I had an ovation ectopic 2 weeks ago. Everything's was very dramatic, the sudden pain and rush to surgery. I ended up with an infection 2 days later causing a large abscess in my mouth, this needed surgery and a week of double antibiotics.
2 weeks on and I've been out of bed 5 hours and just got back in. I am exhausted, I'm finding keeping up with work hard which is problematic as I'm self employed. How long is recovery realistically? I haven't even been able to deal with the emotions of it yet as I still feel like I'm in the middle of it. Hcg levels are still at 138, it feels so cruel that I still have the hormones and am still dealing with the after effects but yet I don't have the energy to deal with the sadness.
Ah hey F09 I'm so sorry to hear about your ovarian ectopic. What did they do during surgery? I guess recovery is different for everyone and all depends on the kind of surgery you had. I had a laparoscopy to remove my tube and ecctopic and was in hospital for 5 days...recovery was slow enough but I was up and about and able to move around...it was a good month before I was able to do any kind of exercise also. I didn't even have my HCG checked after the surgery from what I can remember.....best advice I can give you is give yourself time to heal physically - do whatever the docs are telling you to do and don't overdo it especially after an infection also. If you don't let yourself heal you'll have more problems. As far as the emotional side of it...that's a tough question to answer - do you have support - someone you can talk to? We're here anyway if you want to let off any steam so be kind to yourself for now as it's all very traumatic xxx
F09 so sorry to hear what you'be been through. Be kind and give yourself time to heal. From what you say you've had two surgeries and strong antibiotics never mind the trauma of it all and the emotional impact. Everyone is different and as hney says it also depends on type of surgery you had. I'd say four to six weeks would be average for physical healing and longer for the emotional side. If in doubt about how you are doing check with your doctor. It's a tough time and please lean on any supports you have. The easier you can take it now, the better in the long-term. Rest up, take care and look after yourself.
F09 I'm very sorry for what you have been through I would say that the infection knocked you down significantly for what concerns your energy level, they would normally say 6 weeks for full recovery in any case. Like hney said everyone is very different, I recovered very quickly physically from the surgeries (but also had keyhole procedure, did you have a laparotomy instead?) but I know some took much longer. Hugs and please let us know how you are
Hi, I'm new to this forum. I have just had our 5 th loss this week and the second ectopic. I lost a tube this time. We are devastated. All I want to do is be ready to try again. I know they say wait ...are there any couples that didn't wait.. I feel the only help for my hurt and worry is a healthy pregnancy. I'm so tired of road blocks ... Any advice on the road forward would be greatly appreciated!
Dear sb, I'm so sorry for your loss, I really think that with 5 losses you should have some more investigations done to check why this is happening. It's a terrible hit not just physically but also mentally to go through so much. If there is an underlying cause for the miscarriages you need to find out what that is so that you can take precaution and help support the pregnancy. What is your doctor/consultant saying? After surgery you do have to wait at least a cycle to make sure everything is back in working order. Believe me, I completely understand the horrible feeling of the time going by and you doing "nothing" to make your dream come true, but I would focus your energy for a few weeks to try and understand what is going on. Hugs!!