Today was a good day. After a week and a half of playing the intermediary between my doctor’s office and the specialty pharmacy I’m required to use for our medications, I was finally able to connect them. Our prescriptions have been processed and are being delivered Friday.
We were anticipating spending at least a couple thousand dollars to get all of the necessary medications. The nurses even warned us about the potential costs. The Ganirelix for instance, is a medication that a lot of plans don’t cover. Each shot costs $100. Our prescription called for 9. And that was just one of the items prescribed! We had 10 others to cost out in addition. Naturally, because I’m me, I chose to do some research. I added up the average price of each drug and came up with about $4000 in total. That’s what I went into this experience expecting, so I was ready when I received the damage from my pharmacy.
Except there is no damage. I found out today that all but one of our prescriptions is being covered. And, since I’ve hit my out-of-pocket maximum for the year, those 10 covered prescriptions are costing us a co-pay of $0. The total Lee and I will be spending on fertility drugs? A whopping $455.50.
I went from being almost defeated after our injection class last Wednesday to on top of the world today. It’s like I hit some sort of IVF medication lottery!
I have to thank you all for the kind words, prayers and positive vibes that you’ve sent our way. It’s days like today when I know they are working. I feel so incredibly fortunate that we have such wonderful family and friends in our corner. Your belief in me, in us, is making it a lot easier for me to believe in me too.