Mommy Moments: Mommy’s Unforgettable Story

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Several times in this blog, I wrote about how our five-year-old son Justin is a miracle baby. That’s because it took nine years for me to conceive. I got married in 1996, I got pregnant in 2005, and my son was born in 2006. That’s because I was suffering from a medical condition known as pituitary macroadenoma. I had a big tumor in my pituitary gland.

Located at the base of the brain between the optic nerves, the pituitary gland is known as the master gland. It is responsible for secreting important endocrine hormones that affect all actions of our body (temperature, thyroid activity, growth, urine production, production of testosterone in males and ovulation and estrogen production in females).

Because my pituitary tumor was already big when it was discovered in 2003, it could no longer be treated with medication. In 2004, I had an open-head surgery, which caused permanent damage to my eyes. I lost the peripheral vision in my left eye, and my right eye has central vision only. But God is good because he still left me enough vision to be able to work and function normally!

Before my operation, I was found to have an infantile uterus, and my ovaries could not be visualized via ultrasound. I have not been menstruating for four years, too, from 1999 to 2003. Six months after the operation, my ultrasound results showed a normal-sized uterus and healthy ovaries. I conceived in October 2006 and gave birth via caesarian section to a 5.6-lb bouncing and crying baby boy.

I thought I would not survive my battle with pituitary tumor, but I did. There are times I wish these things never happened to me, but if they didn’t, then I wouldn’t have experienced the joy of being a mom. I guess that’s the greatest thing that came out of my ordeal and the best thing that ever happened to me.

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9 Responses

  1. You really are brave, Techa! I dont know what I’ve done if I’m in your situation. I salute you, mommy! . . . And Justin really is a MIRACLE BOY!

  2. What a touching story. From reading this post, I have a deeper understanding of your love for your son. Kudos sis, you’re blessed as your family is!

  3. your ordeal was definitely hard and probably, God allowed it to happen so that you can be an encouragement to others today. thanks for once again sharing your miracle in life 🙂 happy mommy moments!

  4. wow, what a story Mommy Tetcha! I have always remembered this quote and I just want to share it with you ” What can’t kill you can only make you better..” There’s a reason why you are still here…
    Truly God is good and amazing in His own ways…Regards to your miracle boy!

  5. Wow! Amazing, amazing medical story about your life, Sis! Grabe, God is super amazing! Pareho pala taon ng kapanganakan anak natin. 🙂 I am so inspired and amazed with your story talaga. 🙂

    Visiting late for MM! Hope you don’t mind. 🙂

    A DRAMAFUL LIFE

  6. i was not able to join last week’s MM..busy with reviewing for the kid’s exams eh…i find your story truly movie, you are a living example that miracles do happen…it’s true that sometimes we don’t have to suffer some ordeals but in the end when we come to think of it, those things made us become better persons than we were previously…

    if it is not too much I hope you could find time to view and help me about this
    Cancer Awareness Campaign..

    thanks in advance!

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