A few nights before Friday, I woke up in sharp pain in my abdominal area. I couldn't move, walking made the cramps worse. I ended up using a heating pad to relive pain in the abdominal area. The next morning, I woke up with sore abs. I was also having constipation, so I thought that maybe it was connected with ab pain. This was my first pregnancy and I didn't really know what is normal/abnormal. A few days passed, I had cramps that were severe but they went away with lots amounts of water.
On Wednesday I had my levels checked -and they had doubled. I had my first nurse appointment was told to pretty much stop worrying about "every little thing" I asked for a 6 week u/s to ease my mind when the nurse actually suggested not too bc everything she thought looked fine.
On Friday we went to our U/S and then was rushed up to see the on call doctor . I had an ectopic pregnancy and needed to go into surgery right then and there. So many emotions were going through my mind. 30 mins ago, we were upstairs holding on to hands with my husband in the waiting room and now we are going through emergency surgery. One of my Fallopian Tubes was partially removed and the doc said the other tube looks good. After surgery I was complelty out of it due to pain meds and Being put under. Today I suffered a panic attack and was back in the hospital with chest pains and having a hard time breathing. This weekend has been a roller coaster of emotions. I still think this is all not true.
I have to remember that thank god I listened to my body and suggested an U/S when the nurse did not want me to have one. Our next US was not scheduled until Jan 5! That would of been a long wait with the egg stuck in my tube and God knows what could of happened, ectopic pregnancy is the number 1 cause of death in females during 1st trimester. I was very lucky to share my story and still here. I'm in pain, emotionally and physically exhausted and hoping to try again in a couple months