Hopeful - I'm so sorry about your BFN's. That is a huge bummer. I had a similar sad moment to your Oregon Ducks onesie when I was looking at the kids backpacks in the LL Bean catalog. I hope you are feeling better and that you come up with a plan for the future that will work for you and DP. I'm sorry you are not on the exact same page with TTC. It sounds like you are pretty close. It may be that it is more urgent for you because you are the one trying to get pregnant and that when you do DP will be totally on board. Maybe she will realize how ready she is when she sees a positive test or an u/s picture. Sending harmonious vibes your way!
To answer your question, yes injectables are a lot more expensive than Clomid. Clomid cost me about $7 plus $120 for the monitoring ultrasound. The shots can cost hundreds of dollars and they you go in for 3 or more monitoring ultrasounds. There may also be blood tests involved. My insurance covers half of drug costs. I don't know how much the medicine costs yet, and the cost depends on how much I need to use. I spoke to the nurse yesterday, and the doctor recommended that I do 5 days of Femara and then 5 days or so of injectables. It's a little less aggressive and less expensive. I think she said this plan also does not require the daily blood tests which is a relief because I have squirrely veins that are hard to find sometimes.
wishin' - Fingers tightly crossed for you!
Carmen - So glad things are moving along well. I hope you continue to have symptoms but that the nasty pain goes away. Take care.
Soto - I'm very sorry to hear you and DW are having troubles. I second what everyone else said. Communication is so important in a marriage, in TTC and in parenting. Counseling for one or both of you could definitely help. Our RE's office has a social worker people can talk to. Maybe yours has something similar.
AFM - Thank you for all the kind words for my BFN and for my friend. I'm very glad I will be able to spend some time with my friend. I have been trying to support her from afar, and I'm grateful that I am able to travel and do it in person at this time. Well, we had a busy day yesterday. I made all my appointments and then I talked to my wife and we realized we won't have the money for TTC until after we need it this month. I was very disappointed, but we decided to postpone until next month when our savings will be more robust and I will be less stressed. I don't always deal well with change so last minute changes really throw me off. It's probably a good thing because the nurse said I shouldn't leave the area for 2 weeks after taking injectables, and I will be in Portland for several days right after I O. I think I will be less stressed next month too because I won't be traveling or going to a wake or trying to schedule appointments when nurses and co-workers are all on vacation for the holiday. I'll still go to acupuncture and try to do all my other healthy things. I am also getting a massage which I am very excited about! I need it. Please move me to Taking a Break. I'll still be around cheering you all on. Cananny - I'm so sorry we won't be cycle buddies! I was really looking forward to that.