2021.10.20 10:29 wombatfer Seven years ago today I lost my second child.
I was "only" thirteen weeks pregnant, and I went in for a routine diagnostic scan. We were going to show my firstborn his new sibling on the monitors. This was my second scan. The first, at 6 weeks, confirmed there was a gummy bear with a heartbeat in there.
This time, no heartbeat.
It turns out my baby had been consumed by an overgrowth of placental cells, in a partial molar pregnancy. Apparently this occurs in 0.02% of pregnancies.
What followed was a whirlwind of appointments to end the pregnancy, book a D&C and get my dead baby out of me. (I'd had posterior labour with my first, and the cramps/pains from the pills I'd been given were like nothing I had ever felt before.)
After my surgery, I needed to be added to Gestational Trophoblastic Disease refister, and monitored for months on end to ensure the pregnancy hormone levels were decreasing. I had to pee into 4litre jugs and bring them to the Women's Hospital, where it was tested. If the hormones didn't drop, I was at risk of developing particular cancers. I needed xrays and scans to confirm that there were no abnormal cells developing anywhere. It was very clinical.
There was no real chance to grieve the loss of the pregnancy.
In the immediate aftermath of the surgery, while recover at home, I scrolled through social media, as you do when you can't focus. And the first thing I saw was a friend posting about stillborn son, whom she lost 3 years prior. So not only could I not process what had just happened to me, I couldn't even feel entitled to mourn the loss because my friend had it worse, on the same day.
Most people in my life don't know. I never speak about it. Hubby doesn't want to talk about it; when I mentioned it to anotherbfriend, they tried to console me by reminding me that "it was only a cluster of cells".
But I remember. With October being pregnancy loss month, its hard to forget.
After six months the hormone levels had dropped enough that the GTD register didn't need to monitor me. And I did have a successful, terrifying, pregnancy after losing Molly. My rainbow baby is nearly six. And I can't bear to throw away the last, unused 4ltr jugs in the back of the bathroom cupboard. They're tangible proof of some of what I went through.
Thats my story. I'm a mother of three (two earthside).
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2021.10.20 10:29 Foreign_Exchange1120 Why am i blocked for nothing?
This monday i meeted a women (38) i am myself (24) on tiktok. We had a nice conversation in the chat and then we decided to go over to snapchat because that was easier to talk and we could do a videochat eventually. So yesterday we talked a lot over work,hobbies,sports, family. We had some great conversations and we sended some funny filter pics to eachother. ( no not dirty for people thinking now ) Later in the evening she said to me she liked me and would like to meet me sometime in the future, i said that i did like her too but it was a short time we meet eachother so i couldnt really give an answer. But this all being said, later on the evening she tried to get the conversation a little bit to the (dirty) and she even did send a picture to me. I was like, okay that is looking good, and then she said aww thanks and minutes after that i was being blocked on snapchat and also on tiktok? What could this be? Was she just looking for attention because she is single and had no man? Or was she scared after she sended that picture ? Maybe u guys have some ideas. She is definetly not a castfish, i did found her facebook profile and instagram and tiktok were all legit, with real followers and real likes family comments etc so that is not a problem. I just wonder why she did block me out of nowhere.
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2021.10.20 10:29 EmersonRosa Qual o máximo de tempo que seu gato ficou sumido?
Tenho um gatinho macho de 1 ano e meio. As vezes ele sai de casa e passa o dia todo fora e volta, normal. Mas uma vez ano passado ele passou 3 dias sumido, eu fiquei desesperado e chorando muito, mas aí ele voltou, bem magrinho. Depois disso ele não tinha sumido mais, até agora. Ele sumiu tem 2 dias, apesar de saber que ele pode simplismente voltar do nada de novo, não consigo evitar o desespeeo, Eu amo demais o meu bichinho... Mas e aí, vcs tem ou já tiveram um gato que passou um tempo sumido e depois voltou como se nada tivesse acontecido
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2021.10.20 10:29 One_Frosting_4907 On the go charging
Anybody have recommendations for charging on the go? I wish there was an adapter for car chargers to plug my Rad in! I live on top of a HUGE hill that usually takes at least 1 bar of my battery, so I have to be very conscious of how much power I use so I’m not stranded halfway through a hill.
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