Last Tuesday, 6/23, was a scary day for me. I woke up that day feeling fine. I went to work feeling fine. At the end of of nine hour shift, I still felt fine. It wasn’t until I was making my way to the car that I began to feel an excruciating pain all around my belly. I started sweating profusely and felt like I was going to start vomiting. My mom rushed me to the nearest restaurant and once we arrived, I began loosing all of my strength. I was unable to walk by myself, but needed the help of my mom. Once in the restroom, I began vomiting. Thinking it was possibly my appendix, my mom called the ambulance to take me to the hospital.
After some blood work and urine tests, I received the last bit of news I thought I would receive…
I was pregnant.
I couldn’t even react. I was in so much shock because in April when I had a positive at home pregnancy test, the doctors told me that I had miscarried due to some bleeding I had. In fact, the first doctor even told me that I had a false reading.
After a while, three OBGYN doctors/surgeons came into my room and explained to me that my HCG levels were so high (8,000 to be exact) do I definitely had an active pregnancy. But their worry was the fact that my pregnancy was not able to be seen in my uterus. They went on to tell me that I was going to be put in for surgery that night because if the pregnancy was not in my uterus, it was somewhere else, which could be fatal to me.
At 2am on the 24th, they put me in for surgery. My baby (of 3 months) was stuck in my right Fallopian tube so it had to be removed. Both my tube and my baby were taken out. Today, I am a walking miracle. I should have been sick for the last three months but I was in perfect condition. I had no infections and there were no complications during the surgery.
In my research of ectopic pregnancies, I found that these type of pregnancies only occur in 2 percent of all pregnancies (Florida Hospital Medical Center). So imagine that, I am part of that 2 percent. By the glory of God, I was able to keep my left tube and both of my ovaries, so I am still able to have children.
Which brings me back, about a month ago, God spoke to my husband and I about being great parents. He told me that my womb would be reopened. I didn’t understand what was being said at the moment, but now I can understand. God was going to take me through a process but I was not to fear, because He was going to use it in my favor.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called for his purpose. — Romans 8:28 NIV
I pray that my testimony can be of encouragement to women out there who are going through the same thing or even to those whom are struggling with little faith. Remember, God works in our favor. There is no process that you will go through in your lifetime that will be of no benefit for you in the long run.