We had our meeting with Dr. W and as this is cycle day one, we are jumping into a medicated donor IUI, starting with meds tomorrow.
Wow, this is all happening fast.
For those of you curious what a medicated IUI means... well, we'll be injecting 200 IUs of Follistim daily, with regular monitoring - first one on Tuesday. Unlike IVF, my meds are lower (don't want to make 20 eggs, just 4) and there is no suppression of the cycle at the beginning. No lupron, no BCPs. To make sure we do the IUI at the right time, we will trigger with HCG. So in 9 days I could be triggering!
The bad news: the procedure itself won't be covered by my insurance, as we've already reached our lifetime limit.
The good news: A medicated cycle will only cost us around $1,700 (instead of the $6K I had in my head it would cost) AND my insurance will cover 80% of the cost of the meds. Yippee!
So, we're off! It's exciting and scared at the same time. Our marriage counselor last night was a little alarmed at how fast we were getting back into trying to have a baby just weeks of our marriage being in complete crisis. She has a point, but things are SO different now. Just as long as we are making progress, moving forward, that both our needs are being met, I feel hope! And when I feel hope, I feel renewed commitment to my marriage, renewed connection.