24 October 2010

This week's happenings

I decided that I should probably post the whole story so that the people who are far away can know what is going on....
I have been dealing with a very long menstrual cycle since the 30th of August with very minimal cramping or problems. They have been trying to figure out how to get the bleeding to stop now for over 6 weeks with birth control and other medications. 
On Wednesday (the 20th) I woke up with Piper at 5 am and had some cramping but it still wasn't bad enough to keep me awake. I fed her and went back to bed. At 9 am, we  got up for the day. I started to feed her and by the time she was done, I was doubled over in pain. I had Amber come home at 9:30 b/c I thought it was just really bad cramps. By 10 am I realized that it was MUCH more than that. Lauren came to pick me up and took me to the German hospital in Birkenfeld. I saw the doctor and he said that I was 2-3cm dilated, and that he was very concerned about all the blood. that I was losing. We decided to do a D & C. Lauren took Piper and I went into surgery. When I came, out the doctor said that he was not sure whether or not I had miscarried but that I had lots of Polyps in my uterus and that he had gotten rid of them. I came home from the hospital that same night. Sarah stayed with me to be sure that I didn't need any help.
On Thursday (the 21st) I already had an appt here in Baumholder which I went to. She said that I had, in fact, miscarried a very early term baby and that I just needed to take it easy as if I had just had a baby and that the bleeding should stop within 1-2 days. Yesterday (the 23) the bleeding and cramping had gotten worse and worse since Thursday so we decided to go to the ER in Landstuhl. The doctor there did an ultrasound to make sure that everything was okay and some blood work. The blood work showed that my levels were way too low to have been pregnant two days ago so that I had in fact not been pregnant but that I do have a Corpus Luteal cyst on my ovary. It is not supposed to be able to become cancerous or give us any problems with consecutive pregnancies, but I will be sure to follow up with my normal OB-GYN. I am just so very RELIEVED that I did not loose another baby. Justin is home taking very good care of me and and I could not be more grateful for my friends. Lauren, Sarah, and Amber took very good care of me through out all of this!
If anyone has ever dealt with any of these problems, please let me know.