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hi [Sep. 27th, 2005|12:11 pm]
Survivors of Ectopic Pregnancy

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[luv4peanut]
Hi - I'm Gayle. Kind of just realized that I joined this community a while back and never made an intro post.

So here it goes...

After unsuccessfully trying to conceive for 14 months, my husband and I decided to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist. We went through one cycle of Clomid 100mg/Ovidrel Injection/Itra-uterine Insemination (IUI). Found out I was pregnant on 6/25, and then on 7/5 & 7/6 I was doubled over in horrible pains. I had NO IDEA what was about to happen.

I'd gone to my RE for a sonogram, even though I was only 5w4d pregnant at the time. There was no sac, no baby.

So I ended up being rushed to the hospital for laparoscopic surgery. I suffered an ectopic pregnancy and ended up with a ruptured left fallopian tube which had to be removed.

Now, I have half the chances of conceiving b/c I only have one tube, and we already know I cannot conceive on my own without the help of fertility treatments.

So, in late August, I was given the thumbs up from my Dr to try again. We did the same thing, Clomid/Ovidrel/IUI and it didn't work. Now, we have gone a different route. I'm now using injectable fertility treatments along with the Ovidrel and IUI. I'm currently in the 2WW.

Just like crustyk said...I'm happy there aren't many members here...but I'm glad we all have each other for support.

Good luck to everyone with your healing and ttc journey...
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[User Picture]From: sakkies
2005-09-27 04:34 pm (UTC)
Welcome Gayle, I'm so sorry to hear about your etopic :( Those pains are the worst I've ever felt. Thank you for sharing your story. Sending you lots of ***baby dust*** :)
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[User Picture]From: luv4peanut
2005-09-27 04:53 pm (UTC)
thanks sweetie....

I'm sorry for your loss as well...
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[User Picture]From: crustyk
2006-03-23 10:33 pm (UTC)
Hi, it's been a while since I visited this community and just checked out my last post...16 days after it, I conceived again despite only having the one tube! Thankfully, not ectopic but in the right place and so therefore I'm now in my 26th week.

I peeped at the other members journals and see that you too are also pregnant. Congratulations!! Would be good to know when your baby arrives

Charlotte x
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[User Picture]From: luv4peanut
2006-03-24 03:57 pm (UTC)
OH thanks hun!! Congrats to you too!!

I'm 28w3d now and soo happy and blessed. I made that entry in the EP community on 9/27 and that weekend, 10/1, I got a + on an HPT! Crazy timing.

Feel free to add my journal and then you'll know for sure when I do go. :o) Good luck to you!!
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