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“There was no confetti or tears,” James said of her completing the medication. “She just came home and went to sleep for a couple years.”
A few years after the medication stopped, there’s no sign of further cancer. It still presents a considerable risk, given recurrence rates, but they’ve finally been able to move forward with their lives.
And the pregnancy is pushing them forward. They were concerned initially that the drug’s chemicals may have damaged her reproductive ability. They also knew biology was creeping around in the shadows. So they sought help.
“Everything became this big craps shoot,” James said. “But the eggs were good. They were tested and the egg quality was good. With some of these silver linings I’d noticed along the way, that was another silver lining.”
Now they’re preparing for their Halloween baby, who’s due to arrive Oct. 28. Considering what they’ve had to endure the past seven years, whatever happens next, they’ll be strong enough to deal with it.
“I guess God pushes you to the edge and sees how much you can take,” James said. “When I married her, I didn’t know she had the ability to dig down deep. I also didn’t know about myself, that I had the ability to be strong until I fell over. You learn a lot about what you’re capable of in life. And that’s important in having a child as well.”
Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.