Those of you who have already read this novel on Facebook will want to skip it...
Except Leora and Horsecrazy. I have questions for you at the end.
You ladies are not going to believe this story. Let me start by saying that the weirdest thing about this is that on my way to my scan this morning I listened to a podcast of This American Life that was all about coincidences.
Act 1- I have my scan at a hospital an hour and a half away from my home. Have to leave the house at 6. Check Facebook before leaving briefly and see a close friend has a mom who was rushed to the hospital with a burst appendix. No time to respond or comment and its too early anyway. At scan I have a total of 23 follicles, same as before. 9 are bigger than 15 with the dominant at close to 20. Lining looks good. I think to myself... I bet we trigger tonight! I am relieved because I know that I only have meds to make it to a Sunday trigger and with it being Saturday I have no way of getting more meds if I need them. I am a self pay so its over $1000 for an additional day of meds. The nurse I talked to on Friday thought we would be safe given my last two fresh cycles and the way things were progressing.
Act 2- Driving home the friend who has a Mom in the hospital calls desperately seeking someone to watch her 12 month old son while her hubby works and she goes to the hospital down state to see her overnight. Of course I agree because she needs me and its only for a few hours. We weren't doing anything until tonight anyway. I call my husband and he reminds me he has to work all afternoon and I will be on my own. No big deal, I can handle two toddlers! Good practice, right?
Act 3- Hanging at home with the toddlers when the nurse calls and tells me the RE wants me to stim for at least two more nights and go for a scan on Monday. What?????!!! I need more drugs for tomorrow night!!! The thing is The only pharmacy that carries gonal f, and menopur is OVER THREE HOURS AWAY and closes at 3 PM. Its 11:45 and I can't leave because I have two toddlers and one car seat! What the hell am I going to do?
Act 4- All of a sudden it hits me, the Mother of this child I am watching is heading to a hospital in the same city as my RE... and more importantly the same city as the drugs that I need!!! Of course I am not going to ask her to pick them up with all she has going on but I do call her and confirm that she can bring them back with her tomorrow night in time for my injection if I can get them to her. I call a work colleague who also went through IVF who lives there and he is on his way into town to shop. Oh by the way, he lives in the same suburb outside of Grand Rapids where my friend is staying which is outside of town so the transfer will be a piece of cake.
Act 5- 12:30 I call the pharmacy which closes at 3 and place the order. No sooner do I get off the phone do I realize I need ganirelix too because even though I can order from Freedom for a Monday delivery the ganirelex won't be there until the afternoon and I take it in the morning. By this time everyone has left the RE's office and I have to page a nurse who calls in the order. Meanwhile my friend is pulling into the pharmacy and my daughter is hitting the other kid repeatedly over the head with an empty DVD case. Both kids are screaming.
Act 6- Everything is ordered and all is well. My friend made it to the pharmacy with over an hour to spare and will make the transfer tomorrow. Drugs will be here just in time for my injection!
The moral of this story? Pay the extra $1000 for the "just in case" drugs!!!
What a long strange day it has been.... I need a drink!
Horsecrazy- any new pee sticks to share???
Hoping that line makes a comeback soon!!!
Leora- I will be a little farther behind you than we thought but I also may have more eggs. Hey, I just read your post about having 2 eggs fertilize last cycle. How many follicles did you have? You are having an amazing response this time and I was really surprised when I read that.