Support For TTC As A Cancer Survivor

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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7395 posts
Busy Beekeeper

mrsprn:  As a fellow cancer survivor I wish you all the luck in the world in achieving your dream of parenthood. I would go and see the doctor. The longer you wait the more you will work it up in your mind. Think positively. 

But remeber that even if you get bad news there are multiple ways to have a biological child today and multiple ways to have a child period. And everyday the technology advances.  And often the sooner you get started on these processes the better. 

Good luck and make sure you talk with your partner so they know how to and can support you through this. 

Post # 3
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349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I can’t relate to your situation but just wanted to say good luck. TTC seems to be terrifying for everyone but having that consult can at least give you some answers/information. You are obviously very strong to have overcome so much already. I hope it all works out for you!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

mrsprn:  I just wanted to post in support as someone in a similar situation. I am finishing up treatment for breast cancer and I have been having a hard time with the possibility of not being able to have children. Unlike you however, I am not planning to TTC for a few years – both for health reasons (have to spend 2-3 years on my anti-recurrence drugs) and also because I just got married a few months ago and hubby and I need some time enjoying newlywed life, getting our careers and finances in order, etc.

I did not freeze eggs or embryos because I decided the risks of not starting treatment immediately were greater than the risks of permanent infertility. So I have to cross my fingers that I still have some viable eggs or that we’re able to adopt. We’re very willing to adopt but I know it is also more challenging after cancer.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

worldtraveler:  If it is any help I can tell you I know lots of women from my breast cancer support group that have gone on and gotten pregnant without help. I had eggs frozen when I was 16 because back then the treatments were pretty harsh for breast cancer but compared to what I went through back then to what I go through now it is miles apart. It was standard recommened back then if you wanted a chance of having a baby. Now it is only offered rathered than recommended.

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Kimmel Center of Performing Arts

mrsprn:  I am a cancer survivor myself. I was blessed to have a daughter before I found out about my cancer. I have been in remisson for a little over a year and we have been trying for a baby for a year now. We did get pregnant in March but had a miscarriage. It was very hard for us but at least we know that we can get pregnant but the problem for us is keeping the baby. I wish you the best of luck on your journey TTC. Remember to pray and not stess yourself out. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  mrs.mendoza15.
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