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How Chronic Illness Impacted My Dream of Having a Baby

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I have always wanted to be a mother for as long as I can remember. It was always in my plans. Unfortunately, thanks to a routine medical procedure gone wrong, my dream of having a baby and becoming a mother the traditional way disappeared in a split second.

You see, this medical error (that occurred right before I was 30), caused a spinal cord injury that in turn caused a rare and debilitating diagnosis called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), followed by many other chronic illnesses and subsequent medical issues, which made bearing a child impossible.

A little more about my journey: I was married to my (ex) husband in the initial years following my injury. We should have been preparing to have children, had a life-changing medical

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