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