I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Brief update

I can't type a lot on the crackberry. Baby is fine-measuring a little ahead actually. HB was great. There is, however, a rather large blood clot sitting behind the sac. I'm taking it easy today and will blog more later. Thank you, as always, for your wonderful comments! We aren't out of the woods yet, but, we are thankful for todays results with the little one.

Anyone know WHY these happen? I was in too much relief to even ask!

More later.

Continued from earlier:

So, basically she told me to go home and rest today. No exercise and other restrictions until at least I see the OB next week. "Take it easy". I've been feeling like crap the past two days...before this event even surfaced. I guess it was my body telling me something is up.

I don't know much about this blood clot. She didn't give me any clinical terminology (but, it does sound like this suchronic hematoma that people have written to me about) regarding the clot, but, she did say that my paperwork would be coded as a threatened miscarriage. She said anytime bleeding is involved they use this diagnosis code so that if I do need another scan, my insurance can't give anyone crap. She told me this so I wouldn't be startled if I saw it on any of my papers. She said for now that everything is looking good and to just try to relax; that she can't predict the future, but, as of now the baby looks fine.

So, I'm trying to do that. And not be a google freak. Dr. google is maddening sometimes!!! I hate the unknown, but, I just need to trust my body and my Dr. for the time being and just take things one day at a time.

Is there anything connecting my endo with this? How does this happen?

These are things that are on my mind now, aside from the temporary relief from the ultrasound.


allisyn said...

i'm so glad that the little one is doing great....i'm praying for you allison! hopefully the other blood clot will just disappear....:)

AshPash said...

No idea on the blood clot. The good news is that your baby is doing well with a healthy heartbeat. Such happy news!

Infertile In the City said...

So glad it is a clot - JJ at reproductive jeans had this - go check out her blog (oh and she has an amazing little boy now).

Amanda and Tim said...

glad to hear baby is ok - keeping you in my thoughts regarding the blood clot xx

Barefoot said...

So glad to hear that everything is OK, and sorry to hear about the clot!! I've heard that these things can just happen -- which of course does not make living through the bleeding any less sucky/scary.

Lisa said...

How scary! I'm happy to read that baby is still growing strong. What a little trooper!

Anonymous said...

That is some scary stuff. Glad everything turned out okay :).

What IF? said...

So glad you have a diagnosis, and that the baby is okay!

I've read there's no known cause for SCH. Unfortunately, I don't know if there's a link between Endo and SCH.

Thinking of you - I can't imagine how stressful this must be.

Anonymous said...

Thinking you and sending ((hugs)). I'm praying for you and this little one. Hopefully this bloodcot will just pass like the first, or hang out until the little one is born.