Planning for IVF (Part 2)

Although I wouldn’t go back on our decision to switch to an out-of-province clinic, there is more involved in planning a 2 week vacation than there would be staying locally. Here’s where things are at:

Done list

  • Book flights
  • Book rental apartment
  • Book rental car

Still to do list

  • Receive meds in mail
  • Start stimming
  • Instruct mother-in-law on how to take care of 2 chihuahuas and 1 ragdoll for 2+ weeks
  • Plan sight seeing activities, local eateries and shops I want to visit
  • Pack!

I finally booked our rental car this morning. $700 was the cheapest rate I could find for a 2 week economy car rental. And that was using 2 coupon codes! Did I mention rental cars can also be expensive depending where you are in Canada? 

I received an email from the clinic this afternoon that my meds have been shipped (and also billed to my credit card). The current cost is $4500 for JUST my injectibles – I think. I am super grateful that we have 80% drug coverage even if we can’t get reimbursed until the end of the cycle.

My coordinator is also an Angel. She made sure to put a sharps container in the shipment (yes, my past HCG needles are all hiding out in a kitchen cupboard).

She also included a travel letter. You got it. I’ll be carrying my drugs on board our flight. I tend to be that white, blonde haired business woman who always gets pegged at security for random searches. I truly pray that we get through smoothly that morning.

Other than that, I’m doing ok. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. Once I go for my baseline and start stimming, I’ll feel MUCH better.

I’ve been reading lots of blog posts and hanging out on the ivf.ca forum. Although this has helped lessen some anxiety, it’s also created more. I keep seeing stories of ladies who have tried IVF 3 times + or who had their cycles cancelled or who got a BFP only to have it end horribly in a miscarriage. I know I can only hope for the best for us, but it’s disheartening to read about so many fertility journeys that seem never-ending.

Fertility yoga and meditation has been helping to ground me when I let the “what ifs” take over my brain.

So for now, I’m going to focus on “what if we do get pregnant?”.

I ask all of you to send your light, love, prayers, and baby dust my way.

Dear God, please let it be our time to be one of the lucky ones.

Magic Wishes

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35 thoughts on “Planning for IVF (Part 2)

    • I feel like once my employer figures out they offer unlimited fertility coverage they are going to reverse that ASAP. I work for a company that is predominantly male, so I don’t even know if they realize they have it. I just keep hoping the first IVF works, so the coverage stays in effect and we have a wonderful baby in 10 months.

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  1. The price of this stuff breaks my heart! The main reason PC and I haven’e proceeded in that direction. I knew this lady who used to tell me all the time “You bring about what you think about”. She never really explained why she loved this quote but I have never forgotten it. Good Luck! Positive vibes coming your way…

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  2. Wishing you luck and sending you positivity during your IVF journey. I felt similarly scared thinking about all the ‘what ifs’ before our IVF. I think that’s a totally natural feeling. I am hopeful and excited for you.

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  3. Praying for you sugars!!!!! This is such an exciting time and I want you to enjoy every minute of it. If the sites are creating unwanted fear and worry, then don’t visit them for a bit. I know I have had to remove myself from groups in the past because the constant news of miscarriages had me worried that when I got pregnant, the same would happen to me 😦

    “Lord save us! Lord grant us success!” Psalm 118:25

    Xo

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