Good morning! I would like to introduce you to my one month old super hero and your great little miracle, my son Ulysses, who was born on March 17th. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the entire team that has made possible that I keep in my arms the love of my life, especially Dr. López and the Sabadell team who treated us with exceptional affection. I also wanted to explain a little bit of my story in case it could help other couples who are in the fight. I decided to become a mother at the age of 30. I’ve always been a healthy person who did her gynaecological examinations every year without any problems. My surprise was when I was diagnosed with endometriosis, which damaged my tubes and that meant that I could not become a mother by the “normal” way. It’s impossible to tell how much my husband and I have cried. We didn’t know if we were going to be able to fulfill our dream because my ovaries did not work well anymore and my eggs were no good. We underwent a first IVF that didn’t work, and I was even recommended to use donor eggs as it was almost impossible to do a treatment with mine. But I wanted to burn my last bullet, and he’s called Ulysses. Ultimately, I wanted to say that you don’t have to give up hope and never stop fighting. There are cases like mine that are hard and that make sweat blood to doctors. But if you are positive, you have half way done. When I was feeling low, I always put a song from the Disney movie Hercules: “The distance doesn’t matter”. And that’s what I thought! I leave you with the first thought I had when I had my son in my arms. It’s the same thing that any other mother or father would think in our same situation: “When my son looked at me for the first time, I felt a shiver as if a lightning had crossed inside me; it was love, the purest love. That infinite and instantaneous love you feel for your child. At that moment, I realized my life was going to change forever. It was not me anymore, now it was him”.
(Sabadell, May 2014)
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