I have to start giving myself injections again on May 21st, and it ramps up from there. I'll be taking pills, giving myself shots in the stomach and butt, and applying estrogen patches every other day. It's morning, noon, and night, and I feel a little overwhelmed about the schedule.
We got the meds ordered, and it was another $524. Yikes. I don't think those meds will last the full time either. I think I'll have to order refills. One nice thing is that I was able to trade in some of the meds I didn't take for the egg retrieval for the estrogen patches. That saved us about $440, so I'm very thankful for that!
The transfer/implantation date is June 15th, and I have to keep giving myself shots and taking pills after that as well. Since my body didn't develop this embryo this cycle, they have to make sure that I have enough estrogen and progesterone to sustain a pregnancy until I start producing enough on my own, at about 11 weeks.
I still will have to undergo a two-week wait to find out if I'm pregnant or not. I will go in for blood tests a few times after the transfer, and then on June 29th, I'll do a blood test and pregnancy test. It's going to be a very long two weeks!
I'm thankful that we have a date, but I feel like it's a very long time between now and then.