Figuring Out Where I Fit In

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I did a little homework in the blogosphere before I started this blog. There are a staggeringly high number of blogs dedicated to those deep in the throes of trying to conceive using any and all methods. Just check out cyclesista to get a sense of the community. Most classify their blogrolls with some variant of “Hoping, Trying,” “Two Pink […]

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When You Have Grandchildren…NOT!

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Well meaning friends and family members have gently urged me not to focus so much on the whole infertility thing. Believe me, I’ve tried. I’ve thrown myself into work projects, changed my reading list to historical fiction and autobiographies and made gardening and outdoor activities a staple in my routine. Everything seems fine until… I went to the hardware store […]

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No more to say? How can that be?

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There exists an insidious bias around the subject of infertility.  At its root, I believe, are two factors. First, there’s the sheer incomprehensibility that one’s birthright to reproduce might be compromised — who wants to contemplate that? And second, it’s easier to marginalize or dismiss the condition because to truly understand it and its implications is, in a word, devastating. […]

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Just The Beginning…

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I’ve been thinking for some time that there are others out there like me. Those who are reminded daily of what might have been. It’s been exactly three years and seven months since my husband and I (as I turned 40 and he 45) elected to end, once and for all, the torturous cycle of infertility intervention. Yet not a […]

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