It can certainly be a difficult journey recovering from miscarriage. Things have gotten worse over the last 24 hours with severe stabbing abdominal pains, dizziness and nausea. It has all calmed down today for the most part, but understandably, I am completely exhausted.
I went to work yesterday, which I don’t regret doing, but it was a very difficult day to get through and may have made things a bit worse. The doctor gave me a major serve this morning for going to work and has ordered me not to do anything for the next few days. She said it was way too soon to have done so, both physically and emotionally. So, I am home for the next few days (minus the two hours at work tomorrow which I will still do. Just two hours and then no explanation is needed to be given to that school.)
D is worried about me and he ordered me not to go to work today before the doctor did. So, I think I have been told!
I have another blood test tomorrow to make sure my hormone levels are coming down as they should. If they haven’t, I will need to have another ultra sound. But I suspect they will have. And after looking at all my test results, the doctor doesn’t believe there will be any complications. So, thats good.
She said that the physical discomfort and bleeding may last up to two weeks. She didn’t come up with a specific explanation for the stabbing pains but it makes sense to me that they were caused by my cervix shrinking back to it’s pre-pregnancy state. They were quite different to the miscarriage cramping.
She has told us to wait a cycle before starting to try again to allow my body to right itself. I need that just as much because of the emotional healing as for the physical. But I will get there – in time. And she suggested we leave it for a few months before going back to the IVF program. Besides we might just get pregnant on our own again!