Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Infertility Sucks

I have once again been given the incorrect information by my freaking doctor's office. I'm stuck in a combination of anger, hurt, and extreme sadness. Maybe a small crisis of faith too... but this too shall pass - someday.

So anyway, the injections that I was told would be $60 a vial... and that I'd need two vials... wasn't exactly accurate... sounds like it'd be $120 for the cycle plus all of the other tests. We were prepared for that... but once again - it ends up being another story.

Instead I will need 2 vials a DAY... hellew... bit of a difference in cost there, friends. Thanks for giving us ALL the information up front - because you guys are always so lovely like that.

So now it's back to the drawing board... we're going to have to figure this out again in terms of what we can afford and how it's going to work.

I am grateful that I have a good support system and a wonderful husband that can help me figure it out and deal with the emotions that come along with it all. Without them - it would be FAR worse.

I go tomorrow morning for my blood work to be drawn to see where my hormone levels are - so I'll keep you informed as things happen.

In light of this - I'm not going to do Q&A Wednesday - I just don't feel up to it. I hope that you guys understand. Feel free to send me your questions, and I'll save them up for when I get to a place that I can answer them.

Keep us in your prayers.


  1. oh no! I would be SOOOO mad in your situation. I hope you figure something out, and that this cycle knocks you up so that you don't have to deal with this ever again!

  2. Oh, Kim. I'm so sorry. It is so thoughtless of your doctor's office to not be clear to you guys. Once again I think we see that many docs/nurses forget that what is so "every day" to them is HUGE for the couples going through the emotional, financial, and physical issues of infertility. A little more empathy would be nice.

    I am praying that you will be able to cast your burdens of anger and sadness on our Great Physician and find some sort of peace in all this...your faith is being tested in so many different ways. I'm also praying that God will make clear to you and your husband what path you should take in light of this new information.

  3. That is so frustrating! How misleading, 2 vials versus 2 vials a day, that is a HUGE difference. It isn't like we are the first people to go through IF treatments. I don't understand why doctor's offices can't give better information. I hope you find a way to make it work. I'll be praying for you. So sorry!

  4. but but but...

    we had a plan! ugh! i am so sorry. hugs hugs and more hugs!


  5. Gah! sometimes I think doctors (and their staff) just don't get it! Maybe they are blinded to it all, but I think a lot of it is just carelessness.

    I hope things work out for you. ((hugs))

  6. Best of luck this cycle. What a pain, I HATE dealing with dr's offices. It's one more thing that I have to manage in my daily life. It's as if they were our employees - you have to keep on em to make sure they do things on time, give us the right info, order the right tests, meds, etc. Frustrating to say the least.


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