So, we have a plan...sort of. The plan is basically what it was before we went to the appointment today. IVF is our best option. He said that he's not concerned with my AMH enough that he would be against 3 months of Clomid IUIs, but he wouldn't recommend injectable IUI for us. If we do 3 months of clomid IUIs at a 3-8% chance (new ballpark based on recent SAs) without a BFP, we'd then do IVF, but the clinical trial wouldn't be available to us then. And, it turns out that the savings from the trial is more than we officially heard. Kind of becomes a no-brainer at that point, I guess.
The big frustration is that they can't tell us how much it will cost until after January 1 (when my new insurance takes affect). We're 99.9% sure that we can make this work, but it's hard to know for sure until we really know the cost. So, we almost have a plan...but not quite.
I'd like to try to get a general understanding of how much the meds will cost. They told us to ballpark $3-4k without insurance. With my insurance, we're looking at closer to $1,500, but I can't make the math work out to $3k to begin with based on the Freedom Pharmacy phamphlet they gave us. What am I missing? (I should say that I don't have any actual protocol yet, so I'm just trying to get a better understanding of the meds and general costs.)
All in all, I'm excited and I do feel much closer now that I've calmed down a bit from the initial frustration. But, I'm still feeling monumentally overwhelmed by the financial pieces, especially since we can't get answers on that for another 30 days or so.
The You-Shaped Space
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