Friends and family are now aware, but I've experienced a miracle recently. Despite having 6 rounds of toxic chemotherapy, I am giddily happy to let the interwebs now know that I am pregnant. I have spoken to my oncologist about this, and they wish me all good wishes. The fact that the egg could create an embryo means the chemo did not affect my eggs to the point of sterilization and should not cause any side effects.
I know what it is like to be on the other side of the fence, now. I have friends that cannot have children, and for a while, I was counted among them. Seeing posts of growing bellies and constant updates of "baby so-and-so" now doing this or that can tear at your sanity. I was always happy for my friends, but so bitter inside because that was one more thing cancer had taken from me. I find that I am holding back a lot with posts about the pregnancy out of respect for that feeling. I do not want to have my friends come to the point of needing to block my posts in their Facebook news feed. Which, in some cases, was a necessary step to be able to face my own news feed the past two years.
If anyone has questions, I will answer them as best I can, but for the most part I will be limiting my pregnancy posts from this point on. Thank you for all your support. And, for those of you out there facing cancer now: there is hope. Cancer may take a lot, but I hope you always find one thing that you thought it stole from you and can once more claim it as your own. xoxo