I remember making a joint decision with my partner, deciding to finally start planning for a family. That was in the Spring of 2019. After 5 years of IUD and 2 cycles of the Depo-Vera injection, we finally decided it was time to stop breath control. But we weren't ready for what came next. I recall sometime in September 2019, noticing large stains from what I believed was a normal menstrual cycle., I thought to myself, "this is a good sign." That slowly started to turn into large blood clots, something that I was not accustomed to seeing. I got very concerned that I decided to go to the ER. They did a sonogram, hormone level check, ruled a miscarriage. We were devastated!
Two months later, I recall being in excruciating pain in the restroom at work. No blood clots this time, just unbearable pain. This time I went to my OB/GYN clinic where they informed me it was an ECTOPIC Pregnancy. I remember hyperventilating how scared I was. Everything moved so quick. Before I knew it, I was in the surgery center, completing paperwork for my pre-op. The surgeon informed me that my Right fallopian tub was to dilated to salvage it and that it had to be removed.
At the age of 28, with no previous history of any sort of health concern, I had a laparoscopic salpingectomy surgery.
Now, I pounder, with fear in my heart, will I ever have the chance to create a blessing? or will the odds be against me once again?
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