I too have an ectopic pregnancy in Sept 2010, initial scan at 6 weeks, doc could not detect baby and asked me back for review in 2 weeks time. Before I could even make it to the review, I suffered massive cramp and was admitted to hospital and that very night, I underwent a keyhole surgery (with 3 tiny cuts on my adominal), did a flush because the scan could not detect anything as I was already bleeding internally. They inserted a camera into my tummy and eventually, my baby was found attached to the tube. My right tube was removed together with my baby.
Recovery was fast, I didn't feel much pain as I was already walking up and down on Day 2 of surgery and eating well. I remembered at the observation ward, I asked the doc if I will be able to conceive and when can I try again, doc advised me to try after 2 mense cycles (if I rem correctly). And during my follow-up, I asked when will my menses returned. The doctor replied 4-6 weeks after surgery.
My surgery was on 15 Sep 2010, I remember my mense returned in late Oct. Lasted for about a week. The mense flow was heavy. But I was happy. I remembered telling my hubby, it goes to show my body is recovering and most importantly, I am able to get pregnant once again.
I panicked again when my mense didn't come in November. That was when my hubby encouraged me to use my pregnant test kit. I hesitated cos I rem doctor telling me, only after 2 cycles, so I deemed myself not ready for pregnancy yet. I was in total shock when I saw the double line on the test kit. This time round, the result was fast and very clear unlike the previous ectopic pregnancy where the line is still very faint at 6 weeks.
I booked an appointment with my gynae immediately for doc has advised me if I have ectopic pregnancy before, likelihood of reoccurrence is higher than those who did not. My hubby and I were crossing our fingers while the gynae did the scan. We jumped for joy when gynae said "Congratulations daddy and mummy! mummy, you are definitely pregnant and here's your baby" and she pointed to the tiny pea on the screen. "Baby is definitely in the right place and dont't worry if you encounter occasionally pain for your uterus is expanding to accomodate your baby". Words cannot express our joy at that point of time.
Calculating backwards, it took only 6 weeks for me to get pregnant with No.2 again after the 1st ectopic pregnancy. Only 1 mense cycle returned. Now I am in my 31st week of pregnancy and everything is fine and we are waiting excitedly for the arrival of our baby boy in Aug 2011.
Good luck and be positive. Feel free to ask me again if you have any queries =)