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Friday, May 8, 2015

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it

You guys, I just got my medication delivered. I didn't really know what to expect since this is my first IVF. With IUI, the package was way smaller. This package was huge! Want to see all that came in? 



I got the usual, Bravelle, Ovidrel injections, and Prednisone. The other stuff that isn't the usual is; Menopur and Cetrotide injections, Azithromycin and Estradiol tablets, and Estradiol patches. 

I had to call the lab and pharmacy for quotes and they were giving us the worst case scenario prices and holey moley, I am so thankful for insurance. If our insurance didn't approve the medication, we would've paid $3,475 and the lab fees for retrieval and transfer is $3,230 out of pocket. That's not including the other fees we have to pay. So we were looking at about $8k or a little less. It was way less than what we had in our minds, which was about $15k. So $8k or less was a relief. It is still a lot, but it's all worth it if it means we will have a baby. I got a call yesterday from the pharmacy and they told me our insurance had approved the medication. I couldn't believe it when she told me we only had to pay $223 for everything...I said, "Excuse me? Did you just say $223?!" She started laughing and said, "Yes ma'am. You have great insurance coverage." Aaaah! I told her to please send the medication asap and to charge us. I seriously thank God right after I hung up and then I called the hubs to let him know the great news. He was so happy to hear that our insurance is paying for 80% of the meds. So all that we have to pay out of pocket is the lab fees, the doctor fees, and anesthesia (which shouldn't be more than $250 with insurance). Making it less than $5k for the whole process. Also, the nice thing about HFI (Houston Fertility Institute) is that if you do not get pregnant the first round, the second round is free. All we would have to pay is our meds and anesthesia. I love this clinic so much!

Receiving the meds today made me realize that is really happening. I'm excited to start and want to start right now. Haha! I'm a very impatient person. I am schedule for my hysteroscopy for May 18th. It'll be my 2nd one in the past 2 years. They will put me under just in case they have to remove any blockage. Basically, they just look inside my uterine cavity with a tiny catheter that has a camera and inject gas or liquid to make it more visible and see if there's anything causing blockage. If they find something, they'll remove it. After that, I'll go home and take it easy for the day. After that day, I'll start my injections. I think I start with bravelle and Menopur to help my follicles grow. I believe I will have to also inject the Cetrotide, which prevents me from releasing the eggs too soon. I have to go to a class so they can show me what I'm supposed to do with all that medication.  Only 10 days left till my hysteroscopy!!! Wish me luck! 

On a different note; How cute is this little banana? Too cute! It's been Sindi-sized haha!



Thank you all for keeping me and the hubs in your thoughts and prayers while we go through this process. We are leaving it all in God's hands. If it's His will, we will have what we have desired for so long. God bless!

-Mrs. Barker

8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I'm so excited for you both! And the fact that the second round is free if the first doesn't work is so cool... they obviously have a good reason to have a lot of faith in the first time! As always, I'm praying for you!

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    1. Rebecca, Thank you! I agree. They really do have faith in the first time. I don't think just any clinic would do the second round free if they didn't believe the first one would work. Thank you for the prayers!

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  2. Awwwww!!! Yay!!! How exciting!!!!! And that banana is adorable...Sindi-dorable!! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much! Hahaha :D I love it, Sindi-dorable :D

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  3. Karen KirkpatrickMay 8, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    I love your posts! I'll keep you in my thoughts! :)

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  4. Visiting from Kelly's blog today! I'm so sorry you are having a hard time getting and staying pregnant. I sure hope your IVF goes really very well. But your insurance is amazing!! What a relief I'm sure to only have to pay that small chunk of the big chunk. phew. Best of luck.

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    1. Aww! Thank you so much! It's hard but it's shaped me into this strong woman that I never knew I could be. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the good luck. It's so nice to have support from so many people. Have a wonderful day!!

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