Friday, January 10, 2014

And We're Off..

We've been given the all clear- no cysts, blood work is good… and medications have finally arrived. 

IVF - is a go. 

So my medications were suppose to arrive yesterday, but FedEx "messed up the delivery" and they just arrived on my door step now. I can finally let a big sigh and am focussing on a stress free few weeks. At least as stress free as I can manage. 

Menopur, Gonal-F,Crinone, Estradiol, Prednisone, Ganirelix, Ovidrel and a Zpack 
As you probably know we do have insurance coverage and have the authorization for IVF. We are incredibly blessed, but it doesn't mean that our IVF comes without costs that are not covered. I'm so grateful that we have coverage, because these medications with insurance coverage and coupons from Freedom Fertility Pharmacy still exceeded $1500. 

$1569.59 to be exact. 

We also have to pay cryopreservation and storage fees- $730.00. This covers six months of storage if we do have embryos to store- every six months of storage will cost $270.00. 

I know how lucky we are- but I figured it may be of some interest to see the costs that are out of pocket. 

Tonight I will start stimming- my starting doses are Menopur 150 iu and Gonal-F 225 iu along with my .25 of Dexamethasone daily 

So here we go :) Lets make a baby shall we <3

33 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you! And yes, it is SO fortunate that your treatment is covered. I am super jealous. I will send all positive and hope filled thoughts as you start this crazy journey.

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    1. Thank you! I wish everyone had coverage!

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  2. Impatiently waiting for the stork...January 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    I had no idea the medications are that expensive, when you already have insurance! Ugh.

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  3. Exciting! With insurance it cost $1500? I gave authorization for $400, I guess the pharmacy woman thought I was nuts! They'll probably bill me later :( My meds are arriving tomorrow via Fedex and I have to sign for it. Good luck!!

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  4. With instance and coupons from the pharmacy- baffles the mind doesn't it! Wishing you the very best!

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  5. So excited it's a go! And glad your meds got there. I would've flipped a gasket if FedEx had messed up my delivery!

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    1. I was close to that gasket coming loose, but it all worked out in the end! I was just more so upset about the "what ifs".

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  6. Excited for you! I am crossing my fingers this is "it" for you!!!

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  7. Yay! good luck with the first week!

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  8. It's all so, so expensive! And then there are the hidden costs. IVF is quoted at $6500 at out clinic... By the time it was all over we're closer to 11,000. It just sneaks up on you! Hopefully it's all worth it! Wishing you pain free injections (ice up) and a belly full of eggs! Good luck!

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    1. It really is and the prices do sneak right up on you! Thank you!

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  9. It's so good you have good coverage. When I did IVF my insurance was 100% once I met my deductible of 3,000. The first month we did timed intercourse and the meds were 1500. The second time around was also timed intercourse (but canceled due to 15 follicles 20mm! YIKES! so by the time I hit the third round with IVF it was free. I'm praying for you girl and I can't wait to hear the news of your first positive beta :) hugs!!

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    1. We still have the deductibles to deal with, but those won't come until after the appointments. Thank you for praying for me!

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  10. Eeeek!!! soooo excited for you that you are moving forward! Praying for a peaceful cycle and a BFP at the end of it!!

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    1. Thank you Kristine!! So happy for you guys!! xo

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    1. Thanks it really is- lots of waiting to get here :)

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  12. So so excited for you to start! Hoping this is your cycle. BTW…as a 3xIVF out of pocket gal…I'm so jealous of your medical coverage. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks Jessah! Im so grateful for the coverage we have. I truly do know just how lucky we are when it comes to that.

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  13. So glad that your insurance is covering a good portion of the IVF. I just wish more insurance companies would do the same.

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    1. I wish the very same thing! Everyone deserves the coverage in my opinion!

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  14. Glad your meds arrived on time and you can take a sigh of relief! That is fantastic coverage to only pay less than $3000 for your IVF cycle. Wow! What a huge help!

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    1. Thanks Emily! Its a giant help- I don't know if we would even be perusing treatment if not!

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  15. What great news to come back to!! Yes!!!!

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  16. Fingers crossed they do their thing and you have many beautiful follicles in a couple weeks!

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    1. Thank you Adi! Holding you in thoughts!!

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  17. My nurse used to over-order for my TI cycles because insurance covered it but they wouldn't pay for IUI. Therefore, we had Bravelle left over when we moved on to IUI. We've since used that up. Again, she's been over-ordering (I was using Bravelle (26 vials), Menopur (14 vials), Cetrotide (5 syringes), Novarel, Endrometrin (90 ct), Apri birth control, Norethindrone (20 tabs), and doxycycline (10 tabs). Total cost so far is around $3,223.I then added in a Lupron trigger that was $100. ) for IVF since it's covered (we pay less than $4000 for everything). I only used about half of it for IVF #1. She ordered the same again this time. I could ask her to cut it down and pay even less, but I really, really hope to be able to donate my stockpile someday to someone that needs them since we've been so fortunate to pay so little.Willing to accept anything above $2000-$2700 for all.

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