Friday, May 1, 2009


So, I had the ultrasound and blood work this morning. I held up pretty well and only cried a few times. Yea me! Anyway, they found two cysts that said could be contributing to the pain, or one of the cysts could be an ectopic pregnancy. They called me back in this afternoon after getting my hcg levels back... they had gone up again! Only from 145 to 159. They wanted me to come in immediately and get a shot of Methotrexate, which is a cancer drug actually, but is used also in people who have miscarried to remove any extra tissue that's left over from the pregnancy. I drove back up there and got my great big shot in the butt after making them stake their lives on the fact that I was not pregnant. The doctor scared me this morning because she asked me if there was anyway I was pregnant with a new pregnancy because my levels were going up and they shouldn't be doing that. So that pretty much freaked me out. There was no way that I was going to take a drug that kills all pregnancy tissue if there was just a tiny tiny chance I was pregnant. -More crying... They told me to expect pain, (she actually compared it to being hit in the abdomen with a baseball bat over and over) Great! Something to look forward to! Plus the bleeding and fatigue. She also did warn me that if the pain got really severe and I was passing out to go straight to the ER, because if it is ectopic it could rupture and could kill me if I don't get to the hospital ASAP. ....So needless to say, I've been quite upset today. I have to go back in on Monday and Thursday for them to check my hcg levels again, so the'll know if I need another shot. Argggh... I will be so glad when this is all over....

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I'm glad you did okay at the doctors. I'm sorry for what you're going through. Take it easy over the weekend and enjoy your family. I hope you feel better soon.