Beta: 29. Down from 37 in 48 hours.
A little while after thanking the nice doctor for this information, which is, you know, dreary and sad but at least Zombryo isn’t ripping me a new one somewhere important, and for giving me the follow-up plan of ‘come back in exactly one week for another beta test’, it occurred to me that I hadn’t asked any of the really quite pressing questions I did actually have.
So I’ll ask you guys. Some of you might know.
- Am I going to bleed again? (At a guess, almost certainly I will. Heigh ho).
- OK then, when will I bleed? Keeping in mind I bleed like a punctured fire-hose, it’s quite important to me (and no doubt to my colleagues) that I don’t start that at work.
- I’m taking the tearing pain for granted, and I do have a fair amount of co-codamol on stand-by, and a prescription for more. We’ll just draw a veil over that aspect of it all. I’m braced, much in the manner of someone in a tumbril (But it would nice to know when).
- I am missing a hell of a lot of work. Again. Work are being sweet as anything about it, but seriously, how long is this going to take? When can I go back? Should I go back while waiting? No, scratch that. That is mental. See punctured fire-hose above. Remember how much I bled in October, when I was barely four weeks pregnant. The lavatories at work are seriously not a good place to miscarry.
In other issues currently bugging me, I received a letter from the Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic this morning. Aaaaaaaand… it was merely a note from Senior Doctor, to my GP, and this being my courtesy copy, saying on the 7th of December I saw this lady did tests referred her back to the Assisted Conception Unit yada yada yada. No results. No dates for when I might see the ACU. No idea what my blood test results say. No idea, in fact, whether this latest miscarriage was preventable. Or predictable.
The thought that H and I have been sucker-punched while still on our knees from the last go-round, and this, oh, if only by an infinitesimal maybe, could have been prevented…
(There is a tiny room deep inside my head, and inside it I keep a version of me, who howls and punches the walls until her knuckles bleed).
Plan for tomorrow. Call RCM. They sent me a letter with their number on. They can take the consequences. Also, call the ACU and ask if they know anything about this referral. Count my sanitary towels. Go to the shops and fill my prescription for co-codamol. Stock up on ice-cream. Admire the snow while it lasts.
(H has posted again. He’s not exactly enjoying this either).