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‘We said ‘I love you’ at 13. He didn’t care I wore a wig. He found me broken and slowly put the pieces back together.’ Woman with Hodgkin’s lymphoma falls back in love with childhood crush, conceives after infertility predictions

“I remember chunks of hair falling onto my pillow. My body transformed. It took a while to look in the mirror and see my naked face with no eyebrows, yellow eyes. Sometimes I wondered if I’d ever feel better. Then afterwards, it all hits you like a train and you sit there and literally think to yourself, ‘What the heck did I just go through and how in the world did we do it?’ Life after cancer is not easy. One side effect of chemo? Infertility.”

‘I picked up every pregnancy test. ‘I’d be ashamed if I was your father. You should be more careful.’ I wanted to jump down this kid’s throat so badly.’: Woman battling infertility finally gets ‘miracle baby’ after miscarriage, mom’s cancer diagnosis

“I become a ‘peeing on a stick’ addict. I nervously walked up to the counter and placed them down hoping to not be judged. Lo and behold, the cashier was a 16-year-old boy who clearly had no clue he was about to spark a fire in me. ‘I’m trying to have a child and it’s not easy for my husband and me.’ I was 28 years old, how on earth could this be real?”

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