Alas, no Miracles or even miracles over here today. I guess I must have been nurturing a tiny flicker of insane hope all this time because when the ultrasound was so conclusively blah I instantly became very very sleepy. This must be my defense mechanism. When in doubt, like a marmot, doze.
But we don't have time for my personal revelations. I need your assistance, instanter. We need to decide whether or not to travel tomorrow and I could use some anecdotal ectopic evidence to sway the vote one way or the other. I will accept: your own ectopic experience or that of a close friend/relative/co-worker. Or something you saw one time in medical school. Or a program you watched half of on the Discovery Channel, I guess. It doesn't matter. Just gimme something to work with here!
This is the dillio - the gestational sac grew about two days since last Friday. However, there is still nothing obvious inside it. No fetal pole, no gestational sac, no debris. So they are not able to say no, absolutely not, no, it is not ectopic. But I have had no pain, bleeding or spotting of any kind. I should be about 7.5 weeks and there is nothing to be seen outside the uterus either. I am waiting for today's hcg level; I will post it when I get it.
My OB said that they feel it is most likely not ectopic. However, she said that the safest course of action would be to stay home and come back next week for another ultrasound. She said she would be happy to write a medical order for me, or not. It is up to me.
So I am doing what I always do and I am handing it over to you.
Do ectopics ever just spring out of nowhere and cause mayhem with no prior symptoms? Should we stay home?
PS I would rather just stay home but I feel incredibly guilty about this fact (we have not been out to see my brother in five years AND my mom is flying out too) and am afraid my disinclination to travel is coloring my decision-making ability.