Breast Cancer & Infertility (full IVF treatment)

I have breast cancer and chemotherapy & other treatment options may leave me infertile so we opted to first undergo fertility maintenance via IVF. This is our fertility story. Get 10% off your first month https://www.betterhelp.com/eamonandbec

On December 21, 2021, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at 31 years of age. To add to the news my physician stated that chemotherapy and other hormonal healing procedures have a high chance of sending me into early menopause and thus abate our chances of conceiving naturally. We have not conversed more than enough about our kid plan with all of you but having children has always been something we have wanted. So, my team of doctors gave us the option to undergo 1 round of IVF to hopefully freeze embryos to implant in the future (once I am cancer free) & preserve our chances of bringing a biological baby into this world.

We are grateful for this chance.

While undergoing treatment we realized just how many couples are also going through this journey for a variety of reasons. We hope that watching us go from confused, afraid and overwhelmed to learning how to take the daily injections all the way to a successful egg retrieval and embryo freezing may make you feel a little less alone ❤️❤️❤️.

15 Comments:

  1. As you’ll see throughout this episode, we are surrounded by so much love and support. We are so grateful to have our families alternating times to come and be with us at the cabin throughout this fertility journey and moving forward as we navigate chemotherapy and other treatments. To our extended family (this amazing community), THANK YOU for the outpouring of love, prayers and support you have sent to us. We appreciate you all and can genuinely feel the love. Please keep it coming. Together we can get through anything ❤❤❤

    • Depending on rescue drugs for chemo (🤢) I really got relief from ice packs BEFORE and AFTER!

    • Universe… Please allow these wonderful people to get through this journey with as little suffering as possible and please keep their gratitude and beautiful spirits at peace during this time. We all love you so much thank you universe.
      God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
      I wanted to include that because I feel like it’s an excellent prayer for every single day and it does wonderful things for me in my life.
      I love you both so much and I wish you the best May you have a peaceful and restful evening as my heart goes out to you.

    • We love you so much and we are there for you. Bec I hate needles too so I know how you feel you are really very strong woman I am so proud of you

    • Have been praying for you both and all those babies. Thank you for sharing so much of this journey. Sending hugs

    • @Sarah This is an interesting approach; however, just a clarification. All glucose is the fuel of all cells of the body. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a well known US center for cancer, with highly qualified doctors, has a very good page on nutrition, sugar and cancer. And in their words, “The idea that sugar, or glucose, could fuel the growth of cancer cells can lead some people to unnecessarily avoid all carbohydrate containing foods. This approach assumes that if cancer cells need glucose, then cutting it out of one’s diet will stop cancer from growing. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.” It is true that extra weight is an issue in some cancers, like endometrial cancer, but not in all, and Bec is simply not in that “overweight” category. Just some food for thought here.

  2. Sloth's Great Adventure

    My aunt had stage 4 Brest cancer and survived, so you can to, your strong you got it, and I suggest this Bible verse Joshua 1:9

  3. Kia monuina, god bless in Niue, a day without laughter is a day wasted, positive vibes all around 💕

  4. Where is bob,is he ok

  5. Don’t feel scared. I’ve done multiple egg donations for folks like you since I was 23 and it’s an incredible journey. Each donation entails these meds, and they’ve only gotten better over the less decade+. As long as you’re not scared of needles, you’ll be totally fine. You got this, you guys are so strong, and it’s okay. Love you both.

  6. I cried this whole video bc I’m sad i don’t have an Eamon. Im so lonely and sad all the time. and depressed, I hate my job, i have no friends, and I have no money. Just sucks, I hate my shitty life. Edit…. and im ugly too

  7. So proud of both of you!

  8. Bec and Eamon you amaze me. I know you don’t me, and I don’t know you, but you have touched my life and your shows have helped me through some difficult times. I watch you now going through such a difficult thing, and Im so amazed at your perspective, your realness, your love you show to one another and your family. I have had you both on my mind so much and each time I think of you, I say a prayer for you both. Thank you for being a light in this world. I’m sending positivity and love your way.

  9. Sending prayers and strength. You both are amazing and are lucky to have each other!

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