Thursday, June 26, 2008

Updates

It has been a llllllllloooooooooonnnnnnnngggggggg week. I guess you have figured out by now that last cycle was a BFN. The new cycle started last Saturday. Burt came home last Saturday night and we had church activities all day Sunday (I think we got home around 9:30 pm). Then Monday I called Dr. Issacs office and told them I was on cd3. The nurse called me back and said that Dr. I wanted to change some things and that I needed to come in for an appointment. They had an opening Tuesday morning at 9:30. Burt couldn't go b/c he had just come home from his trip to Mobile. I called Mom and got her to go with me. SHe brought Nannie with her. We got there and Dr. I said that I needed to changle from Letrozole/IUI to Injectibles/IUI. My first response was that I didn't want a TV show names after me. He said that he would monitor me very closely to try to assure that wouldn't happen. He said that the drugs with insurance would cost about $1000/month in the US but I could order from a pharmacy in Europe for about $500/month. He said all of his patients order from this lab and that it is completely safe. I was just about to fax all of the paperwork off when my Mom had a wonderful idea. She called a pharmacist family friend to find out how much it would cost through a US retail pharmacy on my insurance. I am taking Repronex by the way. The pharmacist told us the same thing Dr. I had. So we called BCBS MS to find out if they would pay anything if I get the drugs from an European pharmacy. They said they wouldn't but to tal to my Mail Order Pharmacy Specialist who deal with Fertility drugs. So they transferred me to Veronica. She was super nice. Apparently, if I order these drugs through the mail order program they are covered. Guess how much????

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$35

Including Sharps containers, band-aids, alcohol swabs, needles, syringes, and FREE OVERNIGHT shipping. All of my drugs came in today. I had to verify everything yesterday!!! That is $35 for a 3 month supply by the way. God is so good!!!!!

I have taken a pic of all the meds but I can't download them yet. Maybe tomorrow!!!!

But there is one drawback. I have to sit out this cycle b/c I just got the meds today (cd 6) and I have to start on cd3. Pray for patience!!!

6 comments:

Christie said...

Hi, I'm a lurker and I found your blog through someone else's. That's awesome that you got your meds for so little! I wish I had known about your plan when I was ordering all my meds. I'm praying that this round is a positive for you and your husband. Hang in there!

Heather said...

Wishing you lots of luck. It stinks you having to sit this cycle out, but maybe it'll be a good short break. Try to enjoy this month and smell the roses.

Buford Betty said...

Wow that's aweswome about the price!!! Hmmm... I'll have to remember this. Best of luck to you guys this cycle!

Ev said...

WOW!!! That's a blessing! Congrats!

jeremy, adelle, & ella said...

hi beth! not sure if you remember me from mc but just wanted to say i am praying for you! i know what you are going through..dr. isaacs is my doc..we did ivf last year. if you ever need to vent/talk/cry, i am here!! adellenjohnson@hotmail.com

Matt and Amberly Collins said...

Just thinking about you today and hoping you are having a great "sitting it out" cycle. I think about you all the time and have you continually in my prayers! Love ya!
Amberly