The first visit with Dr. Carney was very scary. First he did an exam on my uterus. He felt around and said he felt some "things". At the time I was 22 years old. As a 22 year old girl, you never want to hear that there are "things" in your uterus. What are those "things" and can you take it out, now!?
After the exam, Dr. Carney said I needed to do another d&c done on Oahu, as well as CT scans, and have my first dose of treatment. The only thing that crossed my mind was how I was going to pay for this. I saw Dr. Carney on a Friday, he wanted to do all these things the following Monday. Do I look rich to you?
Well Monday came and I was on my way to my second d&c, which no 22 year old should ever have to do. I remember telling myself before going into surgery that I was going to fight the anesthesia. The anesthesiologist told me that he was going to give me medicine, but it shouldn't make me sleep. I fell asleep 5 seconds later. When I woke up, I was so mad that I didn't fight it.
After the surgery, I got CT scans done. There was a fluid the doctor put into my IV that made me feel like I was peeing myself! It was so uncomfortable.
I won't get into how Dr. Carney made me wait for hours, made me miss my flight home, and change my flight out of pocket. No, I won't get into it.
When Dr. Carney finally came into the room, I was able to get my first dose of methotrexate. Methotrexate is a type of chemotherapy that is not nearly as potent as regular chemotherapy, and not inserted through an IV but an intramuscular shot. The nurse gave me two shots, one on each butt cheek. I felt violated, but I have to get used to it if I have to do this every week. Dr. Carney also told me that the CT scans showed little tumors in my lungs and uterus, but the methotrexate should kill those tumors. I couldn't even wrap my mind around the words "tumor in your lungs". I'm a healthy 22 year old. I go to the gym, I don't eat fast food every day, I drink lots of water. How does this happen to someone like me!?
I was finally able to go home. On the plane ride, I began to cry on my boyfriends shoulder because I felt so tired and had chest pains from the medication. I told him that it all began to hit me because I felt like absolute crap, and hated that I would be feeling like crap every week.
Molar pregnancies are very uncommon. Not many people have heard about a molar pregnancy, so I'm here to share my story.