2.24.2010

A D&C For Me?

Oh my how I need to vent. I am now in this funk I just can't get out of. I am angry and nervous and ANGRY, and MAD, and sad, and MAD.

Remember when I said I was still bleeding? Well it is NOT a birth control problem. They found some sort of something on my ultrasound yesterday. Yes, I finally got an ultrasound. In December 2009 I had TWO appointments scheduled for ultrasounds to check why I was still bleeding and BOTH times my OBGYN's office cancelled on me.

Finally on December 29th I got in and my OBGYN assured me it was just the low dose pills I was on for breastfeeding so he switched them to Yaz. Then three weeks ago I went in again and AGAIN he switched my pills. Yesterday I got in to a different doctor and he too didn't want to do an ultrasound, he instead suggested I switch to the Nuva-Ring, but I insisted on an ultrasound. He got me an appointment for one March 1st, but knew I was unhappy with that so was able to squeeze me in for one right then. (On a side note it was cool having the boys next to me in the room I used to see them on the screen in every week.) So Bam... immediately he spotted something! While it would be rare that it is anything more than something left over from the pregnancy he still had to warn me that it could possibly be something more. Nice, oh so nice.

Why am I mad? Because they didn't catch this sooner! Why am I sad? Because I don't want to go through this! Why am I angry? Because I now have a $4,000 deductible and had we taken care of this last year I wouldn't have paid anything!

The surgery coordinator called yesterday and I started crying when she was talking about the procedure and the costs, it will surely be over the $4,000. She felt really bad because she remembered cancelling my appointment in December. So, after another talk with the doctor we decided to go a different route to try to save some money. Tonight I will be taking pills which contract my uterus. I have taken these twice before after my two miscarriages. I am praying so hard that these do the trick and I will not have to go through anything further. I am not looking forward to tonight as I recall it being pretty painful.

If the pills do NOT work he gave me another option of doing just a D&C in the office vs. a Hysteroscopy D&C in the hospital. This option would save a lot of money, however I would be under NO anesthesia and they would not be using a camera. So, there we are, I am pretty sure I will opt for the in office procedure, you have NO idea how tight money is right now. I will also be talking to the financial coordinator today to see if we qualify for any of the financial programs, hopefully she gives me some news so we can do the procedure the right way in the hospital. Please say a little prayer that the pills are able to get what ever this is out so I don't have to go through much more. What can I expect from a D&C? Will I be able to take care of the boys and go right back to work? The coordinator said allow three days down time, but I am wondering what you all thought?

10 comments:

Two Little Bugs and a Bichon said...

Gosh, Tiffany...I am so sorry! You should not have to be worrying such a mess right now. Hang in there, no advice on a D&C but will say a prayer for the pills!! Oh and I got the wagon at Toys R Us they are 40% off right now!!

Christina said...

Gosh I'm so sorry. Really...I'll be thinking of you sweetie. :(

BB said...

So sorry you are having to go through this! I hope it can be taken care off outside the hospiytal! I will be thinking of you!

happymomof2 said...

Oh My! I am so sorry to hear this and you are in my thoughts and prayers. I had a D&C done in 2004 when we lost our son William. It was the worst time of our lives! I am not going to sugar coat it, it wasn't an easy procedure. And yes you will need at least 3 days down time. I remember the pain pills knocking me out so you will definately need some help with the boys. Now mine could have been different because I continued to have bleeding and some cramping/ pain for several months after the procedure- which my OBGYN corrected this issue. I hope that I am not scaring you- that is not my intent I just thought I would share. I wish I had known what I was going into. Thinking of you and sending you good thoughts!

Meant to be a mom said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. I can't believe they kept putting you on the back burner like they did. That's just ridiculous. I will be praying for you. I know what you mean about the money. My poor husband is working non stop and so am I and we still have serious money issues.
I hope things work out for the better, I'm thinking about you guys.

Helene said...

I can't blame you feeling upset...it's just one more thing on your plate that you shouldn't have to deal with.

I've never had a D & C due to all my miscarriages happening naturally, though I did have to take Cytotec with 2 of them to get things moving along. It was horrible...I really hope that it's a speedy process for you and that you'll be able to avoid surgery.

Sending many positive thoughts your way.

Ryan said...

Thinking of you and hoping all of this works out and you don't need the D&C. Please keep us posted!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

How frustrating!! I actually bled for a long time too, not as long as you though. There was a point i I think 10 weeks post where I was passing tissue..TMI, SORRY! I also was given the meds to make me contract. They worked great and I stopped 2 days later for good. I hope its the same for you!!

And I feel the stress of money being tight in just reading your words. Its so hard when its like that. I hope something changes for you guys soon. You deserve to be happy and joyous, not stressed!

twondra said...

Oh, wow. I'd be pissed, too. I wish they would've done something last year. I'm sooo sorry you have to go through this girl. I hope things work out. I'm thinking of you!!! ((HUGS))

marks family said...

ok, I stumbled upon your blog, thanks for sharing your story. but wanted you to know I had an in office D&C in July and it was simple. I had it on a Thursday and was in the city watching Wicked by Saturday, and even on my feet all morning Sunday (due to my job). They gave Vicadin , and a Valium. I had NO pain during the procedure at all. Some slight pinching, but not bad at all. For how nervous I was, it was super easy. I was tired afterwards, but had a fairly simple recovery. I had heard horror stories too... and was scared out of my mind, but mine was amazingly easy. Keep your chin up! It may not be that bad. Sorry you have to go through all this.