Jun 22, 2008 - 2:50 pm
My husband was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 15. He is almost 28 and has been in remission for over 10 years. When we first met, he talked about getting married and having children. But as he has gotten older, it seems like he is more and more affected by his childhood cancer. He constantly lives with the fear that it will return. So much so that he recently told me that he is scared to have children. He doesn't want to have a child that may develop cancer. He is also scared that we will have a child and then he will be diagnosed again with something and perhaps leave me and the child alone. It's a very valid fear, I just don't know what to say or how to address it. I've looked forward to having children my whole life, and to have him say this to me left me speechless. We have not talked about it much because I just don't know what to say. Has anyone gone through this or felt this way??