Warning! This is a personal post and contains descriptions of womens problems- said in a Cholmondley Warner (Harry Enfield) voice.
Sadly, I suffered a miscarriage very recently, thus the lack of posting. Its been completely rubbish and I’m obviously gutted.
I missed out on loads of fun things like The Vintage Beauty Parlours event at Whim Wham Cafe and even the Freelancer, Blogger no proper jobber Christmas Party that I’d organised myself at Dough.
This is my second miscarriage this year, the surgery I was supposed to have in summer for endometriosis ended up being postponed and then cancelled due to the first pregnancy, which I miscarried at six weeks. I believe that the two are linked. I recently came across this (from Victoria Health) which, I think, explains endometriosis really well;
“This is a very painful condition where the same type of cells that grow in the lining of the womb begin to grow outside the uterus. The theory is that these cells, which mimic cancer cells but which are not cancerous, actually migrate from the uterus. Another is that they are different types of cells that have mutated due to an error in their genetic programming. The most likely sites for endometriosis to occur are the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the bladder, and the bowel. Symptoms range from painful periods to infertility.”
And this video which also explains it well- Dr Oz Explains Endometriosis
Anyway… So I chased the hospital up only to find that my consultant was on holiday- and wanted to see me again to discuss the miscarriage before listing me for surgery again. When I eventually got the appointment through, it wasn’t with my consultant (we are in October now by the way) but someone else telling me my consultant was retiring and that they’d have to transfer me to a different consultant, who’d want to meet me before listing me for the surgery- which meant another appointment.
Why they couldn’t tell me that over the phone I don’t know, I just saw it as wasting more time. Surely they have could just scheduled me an appointment the the alternate consultant straight away? (FYI- I think the NHS is great 90% of the time!)
Anyway two months went by and so I chased them again and it turned out the chap I saw hadn’t dictated any record of my appointment onto my notes so they’d had to chase him up which had obviously taken time and now my new consultant was on holiday, hence the lack of appointment letter.
I then fell pregnant again- we really couldn’t believe it. So I kind of forgot about waiting for an appointment with my new consultant and concentrated on being pregnant. Alas it was not meant to be.
This miscarriage was plagued by complications I never even knew existed! And they are still occurring, thankfully I’m now well enough to enjoy Christmas as planned.
I wish all my readers a peaceful and relaxing Christmas and hope 2013 brings health and happiness to all of you. I’ll be back in the new year and back on form- have a good one! xxxx