Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It's Official

Sometimes it's hard to know when an IVF cycle really starts. I took the first BCP today, so I am officially tinkering with the system. My transfer is supposed to be at the end of October, with a chance that it will actually be on Halloween. So, it really is going to be trick-or-treat for me this year. I wonder where I should put the big bowl of candy?

Speaking of candy, I am already nauseous. It started about fifteen minutes after I took the first $2.50 pill. I can't believe these things are so expensive and completely not covered by my insurance. My last RE gave me three months of free sample pills - although, she also failed to do much investigating into our possible problems. I guess I'm happy to pay for the little things if the fancy RE takes care of the big ones.

In other weird 40+ news, my clinic has decided that I am not actually 40+. Since I am only just barely 40 they have waived all of the over-40 requirements. I have no idea how this works - I figured you are either under or over - maybe on your actual birthday you can claim to be neither, but... whatever. It's nice not to have to wrangle big tests out of my primary care doc. I'll still do the mammogram since I have never had one. 40 may be the new 30, but it's still the old recommendation for a baseline boob-smoosh.

I have at least a month of these damn BCPs, so it's going to be a long cycle. I can already tell that it's going to be hard not to get my hopes up.


the Babychaser: said...

Hi there. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting on my pathetic life. It's nice to meet new people in the same (or similar) boat.

I actually found my 2-3 weeks on the pill to be the worst part of my IVF cycle. You'd think the stims would mess you up worse, but for me the pill is awful. Makes me nauseous, but also depressed and exhausted.

Hang in there. Sorry the pill is treating you so bad. (Remember when the pill was a good thing? I was on it for 10 years and it never made me sick. Odd.)

Good luck with your cycle!!!

Shelby said...

Ooh, way back when in freshman year of college, I remember starting 'the pill' and being so messed up from it. So not looking forward to that feeling again!

Sky said...

Lorraine, I didn't know you were just 40 - on the mark. :) One of your earlier posts was vague so I assumed maybe you were mid 40's, trying IVF and I'll admit, I thought, gulp!

But 40?! I think you're going to get a big TREAT this Halloween!