Hi there, I had an emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy last month.My right fallopian tube had to be removed. I seem to be healing physically, well i feel i am. Im in very good physical health and i had been nurturing and preparing my body for pregnancy. As I'm 38 years old and this was my first pregnancy my husband and I are both heartbroken with the horrible reality as were both eager and excited about welcome a baby into the world. I haven't had a period yet but i know its only been a month since the operation. My doctor has advised to wait til i feel ready to try and conceive again and perhaps try naturally for a few months, otherwise, if we want a more proactive outcome, we can opt for IVF but she stressed this can also be a stressful and invasive procedure on the body,both mentally and physical. gigues it's in our heads to try sooner than later as I'm conscious of my age. just wondering what other peoples experiences have been? anybody else feel the pressure of the ticking clock in making one want to try pronto BUT have a major fear of having to go through another ectopic would be the scariest thing to never have to live through again. Thanks for reading and I'm hoping to chat soon.
Hello greenhills, I'm very sorry for what you have been through, I very much feel for you and the clock ticking...while I was a bit younger (not much!) when I had my first ectopic, I was already going through IVF, so the thought of even failing that way was unbearable and tick tock tick tock....It is a very personal decision, but i wanted to be as much in control as possible...for me every month was a month towards old age, I did not feel like waiting for a while at all. So we went full blast to get to the target.
I have now two children aged 7 and 5 it was worth it!!