Friday, September 18, 2009

The Ectopic Queen and other updates

What a week! Sorry for not updating, this week work has been crazy, and yesterday I was at a conference I helped organising, I just didn't have a minute.

So on wednesday I went back to the hospital for yet another blood test. I decided to stay in town until the results were ready. I got a scan done too and the uterus looked great, so did the ovaries and...wait, what is that? There was a 1.2 cm mass between my left ovary and the uterus. Could it have been the second embryo in the stump of the tube? She didn't know. It would have been unlikely that the two embryos of the same age had such a different development, but you never know. The blood test was going to tell us more.
I had a nice lunch, bought a book and went back to the hopsital around 3 pm. The beta was ready and it was still above 1000. By the way, I thought the results on friday was 1007...yet again I got it wrong, it was 1078! But on wednesday it was 1023 (I saw it in writing this time!) so a bit lower but not significant according to the doctor. I had a chat with the doctor on duty and decided to go for the methorexate shot. He agreed. More blood tests, more waiting, and finally I got the injections. No big deal if it wasn't for the doctor who put on safety goggles, a plastic apron and gloves up to his elbows!!! I suppose it was for his own safety. The injections were IM, and I was absolutely fine afterwards. I had to go to the conference dinner in the evening and that was ok too.

And yesterday it was my birthday! So now I'm 35. Wow. My 34th started with me being pregnant (but when I found that out I was still 33) and discovered a few days later it was ectopic. Then I had a second ectopic which I hope will resolve with the shot I got when I was still 34! I have to say I look forward to this new year, I hope it'll bring good things. And sure the clock is ticking away but there's nothing I can do about it. Mike, who's not the type that surprises you with presents (normally he asks what I want for my birthday) totally blew me away...when we got home after the conference, there was a big package on my chair in the kitchen, he bought me a clock we had seen two years ago in Spain and never saw anything I liked as much since! He started looking for it over the internet before the summer! Unelievable. And then today when I got to my office, there was a huge bunch of flowers on my chair! I thought it was from the lab but nope...it was again from my lovely husband!! So I sarted saying to him that I hope my surprise would keep up with the high standard he has set...it's only a week away!

18 comments:

  1. Here's to a great 35th! You're lucky to have such a great husband :)

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  2. Happy birthday, love! 35 is your year - I can feel it! It sounds like everything is under control and getting better for your body, you have an adoring husband, and a plan for moving forward! (and don't forget you have all of us, too, to support you and cheer you on!) You are a wonderful friend and I am so glad to know you!
    XOXO
    Love,
    Maddy

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  3. Happy 35th Birthday!!! It sounds as if your husband is so thoughtful and sweet!

    I feel as though this is your year too!

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  4. Happy 35th Birthday! Sounds like you were spoiled and deservedly so. I hope this new year brings new possibilities.

    I hope the shot will help you move on (at least physically)from the ectopic.

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  5. Happy Birthday! So glad you have such a wonderful husband!

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  6. Happy Birthday sweetie! You are such a strong person and I really admire your spirit! Thanks for your support!

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  7. Happy Birthday...that was so sweet of your husband....he rocks!!

    I am praying that this will be your year....only good things to come with that good husband. Hang in there...and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  8. Happy Birthday!!

    Don't you love it when your DH does something totally unexpected and makes you smile? Proves they're not always on Mars:)

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  9. Happy Birthday! I hope 35 is your year!

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  10. Happy Birthday, darlin! You sound good, upbeat and hopeful. I am anxious to know what that mass is between your ovary and uterus and that you are okay. That sweet husband of yours knows just how to take care of you and treat you like the queen you are (I may have him write some advice letters to my husband). I hope that the next big gift you get is a perfect pregnancy. I guess it will be a while after taking the Methotrexate, but you'll get there...I just know it. Have a wonderful birthday week! Lots of love to you.

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  11. Happy birthday! I'm so glad you finally got that shot, this is ridiculous. I hope it's all forward progress from this point on.

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  12. Happy Birthday! I hope this is a wonderful year for you.

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  13. Hey there hon! Sorry to send you a message this way but I can't access my e-mail on my blackberry! Thanks for your sweet note on my blog and for asking about my temp - you can look at my chart anytime you like as the link is on my blog (left side). I'm so curious to hear your analysis!!! XO

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  14. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great one! I'm sure this next year will bring many positive things for you and your DH :0)

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  15. Oh Fran, I hope this is over soon now that you've had the shot.

    AND here's to a fantastic year - one where all your hopes and dreams come true.

    Much love and hugs
    Sam
    xxx

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  16. Happy Birthday Fran! And pat on the back for the hubbie ;)

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  17. Happy birthday!! The doctor giving you the shot with all of that gear sounds crazy/scary. I am glad that you are doing well.

    ICLW

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