Well, life is sure full of surprises isn’t it? A mere 4 weeks ago, I was struggling for life in an ICU. Complications from a treatment I had to treat Transverse Myelitis left me with two lungs full of fluid and lightly tapping on deaths door. I pulled through and am abundantly Blessed and thankful to still be here to share my experiences with you all.
You can imagine, then, how blown my mind was to find out, just a week ago, that I’m pregnant! A mere four weeks along as of today, Monday, October 24th 2016, you will be reading this several weeks after I’m writing it. Those of you who do or do not have a chronic illness, can surely appreciate my need to not publicize my exciting news until I know that The Bump is coming along safely and healthy. ❤
Although this will be my 5th child, this is my first pregnancy since being diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis in 2014. Having a rare neurological/auto-immune conditions is difficult enough. Add a pregnancy to it and, well, it’s going to be one crazy adventure. I’m very excited to share my journey with you and hope that this will maybe give a little insight to families who are considering or are currently expecting while also battling a chronic illness.
Disclaimer Ya’ll!: I am not a doctor or specialist of any kind! This is my personal journey and I’m not even trying to give medical advice. It is definitely best to speak with your doctor about any concerns you have about conceiving or concerns you may have while pregnant. No asking medical-related questions because I’m so not qualified to answer 😉