Monday, July 9, 2012

Update for my own records someday

Def. going for the trigger tonight. On the right I have three 21s, one 20, two 19s, one 18 and one 17. Plus some undefined "more" that she didn't bother measuring. I have a feeling she only counts the first eight on each ovary. On the left she measure one 21 and four 20s.
I just hope they aren't overripe. Lining is a 12.

On a side note, while I don't begrudge anybody their IVF insurance (my god, I wish I had some of that) I don't appreciate hearing somebody *bitch* about the fact that *every time* you come in for an ultrasound you have to pay a *$35 copay*. Not when I'm paying $450 each time. Ugh. So much for talking to people in the waiting room.


  1. Woo-hoo! Good luck with your retrieval. Even though the whole thing sucks and is so weird and crazy, there is still a teeny part of me that gets excited about getting those eggs out and seeing what happens. And in your case, I hope that is pure magic.

    As for the co-pay complainers -- wow. I admire you for not whacking that person on your way out!

  2. Yay! Everything sounds great! Keeping fingers crossed that all goes well.

    Assvice: don't take pain meds after the procedure on an empty stomach. I can tell you from painful experience that it's no picnic trying to vomit without using your lower abdominal muscles after being poked and prodded down there.

  3. Woohoo! So thrilled for you guys, and you've had a great response to the meds. Don't worry about 'over ripe'. You're right on target!

  4. Good luck!! Will be thinking of you. Oh to pay $35 for ultrasounds instead of out-of-pocket, how nice that would be!

  5. Exciting! Good luck with retrieval!

    And I feel for you on the paying out of pocket. I *wish* I could've paid a $35 co-pay for any part of our fertility treatment! (Our sons are nearly 6 months old, and I'm still repaying the money I borrowed for our IVF cycle.)

  6. Ugh... I would be pissed too. Thank goodness for payment plans (Im still paying stuff off just from Little Bears birth)

    I am so excited for you!!! Big question: are you going to have clever nicknames post retrieval? :-)

    1. Nicknames? For the embryos? I will have to think on this....

  7. WOW!!! You are one egg producing mama! I bet you're right about the nurse just counting eight on each side. 16 hopefuls sounds awesome! I just enjoyed looking up the stats on my last retrieval, and they got 16 eggs and were thrilled with that.

    I may have had to smack that person complaining about the copay! I wonder if society will EVER realize that infertility is a freaking medical condition that should be at least partially covered! Sigh...

    SO EXCITED for you!!! Hope you get some pampering with bed rest!

  8. Some people are just not smart.

    Super happy for you. You are about to create life.

  9. Woohoo! Nice batch. :-) I never complained about copays. I knew I was lucky to have coverage. On the other hand, if I'd had good insurance in my younger days I might not have needed so much help getting pg. But on the other other hand, then I wouldn't have the amazing child I have now.

    One post retrieval tip, have something salty after. It will help the empty follicles release their fluid, so you'll feel less bloated. When I was cycling with my eggs and my known donor, I sent him to get me a corned beef sandwich while I was in the procedure room. Yum!

  10. Wow! Those sound like some good numbers! And yes, I'm guessing you have discovered the downside to talking to people in the waiting room...

  11. Yay!! Good luck! I love reading your blog and have been waiting and waiting for you to start back up again. So excited for you! I hope things continue to go great. And...I would have definitely given the insured person in the waiting room a piece of my mind! How annoying!

  12. Your ovaries are on and poppin'! (I couldn't resist.)Those are some REALLY strong number going into retrieval!

    I've had times in which I've wanted to just chuck a magazine across the waiting room at someone's head.

  13. I guess this is the one of the few times that someone can be trigger-happy, and not have everyone freak out. Good luck with the retrieval!

    Our RE was fee-for-service, so mercifully I didn't have to hear anyone complaining about copays. Given we had to pay for the IVF and meds out of pocket (not to mention ED & GS comp plus everything else), I'd have flipped my sh*t to hear a whine about $35 copays.

  14. Lol, I know why I don't talk to people in the waiting room. Thanks for testing that out for us! Assholes. Are they really that stupid that they don't know people pay out of pocket?? What did you even SAY?

    On a much happier note...YAAAAAAYYYY for rockin the follies!! You will feel SO much better after the retrieval. But I truly, sincerely hope that' great feeling is short-lived and you are hugging the toilet due to morning sickness!!

    Oh Hun, I'll be thinking about you!

  15. $35 for a freaking IVF ultrasound?!

    I die.