I apologize if you’re getting tired of this, but after one blood-free day yesterday, I’m bleeding again. Full-on bright red.
I’m also super tired, and have really achy low back pain. I am averaging one nap a day, and took two naps yesterday.
I called the clinic, because the bleeding started up again, and my low back pain is kind of unusual, and they had me come in for another beta HCG.
To recap on my HCG levels:
4w1d (10dp5dt): 229
5w (today): 3363
So my HCG levels are steadily climbing, which is very reassuring. But what do you make of all of this bleeding?!?
Well they’re a little concerned now, with the addition of low back pain to the mix, and want me to come in on Monday for an ultrasound (5w3d) to rule out an ectopic. I know a couple of ladies following my blog have had ectopic pregnancies, and I would love if you weighed in on this.
I am comforted by my high HCG levels, as I know ectopic pregnancies usually have lower levels. I also haven’t had any cramps or abdominal pain. I don’t have a fever. Mostly it’s just the bleeding and my achy back. My back pain feels the same as when I’m waiting for my period- sore, dull, and achy.
Today I also found out that one of the receptionists at my fertility clinic is 16 weeks pregnant, and that my endocrinologist is 17 weeks pregnant. It was kind of a hard blow to see how easy it is for other people to get pregnant, and also awkward to take all of that information in, especially as they both seemed so apologetic in their announcements to me. I don’t blame them, I’m genuinely happy for them, with a touch of jealousy.
Other than that, I’m doing okay. Next week I have a clear and open schedule, so I will definitely need some distractions. Any ideas?