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The Retrieval is in Sight

We are getting closer and closer to the retrieval date! Our date has been set for Tuesday, November 8 at 12:15 PM. We are getting so close to knowing how many eggs we will have to work with. Continue reading

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Start of My Pin Cushion Life

Yesterday was the first of many blood draws leading up to our retrieval. In preparation for all of the blood draws I am making sure that I am very well hydrated. Being dehydrated can make it harder for them to hit the vein on the first try, so I’m drinking a lot of water. Continue reading

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Getting Closer

We are starting to get closer to doing our retrieval. Matthew and I drove to the pharmacy yesterday to get all of the meds I will need for the retrieval at the end of the month. We got a lot of boxes of medications, needles, bandaids, alcohol swabs, and finally a sharps container. I’m starting to feel more like a drug addict than I did before, at least it’s all prescribed? Continue reading

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And On To Something New

We are now in another waiting phase. These things seem to never end. We met with Dr. Amols on Tuesday to discuss finances and our options. A cycle of IVF with a transfer is going to end up costing $4,800 minus whatever the insurance company feels like paying plus the medications. Fortunately for us, our prescription insurance is pretty awesome and will cover most of our medications, which can get really pricey. Continue reading