Yep, you read that right, I got my period on Wednesday and we’re off to the races. I sent a crazy person e-mail to my nurse at the RE’s office that day saying something along the lines of I might have my period, I’m not sure, then proceeding to spit out a numbered list of every question I’ve ever had. When she called me, I said, “So, you must really think that I’m crazy…” she neither agreed nor disagreed.
So my concerns were broken down to three categories, Insurance, Drugs, and Timing (always the same, basically. I wanted to make sure that the preauthorizations were still good with my insurance company to go on with this cycle, they were not. I wanted to try to make sure that I could get my drugs without 900 phone calls, I did NOT, and I wanted to see if she thought we would get the IUI in before my trip to the homeland (LOL, not really, just the midwest) for the holidays on December 7… She thinks so, but she also told me that the insurance and drug stuff was all taken care of… BWAHAHAH!
So my fight with the pharmacy continued yesterday. I ordered my refills on Wednesday to be delivered by/on Friday, they said no problem, someone will call to set up delivery. I waited around until 2 pm yesterday, when no one had yet called me, I called them… “Oh, well, we don’t have clearance from the insurance to release them.” To which I curtly replied, “You ARE the insurance company.” We can of course, only get injectable drugs through our insurance company’s specialty pharmacy. Soooo, I pushed a little harder, but I didn’t want her to send me bum meds, so I backed off. I called my nurse. She said she had already faxed over the preauthorization early that morning, sooo I called the Insurance Company back. When I was told by the (get this:) Injectable Medicine Preauthorization Department that they didn’t have the preauth, the Doctor’s office would have to call them. I said, “No, I just talked to the Doctor’s office, they sent you the paperwork early this morning. I’m not going to make them do more work that they have already done.” Silence and peck peck peck on the computer on the other end. About 40 seconds later, she thinks that it was faxed to the wrong department, and proceeds to put me on hold for like 3 minutes. When she comes back, she tells me, “Nope, we got it this morning, but misplaced it and no one put it into the system…” OK… This is now 3 pm, the order has to be on the UPS truck by 6 pm.
She tells me that someone will push it through the system, and to call back in an hour and a half. I had to run errands at that point, so when I was pulling in an hour and a half later, my nurse called me to tell me that they got the paperwork back saying the preauthorization was cleared. So I called the pharmacy back (call #5 at this point), they told me someone would call me soon. I waited another HOUR (5:30 pm if you’re keeping score), called again. Just when I reached an actual person, someone called me, so I promptly hung up on the operator that I had just reached and scheduled my delivery, which, thankfully, did arrive this morning!
My scan this morning was interesting as always. Dr. Piano couldn’t find my ovaries with wandy, so switched to the abdominal probe. She said she was going to check with my doctor to see if it was ok to go off of that only, but she was fairly confident that the cysts of 2 months ago were gone.
Now I’m just waiting for the call, I might be starting meds already tonight!
Here’s hoping that I’ve already had my snafoo for this cycle! Where can I find some of those lucky socks people are always talking about? 🙂