The Dreaded First Visit

I was finally seen by a doctor today. She couldn’t see anything definitive on the ultrasound, but I’m only 5 weeks so she’s not super concerned. Besides the pain on my right side there is nothing from the check-up that points to another ectopic. However, I’m having my quant levels checked today and Friday so she can get a better picture of where I’m at. If my blood work looks good, she’ll give another ultrasound right after New Year’s. If it doesn’t look good then she’ll give me a methotrexate shot before the tube ruptures. Either way, my nerves are calmed because I’m getting some care from an experienced physician–and I didn’t have to go to the ER! This whole no insurance thing is really frustrating.

The doctor told me that I was absolutely right in pushing to be seen. If I waited another week or two, it would be too late to have the option of the shot, and I would have to have surgery. Plus, we’re hopeful that this is a good one. We’re praying it made its way into the uterus. She thought she saw a faint build-up of blood…we’ll see what happens. I’m actually feeling pregnant. That’s a good sign I think. I am extremely tired in the afternoon and at bedtime. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that before. Dare I say, we are feeling more hopeful!!!


  1. This is my first time even hearing about it! So I’m hopeful and excited and will try to stop by here regularly to get updates.

    Good luck guys!

    Love, Darin

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