A little scary but getting better
I have always prided myself on being the person who did not make frequent ER visits, including with my family. I could pretty much judge how to ward off a cold or flu and usually save those unscheduled visits for true emergencies. When I started to miscarry a week ago, which I thought was just a little bit of bleeding, I went to the ER because it was Saturday and I did not want to worry myself too much. They were compassionate, but sent me home, this time with the hope that it was just "too early" to see a heartbeat. I ended up back there 12 hours later and knew I had lost the baby and with the same niceness, they sent me home with a "most people miscarry naturally" and pushed me out the door (although they had no problem charging me another copay for what they did not complete the first time).
I have since found a better OB/GYN who at least helped me pass the GS, but I never knew having a miscarriage was going to be so physically taxing on my body. I bled and had weird pains and felt like a fish out of water not knowing what was normal and what was not. I have an almost 6 year old and I do not remember this sort of bleeding and pain after delivery. I finally asked to be seen again by my OB/GYN to make sure it was normal, and come to find out, she thought I might actually have an infection and was ready to take me to surgery! I almost did not make the appt because I did not want to seem like a baby or making anything more out of what is just a crappy situation. I have been put on some oral antibiotics as well as an antibiotic shot as well. I have also been told to rest and let my body heal, something I have not really been doing because I was in such a rush to just move on.
I am feeling better today, both physically and emotionally. I guess every day will be a new challange.