Whoever said the word "impossible" has not met me. Despite being given very low odds at achieving a pregnancy, and despite the intense stress that I have been under for the past few months, I am now 6 weeks pregnant. But it appears that this pregnancy too is going to be eventful :(
I've been having a lot of intestinal bleeding, with sharp shredding type pains throughout my abdomen, with sharper pains on my right pelvic area. After I passed out Monday morning, Brian took me to the ER, which is a story in itself, where I didn't get seen by a doctor. Apparently, people who have sprained ankles and the common cold are more vital to be seen than people who have a high-risk pregnancy. We spent from 3pm until we left at 8:30 waiting to be seen by a doctor. I finally had enough and went to the nursing station, only to be told that it would likely be at least another 8 hours before I would even be seen. You can't expect a pregnant person to not eat, it just doesn't work out well, so we left.
I managed to get an emergency appointment with the fertility specialist yesterday who was quite worried that it might be an ectopic pregnancy. He managed to get me an emergency ultrasound done right away to rule this out. Just as a sidenote, it's cruel and unusual punishment to expect someone to provide a urine sample and then expect them to get a full bladder right away so that they can have the ultrasound.
In any case, it's not an ectopic pregnancy. Everything is right where it should be and I am 6 weeks along. However, it's not without a minor complication. It wouldn't be me unless I had something odd going on! It turns out that the pain is being caused by a 4cm x 5cm hemorrhagic cyst on the right ovary. For those that don't know, this is a blood filled cyst, quite a large one at that. To me, it almost sounds like an endometrioma. It's leaking somewhat, so it might burst anytime, but from the sounds of it, it won't threaten the pregnancy, only my pain levels.
For now, I'm on the frequent flier plan at the doc's office, I go back in two weeks. It looks like it's going to be a long 34 weeks!