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SHAWN McDONALD-WE ARE BRAVE
I had a bone-marrow transplant 20 years ago for leukemia when I was 13 and I have been on hormone replacement therapy since then. I was always told that I am sterile but never had it officially checked.
My husband and I have been married for 14 years and living child free. We have recently changed our minds...I have already been told that I should not try and carry a pregnancy because of a higher risk of heart problems due to a slight heart defect I was born with.
A long-time friend of ours is excited to carry a child for us as a surrogate and we are very excited about her offer. Everything seems to be falling into place very easily and we are hoping that this is what God wants for us.
Thursday (6/28) I am going to have a test to see if I have any viable eggs left in my ovaries - any would be a miracle but not totally unheard of because of the radiation I received. In the past 20 years since my treatments I have never had this checked.
My husband and I request prayer that whatever God has planned for us, whether me having eggs or using donor eggs, will reveal itself to us. I of course am going to pray for eggs ;) I want to have faith that I will because I know God can accomplish anything but I am not sure if that is what he wants for us.
Thank you so very much for your prayers - God Bless