Five years ago today, I had a laproscopic surgery after severe, sudden pains in my stomach & side. My OB/GYN also said he would go ahead and do a D & C since he thought I may have some issues within my uterus. Many people would think that this is perfectly normal. I just want to raise awareness about how my daughter was nearly aborted because of this simple fact:: DOCTORS & TESTS AREN'T ALWAYS RIGHT!!
December 2010, Josh & I began trying to have another baby. I desperately wanted a little girl and for Kade to grow up with a sibling. We tried up until early March. I went to the doctor with sudden, sharp pains in my side and near my belly button. I have PCOS and have had many surgeries on my ovaries, had a difficult first pregnancy, so my doctor knows me well. I told them we were trying to conceive and the tests and ultrasound as a precaution showed nothing. My doctor decided after just one visit that maybe I had some scar tissue in my uterus and he would do surgery as an exploratory thing and clean my uterus up to help us out. I left there with my surgery date, thinking I wasn't pregnant.
The day of surgery, April 3rd 2011. Josh and I had still not been preventing pregnancy since we knew it would likely not be that easy. I asked again for a pregnancy test and bloodwork to confirm before being taken back. Both showed negative again. My doctor did the exploratory part of surgery and while in there said that my uterus "Looked plump and healthy from the outside" so he decided not to do the D & C. When you come out of the anesthesia, you don't consider the word plump to mean anything. Nor did my husband.
We carried on with the attempts to have a baby. I had to have stitches taken out on April 18th but the weekend before I got horribly sick. I had diarrhea and severe nausea. I thought this to be a possible infection related to surgery. Or maybe even a stomach bug. The morning of the 18th, I asked my doctor if they could maybe get some nausea meds or an antibiotic to help me function (I mean, taking care of a two year old with chronic ear infections IS pie, right??) My doctor then asked me if I'd ever had these symptoms after surgery. That's when it hit me. I had these same symptoms the week I found out I was pregnant with Kade. I told them and they had me go pee in a cup. It took forever for the nurse to come back to dip the strip in. Which felt like a lifetime. I didn't know if I was pregnant and the baby could've been hurt by the surgery. Or if it was just a nasty bug I had. All this worry washed over me and then the nurse finally came back. Moment of truth:: the strip turned within seconds and she mouthed "You're pregnant!!" Imagine the shock when I took a positive test home to Josh when I simply went in to have 11 stitches taken out! And the worry I would have until my first ultrasound the following week. I insisted to do it ASAP since I'd had surgery and was frightened for my child's health. But low and behold, I had a very happy, wiggly baby estimated to be 8 weeks old growing in my belly, dancing around on the monitor. Sigh of relief!!
I have a beautiful, sassy, intelligent daughter now. But imagine, if my doctor had done the D & C as he planned beforehand and I hadn't asserted that I might be pregnant, I could've lost a daughter I didn't even know was growing. Luckily, God protected her. I have NO doubts about that. God has a major plan for her life and started her testimony before she was even outside the womb.
Ladies, If you even think it's a slight possibility, let the doctor know. If you don't speak up, something tragic could happen without you even knowing .