It’s done. I am no longer pregnant. And I don’t know when I will be again.
On Friday, I had 2 appointments. First with my RE at 9 am for another HCG, ultrasound, and an endometrial biopsy. Then at 2 with an OB about a probable ectopic.
Bill took the day off work to drive me around due to the biopsy. I went to my RE appointment in the morning, had my blood draw, then my ultrasound, and then the biopsy. I read online about the biopsy, as I wanted to know pain wise where it would fall. I read in several places where it was like a bad menstrual cramp. Well, let me tell you, they are full of fucking shit. That biopsy was without a doubt among the top most painful things I have ever had done to me. It took everything in my power not to thrust off of the table while he was doing it, and I just about started to cry.
I then had to wait out for my biopsy results and blood test to see if my HCG was falling. Finally got the results back about everything around noon and my HCG had risen to 365. The biopsy came back as negative for a pregnancy.
So my RE went over my options. At this point he was basically certain I had an ectopic we just couldn’t see. He said my options were going to be the shot, or to have a lap and a D&C and also have the cyst drained. He told me my best option was going to be the surgery and I agreed with him.
Went to the OB for another opinion, and he agreed with what my RE thought.
The OB also happened to be the doctor on call at Akron General that night, so he was the one who performed my operation. I arrived at the hospital around 4, got registered and checked in and taken back to outpatient surgery. Bill got to sit with me until I was wheeled back to the operating room. Not going to lie, I mostly sat and cried. The OB was fairly certain I would lose my right ovary due to the size of the cyst, and that terrified me.
I finally got wheeled back to the surgery room around 6:15 and cried the entire time I was back there until they put me out.
Woke up around 9 pm-ish? and I was in SO MUCH PAIN. After 2 more doses of painkillers and a rectal anti nausea med, I was pushed into my clothes and wheeled out the door with instructions to make a follow up appointment with my OB in 2-3 weeks.
I ended up having a D&C with the materials from that sent for lab work. I then had laparoscopy where they found an ectopic pregnancy in my mangled left fallopian tube. The tube was so damaged from endometriosis and scarring, that they removed the entire thing. They were able to save my right ovary though. He drained and excised the cyst and sent it for lab work as well.
So, now I’m home. No longer pregnant and having to wait until my follow up appointment on the 30th to find out exactly what happened and what the OB found. He did speak with my RE, and my RE said I need to start to seriously consider IVF, as it sounds like I have pretty extensive endometriosis in my abdomen, with a lot of scar tissue.
So, no idea where I’m going from here. But I guess the bonus is knowing for sure what is wrong now. I’m just curious to know how bad it was on my right side, and/or if it could potentially be fixable through another laparoscopy.
As far as how I feel? I’m feeling pretty much like shit. I’ve had a couple of episodes with the shoulder and upper back pain from the gas from the lap, but my lower abdomen hurts more then anything else, and the vicoden they gave me for it barely does anything to help. So we’ll see. I’m going back to work on Tuesday, so I am hoping I feel better by then. Fingers crossed?