Today I start meds for our “bonus” transfer and of course it couldn’t just go smoothly 😆
Our coordinator at the clinic sent me my calendar last Wednesday. Shortly after the pharmacy called to set up delivery of my meds. The lady I talked to confirmed the shipping address to my house at least twice and said that the shipment should arrive Friday, perfect! Fast forward to Friday evening and still no meds and no tracking number. I called the pharmacy Saturday morning as soon as they opened and they told me that the meds had been shipped to my work address 🤦🏼♀️ That actually would have been okay, except the office wasn’t open on Friday so the meds couldn’t be delivered. They said that they were rescheduled to be delivered Monday (today). Around about 11:45 there was still no package and I was supposed to have started the doxycycline this morning. Finally about 12:30pm I called the pharmacy to get a tracking number to check on the shipment and the tech told me that it said the package had been delivered. Um, what?? I looked at the UPS packages that we had gotten and they were all addressed to my office’s name and FedEx (which is who they used before) hadn’t even been here yet. Cue panic. I told them I would check with the other business in our building and call back if I couldn’t find it. Nope, couldn’t find it. Called pharmacy back and they got to work finding a solution. They were really great about the whole thing and even though I was annoyed that it got sent to the wrong place and now was missing I tried to be polite. Working at a front desk and dealing with people all day I know that accidents happen and it likely wasn’t even the same person I was talking to that screwed it up. I was on hold off and on for a bit as they tried to figure out what to do. They decided to see if their “rep” could contact the driver and retrace steps. “The FedEx rep?” I asked, “No, UPS” was the answer. I said okay and hung up.
Now dear reader is where I make an idiot out of myself. Once they told me it was a UPS package and not FedEx I decided to investigate the UPS boxes we had received a little more in depth….guess what I found. Yep, the box of meds. The reason I didn’t notice it before is because it didn’t have my name on it. It just said the business name so I thought that it went along with the other boxes with the business name on them. Well….I didn’t want to call right back and be like “hey, I’m an idiot and I’m sorry”. I was very glad at this point that I hadn’t been bratty about the whole situation because that would have been even more embarrassing. Instead I called back and blamed the mix up on my co-workers 🤣 Now, I love my coworkers and we’re one big family so I know they wouldn’t mind my little fib. I told the pharmacy lady that they had accidentally taken it to the back with the other boxes because it didn’t have my name on it, but when they opened it they figured out it wasn’t what the office had ordered and asked around. She was very sweet and just sounded happy that it got sorted without trying to figure out how to get me the meds I was supposed to start today.
Before all that I had been trying to get my lining check ultrasound scheduled at the local imaging place and that was time consuming. I first called and was on hold for 20 minutes to be told they didn’t have any recent orders. I sent a message through the clinic’s patient portal asking them to resend them (I know she sent them last week, she’s good like that so I didn’t think it was her fault at all). Our coordinator wrote back that she had indeed sent them last Friday, but said she was sending them again. I gave it a bit then called the imaging center back again. I was on hold for 21 minutes until I realized that I had been kicked to the back of the queue. I hung up and called back in a few minutes, after another 18 minutes on hold I finally got through and was able to get scheduled. Even booking more than 3 weeks out they only had one appointment time available. It’s later in the morning that I typically like, but it is what it is and should still give them time to get the results the same day (they said it only takes a couple hours when it’s marked STAT).
So here we are at the beginning of another transfer cycle! I am still feeling really positive about it. I don’t know if it was the chaos of the holidays before the last transfer so i didn’t have the time to devote to thinking about the transfer or what, but this time feels different. Like I mentioned before, it may just be that this feels like a bonus try and that makes it kind of special.
Oh before I forget…the clinic made a couple adjustments to my calendar that I was actually hoping they would make, but didn’t ask about. They are having me stop BCPs a day earlier and having the first blood test done a day earlier. Why is that good news? Well the last two transfers I have had to go in for a follow up blood draw because my estrogen levels can be slower to come down. That can cause some stress and chaos like last time. I’m happy we won’t be trying to figure stuff out on a Friday afternoon after they’ve turned off their phones again….at least I hope we’re not.
We also found out a week and a half ago that the hubs needs back surgery. He’s been dealing with pretty much constant back pain since last Oct. After trying the chiropractor, acupuncture, massage, and physical therapy he went in to the orthopedist who diagnosed him (after an MRI) with a bulging disc between his L1 & S1 vertebrae. So he is going in one week from today to get it fixed and hopefully be pain free again in the near future. The timing of it actually works out pretty well considering where I’ll be in the cycle. Fingers crossed that all goes smoothly!
and we’re off for transfer cycle #2 🥰