As most of you know, I've been having some strange problems with my uterus lately. Today I woke up in a lot more pain than usual, so I decided to check the calendar to see what could possibly be going on. I was supposed to have the ultrasound today that my OB ordered! Well I have no way to get there. The van would cost me at least $80 to get there and back, and I'm broke. The durango is in pieces in the garage still getting fixed, and the blazer is dead. So there is no way I'm making it to the appointment. I have to call my OB this morning and see if she can have it scheduled to be done at a hospital closer to where I live.
So while I'm waiting for her office to open so I can call her and get it taken care of, I decide to look up the one thing everyone keeps mentioning.....ectopic pregnancy..... Needless to say I'm terrified! Everything I've read says (in big bold lettering, underlined, and with flashing lights) IT IS A LIFE THREATING CONDITION FOR THE MOTHER. Yup. I'm scared to death.
Here is what has been happening. I started my period a week early about a month ago. Didn't think anything of it. Got done, and spotted for an entire week before starting again two weeks later on the 9th. Another week goes by and it's done, but I'm still spotting. I've been in a ton of pain too. My lower abdomen is killing me, the pain is all the way up my right side, to my ribs, and my kidneys have been hurting on an off too. I've been nasueas, tired, and dizzy too.
Now I see why the doc wants me to have an ultrasound before even seeing her. I should have never looked up the information! I'm terrified!
Has anyone ever dealt with this or had this happen to them? I'm gonna try crafting to get my mind off of it, but I'm not sure how well that is going to go.
So I called my OB to get the appointment for the ultrasound rescheduled to a hospital closer to me. Thank goodness it will be taken care of! I should be getting a call back by the end of the day to know when it is and what hospital. I gave them two options. My fingers are crossed that it can happen soon. I have an appointment with my OB on the 10th to go over the ultrasound results and get a pap if nothing shows up. If they do find something, I will be seen sooner.