My name is Iona, I'm 36 and my partner is 35.
I got ovarian cancer aged 18, and only have one ovary left, but the eggs that remain were affected by the chemotherapy, and are expected to be incapable of being fertilised (we are still awaiting test results). If they are, we are looking at using my sister's eggs, though she and her partner are also looking at trying to conceive soon.
I also have sole, full guardianship of my little nephew, Tove, and have had since he was 3 months old, though I share custody with my ex-stepmother.
So, here I am. I look forward to getting to know you all!
****Older Child Warning****
Me: 36 FI: 35 Met: August 1999, dated Sept - Dec '99 Reunited May 2008, Marrying June 2014
Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer January 1996
One small cancerous cyst (left ovary) removed Jan '96, chemotherapy Jan - July '96
Three more cancerous cysts found July 1996 (left ovary), ovary removed July '96, chemotherapy July '96 - Feb '97
February 1997 given all clear! Told of suspected infertility
Tove Ikarus born July 2010, given guardianship September 2010
April 2014 infertility confirmed
IVF with sister's eggs July 2014
(Hopeful) adoption of Tove July 2015@LaireAndLia
is my sister's partner, @DragonsLaire
is my sister