Saturday, March 08, 2008

Tubes and bladders

So it's a good thing you get two fallopian tubes and two ovaries.
fallopian - I had to look up the spelling.

At around 1pm on Wednesday I started getting really really bad gas pains. I was also bleeding, a little. So I went to the pharmacy and bought GasX and a pregnancy test. Took the pill and the test, it came back positive.

So I hauled my butt over to my gynecologist. Who confirmed that I was pregnant and that my cervix was closed, so I was not in the middle of a miscarriage.
I asked him if I was having an "oh shit I'm pregnant moment" and he said.
"Well you're pregnant, but you shouldn't get too excited about having a baby just yet."

Fast forward several hours and I am at the Springfield hospital emergency room with my husband. An Ultra sound tech and a Ob/Gyn have been called in. I am in such pain child birth seems like a walk in the park. Seriously.

Everyone suspects I have an ectopic pregnancy but can't find any real proof. The Ultrasound tech describes me as "complex" and calls in a doctor in Israel as a consult on my pictures.

I am transferred to Crozer in Chester and scheduled for "exploratory surgery". At the time they weren't sure what was going on but the doctor's idea to wait a few days and see what happens was dismissed by me because I was sure that if I had to deal with that amount of pain again I was pretty sure I would die. Turns out I was right about that, my fallopian tube had ruptured and was bleeding into my belly by that time.

So Crozer Keystone. I wake up after a two hour surgery to be told that my tube had ruptured and had to be removed. There was a lot of reassurance about how I can still get pregnant with just one tube.

This is a moot point since I will never have sex again. Ever.

So I am home with three holes in my belly, one less fallopian tube and a lot of pain.

Oh and a husband who is absolutely phenomenal and seems to be okay with the no sex thing (at least for the moment).

What is going on lately? Never a dull moment.

Oh and TGF Percoset!


Anjali said...

Oh, so, so sorry Tiffany! That sounds horrible. Wish I was there to bring you a meal and give you a hug!

So does this mean that is was an ectopic, but just one they weren't able to confirm?

Rachel said...

Oh I'm so sorry.
I will be e-mailing you to arrange bringing over a meal.

BTW - you know I had an ectopic when pg with the boys, right? Very rare, but it happened. They removed my fallopian tube too. And I still managed to conceive Julia. Just wanted you to know!