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Only 2 weeks left before I meet my wee one

Oct 28, 2009 - 6 comments
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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.

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by TrudieC, Oct 28, 2009
I am so glad you posted.  We were discussing you a lot in Chicago and wondered how you were doing.  We all can't wait ato hear your news.  I wish you all the best for your delivery and the subsequent surgery.  You are a ray of hope here on this forum.

All the best, Trudie

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by lvfrogs, Oct 29, 2009
Two weeks to go, how exciting. I imagine that most of the ultrasound techs are so happy to hear that you are having a baby after ovarian cancer. You are a true inspiration and a story that should be told. Seeing your little one on the screen must be so exciting. I can't wait to hear the news!!

I love it - sticking it to OVCA - good for you!! I wish you could have made Chicago also. I would love to meet you in person.
Take care of yourself, your little one, and your hubby and let us know as soon as you can. You will be in my prayers!

Hugs,
Colleen

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by Tybear, Oct 29, 2009
I, for one, couldn't be more happy for you! What an amazing story you have to tell...what an amazing journey you've been on. You have shown that not everything to do with cancer is dark and awful - wonderful things can and do happen after the big "C".

I can't believe you only have 2 weeks left - are you anxious? Nervous? I just know things are going to go great!!

Please keep us updated and post lot's of pictures when you can...

Best of luck,
Love Becky

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by nyc lady, Oct 29, 2009
Good for you!!!!!

You certainly have "stuck it to OvCa".

Can't wait to hear of the news of the baby's arrival.

I know that Chris and so many others will be watching over you and your bundle of joy....the baby will have a lot of angels looking over it's shoulder.  

Enjoy the 2 weeks that you have left...cause the sleepless nights are on their way.

Best of luck to you.

Pam

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by SimplyStar, Oct 29, 2009
I am so happy for you, as the first 20 years after nurses school I spent in the delivery rooms and post partum,  I always felt that each baby was a miracle but yours really is,  it will be very crowded in that delivery room with all our angels in there cheering you on.  are you having a c section or normal delivery, I would take a guess and say c section.  Love to you, marty

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by cirella, Oct 29, 2009
Bron!  I'm so happy to read that you're so close to meeting your baby!  I was wondering about you the other day.  

Get lots of rest and please let us know when you have your baby.  I am just so happy for you!

L

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