Monday, December 20, 2010

Ho hum

I'm doing ok. Sad, but not flattened. I suspect I haven't fully processed things, but at the moment, that's fine with me. Night time, right as I'm trying to go to sleep, is hardest.

Physically, the D&C recovery has been easy. Minor bleeding, no cramping. Anesthesia is the way to go. Very thankful my doctor was able to squeeze us into his evening before he left for vacation the next day -- much easier to be on this side of everything.

I took 3 days of methergine, which was the least pleasant part of recovery -- each dose (3x daily) made me feel yucky. Queasy, rumbly tummy, etc. Last dose was this morning, though, so it's behind us. And yay for no shots.

I got a nice email from the nurses at our IVF clinic checking in on us (my ob emailed with my RE pre and post-loss), and scheduling our followup phone appointment for January 12. We'll have the genetic testing results at that point.

I figure until the end of February, nothing invasive is going to be going on. So we'll spend some quality time together, and rebuild a sex life (have to wait two weeks post D&C, though). We have vacation scheduled for mid-February, and we have two full weeks together right now over the holidays.

Thanks for the wonderful messages of support over the past few days. I hope everyone finds some joy in the holidays, be it from the change of season, food, family, or a break from work.


  1. continuing to think of you....

  2. Take good care of yourself. Dee

  3. Thinking of you...night time was the worst for me after my m/c's too.

  4. I think of you often. I'm glad that you're recovering and things are going more smoothly.

    And the night? It completely sucks. I got to the point where I needed to take something to even let me fall asleep.

    (((HUGS))) to you.

  5. I would imagine when the mind is still, it's easy to start thinking and feeling everything that just occurred. I am thinking about you and hope you continue to recover well. xoxoxoxox

  6. I am glad the recovery has been easier than you thought. I hope you have a great holiday and take care of yourself. Thinking of you.

  7. I just read your story and I know words can't help but I am sorry. I hope the new year brings better things and a sweet baby for you :)

  8. yes, night time is always when it hits me too. i guess we have so many distractions during the day and at night when its dark and quiet our mind remembers.
    you are not alone. hugs and support.

  9. Thinking of you - going to sleep is always difficult after something like that. Try relaxation tapes or something like that - it has definitely helped me. Hugs to you!

  10. Hi, I came across your blog from LFCA. I'm so so sorry you are going through this again. I just recently had a 2nd miscarriage as well, and am on hold until February to start TTC again. I know from experience it's easier said than done, but try to enjoy this 'break' and take care of yourself. Thinking of you...

  11. Glad you are doing ok. Sorry to hear you have had such a hard time this Christmas.