Monday, August 18, 2014

Protocol Details, and Bills!

Those of you who are not so interested in medications 'n' such, feel free to skip. (After all, I normally skip other people's protocol posts, since I don't have a ton of control - and don't want a ton of control - over the ones my doc gives to me.) But there are some who are interested, I'm sure, so here goes!

I start birth control tomorrow.

On 9/1 I start twice-daily doxycycline (an antibiotic), prenatals (which I'm currently taking), and 81mg of aspirin. I take those for a week with the birth control, and then I'm off birth control.

I finish the doxycycline after 10 days, and then two days later I start delestrogen injections on Mondays and Fridays for the next almost three weeks.

On 9/26, I start taking progesterone in oil (PIO), and the day after that I start Medrol (a steroid, which ORM has had luck with increasing the odds of the pregnancy taking).

10/2 is transfer day, and I stop taking the Medrol at that point, and continuing on with PIO, prenatals and aspirin.

10/10 is the pregnancy test. And if all goes well (ihopeihopeihope), then I'll start taking three capsules of Endometrin (progesterone) vaginally, daily.

The pharmacy called me this afternoon to let me know that they got the order from ORM. I was a little surprised, because ORM didn't call the pharmacy last time. Maybe it's just because the saline sonohysterogram is just a formality now, everything should be good. I told them to wait to fill it until I actually have the sonohysterogram, just in case, but I think I might call tomorrow and ask if they'll just have it ready by that day and I can go pick it up after the appointment (they're in Portland). I also need to ask if they'll bill ORM so that ORM can use my loan. (They'd better!)

I also got my final bills from the hysteroscopy in the mail. I need to pay the $1347.40 that I put on my credit card on the day of the surgery, and pay the anesthesiologist $524, and the clinic another $4.18 (an adjustment from the original payment on the day of the surgery). Because I had the surgery at my local clinic, I can't use my loan for it, so this is all out-of-pocket. Ugh. Luckily I have enough to cover it, I'll just have to be careful for the next little bit.


  1. How exciting! I can't wait to read about how things are progressing.

    Good luck!

    1. Thanks! I can't wait to actually progress! :D

  2. Wow, this is starting to feel ever so real now!!! Fingers and toes crossed for you for this cycle!! : ) xx

  3. I'm so sorry this has a bunch of financial stress on top of it. I have no idea how anyone ever gets pregnant when so much has to line up at once.

  4. As fertility bills go, I guess that's not so bad. And now you're set to go again! That's great news. Best of luck this cycle.