Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Delaying a Cycle

To my surprise I started my period right away Friday night. That never happens lately. I've had to take progesterone for 10 days to make me start the last several months.

I had to make a last minute appt with the fertility specialist yesterday so we could do the injections this month. But that's not happening.

I have a cyst on my left ovary (the good side) and we can't try another cycle until it is gone. It is a known side effect of the clomid that can happen. If it can happen, it WILL happen to me. He said the cyst could block my tube from picking up the egg so we don't want that.

I am on birth control for one month because that can help shrink it. They usually go away on their own within a month. So on to May!

We did get some good news yesterday. We are eligible to save 75% off our injectibles. We'll find out how much that is next month.

JC also was admitted into the Radiography program in the fall. It is selective admission, so we are very proud of him for that.

Friday, April 5, 2013


Our hopes were not high, as after two years of trying to get pregnant we are used to the disappointment each month. The original plan was to do Clomid + IUI for 3 months.

Since I am on the highest dose of clomid and my body doesn't seem to be responding well too it. My follicles have been rather small and are usually on my bad side. The estimated cost of injectables and the whole process is $1500-$2500. AND we still aren't sure it will work.

We will be taking a 401k distribution to pay for the process, although I will be trying to come up with some fundraising ideas, especially since we could probably only afford 1 or 2 cycles (that's at the $1500 cost) on our own.

IVF seems to be lurking just around the corner, and it costs around $12,000. I have added a link to our PayPal account to accept donations from anyone that might feel any sympathy for us.

I am also planning on creating a facebook page for our cause, have garage sales, bake sales, online auctions to raise more money.

The link for a PayPal donation is to the top right if you feel inclined to donate. Thank you in advance for anyone that does.

Any un-needed donations will be donated to Inciid. They have a scholarship program that I will be looking into, as well.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Money Ran Through Our Fingers in March!

March was a rather expensive month! With it being Spring Break for JC, we enjoyed ourselves with some dining out, travel and entertainment. March was a 3 pay period month for us, but that also means there are extra expenses with groceries and gas.

Hopefully we can get back in line with April. I started off badly though as we tried buying organic fruit, meat, dairy, etc. this week. I am loving that it doesn't taste any different, even better, and I feel healthier already. The price tag though is over our $60 a week budget.

I spent $43 on ribeyes, pork chops, milk, eggs and spaghetti sauce at a local market (Marksbury Farm). I then went to Whole Foods and spent $83 on fruits, bread and other items. We are loving organic, but I think it will be impossible for us to go completely organic right now because of cost.