Friday, October 28, 2011

And today it begins.

Had my first ultrasound and blood draw this morning. I'll start the injections tomorrow. The medication has arrived and is in the fridge. We are going with a one-a-day injection schedule, instead of twice per day to try and avoid ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) this time around.

The one bummer so far - this time the medications cost more than $2000 (vs. the $900 last time). Turns out that my insurance company has a $5000 lifetime cap on fertility drugs so I had to pay out of pocket this time. That was a bit of a shock. Big time. So based on that, and the $15,000 lifetime cap on the medical (non-prescription side) - this is going to be our last shot in terms of IVF and/or other medical interventions. Yup, lot of pressure.