Dr. Cold Speculum's nurse emailed me the IVF documentation yesterday! She must have sensed that I needed something heavy to read...I needed numbers and details...I have been like a caged woman deprived of chocolate! The chocolate has been administered and was absolutely inhaled.
And now for the numbers...
IVF Class Appointment: 03-05-07 (Monday!)
Amount insurance is going to cover: 0%
Cost of cycle: $9500-$10,500
Cost of meds: $2500-$3500
Deposit expected at appt: $6000
Ivan had a rather rude awakening last night when I shared these numbers. Remember, this is the minimalist man who barely requires oxygen to breathe...and he is going to be plopping down $6K in cold hard cash for something that has a 30% chance of working.
I am pretty sure he had a cold beer after our conversation....and then slammed his head into the wall a few times.
Now, about those needles....I read that gonado.tropins are administered subcutaneously as well as the Lup*ron...am I silly to be excited about this? Even that one-time trigger shot of hCG is SQ! SQ's I can handle...it's those IM's that terrify me...are we not talking about a major difference in length of needle here? I am thrilled to learn that the only intramuscular is the progesterone and THAT is available orally and vaginally. This is where Always-Helpful-Blogdom comes in. I have already learned from you amazing women that the vaginal delivery of progesterone is rather, ahem, tough on the Victoria's Se*cret bikinis. And I swore I read someplace that the oral progesterone is not as effective?
What does the Congo Line recommend?
I read about Cri.none gel being good...who has used it and how did it go? What seems to be the most effective progesterone?
Inform me Blogdom! Wash your knowledge over me---my dose of "chocolate" is wearing off and I need another hit!
Information. I. Need. It.
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