Oct 28, 2009
I'm now 38weeks pregnant and waiting anxiously to meet my little miracle baby. A week ago I reached my 2 year remission anniversary (2 weeks post chemo) so it is even more poignant to be waiting for our little one to come into our lives after reaching such a milestone.
I am on weekly ultrasounds since I am classified high risk with all my medical complications and it has been quite funny seeing the different reactions I get from the ultrasound technicians when they ask what the scar is from and I tell the ovarian cancer surgery. Many do a complete double take and aren't game to ask the obvious questions, however others ask, comment on my age and how 'lucky' I have been to be in remission after being Stage 3 etc etc and how absolutely fantastic it is to be having a baby. Mostly they assume we are using eggs I had frozen before surgery, others have asked and I tell them I wasn't able and have used a donor. I find that they are then gentler and take more time which means we get more time watching our little one on the ultrasound screen which is just amazing.
I still can't believe after all we have gone through that it has all worked and we are about to have a baby.
I am just so sad that honorary Gma Chris is not here with us and able to share in our joy. I am just so heartbroken that OVCA has taken someone so dear to me. It reminds me how unforgiving and uncontrollable this disease is yet it also makes me want to live my life and have the family I dreamed of.
There has been such pain on the forum lately and I find it so difficult sometimes to post. I wish I had been able to make it to Chicago and I hope that those of you who have known me for a while can share this exciting time with me and see it as something to celebrate, a way to stick it to OVCA.