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Scare [Jun. 11th, 2006|12:51 am]
Survivors of Ectopic Pregnancy

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[kesmun]
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This, I think, doesn't bode well for the future.

It started with what I thought was ovulation cramping about Tuesday or Wednesday. It got pretty steadily worse, until I had a pretty bad fever spike not too long after I got up yesterday. Yippee skippy. I went to the ER, and eventually got diagnosed with an ovarian cyst (after a pregnancy test came back negative). On the same side as my previous ectopic. This doesn't give me a whole lot of hope for anything to happen from that side, anyway. *Sigh*

HusBrat is a sweetheart. I told him that doctors tend to recommend after the third (I think) ectopic that you quit trying to get pregnant. He said that if I have another one, he doesn't want to put me at risk for even a third, much less any further. I've wanted children for so long, yet It is nice to have a man who's far more worried about me than nebulous children.

Even though he'd been up since 3 am (he works from 5 to 1:30), he stayed with me the whole time. I don't think I could ask for a more wonderful husband.

As far as medical stuff goes, all I can do is pain manage until the cyst goes away, which is apparently likely around my next period. *Shrug* I'm in less pain right now than I have been most of the week, and for that I'm grateful.
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[User Picture]From: crustyk
2006-06-11 06:54 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm sorry to hear you're in pain and that it's a cyst.

If it's any consolation, I've had ovarian cysts on and off for the past 8 years (during one cycle I had three - two the size of tangerines on my left and one the size of a small grapefruit on my right). Each time they dissolved by themselves (god only knows how) and none of them have caused any lasting damage to my ovaries. I only have one tube as the right was removed due to my second ectopic last year and it's since been found that the left tube and both ovaries are working just fine.

Thinking of you and hoping it and the pain goes soon.
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[User Picture]From: kesmun
2006-06-11 09:50 am (UTC)
Thank you for the encouragement. It does give me a bit of hope.

This one seems to be pretty small. There's no obvious distension, at least. I think it's probably golf-ball sized or smaller. I'm just glad it hasn't ruptured.
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