5 weeks later…and this is how it goes

I had my D&C five weeks ago, and things have not resolved themselves.  Emotionally, I am better.  I have made a sort of peace with the fact that I lost my twins.  The fact that they died at the same time makes me believe that there was something genetically wrong with both of them, and they were not meant to live outside of me.

Physically, I am annoyed beyond reason.  In the past five weeks, I have had 12 days of no bleeding.  That makes 23 days of bleeding.  The past 9 days have been light, much the way it is when you are at the end of your period. the end of my period typically does not take 9 days.  And usually proceeds a good 3 weeks of NON bleeding.  Not just 12 days.   Annoying, though, is the fact that my doctor is concerned about infection and keep testing and swabbing to find the cause of this.  So far, nothing.  Everything is negative. I am glad that he is concerned, but I have had enough stuff shoved up my bajingo  in the past month to last me a while.

I just want things to be back to normal so that we can try again (shoving something else up my bajingo, but somewhat more pleasant than a speculum and extra-long Q-tip).  I really wanted to have a baby in 2010, but if things keep up the way they have…well, that won’t be happening.

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3 thoughts on “5 weeks later…and this is how it goes

  1. Ugh. That is not cool. I do know that when Cory was born I had a “period” straight for like 5 weeks and then a week later I had a regular period again even though I was exclusively nursing. So much for nursing being a method of birth control for us.
    Also, when I was in grad school I had a period for like 4 weeks (and I wasn’t married yet). The doctor ascribed it to stress and gave me either the first or second half of the birth control type medicine to take for a month and that stopped it.
    Good luck.

  2. i hear ya. i’ve had irregular periods all my life, sometimes nonexistant and sometimes lasting for a month. I hope it goes away so that you get your 2010 baby. I want one too.

  3. So… just before I got pregnant with Torsten, I had a situation that was eerily similar. At 8 weeks, the same thing – no heartbeat, nothing more, and no sign my body was giving up, so I had a D&C as well.

    And the bleeding took a few weeks to stop on my end. And I had one strange and uncomfortable monthly cycle once things were back to normal after about 8 weeks, but then? Then I got pregnant again right away.

    I hope the bleeding stops soon, but don’t sweat it too much. You’re in my thoughts…

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