Hi and welcome! Very true that you can't give up hope - you will find many women on this board who haven't given up hope and they have been blessed with little miracles.
You'll also find that there are many women who have gone into pregnancies with hypertension and, with close watching and proper management, they often do very well! (There is a statistic out there on how many with chronic hypertension will turn into preeclampsia but, I'm not exactly sure - someone will chime in soon.) It definitely puts you in the category of high-risk though, so you'll need to monitored by a high-risk doctor.
One thing that was very helpful for my husband and I was to meet with several high-risk OBs after my son died to see how a future pregnancy would be handled. I am confident that we have now aligned ourselves with the best medical team. That in and of itself, has given me great hope. I believe that it is all in God's hands but, that He opened the right doors to get me to these people. It has been a very difficult road and one that is surely not over yet but, we have started to try and conceive again. The women (and men now!) on these boards have been of great comfort and inspiration to me. I hope that we can also be of comfort to you and help encourage you through this time and through your next pregnancy. And, I have added you to my prayer list. Please keep us updated on how you are doing.
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe
Praying for a miracle... TTC #2 is a go!
Southern California Coordinator