Sunday, June 10, 2012
The walk of hope yesterday. We were beat out at the last minute but our team still raised a highly respectable $2510 mostly thanks to Jess and the women of the boards. No one on our team was a morning person so things were a little chaotic and we didn't get a group picture :( Otherwise it was wonderful to be with so many other people that understand what we've been through. I got to meet our sister team captain in person, L. She is my diagnosis soul mate. Poor L because in the IF world it sucks to be me. It is my hope that L gets the happy ending we got but perhaps without all the pain along the way. We met Jess in person and her impossibly blond little man. Below are our pictures. My finger is bandaged due to my clumsiness which necessitated a trip the ER the night before the walk. That's about par for the course in my world. Here's to hoping my thumb nail grows back ok. Wow was that knife sharp! In the last picture, I am on the left and Meg is on the right. It still amazes both of us that we don't only have a child but we have CHILDREN now.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Anyone else out there in the IF world driven crazy by the mainstream medias' complete inability to get the terminology correct. I get annoyed enough with them saying the RE "implants" and embryo when it is a transfer but now they are calling it a TRANSPLANT. Gee, you think they could find out with the T in T stands for. Sigh. http://moms.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/05/11396062-octuplet-effect-more-choose-single-embryo-transplants-for-ivf?lite
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The walk is just a week away and I am getting very excited. It will be great to put real live faces to the screen names I have known for years. These brave women who endured so much. We have all climbed the mountain together and we will get to share the view from the top. It is my hope that our team and our walk will help others reach the summit.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Here is a quote
Infertility and assisted reproduction can be difficult to talk about with fertile people—they may not understand, may not want to talk about it, or may be too busy raising their own families to offer much support. A message board or blog is a safe place to talk about injectable medications, IVF cycles, or the question that plagues every Two Week Waiter, no many how many movies she's seen or yoga classes she's attended: Am I pregnant—or not? Though mediated through a computer, the support offered by women on these boards is conversational—filled with sentence fragments, terms of endearment, urgent questions, and exuberant punctuation.Head on over to read it: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2012/05/the_personhood_debate_and_the_science_of_fertility_and_ivf_.html