Talk about Superwoman.
Just two weeks after undergoing a double mastectomy and reconstruction – a long and extremely painful procedure – Giuliana Rancic has gone back to work as a host for E!News.
Not only that, but she and husband Bill haven’t yet given up their hopes of starting a family; they plan to start trying again as soon as she’s well enough.
“The main thing is recover and the doctors see how long that takes you,” she tells HollywoodLife.com. And though she admits she’s in “no shape” to start just yet, she adds, “We’re not done trying and we want kids.
“As soon as we’ve recovered from this and I feel healthy enough to go on and and our doctor says it’s OK to get pregnant, we certainly will.”
Ironically, it was their fertility struggle that may have saved her life. After trying to conceive naturally, Giuliana underwent two rounds of IVF, the first of which resulted in a pregnancy that ended in miscarriage. It was while preparing for the third treatment that she went for a mammogram, and doctors discovered early-stage cancer in both breasts.
Now 36, Giuliana will probably pursue IVF again once her body has recovered from its ordeal. For now, she’s working on becoming stronger again. It takes time to regain upper-body mobility after mastectomy; only recently has she been able to perform simple tasks like brushing her hair and opening car doors.
But her husband has been her rock throughout this difficult time – “I could never have gotten through this without Bill” – and the couple, turning to each other and to prayer for support, seem ready to move on to happier times in the new year.
We’d love to be able to report some exciting baby news for the Rancics in 2012. Speedy recovery and fingers crossed!
[Photo: Pacific Coast News]
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