All pregnancies usually end with a baby, right? Apparently not.
After the d&c, I had to get weekly blood draws because that's how the doctor will determine if my hcg levels are going down. HCG is the hormone that is present in your body only if you are pregnant. In my case, I wasn't pregnant, so the hormone shouldn't be in my system.
My hcg levels started at 175,000 before the d&c. A nurse called me weekly to let me know that my levels were going down. Three weeks after the d&c, my hcg levels were at 2,000 which was great! On the fourth week, the nurse called to schedule an appointment to speak with the doctor . My heart sank straight to my stomach. Why else would the doctor want to speak with me in person?
On July 18, 2017 I became part of the 2%.
The doctor explained that my hcg levels went up. Why? Possibly because whatever tissues were left from the surgery hooked onto a blood supply and began multiplying again. The doctor said it turned cancerous; the molar pregnancy turned into gestational trophoblastic disease. The doctor also said I would have to see a gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Carney, from Oahu. Luckily, Dr. Carney flew to Maui that same week.
My "pregnancy" ended with cancer.
Molar pregnancies are very uncommon. Not many people have heard about a molar pregnancy, so I'm here to share my story.