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Fertility Medication – What To Do With Whats Left?

IVF medications for saleIm seriously thinking about selling my unused injectable medications to pay for my part of IVF loan… does anyone have any idea how I can do that? Here’s what I have and their original prices (of course Im gonna sell for less than their original prices, Im thinking 50% off, depending on which one):

A few pills of Clomid

a few vials of Menopur – $75 each

Ovidrel – $79

Sealed 900IUs Follistim vial (with the pen and needles) – $1618

Sealed 1050IUs Rediject Gonal-F pens (comes with needles) – $1036

Plus these opened ones:

7ooIUs of Gonal-F (I used 200), this may be expired though…

2 vials and 2 pens of Follistim, but I used 100 IUs on one and 75IUs in the other.. but they are only 10 days old, so still good.

If you’re interested or someone that is interested, let me know.

 

Here is the price list from freedom pharmacy: http://prices.freedomfertility.com/

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The Silver Lining Weekend

I had the perfect weekend planned out! On Saturday we were doing a hike, on Sunday we got hooked up with discounted tickets for the water park on a private event and on Memorial Day my sister had planned a beach day with all our friends to celebrate her birthday. It was going to be fun and sunny like it hasn’t in a while. Why can’t things go as planned for once? Just once!

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9DPIUI – Cycle Update

Today is actually 10dpiui and I don’t think that this cycle worked. I had sore boobies for a few days and felt some ovary pain, some cramps too, but I don’t feel anything anymore, except for moodiness….   so I’m thinking PMS. I’ll be very surprised if the test comes out positive considering the low count we had, but I guess anything can happen. I’m choosing to accept that this is a bust cycle so my disappointment isn’t so great when I see that BFN.

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Today is a Beautiful Day to Make a Baby

beautiful dayAfter an awesome but rainy camping weekend with all our friends, today we woke up to a beautiful sunny Hawaiian day that just screamed perfection. I was in my best mood and it just felt like the perfect day to make a baby.

Husband’s collection was scheduled at 10:45 and the IUI at 11:45, but we chose to go together and just be with each other during the whole time. Everything was going perfect, the day was beautiful, we arrived early. We go to the lab to “perform” and they walk us to the collection room. Why didn’t anybody tell me how awkward this would be?

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Prepping for IUI – Diagnosed with Endless Doctor Visititis

This is my first attempt at editing one of these Vlogs so don’t mind my (lame) skills, focus on the message. This was recorded yesterday (5/8/14) on my way to and back from the doctor in preparation for my very first IUI. Now let’s sick back and watch and judge and wag our fingers.

LOVE,

Dani

 

Vlogging or V-logging? Either way, here I come!

Where is this blogging addiction going to end? Holy shit, I totally switched from obsessing over infertility to obsessing over blogging about infertility. Started a Vlog! How do you pronounce this fucker, is it Vlog, or V-log?

I have always posted videos on YouTube (on a different account) but I have now decided to do it for real. It’ll be so great to watch all this stuff when I’m 60 years old. Maybe not, considering all the wrinkles I’ll have on my face at that age. Hopefully I’ll still be able to see the videos by then but not so great that I won’t notice the wrinkles so much. #foreverhopeful

The Vlog/V-log is still a baby, I’m still learning and have many improvements to make in art and editing skills. I’m moving 4 videos over from a different account, so they’ll have the same upload, but just this once. Good news! My husband has finally decided to jump on board and do this with me! I’m super stoked about that. I’m sure he’ll take baby steps on letting me record him but I’ll creep in little by little. It’ll just make the videos so much more fun to watch later.

Disclaimer: don’t let my usage of the word “fun” in this post fool you into believe these posts are actually fun to watch hahahha. I’m just ranting about my cycle and doctor visits for now but I’ll get good at this — I promise — and we’ll make more videos about our life and where we life.

 

 

Cycle Update – No Longer Unmonitored

heartI went to see IVF Doctor#2 this week… he’s not an IVF pusher like IVF Doctor #1 at all!! But the bad side is that none of my appointments will be covered for IUI because here in Hawaii only IVF is covered, and only once. The cost for an IUI cycle with Doctor#2 was too high for me to pay 100% out of pocket…

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New Cycle, New Dosage, New Doctor

iui gonalSince I was self proclaimed infertile I looked for the best infertility clinic here in Hawaii and started visiting frequently and they were great, I don’t think I ever had to wait for 1 minute. The building is beautiful, well decorated, and smells so unbelievably clean and fresh. As soon as I showed up, they would have me pee and walk me to my room which  was ready just waiting for me, ultrasound machine programmed with my data in it already. It was like a infertility retreat. I don’t think I was ever treated with so much pompous in my life.

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My self monitored gonal-F cycle

If there was one thing I’ve always wanted in my life is babies twin babies. Call me crazy. Why are doctors so afraid of people like me?

 This month we graduated from Clomid to Gonal-F and my hopes went up with it. The pharmacy delivered my 900IU redi-ject pen and I was sure that was a baby in a vial. I spent the first 2 weeks of this cycle poking myself with a needle and with each injection my hopes that I would have more than 1 follicle growing went up. On CD 11 my dose was adjusted from 50IU to 75IU. On CD13 I went in for my scan and although I was super stoked that my lining was finally waking the fuck up, it was so disappointing to see that I only had 1 eggie. What’s wrong with this fucking doctor? Why can’t he up my dose just a little bit so I can have 2 fucking follicles? Is that too much to ask? I’m not trying to be the new octa-mom you fucker!

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Infertility at work

My boss will now become the VP of Operations and the owners’ wife will become my new boss, at least temporarily… That can be good… that can be bad… she’s very demanding and unforgiving of ANY mistakes. Im officially nervous!

Due to the new situation I had to let her know that every month I have a series of endless doctor visits to fulfill where they monitor every single growth and progress my ovaries make and that I would possibly be doing insemination soon, depending on how things would progress this month…

Today i took a HPT and it was negative… I think I’m so used to getting negative results that this one didn’t even affect me… like at all! I’m kinda surprised at my lack of reaction.. normally i don’t even test because it builds some expectation even when i know it will be negative, but this time nada!

This month I’ll be moving on to Gonal-F injections with an Ovidrel trigger shot, really expensive but hoping that it will make the difference that we needed… if I have 2+ follies we are doing IUI for sure! I thin about having twins all the time! That’s the only way my heart would really rest in peace… I think even if I do get pregnant with a singleton I would still have this uneasy feeling that my dream of having 4 kids wont become reality… at least if I get 2 at once, then I only need to get 2 more in the next 3-4 years and I could actually do this!

If it doesn’t work out, we’ll be doing IVF… this decision feels good but makes me very uneasy… It offers the highest chances of pregnancy but if it doesn’t work I’ll be devastated because we will have exhausted all options at that point…

Anyways, Im in for a long ride… on top of my 45 hour work week and the food truck I run on the side, I’ll have to make up for lost time at work which means I’ll be at the office from 7:30 – at least 7pm every night to cover for my doctor visits… ai ai ai… I hope I survive this.