First of all, thank you to everyone that has reached out to us in the past 24 hours to show their support. It has really been wonderful and appreciated and humbling. Our world might be a big place, put the common thread of humanity that we all share really does weave a wonderful, supportive web during some of our darkest moments. For that, I’m so very thankful.
Today starts another round of medication, hopefully leading to a retrieval in a few weeks that will give us better results. Thankfully, today was an easy to swallow pill and the injections don’t start until tomorrow. But, to gear up for those injections, I had to wait for my favorite FedEx man to arrive with medications that required immediate refrigeration. Last month, we missed his delivery and ended up having to drive 45 minutes to Kansas City to get our package. I wasn’t going to let that happen this time around. Thankfully there was no school today, so I was able to sit here in my pajamas and devour a box of Samoas while waiting for the doorbell to ring.
Yes, a box……minus one little cookie that I’m trying really hard to save for later. Whatever, I’m hormonal.
Unpacking the box of medication feels like Christmas, until it sinks in that I’m going to be injecting myself with all of this over the next few weeks.
There is a definite bonus to going through all of this — we have definitely acquired a ton of free ice packs! The nice ones that have a block of foam on the inside!
The downside to all of this medication? The cost. Definitely the cost. This box contains about 2/3 of our medication for this one cycle. The other box will arrive next week — at a cost of $1,100.00 for two medications (Saizen and a microdose Lupron). I’ve been trying hard to not think about the cost of all of this and instead focus on the light at the end of the tunnel — a sweet, sweet little bundle of joy.