Recovery and thanks

24 hours after the tablets were administered I passed what I think was the pregnancy sac. It appeared to come away whole and after it had gone the bleeding slowed quite a bit. I was pretty lucky as I’ve hardly had any serious pain or cramping, just general discomfort. I do feel pretty under the weather but I’m not sure if that’s from the drugs or if I’m just run down and getting a winter cold.

This afternoon I had one of those moments when you realise that the path you’re travelling isn’t the norm. A matter of hours after I passed the products I was back in my car driving the three hour round trip to the hospital to deliver my little pot for testing! Hopefully we will get some answers.

So now it’s done. I have to wait until Monday to check that everything has passed but I’m trying not to think about the possibility of needing more intervention and just focus on recovery. It has been a long, tough year but it’s nearly over. I’m sure 2014 will bring its own challenges but whatever might come I’m still going to be pleased to see the end of 2013.

I’ve decided to be kind on myself this time around. After the last two miscarriages I was back in the office almost immediately. This time I went to work after discovering the pregnancy wasn’t viable but now that I’ve been through the process of miscarrying again I’ve decided that I’m going to have tomorrow off work too. Combined with upcoming meetings and parties that means that I won’t have to do a full day in the office until next year. I actually feel quite relieved. I’ve pushed myself at work a lot this year but now that I’ve stopped I’m enjoying the downtime and I’m hoping my body will thank me for it. Tomorrow is going to be a recovery day. I’m going to wrap presents, watch Christmas movies and generally indulge in a bit of pampering.

I know this is another long post but I just wanted to finish by saying thank you to everyone for your support this year. When I started this blog I had no idea that I was going to be in this situation at the end of the year but I know I would be feeling a lot worse if it wasn’t for the help and support of you lovely people. Thank you!

16 thoughts on “Recovery and thanks

  1. I think that taking a day for yourself is an excellent idea. Take care of yourself for the rest of 2013, you deserve a bit of down time. I hope that 2014 will be a better year for you ❤

  2. There’s nothing good whatsoever about what you’ve been through, but I’m very glad to hear it wasn’t too painful and it was over quickly. I hope you enjoy your recovery day tomorrow, you deserve it.

  3. I’m so glad you’re being kind to yourself this time. You should take as much time as you need to off. I am also pleased to see the end of 2013- not that I’m wishing my life away- but I just need a fresh start. I just do. Wrapping presents, watching Christmas movies and pampering sound like a perfect way to spend the day.

    Also, blog as much as you need to. I think it’s therapeutic to journal. We are here for you.

  4. I am with all you guys, too. Ready to see 2013 out because I know 2014 is our year!! You definitely need to take the day and be good to yourself. Your body has just been through something very traumatic. And like A Calm Persistence said, we are all here for you! Blog away, friend! Sending you lots of hugs. XO Mel

  5. Sending you care packages of virtual blankets, warm drinks, cookies, and fluffy cute animals to comfort you right now hun, you have been through so much. Here for you always xxx

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