They rushed me in to theatre and ended up removing the pregnancy and my right Fallopian tube

I recovered physically quite quickly, but still feel such guilt for having an operation to remove a well baby.

Heartbreaking stories. Devastating stories. The miscarriage story needs to change. That's why we've created Tommy's book of #misCOURAGE. Read this story now and help spread the word that miscarriage can no longer be ignored. Help us change the story to save babies' lives.

Donate
Up

#misCOURAGE story, 21/04/2017, by anonymous

It was the beginning of December and I was taking my children to get some Christmas photos done for the family.

That morning I woke up with tummy and lower back pain, which I thought was odd as I had only just come off my period or so I had thought, anyway the pain got worse as the day progressed, it felt like a burning in my stomach and I had pain in my shoulder.

I'll called my GP who saw me straight away.

The first thing she asked me was if I could be pregnant, and I replied no way as I had just finished my period, she felt my tummy, examined me and made me do a pregnancy test, the test can back positive and she sent me straight to A&E.

I did another test here which are back negative, doctor examined me and then sent me home and told me to come back in the morning for a scan.

I felt so ill by this point I was dizzy and my stomach felt like it was on fire.

Managed to get some sleep and went back in the morning, I waited 4 hours for a scan, and was told I would have to be admitted immediately for surgery as I had internal bleeding.

The rest was a haze my blood pressure dropped so low and I couldn't stand.

They rushed me in to theatre and ended up removing the pregnancy and my right Fallopian tube. It was terrifying. I recovered physically quite quickly, but still feel such guilt for having an operation to remove a well baby.

I have now just found out I'm pregnant again and I'm terrified.

I'm scared it will happen again. I feel selfish in a way because I already have 3 beautiful children, and I'm putting their mothers life in risk.

Go to the full list of stories.

Disclaimer

Please note that the opinions expressed by users in Tommy’s Book of #misCOURAGE are solely those of the user, who is unlikely to have had medical training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of Tommy’s and are not advice from Tommy's. Reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment from a qualified health care provider. We strongly advise readers not to take drugs that are not prescribed by your qualified healthcare provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, midwife or hospital immediately. Read full disclaimer

Comments

Your comment

Add new comment