Apr 05, 2013 - 11:42 am
I posted awhile ago about pregnancy and possible surrogacy,
I had Hodgkin Lymphoma when I was 18, I am now 25. I am healthy overall but pretty much have been bombarded with all the possible long term effects from chemo/radiation. Acquired hypothyroidism, thickening on my lungs, iron deficiency, a clotting disorder, tachycardia and lowered ejection fraction, I also have a lot of damage to my esophagus and small intestine from radiation.
I want nothing more in life than to be able to have my own children. My OB/GYN says I should really look into surrogacy (i am a nurse pracitioner, I can't afford that!) my PCP says I will be "super duper" high risk and the cardiologist doesn't even like to bring up the topic. I was told by a maternal fetal doctor that I should have an ablasion done on my SA node before I consider pregnancy, has anyone had this done? Did it help with the heart "issues" after adriamycin? My oncologist seems to be the only one on my side but from her standpoint she is only considered about my hypercoagulability, which I will need lovenox during pregnnancy, I can handle that.
So please if anyone was discouraged from having a baby after ABVD but did so and had a healthy pregnancy please give me tips! I want so badly to make my husband a father, he was with me while I was sick (we had only been together a year) and married me despite knowing what my follow ups, medical bills and emotional state will be, I want to be able to give back to him.