IT'S BEEN A WHILE MY FRIENDS.
Tons of anxiety, weeks of chemo, chemo changes, moving, hcg drops and finally I am done! This journey is somewhat over. Let me explain.
The last thing I posted was in December and I was still on the methotrexate shot. Easy, simple shot that gave me very minimal side effects. Well, in January my levels plateaued and I had to change my chemo that was way harsher. The chemo was via iv. I was given a steroid and anti nausea medication before the actual chemo. I had 2 rounds to knock it to negative, plus 3 precautionary rounds to make sure this disease does not come back.
This chemo gave me the worst side effects I have ever experienced. I felt like absolute shit. Here's some of the side effects I had:
After the first two rounds, I decided I had to move to Oahu for a change of environment, a more positive environment. You see, my anxiety was so bad I would go to the doctors almost every day, to the emergency room twice a week. It was so bad I even flew to O'ahu to be seen at the emergency room there because I did not trust Maui's doctors. I was in a very bad mental state, and I'm so glad I decided to move to work on my mental health.
After 8 long months of chemo, I'm happy to announce I am done! My levels go from 1 to <1 every other week. I'm supposed to be doing monthly tests, but I do not feel comfortable with that yet so I do bi-weekly tests. I will have to do tests for the next year for monitoring. Actually, I will be monitored for the rest of my life. If I ever decide to get pregnant again, I will be considered a "high risk" pregnancy. That's a whole other story.
Molar pregnancies are very uncommon. Not many people have heard about a molar pregnancy, so I'm here to share my story.