A big congratulations is in order to 2FM DJ Louise McSharry, who has revealed how she has 'beaten the odds' after her cancer battle to fall pregnant.
McSharry's battle with Hodgkin's Lymphona was shown in the RTE documentary 'F**k Cancer' last year, during which she revealed that her odds of conceiving naturally had been drastically reduced due to the live-saving treatment that she underwent. She was declared cancer-free this time last year.
Writing on her blog this morning, she revealed that she and her husband Gordon had recently found out that they had beaten the odds.
"I can honestly say that throughout my experience with cancer I only thought ‘WHY ME?’ one time," she wrote. "That moment came in the office of a fertility specialist four months after being given the all clear. The treatment which had saved my life had also decimated my egg count. Where I should have been at 35 or 40 on the scale of being able to conceive, I was a two. I was a two, and I was pissed off."
She mentioned how she avoided hearing success stories because "I couldn’t bank on being an exception when I knew the probability was that I would be the rule."
"Then, a few months after we started trying, I got pregnant," she said. "We spent the seven weeks between finding out and going for a scan in total disbelief, barely telling anyone, and trying not to get our hopes up. This wasn’t meant to have happened! Then, last week, we saw our baby wriggling around on a screen in The Rotunda, and now there is simply no denying it. No matter what happens now there is a baby of our creation, and I have become the exception."
Congrats from all at Entertainment.ie!