Hey Friends! I apologize for being so absent the past few weeks, I just finished up freezing my eggs in preparation for my transplant and I had some unforeseen complications that landed me in bed for a good week and a half, BUT, good news: we now have eight successfully frozen embryos to use whenever we choose after I am finished with my transplant! Sidenote: these are also referred to as Blastocysts? That’s what the nurse called them when she delivered the good news, anyways. Prior to finding this out Gav and I just referred to them as frozen babies. Now that he knows they are called Blastocysts he uses the term interchangeably with “baby”. So now I am referred to
Rewind to a little over three years ago. I was going to see a sports medicine doctor in East Lansing at Michigan State University, where I had just finished my degree at and was planning on starting grad school the following year. My entire lower half of my body felt like it was asleep, I had been going to crossfit regularly and was 100 percent certain I hurt my back doing deadlifts, he would send me to a few PT sessions and I would be back to Spartan Crossfit in no time.
Yesterday I was told I was approved to undergo a stem cell transplant at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago. Overwhelmed, excited, terrified, crushed, defeated, grateful, ecstatic, are all very strange words to put into the same sentence, but try to feel all those emotions at the same exact moment; that’s exactly how I felt the instant I walked out of my first appointment.