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26/03/2013 at 07:07
Just wanted to nip on and say hi. ERPC went fine y'day, I had to be at the hospital for 10am got ready for theatre about half 11 and they were planning on taking me down about half 1ish, however I didn't go down until nearer half 2. I had already taken the 2 tablets to soften my cervix much earlier so right before I left for theatre I started bleeding quite badly with clots which I have to say was quite upsetting and made me glad I had chosen the ERPC route.
I was back in my room on the ward just after 4 and was told I should get out in 2 hours. I was scanned while they did the operation to ensure they were focusing on the correct side due to my bicornate uterus (which I also got to speak to the doctor about but I'll come on to that), so think that had taken slightly longer. I felt ok when I got back, but my first checks showed low blood pressure and I had a high temperature which they said should be fine and was likely because I was just back. I had something to eat and drink and got checked again about 6 and my bp was better but I still had a temp. I felt much better and was up and dressed but I still had a temp at 7, however the doctor gave me antibiotics and some pain killers and said I could go at half 7. I went home, had an amazing shower and went to bed!
The doctor that did my surgery spoke to me before hand about my heart shaped uterus and said I don't have a complete divide or a really severe split but I do have a very heart shape which obviously takes up some space. She said that mc due to the shaped is very rare and only happens if the egg implants on the divide ( which it's unlikely too as there is less blood supply). She told me that any successful subsequent pregnancies would be prone to preterm labour. I ask how early she meant (thinking she was going to say 37 wks) and she said anything from 32 weeks. At least I know before hand I guess and I'm sure I would be monitored if we get to that stage.
sorry for the marathon update!
26/03/2013 at 07:15
Hi MDD, glad it went well. Hope you are feeling ok in yourself xxx
26/03/2013 at 07:16
I'm glad it all went as well as these things do MissDeedee. Good to see that the doctor spoke to you about your uterus too. Now DVDs, sofa and chocolate. It's what got me through. Look after yourself and if you have any questions shout - unfortunately there are a few of us who have been through this recently. X
Glad the procedure is done MDD, take care of yourself and take it easy x
I'm really sorry you are going though this. I not been about lately. No one should have through rough that:(
I have no advice about uterus but I think correct me if i am wrong Georgiebarbie has the same anD I think she was monitored more. Maybe you could give her a shout.
Virtual hugs x
26/03/2013 at 07:47
Glad it went as well as these things can and I'm glad you got some info on your heart shaped uterus. Take care if yourself, I'm so sorry you have had to go through this x
26/03/2013 at 08:02
I'm glad that you are home now missdeedee. Plenty of rest now for the next few days. Keep talking to us if you want to my love, there's plenty of us here who have been through something similar.
26/03/2013 at 08:14
Thanks all, GB I think my Easter egg might take a hit today! ABC - thanks lovey, Geordie barbie does have the same, she posted on a thread I put up last week which was a big help.
IMP thanks, I'm actually feeling emotionally ok today. I feel like its been weeks and weeks since we found out and I've had so long to be sad about things, I'm actually alot better than I thought. I had friday, y'day and today off but was actually planning on going back to work tomorrow as I'm off on fri and mon for the Easter weekend so I would just have two days to ease back into work. Am I mad? Is it ok for me to go back that soon? They didn't say anything at the hospital about taking a certain amount of time off?
26/03/2013 at 08:21
So sorry that you've had to go through this. Rest up for the next few days and go back to work after Easter xx
26/03/2013 at 08:24
I would rest and go back after Easter, give yourself some time xx
26/03/2013 at 08:25
I think going back to work is entirely your choice. Im not going back till the middle of april - am a teacher - bit skiving!! I felt fine until yesterday but the last two days I have been bleeding quite heavily which has made me feel a bit off. I think I am anaemic which would explain feeling a bit off. It's up to you though - I would love to be back to get a bit of normality back but I just don't think I'm quite there. School breaks up tomorrow and hoping to pop in for an hour so first day back not quite so weird as lots of people know. If you are ready I'd say go for it. X
26/03/2013 at 08:52
Glad it all went ok and you got the chance to have a good chat about your uterus. Take it really easy for the rest of the week x
26/03/2013 at 09:01
Glad it went OK- look after yourself x
26/03/2013 at 09:20
Glad things went a well as they could. Look after yourself.
26/03/2013 at 09:27
Glad it's over. A slight positive that you know that now. Rest up and take it easy
26/03/2013 at 09:29
Glad it went ok, take care x
26/03/2013 at 09:34
Glad it's over with, try and take things easy
26/03/2013 at 09:39
Glad things went Ok and are now over. If you can, I would take some time and go back after Easter. Try and look after yourself and take things easy x
26/03/2013 at 12:01
Thanks all, I think I might have over estimated how well I was feeling. I'm now feeling really really sick and have spent the past 2 hours back in bed! I'm guessing this is the antibiotics and painkillers? Gah!
26/03/2013 at 12:19
glad things went as well as possible. take care of your self x
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