My office had me go weekly. I have to admit, I was a little surprised that your number was still so high. But maybe you were right and your clot/bleeding was something they missed. And maybe it'll drop faster now.
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So, since this thread is getting a little long, I'll post future updates in the general chat thread Besides, I think I got enough good news today that things might sound "boring" from this point forward.
I went for an ultrasound and then right to the OBGYN today, and everything looked good. No retained products, I saw that they measured the endometrium at 0.5 cm, and measured ovaries and everything else too. The tech asked me if I had any surgeries recently, and I said that I had the D&C, but that was it. I thought it was a weird question to ask, but everything came back as 'normal' on the preliminary report. I also got back the pathology results, and it's officially NOT a molar pregnancy.
When I was telling the Dr about the clots and stuff, he kind of laughed and said "You don't get off easy on anything, do you?". I had so many of the "unlikely" complications for a procedure that they consider so routine and simple. He also told me 'not to rush' in regards to TTC again. He didn't give me a time frame, but told me to keep charting if that's what I want to do, and when things seem normal again, it'd be safe to try.
Every Dr I've mentioned charting to just kind of shrugs it off.. is that weird? I thought that at least some of them would have something good to say about it. Anyways, he said to keep charting this cycle if I want to, but it probably won't make any sense. That's ok, it already looks like it makes sense to me, and it's keeping me sane. The bleeding has pretty much stopped too, which is A-OK in my books.
Lastly, I asked for a standing order for bloodwork weekly, the OB agreed because he wants to follow me down to zero. He said it should be zero by the end of the month, so I'm going to go see him on the 31st. I hope that he's right! I'm going to go tomorrow to have some drawn, and then probably every Friday, and one last time on the 30th so he'll have the results when I see him the next day!
Jessica, I got the same type of response to charting from my doc. I think most of them don't know much about it...I doubt they have any training or experience with it and they just don't put much stock in it. That is my take on it anyway. I thought it helped me tremendously to chart through my D&C cycle and I've referenced info from that chart many times since. I'm glad you feel like it is helping you too.
Great news on your test results! I'm so glad you got a good report and no molar!
I also wanted to tell you I love your new avatar pic...is that one of your wedding pics? You're a pretty lady.
Jess, I had a similar roller coaster this time around. Lots of to and fro before they decided not viable and I had a d&c. Then re-admitted once for retained products 5 days after d&c, passed more clots a week after that, persistent bleeding leading to low iron, etc.
Fantastic news on the pathology and the u/s! I hope your next beta is a lot lower.
Weird that they just disregard the charting. I guess I've usually seen MWs and they seem a little surprised, but happy that I chart.
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Jessica, I am so sorry you are going thru all of this I too had a partial molar pregnany in June of 2008, I was 11wks along when I had to have a D&C. It took me by complete shock because I had never heard of this type of M/C (I had 2 kids at the time and had done alot of reading about pregnancy/birth and complications and such) before and when we had went in for my first appt we saw a strong hb and all. I can completely relate to how you are feeling, please PM me and let me know if you need to talk. (((HUGS)))
oops, I'm sorry I should have read thru more of the thread before posting
No worries! I'm in a pretty good place now knowing that it wasn't molar, makes everything else surrounding the m/c far less terrible, too. Sorry to hear that you had to go through that though!