Yesterday I went back for more blood work. My levels are still rising. They are up to 89. Obviously not doubling like they would in a normal pregnancy, but not dropping either.
When the nurse, Lynn, called me yesterday to give me my results, she asked if I had any pains on either side. No, I hadn't, just the normal poking and twinging from my ovaries. So, of course, about an hour and a half later, while sitting at my desk at work, I have this weird pop in my side. It felt like when your knuckles crack, it felt like that only in the area of my ovary. I had some strange pains off an on for about an hour then they stopped. Now they are only coming when I have to go to the bathroom. I had called the doctor last night and left a voicemail about it. They called me back this morning and told me to come in so they could check things out.
I get to the doctor around 9 this morning. They got me right in and Dr. James checked things. I have a huge cyst on my left ovary. She suspects this is the corpus leuteum. This is the cyst that forms from the follicle that your egg pops out of. It produces progesterone until there is a fully functioning placenta. The other possibility is that it is a cyst that formed from the follicles that were responding to the injections we stopped.
They checked my tubes and there is nothing showing there. They checked my ovaries and nothing unusual there. They checked my uterus and nothing there. My lining is still looking amazing. With my HCG levels being as low as they are, she wasn't surprised we didn't see anything. Usually your numbers have to be above 2000 for anything to show up.
I should be 6 weeks and 1 day today. Dr. James said its almost like I'm at 4 weeks instead. She said she isn't giving up on this yet. Because my numbers are still going up, she believes something is going on. Things could turn out to be a healthy pregnancy. Or it could end up being a miscarriage. We just aren't able to tell what is going on and she doesn't want to give up. So we have a slim chance for a happy bundle of joy, but there is a chance.
I'm trying to not get too excited though, because the reality is that it is much more likely that we'll lose this baby than it is that we'll keep them.