She recently got the all-clear following a battle with cancer and there was more good news for Louise McSharry this week as she announced that she is expecting her first child.
The 2FM presenter revealed the happy news in a post to her website this morning, admitting that she and husband Gordon had worried that they would not be able to start a family after her chemotherapy treatment damaged her fertility.
“I can honestly say that throughout my experience with cancer I only thought ‘WHY ME?’ one time. 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.
“Then, a few months after we started trying, I got pregnant. 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!”
The radio star, who shared her journey with the disease in RTÉ Two documentary F*ck Cancer, added that the couple are over the moon with their happy news.
“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.
“We are absolutely delighted and a little bit terrified at the prospect of becoming proper adults, but I gather that’s a normal way to feel. We are also incredibly grateful that we have beaten the odds.”
Aware that many readers of the blog may be dealing with fertility struggles of their own, she also passed her best wishes to those currently trying for a baby.
“If you are happy for us, we are very grateful for that. If, however, due to your own circumstances you find this news difficult, I get it. I get it, and I hope that some day soon, just when you’re least expecting it, you find yourself waving a wee covered plastic stick around with delight as I recently did.”
We’re absolutely delighted for the happy couple!