Friday, May 27, 2011

My surgery

This starts a little before the whole emergency surgery. We have been trying to conceive for two and 1/2 years. I found out back in Sept 2009 that I had PCOS here is a link to give you more info . So we knew it would be difficult to conceive because of this diagnosis. Anyways so now we are at the beginning of this year and in February we decided to go to an infertility specialist. March was actually our second try with the specialist and we had gotten pregnant. The problem was when we got our blood work back they said my hcg level was too low and most likely was either a chemical pregnancy which is an early miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. So I went in every 3 day and got my blood drawn to check my hcg levels. What they are supposed to do it double every 2 -3 days. And of course mine were doubling. Just to give you an idea I went in on April 6th my hcg was 14. Then I went in on April 9th it was 25. Then April 12th it was 60 and then April 15th 140. So by Monday April 18th I was about 5 and 1/2 weeks. They did an ultra sound and they could not find the baby in the uterus. They did more blood work and my number that day had gone to 501. So we went in for final blood work on Thursday and an another ultra sound. Still no baby in uterus and blood work didn't double it only went to like 832. They really thought now it was an ectopic so we went in and took a shot to stop the pregnancy from growing. That was around 4 30 pm. By 11 30 that night i was in a lot of pain and we headed to the emergency room. They ran a few test and they found that my tube was about to rupture. We were in emergency surgery by 3 am. The surgery did go well and I was out of the hospital the same day by 11 am. I am so grateful for my husband who was there every minute to watch me up to the point of having to go to the er. When i told him i was hurting he was like I really don't want to wait i just want to go right now. But i told him lets see what happens in 5 mins but then of course the pain just got worse. Our hospital is like 12 to 15 mins away and he made it in like 6 mins. And of course during recovery he was so great. I don't know what I would have done with out him.