Thought I would start a TTCAL Ectopic thread for all the ladies out there with Ectopic angels.
Here we can share our highs and our lows, our good days and our bad, our worries and our fears.
I'll start, I'm Kimmy
I got married to my wonderful husband in August '09 and stopped taking the mini pill then. Fell pregnant really quickly, we were over the moon Sadly started bleeding at 5 weeks exactly. Took a few weeks and several stays in hospital plus numerous blood tests and internal scans before a "mass" was seen in my left tube Ran through our options and decided to have the methotrexate injection. Sadly this didn't work and my tube ruptured on 18th October. I needed emergency surgery to remove the tube and had 800ml of blood free in my abdomen! Luckily just avoided a blood transfusion. Anyhow, after 3 months of healing I am TTC again and have mixed emotions about the fact. I am keen to be pregnant again soon but hate how the innocence has gone
I have my good days and my bad as I'm sure we all do
So welcome ladies, pull up a chair, the kettle's boiling!
hey kimmy thanks for starting this. I think we should invite the other ladies from the one tubers team I bet they would like it here too.
You know my story but anyone that doesnt I have had two ectopics in the same tube exactly 6 years apart. 1st time was able to save the tube but after it happened again decided to remove it in April 09. Dr checked the other tube and said everything looks fine but also noticed mild endo and a fibroid which she says should not be a problem still not convinced. Also had a few MC inbetween ectopics and since tube removal. So I know I can get pg just gotta figure out how to keep it. I also have PCOS so I am pretty much a wreck and a cliche of infertility. I still have hope it will happen. I am 33 and DH is 35. I also dont know if I will ever be able to get excited when I see another BFP at least not until I know everything will be ok.
I had an ectopic removed from my right tube on 3rd of Sept 2009. After waiting the three months to ttc again I got a bfp only to MC at 4w 5d. I dont know if this one made it to the uterus. We are try again and I am around 3dpo!
My left tube had some scarring but the docs said they tried to remove it as much as he could. They have not looked inside as yet.
We are using, Softcups, CBFM, temps, CM monitoring, Preseed, and watching my diet (healthy eating, prenatal tablets, 1.8mg of folic acid.......) to us all.. and Kimmy thanks for starting the thread!
Hi hun thanks for this, im terrified of another ectopic, I had a heterotopic loss in November I was 5w on the Monday and 5w 4 days when it was diagnosed.
Started off suspicious when CB digi didnt move after 1 week and tests werent getting darker. Had obscure pain in my shoulder as well. Also a smudgy brown discharge. Went to A&E and spent 6 hours up there !. Had hcg blood tests which came back at 86 (I think) went back Wednesday was 68 then the friday rose to 93 (not exact but somewhere round there) I was called back immediately and scanned twice and a mass was found just outside the left ovary and there was a raised bump in my uterus. At this stage I was bleeding lightly so that was the uterine miscarriage. I had the methotrexate shot on the Friday and went back Mondays and Fridays for 3 weeks to have bloods done etc and AF arrived 31 days later. Took me 28 days exactly to get nil HCG.
I had the ectopic whilst on my first round of Clomid so I am not sure whether or not to blame that.
First AF arrived 31 days later after meth shot, this cycle last 17 days ! Had another AF and this lasted 31 days and im now on CD8 of 3rd cycle and ready to go this cycle. Im doing it without Clomid this cycle so not sure when I will ovulate but am just using Agnus Castus, 2mg Folic Acid and 75mg Aspirin. Also temping and using Clear Blue Monitor.
I have further fertility clinic appointment on 11th February to discuss further treatment and hoping at this stage the care plan will be signed off, i have been recommended for post ovulation progesterone and HCG shots to boost implantation.
I also have another Recurrent Miscarriage appointment on 10th February to discuss further treatment and I think this will be for when I do get a sticky bean as most of my tests have come back negative (chromosomes etc) except blood clotting disorder which I have tested positive for. Im hoping its just a case of clexane etc when I do get PG.
So its all happening and im now looking forward, I dont feel as negative if it doesnt happen as i have been pregnant 3 times in a year it just means I have to try harder to make it stick !!
hi,my name is cath....i joined this forum a wee while ago but hav'nt posted much!!
i got my bfp in august last year after having the mirena coil removed 5 months b4 which resulted in a ruptured ectopic and the loss of my left tube
we were told 2 wait 3 months 2 try again...so on january 18th we got another bfp at 10dpo we were over the moon
this wasn't confirmed with a dr until wednesday past (27th) in the morning,and in the afternoon i had a small bleed and was taken 2 the local hospital 2 b scanned and nothing was on the screen they thought it was because i was early on so they done a blood test which came back at 97 so this got repeated 2day as they could,nt rule out if it was another ectopic or a miscarriage
i recieved a phone call 2nyt 2 say that my levels had dropped to 54 so it turns out that the small bleed i had was infact a miscarriage...we are totally devasted!! iv'e 2 go 4 another blood test on monday 2 make sure that its still dropping if not dropped 2 below 10!
sorry if this is long,jst had 2 get it out as i don't hav any1 2 talk 2...i usually speak 2 my big sister,but her 17yr old daughter is 4months pregnant and i feel that...wel im not really sure how i feel...my head is kinda up my back end at moment!!
jst dont know what 2 do...we r obviously wanting 2 try again,jst not sure when!!
wel thanx 4 reading and i think i wil b on here more often as its a lovely forum full of lovely ladies, cath xx
Amy - I cannot imagine what it must be like to have 2 ectopic pregnancies (I know how much I'm scared of having another) Don't lose hope hun, you are such an inspiration to the ladies on this forum. For all you've been through you are always there to lend a sympathetic ear despite your own problems. You are a lovely lady who should be right at the top of the list for a sticky bean!
Minimin - for your miscarriage also hun. What a double blow. But you sound like you've got it all under control and are doing everything in your power to help things, good for you! I'm sure your sticky bean is just around the corner. Fingers crossed for this cycle and :babydust:
Fluffyblue - You have been through such a lot hun It is such an inspiration to see that you've not lost hope, keep it up, it WILL happen it WILL happen! Bless you for going through all that pain. Keep looking forward hun and you know we're here if you need support.
Cath - So sorry for all you've been through this forum is brilliant for support so stick around. Anytime you need to vent we are here with a sympathetic ear (we know what you're going through and so can relate) I hope your levels drop quickly (meant in the nicest possible way) then you can start to try and get back to some kind of normality (if thats possible after everything).
Hey Fluffy blue- from what I understand they give us a general 10% chance but this is not taking into considerations things such as PID, ENDO, MC, Other tube- I think the ectopic trust has some more information on this.
Remember though- we still have 90% chance to get beanie in the right place and have a H and H 9 mnths.
- How are you ladies today- just had reiki and reflexology and now waaayyy too chillaxed!
- How are you ladies today- just had reiki and reflexology and now waaayyy too chillaxed!
Wow sounds impressive minimin! How does all that work? Think I could do with something to chill me out big time, not having an easy time of it lately. Everything seems to be going wrong in the house all at the same time I'm not good at dealing with stress and have just spent the last hour tidying and crying all at the same time I've calmed down a little now though (Probably all made worse as af hormones making me crazy!)
Hubby is cooking tea whilst I'm laid out on the settee now
Ooo ooo my news to day is that I ordered a CBFM!! I mulled it over and decided that I NEEDED it (Couldn't really afford it but hubby said what the hell, if it helps I'd take out a second mortgage!)
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