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#FF Fertility Friday

#FF Fertility Friday
November 13, 2015

I had been told on the Thursday that going through Chemotherapy will most definitely mean I would lose my fertility, and there was no time to harvest my eggs.

At 28 years old this was a hard one to hear, and so far only my second real emotional breakdown. Tough when a life decision like that is whipped from under your feet, but again, this was something that was out of my control and getting better is the key battle here, and so we picked ourselves up and ploughed on…

On Friday my wonderful Macmillan nurse delivered some hopeful news. The doctors told me she had been working non-stop since Thursday to try and get me on an experimental fertility protocol at Oxford Hospital for early the following week. The surgery is classed as experimental but has been running for many years, with some positive success might I add! The procedure involves removing one of my ovaries, taking cell strips from it, putting them in Cryotherapy and then somehow in the future, should I want to, they facilitate the cells production of eggs again. They would implant them back where they should be, and as if by magic I should have the potential to fall pregnant naturally – is your mind blown?!! Mine was!

I was so lost for words and overwhelmed by the effort the staff went to on my behalf to make this a possibility for me. My Macmillan nurse was genuinely over the moon that all her hard work had come off, and told me in 5 years I was to bring a baby back to show her, which made me tearful! She’s a good egg ๐Ÿ˜‰ – pun intended.

“Donna, thank you, you rock!”

  • Katie Farrand

    Alex, I was so shocked to learn of your illness but not at all shocked to see how you seem to be coping, with that Milligan competitive streak that I have no doubt will carry you through and see you come out on top!! We are all behind you and I don’t have a shadow of a doubt that you will kick this things ass and be back taking over the world in no time. All our love, Katie and Nina xxxx

    • Alex Milligan

      Hi Katie, thank you for getting in touch. Hope you are both well. You know us Milligans.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Take care x

  • Jill Bird

    Just want to say I think the blog is fantastic…your strength is there in bucket loads, your attitude is so positive…. I am in awe .. love love love all the way xxxxx

    • Alex Milligan

      Thank you mummy Bird. Lovely to hear from you. I hope you are both well. Hope to see you soon. xx lots of love

Quote of the day

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Gandhi

December 11, 2015

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