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The Clements’ IVF Journey

Schedule December 29, 2008

Filed under: The process — Aria @ 10:04 pm

Oh my god, I’m so tired already. I’ll be on the pill until the 16th, starting shots on the 12th, retrieval estimate date of the 3rd of February. We still have enough of the Follistim left since the dose last time was lowered from 300IU to 125IU after it was ordered and paid, so more than half is still left. The protocol and doses will still be the same. Start with 10IU of Lupron, then going down to 5IU of Lupron and adding the 125IU of Follistim and 75IU of Menopur. That stuff burns!!

For being two people who live without debt (excepting the Altima, but that kind of debt is often unavoidable), we sure are going to sink into some major debt. It’ll be worth it though. We don’t have student loan debt or credit card debt or anything. So I think we’ll be ahead of the game with $7,000 left on the car and $8,000 or so for the second round of IVF, or however much is over our insurance coverage. Most people have more than $15,000 of debt, and for dumb, pointless stuff (electronics, fancy meals, etc.), that I don’t feel too bad about having debt for something like this.

I swear, I need a nap for a year or two. This stuff is so mentally exhausting, this non-stop roller coaster of emotion.

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