Thursday, May 20, 2010

Damn the moles! levels doubled again. They called me in for a repeat u/s today. Turns out I have another molar pregnancy, this one is a complete molar pregnancy. I am devastated. Just crushed. D&c scheduled for Saturday.

They did a chest xray and a boat load of blood work today to try to make sure that the molar cells haven't spread. These cells can cause metastatic cancer. They are not sure if this molar pregnancy was a new pregnancy or whether it was my previous miscarriage regrowing (this would be really bad). After the d&c I will need weekly blood work down until my HCG levels reach zero and then I will need monthly labs after that for the next year. All I can do now is pray (and ask others to pray) that my levels drop quickly and that they don't regrow. If they do, I will have to have chemo. I don't want chemo.

Apparently now my odds of having another molar pregnancy are now 1 in 4. Molar pregnancies are completely unrelated to MTHFR, so this is just something else to battle against.

1 comment:

  1. Shawn I am so sorry to hear about everything you are having to go through. I can't even imagine. Please know that if there is anything I can do for you, as small as it may be, please do not hesitate to ask. Keeping you and your family in my prayers and sending big hugs and warm thoughts your way. Terri