Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bummed out

I had my ultrasound this morning to see if my ovaries are responding to the chlomid.  The only thing Dr. S saw was one 9 mm follicle on my left side (the side without a tube).  That is pretty small since they have to be around 20mm or more.  I am supposed to go back on Saturday to get it checked again but unless we can work something out payment wise I probably won't be going in.  I am still in the global period of my surgery (90 days) and was told that my insurance would not cover anything with Dr. S outside complications due to surgery.  So each ultrasound would cost $225 out of pocket.  I don't think it would be worth $225 to go in and have him tell me that the follicle didn't grow and we will have to move on to the next cycle.  If the follicle doesn't mature enough we will make AF start and try upping the dose of chlomid.  The only reason I am agreeing to do the chlomid again and at a higher dose, is because they called in 15 pills and it cost me $140.  I only used 5 of those pills for this cycle so I have those little pills (that might as well be made of gold) sitting at home.  I want to use them so they don't go to waste and will need to do so before fire season gets underway.  So the sooner we can start another cycle the better.  I called Dr. S's office about an hour after making my follow up appointment, to have them ask him if it is really necessary.  I am just waiting to hear back. 

How about some good news??  I got a call last week and have been asked to interview for a position in the Radiology Tech program.  My interview is next Friday.  I did get an interview last year as well but I have improved so much in the last year and am really hoping that this is it.  So at least I have that... right?

6 comments:

Lora said...

That's great news - good luck, Candi!!! Jobs are hard to come by these days - good for you!!

Lindsay Logic said...

I just noticed your weight loss ticker- you're almost to your goal. Awesome! I wish I had your ambition!!!

Lindsay Logic said...

Congrats on the interview! Maybe your body needs a little time to recover from surgery? I think mine had a hard time at first. It's so expensive to pay for all the blood work, ultrasounds, Clomid...yuck! It sucks that insurance won't pick any of it up. I need to move to Massachussetts or somewhere that will pay! :)

The Schexnayders said...

Sorry to hear that things are not going quite the way you hoped. I know it has to be hard to be taking so many pills and being poked like a pin cushion. Know that I am praying for you still and I hope God gives you what you need to be happy. Congratulations on the interview!!!

PNJA said...

Have you tried buying clomid at wal-mart? If you have one close to you they only charge $9 per 50mg of clomid (5 pills). I was on 150mg and it only cost $29 (15 pills). Just a thought if you continue to take it. Both of my kids are clomid babies BTW. Good luck Candi!

Henrie Fam said...

Hi Candi, I just wanted to stop by and thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and to offer your condolences about my nephew. I know you understand grief more than about anybody on the planet, and I hope you know how often I think of you and pray for you and your happiness. I truly believe one day you will experience a miracle. I don't know what kind it will be, but you have been blessed with an inner strength and courage and determination to keep trying that inspires me. Never give up hon. It will come.