We women were told we could have it all — there were no limits to what we could do. I don’t think we realized that there were actual time limits imposed by our bodies.
When singer Chrisette Michele was featured in EBONY’s “Body Brigade” issue in March, she and her fellow full-figured bombshells dished intimate details of their lives. Amid the candid discussion was a moment of education, as the ladies were asked whether they’ve dealt with weight-related illnesses.
The disappointment, frustration with my body and sadness were overwhelming. I felt such guilt that I wasn’t able to give my husband a child that he so deserved.
Oocyte cryopreservation, commonly referred to as “egg freezing”, is the process by which eggs are harvested from a woman’s body and frozen for later use. Once harvested eggs are frozen, they are presumably good indefinitely, suspended in time until the women chooses to thaw them for use.
…All I heard was “melanoma”. I understood it was the spot on my thigh. I understood I was going to have to have additional surgery. Everything else was a blur.