October 25, 2014

Quick Update

I've felt bad about not checking in on here. You know how you want to make a post, but you keep deluding yourself that you are going to wait until you have more time to do it justice, but then you never seem to have that time or energy? Yeah, that's what I've been doing. So I am just going to briefly say that my fertility journey has taken a turn for the screeching halt. One month ago, prior to beginning our last IVF and FET of our normal embryo, they found a suspicious mass during my mammogram that has turned out to be breast cancer, early stage two. I've been going through the process of becoming a medical expert in a new field. My prognosis of beating the cancer is good, but it is going to be a long road of chemotherapy, surgery, more chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy.

I just don't have the strength to write about it too much right now, but I wanted to at least put a placeholder here because I HATE it when I read blogs and they just abruptly end, leaving me hanging, confused, and concerned. I don't know for certain what all of this means for my dream of starting a family. Right now, I am forced to just focus on trying to get well and survive this attack. I will still be reading my IF blogs and rooting for all of you still in the thick of things.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry to learn about this news. I'll be thinking if you as you learn about tackling this huge new challenge in your life.

    Have you heard of the American TV personality Guilana Rancic? She went through IVF, and found out ahe had breast cancer during a pre-screening too.

    When I was having and ivf physical, my doc found a lump in my breast too. I got a taste of the fear and grief you must be experiencing then. I am so sorry. I'm sending tou all my love and praying for strength for you.

    Update us when you can. We're all rooting for you.

    Love, Julia