I received my calendar today for IVF #3 (#5, including FETs). We are looking at an estimated ER of May 6! I start Lupron on 4/17, stims and ganirelix on 4/24 and a host of other meds on various days. We are doing the Sher protocol, but starting the antagon on the day 1 start stims, rather than on CD 6-8.
I received a phone call from the two pharmacies that my meds are ordered through today also. I ordered my stims, but need to wait to order my other meds since I have a HUGE drawer of leftover meds from previous cycles that I need to inventory so I am not paying for excess meds that I may not use. I was price checking the Endometrin suppositories at both pharmacies and one pharmacy would not give me the price- they told me that I needed to contact the clinic to get the price.
So, I called the clinic and talked to the Business Manager to find out the price. When he came on the phone he remembered who I was (which is surprising since I haven't spoken to him since March 2008). I explained that I was looking for a price on the Endometrin. He told me that it is $105/week but that he has a stash of meds and he would love to give me them FREE! I will pick them up on April 16, when I go in for my baseline u/s. He also told me that he hopes that this works for us this time. After expressing my surprise that he knew who I was he explained that they sometimes have difficult patients and when they get a really nice patient everyone talks about how much they are pulling for them. Awww, how sweet!