Of those things I do have control over:
- Straws - of the sperm holding kind, not the sipping kind! I have purchased one straw from a bank in Denmark. Although I have been purchasing vials from a small local bank, and thought I would want to use it for the DE IVF, the cost of shipping a tank there would be around $3500-$4000 (cue fainting). So, I found a donor I really like and next week that straw will be on its way to the Czech Republic.
- Meds - arrived! I am sure my nosy neighbor was dying to know what arrived in a box marked "medicaments".
- STD panel - scheduled. The clinic requested one within three months of treatment. I know it's mandatory but I could not help but snicker at my own lack of STD opportunities lately. As IF!
- Mock cycle scans - approved! I belong to a large "HMO"ish type healthcare plan and did not think I would be able to have scans done there since I am not going through this health plan for the DE IVF. Surprisingly my RE's NP welcomed me back for these treatments. This is a huge relief as I thought I would be going to (have no idea where I would go) and paying full price.