At 39 yrs old, having had 3 beautiful children who range in ages from 15 1/2 to 20 yrs old, and using protection, I never dreamed I'd be blessed with another opportunity to have another child. I found out 7 weeks ago I was pregnant. I had no idea how far along I was, as my period was unpredictable most of the time. My OBGYN had me come in for an ultrasound. According to the measurement of the gestational sac, I was approximately 5 weeks. The hathatd me repeat the ultrasound a week later to better determine how far I was along & so that they could detect the heart beat (which they said should be able to be detected without a doubt by 6 wks). There was no heart beat. I was devastated. I did a lot of research on line & came across a LOT of similar stories by women who insisted on a 3rd ultrasound at 8-9 weeks along. Sure enough, they were able to detect the heart beat. That was not the case for me. My body was acting, growing, & showing every sign I was pregnant & progressing. But, they could only find what they termed as "debris" in the gestational sac. No baby. I ended up having a DnC done. It was already such an emotional rollercoaster ride, but it got worse. I had several complications after the surgery. That very night after surgery, I awoke to having broken out in a severe allergic reaction/rash. I was covered in large gives from head to toe, especially in my private region. It was awful. After 2 rounds of medicine (still on antibiotics), I still have sores all over my body including my face. I had contracted a bacterial infection from the hospital. 24 hrs after surgery, my body refused to let me go to the bathroom (#1). I had to be taken to the ER for that...not fun. I also have a back injury. For whatever reason, the position they had me in for the surgery blew out my back. I couldn't walk & was in a severe amount of pain. I kept thinking, "Could this possibly get any worse?" It's been 4 weeks & I'm still healing. I still have some bleeding, but that's getting better. Just take it 1 day at a time and don't let anyone tell you how fast you should recover. Listen to your body and do what's best for you, not what's best for anyone else. If you have any questions or just need to talk/vent, feel free to respond. I'd be more than happy to help. With Deepest Sincerety.