We got married in 2003 and being a working woman, I postponed starting a family to just a year more. But life has its own plans. My husband suffered a slipped disc, being an avid golfer. The next year I lost my eyesight, due to a medical case known as BIH. Thank goodness, it was a temporary phase but tested my patience to the extreme. The doctors pumped in huge amounts of steroids to cure me. I bloated like a potato but my vision began to improve. This itself took up the next 3 to 4 years. I resigned from work. My career was ruined. My confidence was smashed because I no more looked like myself in the mirror neither could I see clearly. So I became homebound only visiting my parent’s place. Now I thought of conceiving, and I soon got lucky but then again, like some evil eye was staring right at me, it all ended with an emergency C-section at the end of my first trimester. The doctors stamped it as an ectopic pregnancy. I kept my faith going but I failed to conceive again. So then I went on to an IVF specialist. For the next 8 years i was an IVF-er.
I jumped from doctor to doctor, between the same doctors still failing to conceive. After 8 IVF transfers, I finally conceived twins but a complicated case of Mono Mono twins. We were scared to the extent of giving it up. But my doctor gave us the courage to go on with it. More than the regular scans, a lot of abdominal injections, gestational diabetes and self-administration of insulin, walking every hour to maintain sugar levels even though I had pelvic pain due to the weight of the twins and still figuring out a healthy pregnancy diet. A very challenging pregnancy and a much awaited one. That was meant to be rejoiced about. But could I rejoice in it?
I rejoice now. In yet another challenge of bringing up two together. But I’m finally happy. I have what I have longed for and worked so hard for. I’m finally a mother of two…and I’m rejoicing in my motherhood.
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