Monday, August 9, 2010

Out with the good and in with the bad

Let me start off by saying we had a wonderful time on our anniversary. It didn't start out too good but that is for a whole notha' blog post. Lets just say it was a wee bit Griswold's anniversary dinner.

Out with the good
This is an email I received this morning. . .
Good Morning Erin and James,

Attached you will find a receipt for your payment and participation in the Attain® IVF Program. 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

It's official! We are in the IVF program. We pick up our schedule and our medications Tuesday the 17th of August. AF should be right on time to show tomorrow, in 22 days I will be starting the Lupron!

In with the bad
Not but a few hours later I received  a phone call stating that we did not qualify for the Compassionate Care program through Fertility Lifelines. What does that mean? That means we will not be getting the free Gonal-F for our second cycle (God forbid we need it). I am praying that much harder that the first cycle works for us. 

How I will come up with an additional $2,000-$4,000 next cycle is beyond me at the moment? 

5 lovely notes from friends:

kayee August 9, 2010 at 4:27 PM  

It sounds like you had a memorable anniversary!

I'm sorry that your meds may not be covered for your second cycle ... hopefully you won't need them!

On a side note - We are basically on the same schedule! My AF is due to come tomorrow and I'm doing three weeks on BCP. I think we may be hitting this cycle together!

Jessica August 9, 2010 at 5:41 PM  

I'm sorry you didn't qualify for the free meds...that sucks!! But I am excited that you are in the attain program and will be starting your meds for the IVF cycle soon!!!

T August 9, 2010 at 6:05 PM  

We did not qualify either! Oh and let me tell you they were not so Compassionate when they told me!

I still was able to score some discounted/donated meds. I can give you a list of meds that I was on and where you can find it the cheepest. Just let me know. Also ask your dr office if they have any donated meds. Often patients have meds left over (unused) and knowing the financial restrain for many they donate it. I have saved $$$ from doing so.

Erin August 10, 2010 at 2:48 PM  

T - I would like a list of discounted meds that you know about. I just had the pharmacy call with the prices and want to know if that is the best price.

Thanks for all the well wishes ladies.

Katherine & Jesus August 12, 2010 at 1:18 AM  

I know it sounds wrong, but it will be ok. Yall are going in the right direction. :)

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