So after talking to the OB clinic at the Navy Hospital about my cramping that I have been experiencing they suggested that I go to the ER to have it checked out. Yes, one would think that I should be able to just go to OB and have them check it out for me - but this is military medicine and that is now how the "system" works. Very universal healthcare-ish. Ugh.
Anyway I sat at that ER for almost 5 hours before being brought back. I was SO close to going home and the front desk staff was not at all helpful. But when i told them I was leaving they got on the ball and had a nurse come talk me out of it..."just give us 10 more minutes - we have a room for you..." blah blah blah. Fine.
Went back and after another hour wait the doctor came in with an old-*** u/s machine. She could not detect anything whatsoever on it - she kept shaking her head as she was wanding me! She decided that I should stay to rule out an ectopic! That freaked me the heck out...I was thinking the worst. So by that time it was almost 7pm and the hospital staff had gone home - they had to call the on-call u/s tech to come back in.
Had the u/s but it was stressful in itself b/c the tech could not tell me ANYTHING...she said that she was not allowed to and that the radiologist had to read it. Grrrr. So another hour later the results are back and it was determined that I didnt have an ectopic and there was indeed a sac. She said they *think* they saw a fetal pole but not 100% sure. Not that I expected to see a heartbeat this early but I was hoping for something a bit more than a *i think*...kwim? Finally I got out of there at 9pm...8 hours after I got there.
Other news is that my beta was 9000 and my progesterone is 29. I have to go back in 48 hours to check the HCG levels again and make sure they are rising. The only thing is that OB wont see me yet so even if the numbers are wonky I have no one to really help me.
Military medicine can be infuriating at times. Sigh. But the good news is that there is no tubal pregnancy and they found a sac.