I should be getting a call from my embryologist today announcing my beloved snowflakes made it here and are safe and sound. I'll make sure to post a quick update once I get that call so you all will know as well.
In the meantime, let me tell you about my medication delivery yesterday.
I had to order my meds from two pharmacies due to my insurance only willing to cover the Lupron through one particular specialty pharmacy. I spent probably an hour and a half on the phone on Tuesday getting everything lined up with them for a Wednesday delivery since I knew I'd be working from home to accept everything. The order from the first pharmacy arrived yesterday morning around 9am, perfect and in good shape. I put it all in my pretty little cycling box, which is the same box I've used every cycle.
But I waited and I waited and waited for the second delivery which had the Lupron in it, and of course, this is the injection I need to start first. It finally arrived after 7pm.
The shipping box was burning hot. Which makes sense because it sat in the back of a dark brown UPS truck for the entire day and it was 105 degrees out in Austin. I quickly ripped the box open to check the Lupron itself, and the Lupron vial was burning hot too. I checked the temperature storage guidelines, and it was definitely far above that.
I frantically called the pharmacy and told them they needed to send another, only this time with cool packs and arrange it to arrive in the morning at my dad's house up the street. They quickly agreed, apologized, and set up the new delivery. I'm watching for it to arrive and then I can finally declare the medication portion of this cycle ready to go!
And speaking of Lupron, my nurse got back to me on the rationale for the increase this time. I guess it was an intentional thing they have done for everyone at my clinic due to some women ovulating through it on lower doses. I'm not concerned that I would do that, but I figured I'll just go with the flow and take the doubled amount. I'd hate to learn I had ovulated through it and then find my cycle was delayed or cancelled.
But heaven help me. I'm going to be pumped full of loads of Lupron during the hottest parts of a Texas summer. The hot flashes last time were insane on half the dose. I think our a/c might be turned on to 30 degrees all day long while I'm cycling!
I also woke up to bleeding this morning which is odd since I'm on birth control. I'm sure it's fine and it's only normal breakthrough bleeding, but I didn't have that last time.
Stay tuned for the snowflake shipping update!