I Shouldn't Even Be Alive.

My mum has something called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which means that she's next to infertile. When her and my dad were trying for me, they couldn't conceive naturally. So they attempted IVF treatment. The first two times it failed. The third time they only managed to harvest a single egg from my mum, when they can usually harvest many more eggs from a woman. Mum and dad thought for sure it wouldn't work. But they tried anyway. When they found out she was pregnant they were so stoked. Throughout the pregnancy she had many issues and was in and out of hospital the whole time. Mum went into labour five weeks early. I was born five weeks premature and weighed 4 pound 11 ounces. I had to be incubated.
I was diagnosed with chronic asthma at six weeks old. That meant I was always getting chest infections. I was constantly on medication throughout my childhood.

I am now 18 years old, I am alive and mostly healthy. I still have asthma, but it's now controlled. I still get chest infections, but only in winter. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but I'm learning to live with it.

I've learned over the years that I do believe in miracles. I have to, after all, I am one.
WishingOnAMoonbeam WishingOnAMoonbeam
1 Response Sep 23, 2012

That's sweet...yes, you are.