Anyone who has made the decision to grow their family knows that it is a journey, and sometimes that journey is full of trial and waiting. And chronic illness can definitely exacerbate the issues surrounding the decision to carry naturally! Here is the beginning of our story of trying to conceive, punctuated by the various delicacies of being chronically ill.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This year I am especially grateful for this wonderful life and those whom I love the most. Thank you to family, friends, and strangers who have made me so joyous and kept me going through this crazy year and all those before it!
Gas pains are well known as one of the most painful but common things that I know of. Anyone can get them at any time and boy can they scare you if you don’t recognize the benign sharpness of them. However, gas pains with a VP shunt is a whole new story!
Miscarriage is hard! The loss rocks your happy world and leaves you lost and broken. But, there is a rainbow after the storm and God helps you recover little by little. Your baby may be gone but the time you spent with them, their existence, and your status as a parent does NOT go away with their passing! No matter how little time you shared with them, they are yours forever! Your child!