we have unused frozen embryos, I have given Brandon consent to use them to have our child.
  • In the event that Brandon passes away and we have unused frozen embryos, he has given me consent to use them to have our child.
  • In the event that we both pass away and have unused frozen embryos, we will have them donated so that someone else will have the opportunity to become parents.
  • We have appointed our sister-in-law, Sheri, as our emergency contact in respect to our fertility.  She knows all of our wishes and would be the best equipped person to make decisions for us if Brandon and I were both left incapable. 
We also discussed the medications.  I already have:
  • Lupron (received last week)
  • 900 iu Follistim (donated from Toni @ Who is this "Fertile Myrtle"?
  • 600 iu Follistim (donated by ART after my cancelled cycle in Jaunary)
  • 10,000 iu Novarel (purchased for cancelled cycle in January)
I still need additional Follistim, Menopur, 5,000 iu Novarel, and progesterone.  My pharmacy called today and the remainder of my required medicine is $1532.39.  Insurance covered the progesterone and I only owe a $10 copay.  I was expecting the medicine to cost more and so was Brandon, so we were relieved that it was under $2000.

Our payment for our cycle is due next Wednesday.  It's $8660All I can say is that God provides.  At this point, I have not looked at the grand total for this IVF cycle.  I'm sure it's going to add up quickly, but having a precious baby in my arms will be worth it. 

I have updated my IVF Schedule page.  I will continue to write blog posts, as well as update the page as we move forward. =)


  1. It will all be worth it for you :)

  2. What can we do to help? Dinner this week maybe?

  3. I'm so happy that things seem to be going smoothly. I can't wait to see where this journey takes you!

  4. Rooting for you! I'm sure it's all overwhelming but it's good you're keeping your eye on the prize. ;)

  5. You are one big step closer. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

  6. We're almost on the same schedule. I start follistim on June 9. Good luck! :)


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