Aw shit.

September 3, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments

I have a good friend S. She’s awesome. She needed IVF to conceive her second daughter, and though she didn’t always say the right thing when we were struggling, she kept calling me. And checking in. And telling me that I was going to be a parent someday.

He husband called tonight. And told us that last week she found a lump in her breast.

And that they just found out that it is cancer.

And she will not only have a lumpectomy, but perhaps a mastectomy.

And she starts chemotherapy this month.

I’m absolutely gutted. For them, for her two young daughters, for the babies she wanted to have.

And now won’t, since chemo will fry what’s left of her eggs.

And I’m scared for them. For the journey she’s about to embark upon.

Please keep them in your thoughts.



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  1. That is terrible. I am so sorry. Hoing and praying that everything will be fine with her

  2. Starting chemo so quickly? Oh crap. That means no time for egg retrieval for freezing? Man that sucks. It ALL sucks.

  3. So sorry to hear about your friend. How awful. My thoughts are with her and her family.
    What the F@#! is up with cancer lately?!

  4. So sorry Serenity.

  5. I am sooo very sorry……Please know I am praying for this family…

  6. Perhaps she could have her ovaries harvested and then reimplanted later? This article mentions a new procedure that may allow her to keep her fertility.

  7. Sorry to hear about your friend. What a hard thing to deal with, especially with young children.

  8. I’m sorry to hear this. My sister got breast cancer last year when she was 36. This is the reason I was a surrogate for her. She was able to do one round of IVF prior to starting chemo/radiation to retrieve some eggs (she had no children, I gave birth to her twins 3 weeks ago).

    I am hoping they found your friends cancer early. My sister’s had not spread. She had to do both chemo/radiation and had a lumpectomy. She is now very happy, healthy and cancer free, just waiting for all her hair to grow back! I wish the same for your friend!

  9. I am so sorry to hear the news of your friend. I wish her lots of strength to fight it!

  10. Crap.

    Holding you and your friend in my thoughts and prayers….

  11. I really hope they found it early. I’ll be thinking of them.

  12. Hope all goes well for her. Extra sad when it affects someone we are close with.


  13. So sorry about your friend. I hope she is able to successfully fight her way through it as quickly as possible,

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