Childhood cancer survivor. That's the good news. Bad news? Chemo and radiation zapped my eggs leaving me infertile. Egg donors were found, several attempts were made and finally we were blessed with beautiful twin girls - born too early (21 wks, 5 days on Dec. 5, 2008). Hang out with me while we savor life with Big Baby Boy, who arrived via gestational surrogate on March 25, 2013.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Hey, but what about...
My friend sent me this article the other day on long-term childhood cancer survivors. Not bad, but other than a fleeting mention on page 2, it is missing one critical piece. The "probably sterile" one on page 10.
I'm not angry. I'm not bitter. I am just hopeful that as the circle of survivors grows and becomes a powerful demographic and social voice, those of us with the fortune to survive and the misfortune to do so before freezing eggs was even a possibility will be more than a footnote or one sentence in an eight page article.
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i'm glad you aren't angry. i guess both of us have had different amounts of time to deal with the grief and loss. I'm pissed. But hey, to each their own. I have just been able to catch up on your cycle and I'm so sad that I was not there for you. I wish you would have written to tell me what happened, I feel like such a crappy friend. I'm so sorry. You are such an inspiration to me, always so positive and upbeat.
You are a model of courage. Now if only you'd rub off on me...*wink*
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