I got an email today with the bill from the clinic attached. It is due tomorrow, when the donor starts her Lupron. Not much notice, they could have told me this on Monday when I was at the clinic!
What if I had not checked my email? I am at the cottage right now and I had a weird feeling that I should pull out the computer and see if there was any news from the clinic, and there it was. Otherwise, the doctor had said to come back in 7-10 days for my lining check.
Hopefully they can take the payment over the phone because now I am out of town and that would be ridiculous to have to drive 3 hours to make a payment in person.
Of course I do not delight in the idea of paying, but in one way it does make this seem more real, so I actually feel kind of reassured by receiving this bill. I had even asked the doctor on Monday, "so, do I have to pay anything yet?" and she said she didn't know anything about the payments so don't worry about it for now. Of course the next day they want the payment, after I have left!
The meds deposit is $4000 and the IVF fees are $11,200, due to the clinic this week. This is on top of the $8000ish dollars already paid to the agency and a bit less than $2000 for the lawyer. So I guess this cycle adds up to $25,000 so far.
At least now I also know that the donor is starting Lupron tomorrow, and stims on July 18.