Resolution… Of Sorts.

To follow up on the previous post, Dr. K’s office called me back.

He thinks my ultrasound scans look good, but he wants to let the follies mature for a couple more days and then take another look.

He also wants me to continue the Menopur.

Tonight was to be my last dose, but they want me to continue through Monday night, and then come in for another ultrasound on Tuesday.

No biggie.  I can deal with a few more needles, I guess.

The issue is that the insurance fiasco I had last week is back in full swing…

To call in more meds, the pharmacy needs prior authorization.  The insurance company rarely does them in one day, and even with a rush order, they may not get to it in the next two hours before they close for the weekend.

If that’s the case, Dr. K’s office will call my script into a local pharmacy and hope that they have it in stock.

And then this other Very Interesting Thing happened…

The NP at the office told me, on the down-low, that sometimes patients don’t use all of their meds in a cycle, and they donate them to the office for disposal.  The good doctor doesn’t like to throw them away in case of situations like this one…

So the NP said that if I can’t get my hands on the meds I need through insurance and/or a local pharmacy, that I am to come to their office in the morning and I will mysteriously leave with what I need.

It’s shady, and I like it.  🙂

More updates later – unless I’m busy doing 30 to life for possession of unauthorized medication!  😉

9 comments on “Resolution… Of Sorts.

  1. ~kboo
    July 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    That happens all the time — getting extra meds. Sometimes they get them as “samples” to use for teaching or whatever. So gladly accept any and all meds they offer you. I once got $600 of free meds (but I spent $5k on my own…). It’s only illegal if they try to *sell* them back to you (I believe).

    But, did you already talk to the pharmacy? Normally, the prior authorization is only needed before the FIRST order. But once they establish your coverage, you can get refills as needed without another auth.


    • Tracy
      July 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

      Oh, good to know! It sounded so suspect to me, but I’m glad to know it happens all the time, lol.

      Yes, the doctor’s office called insurance and they said that since it’s an additional order in the same treatment cycle, they need an additional authorization. I find this run-around to be sooooooo annoying. Ugh.


  2. Jackie
    July 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    My SIL didnt use all her shots, and I do believe she donated them 🙂 I hope you get your hands on them!!! For some reason, I really have faith in your doc. Seems like this dude knows whats up! I think about you all the time and I believe God has something Huge in store for you and Mike! ❤


    • Tracy
      July 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

      I hope so too, friend! I am so excited for you and the Mister!! 😀


  3. Stupid Stork
    July 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Hooray for shadiness!

    I got some follistim out of that form of shadiness. Highly recommend it.


    • Tracy
      July 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      Oh good! I’m glad to hear that shadiness is running rampant. I will try to take advantage! 🙂


  4. babylopez8410
    July 28, 2012 at 4:25 am #

    We were also given donated meds from our infertility clinic. Felt like a major drug deal as we were ushered into a back room, shown the goods and walked out with a huge, unlabeled brown bag. But I have never been more grateful.

    Good luck on your cycle!!


  5. Arwen Rose
    July 28, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Secret meds!? Brilliant, hope you can get some of those!


  6. A Morning Grouch
    August 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    My doc was able to prescribe me with multiple cycles worth of meds at once, since you never know exactly how many days I’d need it, and also so that it would end up being cheaper (less copays)….might be something to ask about?


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