updated 06/26/2012 AT 4:45 PM ET
•originally published 06/28/2012 AT 10:30 AM ET
Last week, Diem Brown, the Real World/Road Rules Challenge contestant who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, blogged about the fertility procedures she is enduring with the hope of freezing her eggs before her remaining ovary is removed.
Today, the 30-year-old discusses the hormone injections she’s endured and her feelings about the egg retrieval surgery scheduled for the end of the week. She also has advice for others in her situation: "If you are interested in egg freezing to preserve your fertility DO IT!" she says. "I’m so thankful for the technologies we have today and I am kicking myself for not doing this egg freezing process years ago."
Yesterday was supposed to be my big surgery date – the day I had to have my last ovary removed and then start chemo. However, I had to move it to a later date so I can complete my hormone shots and be able to remove those lil’ eggs!
Currently, I am just days away from my egg retrieval, so now I have to take three shots a day: one in the morning and two at night. The shots are not bad, but if you a wuss like I am, you have to rally your friends around you to take turns sticking ya. One of my girlfriends wanted to blindfold me and have me guess who gave me which shot; sort of like an adult version of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey! Weird I know, but if anything makes light of this situation, I’m in!