Friday, October 8, 2010


Last Wednesday (September 29th) was a year since my surgery. I went to the Dr on the 20th because I hadn't gotten my period since early August, and because I've had pain in both my ovaries since recovering from surgery. He did 2 pregnancy tests and they were both negative, and prescribed a 10 day course of Prometrium for force my period. He also said that he wanted me to come in for an ultrasound to see what my ovaries look like after my period was over. Fast forward to October 3rd, I attended my cousin's bridal shower where I caught an old friend up on my struggles with the surgery, clomid, and soon an infertility specialist, and enjoyed a couple glasses of wine.
The next day, I decided that because of a few of my symptoms (mostly sore breasts, and fatigue) I needed to take a test. I told my husband to bring one home, and he did. So at 10 o'clock, I was peeing on a stick, definitely not FMU like you should be using! Flash, flash, flash goes the hourglass while the test is doing it's thing... PREGNANT, it says! OH MY GOD, I say!!! I think I nearly strangled my husband when I went out and hugged him. The next hour was spent calling family to tell them our wonderful news...
First thing the next morning, I was on the phone to my OB/GYN making an appointment for that afternoon. My first HCG level was 376, which made me very nervous, and my Dr. said he wanted to see me again the next day to see if it was rising.... So the next day, I drive an hour, one way, to the dr. and 10 minutes later I am back in the car. Good news is that my 2nd level was 842, so it has more than doubled, and my Dr. is pleased and my first ultrasound is scheduled for the 19!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A first step

So, today I go visit a therapist for the first time in my adult life. The therapist is part of phsyciatist's practice, so if it is decided that I am in need of medication, I can go from there. I have my husband to thank for taking this step, as I didn't have the courage to call and make the appointment on my own. I'm still having issues getting over my ectopic in a mental sense, and I also still have a ton of anxiety over whether I will be able to get pregnant again. Hopefully I can work through all of that. I am both excited and very nervous to go to this appointment, but I know I need to go. I've had butterflies in my tummy since I woke up this morning and tossed and turned all night.