Pregnancy After Cancer

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Tasman Bay Butterfly - April 1

Does anyone have any stories to share?

 

AllieP. - April 1

Hi Mia, i wanted to share that a friend i used to work with and a friend of my husbands both struggled with thyroid cancer. I can't remember what kind of cancer you had/have but i thought it wa thyroid. Anyway, they both went on to have healthy pregnancies and the cancer did not effect their ability to conceive nor did they have any problems with their babies. The one girl actually conceived her baby on their first month of trying. But she did wait a good year from when she had her thyroid removed. I truly believe that once you get yourself as healthy as possible everything will fall into place and you will have a baby one day! You are young and beautiful and will be a terrific mom one day!!

 

Tasman Bay Butterfly - April 1

Thank you, ALLIE! How did your friends do once they got preggers? I mean did they ever feel 100% again? Were they suffering from fatigue before their pregnancies? Was it difficult coping through the pregnancies and how did they transition into motherhood? Yes, I have metastatic mixed papillary/follicular thyroid cancer. I've learned to live with it and keep it under control. It's been almost 2 years since my two surgeries to have my thyroid out. I've just been struggling. I know I can get pregnant, I just haven't been able to stay pregnant. I'm just wondering what people with this do to deal with the fatigue. I'm wracking my brain trying to do everything I can, because fatigue is the big thing holding me back next to immunodeficiency (which my dr. has now started addressing the immunodeficiency). Anyways, I'm just wanting to fix the fatigue problem like fixing an engine...LOL. It is better since I've been getting treatment here. It's just not getting better fast enough for me. 2 years is long enough! Anyways, thank you so much for being so sweet to me and being there for me. Love u bunches and hope your anniversary brings you much love and joy along with hope. ~Mia

 

AllieP. - April 1

I don't know much about my husbands friend but the girl i know i was actually with her the day she found out she had thyroid cancer. I'm not sure if their are different kinds of thyroid cancer and if it effects people differently but i do know that she had her thyroid removed and two weeks later she was back at work. it didn't seem to effect her much (other than of course emotionally) I know she had to have her meds changed a couple times until they got the dosage right. She lost a lot of weight in the beginning cause her dosage was off. She got married about a year later and got pregnant on her honeymoon and carried full term with a healthy pregnancy. She continued to work out her entire pregnancy so i'm a__suming she wasn't too fatigued if she was able to keep up with her work outs. I haven't heard from her in a while but she had a healthy baby girl this past January and as far as i know her transition into motherhood has been nothing but pleasant. It WILL happen for you one day! Do the doctors say why you are so fatigued? Is it the medicine? Gosh, i hope the doctors here can help with the tiredness! I'm glad you are back in the states now! Florida, right?

 

Tasman Bay Butterfly - April 1

Yes I'm back in Florida. I got a double dose of radiation due to metastasis and I just haven't been the same since. They also "accidentally" removed most of my parathyroid glands and significantly damaged what was left, so I'm also hypoparathyroid, which there is no real accessible treatment for. I also have a problem converting thyroid hormones on a cellular level. So, all these things cause debilitating fatigue. I'm using supplements to help with my adrenals because I have adrenal exhaustion. So, I'm doing everything I can think of, but am just over feeling like a prisoner in my own body. I just have to keep plugging along trying one thing after another to see if anything helps. How's your day? What special thing are you going to do with DH today? Thank you for supporting me. It is nice just to know someone cares! Thank you, sweetie, you rock!

 

AllieP. - April 2

I wish i knew more about all of this stuff. Hopefully the doctors in Florida can help you or send you to someone who can. I can only imagine what it must be like struggling with the fatigue. I'm here anytime you need to vent/chat/cry/laugh!

 

Tasman Bay Butterfly - April 2

Thanx, girlfriend! Luv ya!

 

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