Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thank You Everyone!!!

I had a good time doing that interview yesterday. I was honored to do it and got very anxious and excited to tell mine and Gabbi's story in yet another format. I have become very involved in just getting out that pregnancy and cancer can indeed coincide. We cannot get around that fact anymore. I don't think ignorance is bliss. It knocks you for a loop when it happens to you or someone you know and love. I think also the fact that chemotherapy shockingly can be given during pregnancy is something that needs to be told. If I can spare one woman or spouse the fear of the unknown that I felt I have done my job. I want it to be more common knowledge that this can happen but it doesn't mean the end for you or your baby. I don't want women thinking they have no choice but to terminate their pregnancy. I knew in my own case I would have gone into a terrible depression. I knew it wasn't an option for me. I had to beat it.

All this is the point of my blog now. I tell my story and I tell about Gabbi and how she is growing up but it's all a part of it. When I was still pregnant going through chemo seeing older children who had been through it was one of my greatest comforts. I saw them happy and healthy 2 or 3 years after birth. How amazing! Well if Gabbi's chunky little cheeks can bring hope to one person it gives me a feeling of a job well done.

I am thankful to all those who reposted, linked, retweeted or in any way shared our story. I do feel like those who have helped share our story are part of it all. You are helping spread the word. How many people have you told that you can safely have chemo during pregnancy? That is one more person who knows, one less person who has to endure that terrible fear just by spreading this information down the line. It can't heal that person or guarantee anything but it brings hope. Hope is what I do. It's all I hope to give. It's why I want to be an oncology nurse.

5 comments:

Sandee said...

I left a message at BlogTalkRadio and tweeted the broadcast. You did an excellent job. I listen just a little while ago.

You are going to be a great oncology nurse by the way.

Have a terrific day. :)

Sandi said...

Thank you so much Sandee. I appreciate your help in getting the broadcast out there. I was so nervous. haha :)

hitesh rawat said...

srry...the voice isn't clear in the blogtalk radio played you embedded......hope its not common.....it has a lot of disturbance........will see to it again.....

hey, did you take gabbi with you...??????
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Theta Mom said...

You are an inspiration. I love the fact that since you have gone thorugh so much, you want to enter the exact profession that may help other people. You and your daughter are walking miracles! So glad to hear she was born healthy! I am following your blog and you on twitter. I look forward to getting to know you better and reading your blog! :)