Quoting BlankityBlankBlank:" I didnt even know where to post this. Im really not going to be on here much like I saidin my post yesterdaybut ... [snip!] ... I still cant even believe this is happening. It just feels like a horrible dream ill wake up from any moment. TIA ladies"
First of all I am so sorry for your loss! Unfortunately I've been in your shoes, so I know how hard this is for you!
I found out that my first baby didn't have a heartbeat anymore at 13 almost 14 weeks, and my doctor suggested a D&C instead of miscarrying on my own because my baby was to big, her name was going to be Jordyn.
When you get there, they'll ask you a ton of questions about your health history, etc. They will start an IV and probably give you some IV medication that may make you kind of sleepy and/or out of it but it may not kick in as fast as you think it should. Once everything is ready, they will wheel you into the operating room. I was petrified because I was still 100% awake and scared, and it's cold in the room so the nurse said she was going to get me a warm blanket (which was actually this inflatable thing) and she put that over me, then the anesthesiologist said he was going to give me some IV medication that may burn a little in my arm.... and honestly that's the last thing I remember... I was OUT.
The procedure actually only takes about 15-20 minutes, and they will wake you up probably about 30 minutes or so after you get put under. When I woke up, a nurse was there and gave me a glass of water and a pain pill to take, then she went to go get my husband (he was my boyfriend at the time), so that he could come and sit with me. I believe my surgery started at 1pm (had to arrive an hour before, for all the prep stuff) and I was home by 2:15pm. I was tired, more depressed about what had happened than anything, but otherwise felt ok.
You will be given a prescription for pain pills, and I took them regularly for the first 2-3 days because I was afraid of hurting. I had some mild (nothing major at all) cramping, and you will bleed like a heavy period for at least the first 3-4 days. You can only use pads, no tampons at all. And you will have a follow up visit with your doctor approximately 2 weeks after the procedure is done. If no complications arise, then you can usually resume normal sexual activity after your follow up appointment, but honestly you might not feel like it at all due to the circumstances of what happened. My doctor said it's best after a D&C to not get pregnant for at least 2 months so that your body can heal.
The thing that was most surprising to me was that after feeling pretty decent for the first 5-6 days, then I started having strong cramps and more heavy bleeding. It was normal, my doctor said it was when my body finally figured out what was going on. You can call your doctor for a pain medication refill if you need to. Otherwise, as long as you don't start running a fever or having any foul smelling discharge with your bleeding, you are probably fine.
My thoughts are with you.... it's scary and sad, but I promise that physically, you will be just fine. Emotionally, it will probably take you a while! Blessings to you!!