So, what does $2,000 worth of medication look like? Well, get ready because you are in for a picture-heavy treat right here!
This isn't medication that you can just call into your neighborhood Walgreens. You have to get it from a specialty pharmacy and although I live in a big city, there is no pharmacy in town that stocks some of this stuff so we have to get it out-of-state. It's delivered by courier, which amuses me because it seems kind of old-fasioned.
Well, here's what the box looks like. It's huge (note the box of Wheat Thins for comparison).
|Box opened up.|
|We got 2 of these.|
|A whole mess of syringes and needles for the Lupron.|
Two of these pills are hormones and one is an antibiotic. I remember having to take an antibiotic before one of the tests before, I think it was the HSG. You take it it so you don't get an infection from the procedure.
This is the shot to trigger ovulation. It's actually HCG, like that diet everyone is going crazy over. Only this is a much higher dose.
And my favorite is last. This came with the order, free of charge. How many people can say they have their very own sharps disposal container!
So, after unpacking the box and looking at my goods, something occurred to me. I'm going to put all of this...into my body. In one form or another...some of it will be injected into my stomach, some injected into my ass. Some I'll swallow and some I'll shove up my cooter. But this is all going inside me. And I don't even know what most of it is or what it's going to do to me! It's a sobering thought.