Thursday, July 28, 2011

Off to the races!

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.

~Jem

15 comments:

SmartOneKym said...

I have little bubbles of excitement for your IUI cycle. When I get a chance to breathe I'm going to spend some time going through some of your backposts so I can get to "know" you better, but it's good to hear that your marriage is in repair. I really hope that this phase is a turning point, and that everything is only up from here.

Heather said...

So excited for you! I'm so glad things between you and DH are going so well.

Poppet said...

Best of luck to you, beloved Jem.

amiracle4us said...

Best of luck hun and soooo glad you and hubs are doing well :)

Heather said...

I am so EXCITED!!!!!!! Good luck!

Lulu said...

Good luck! I bet this is going to be the one for you : D

Stacie said...

Yeah! Fingers crossed for you!!!

linda said...

Glad you're trying again.

On the counselor's comment, if she doesn't get that a 41 year old woman doesn't have all the time in the world to "try", she needs a good kick in the arse.

Hugs!

Jem said...

@ Linda: I appreciate your sentiment, but I actually understood my counselor's point of view. Also, she suffered from IF and adopted her daughter, so she does understand. She just wanted to make sure I was okay with moving forward with getting pregnant, given how unhappy I was. She is never judgmental.

Marissa said...

Sounds like good news on every front!

Good luck!

One Who Understands said...

So happy and excited for both of you!! Glad you are moving onward and upward. And a big yippee for your beds being 80% covered!

Rain Child said...

I am so hopeful for you!! I think it's wonderful how things are working out for you!

TeeJay said...

I get where your counselor is coming from. I also get how you and Mr. Jem are working on things and having a child is one of your marriage goals. Babies don't fix everything, we all know that, but they certainly can fill a void and bring much happiness. I'm pulling for you this cycle and I sure hope things go well. So excited for you guys.

Trinity said...

Do what feels right to you both. Good luck! X

gingerandlime said...

Good luck with this cycle. I was going to post something like what linda said above, but luckily I read your response first. Sounds like your counselor has a good head on her shoulders.