I figured I'd come hang out back here again for a while since I'm not exactly sure when we'll be TTC again officially. If you don't know my story, I got pregnant in February after 9+ months of trying. We were thrilled and things seemed perfect and healthy. At 9 weeks the baby's heart stopped beating and we were informed that we'd lost it. I had a d&c that week and was hospitalized a few days later for a post-op infection. Since then, I also found out that I have a lot of blood leftover from the procedure and they were considering doing another d&c.
Today I went back to my RE just to make sure things were okay and I didn't have to worry about future fertility issues. I got about the best report I could have gotten I think. A lot of blood is still there but he thinks it's just a big clot that's having trouble coming out which is what my OB thought as well. He's thinking I don't need a d&c again but need to either take cytotec or take birth control pills just for a month. He said it would help regulate my hormones and make me have a period which should get the rest of the blood out. He said he did not want to waste any time at all and wants us back to TTC ASAP. I was so happy to hear that. I get some blood work back tomorrow and then we decide the course of action. Once AF shows I'll go back to him and get Femara again. It worked on the first round last time and the doc is hopeful it will work quickly again. He also doesn't believe there's any damage from the m/c so he thinks I'll be fine.
I'm so relieved and finally got the hope I was looking for without going to my usual OB office which is full of pregnant women who hate that they're pregnant. Ugh! I really feel like things are going to be okay now. It looks like it'll be a month probably before we'll be back to TTC but that's not too long and it'll probably go by quick enough. Can't wait to be back TTC. Ever since we lost the baby I want nothing more than to be pregnant again...well once I got over the hardest part anyway. We just can't give up our dream of having a family.
I'm so glad things went well at your appointment! Your RE sounds awesome.
I'm still so sorry to see you back here Leah, but I'm so glad that you're RE gave you such hope and positive news! I hope the Femara works just as well for you this time.
Leah! I'm so glad you are getting positive news! I'm so sorry you need to try again! It will feel so much better when you can TTC again cuz then you won't be feeling like "lets hurry up and wait" ugh i hate that so much!
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There's fun things to do? Lol. Well I have watched a lot of movies and stuff and tonight I'm taking cytotec to clear out all the bleeding and tissue. It's fun! Lol. Not so much really. The doc called today and my blood work indicates that I do have retained tissue after all. So I end up going through the feeling of having a m/c again since cytotec makes you dilate and contract to get rid of what's left. So far not much has happened. Some major cramps tonight and a little bleeding. That's all though. Ugh! I don't understand why this process has to drag out so much. I'm just so glad now that I returned to my RE who is very supportive of me not wanting anymore surgery and is trying to take care of it as quickly as possible while also being safe. Poor guy. Nothing medical with me is ever textbook...I've never wanted the next few weeks to fly by so fast in my life! AHHHHHHHHHH! Ok I needed to get that scream out. Lol.
Ok, well I am not having fun either. I have watched "Say Yes to the Dress" and "Ghost Whisperer" more times than I can count. I have slept a lot thanks to phenegran. And cried. I got to come home today after being in/out of hospital since Monday. Waiting for next blood results now. I am with you in wishing time would fly by.
Girl I am so sorry this is happening to you. Being in the hospital for this type of thing SUCKS! It's like you can't get the peace and quiet that you need or the solitude to grieve. It's like your grief is just being constantly interrupted. That's how I felt anyway. I hated the nurses more than I could imagine. Plus the last one I had was pregnant...nice insult to injury there. I get my next set of results on Monday. I've had a lot of clots/tissue...can't really tell the difference. Not as much as I thought it would be but I called the doc yesterday and the nurse said she didn't expect me to bleed much that it's mostly clots probably and even still not that much. I hope she's right because I've almost completely stopped bleeding now for the first time in 3 weeks. I hope that both of our tests come back okay and that we can start to move on. I'm praying so hard for you sweetie. Sending you some giant hugs!