Monday, September 30, 2013

1095 and Counting

It's been almost four years since I was diagnosed with uterine cancer and I still remember that day all too well. It was as if I was standing in a subway station as the train flew by. I couldn't actually hear the words that Dr. R was saying I could just read her lips..."You have cancer." My head began to spin and my mind was racing with what that meant. All I could think was that I was never going to be a mother as she uttered the words, "You're going to need a hysterectomy." My world was turned upside down. G and I had been trying to have children for a year and a half and now any chance of a biological child was being ripped away from me. Now what?

Luckily I was given a referral to Dr. B, a renown gynecological oncologist, for a second opinion which turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Knowing that G and I were trying to have a baby she wanted to try and save my fertility and postponed talks of a hysterectomy while we pursued other options. On October 1, 2010, after 10 months of hormone therapy and multiple surgeries, I was told that the cancer was gone and released to the reproductive endocrinologist. We were so excited and again filled with hope of a biological child.

This journey has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. It has been filled with miles of hope, days of shaky faith, massive highs, desperate lows, heartache, loss, love and jubilation. Thanks to Dr. B and Dr. L I have defied the odds, beat cancer and am pregnant with an amazing miracle. It's been 1095 days since I was first told I was cancer free and I'm thrilled to say it's 44 days until my son's due date. I know three years seems like a long time but considering four years ago I was told I needed a hysterectomy...I'll take it. I thank God everyday for our miracle and I know my son is so much more loved because of what we have been through! Sometimes blessings come when and how you least expect it!

11 comments:

  1. Love, love, love this!!!

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  2. I am so excited for you, C! I'm looking forward to your birth announcement!

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  3. Eek!!!! So exciting! What an amazing story!

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  4. Couldn't be happier for you guys! You will be amazing parents! What an amazingly hopeful story!

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  5. Oh Hun you are so close! Can't believe you're almost term. Praying for you and your little miracle! You deserve this so much!!! xoxo

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  6. So excited to read this today! You're almost there!

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  7. You and G are going to be amazing parents! This baby is already so loved. Congrats to all three of you!

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  8. What a true miracle story! So happy for you and G.

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  9. So happy for you guys!!! xxxx

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  10. Beautiful ending to a trying story!

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  11. Great post, Chrissy! My name is Heather and I have a question about your blog! If you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com that would be great!

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