Good morning, what a beautiful day! I am more than just a little bit excited today to be able to announce that it was NOT a molar pregnancy!!! I am in the clear! The genetic testing came back yesterday afternoon, and…it’s OVER!! It was just an incomplete miscarriage.
This means no more questions, no more tests or procedures, no more possibilities of this or that. I’m simply non-pregnant again. :)
AND, no more worrying about cancer or thinking about having to prevent pregnancy so that they can monitor the lowering hCG. I am no longer a patient. Yay!!
Okay, so today I will be sharing my experience from the last two months in a neat and tidy timeline. You might wonder why in the world I’d want to do this, but it’s for a good reason, I promise. If someone down the line finds themselves in a weird situation like mine, and they google molar pregnancy or lowering and rising hCG, this timeline could possibly help them. I sure wish I’d known how crazy things might have gotten instead of assuming everything would be very straight forward.
So, without further ado, this was my experience (if you want to read more about each event, you can click the blog post link(s) where I shared my thoughts and emotions at the time):
3/11 – normal (heavy) period, lasting five days
3/22 – abdominal soreness, headache and spotting
3/25 – bleeding, lasting two days
3/27 – heavy bleeding and clotting
3/28 – got a very, very faint positive on a First Response test (blog post)
3/29 – test was slightly darker (blog post)
3/30 – brown discharge
3/31 – brick red bleeding, test was even darker – looked like a “real” positive (blog post)
4/3 – went to the doctor but didn’t get any answers, had hCG levels tested (blog post)
4/4 – hCG results were 12,163 mIU/mL (blog post), had an ultrasound and saw the tiniest bit of something but not a fetus (blog post)
4/5 – had hCG levels tested again, hCG results were 9,216 mIU/mL, I was told I miscarried (blog post)
4/14 – had hCG levels tested again (blog post)
4/17 – hCG results were 19,400 mIU/mL (blog post), had ultrasound and saw tissue but no baby, told it was a molar pregnancy, had to schedule d&c (blog post)
4/18 – prepared for d&c (blog post)
4/19 – recovered from d&c (blog post)
4/25 – went to doctor, found out that the tissue from d&c needed to be sent for further genetic testing (blog post)
5/2 – found out it was an incomplete miscarriage, not a molar pregnancy
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And that is IT, my friends! I want to say thank you one more time for all the support, thoughts, and prayers you guys gave me. You have no idea how much they helped me as I went through this! ♥ THANK YOU ♥