Monthly Archives For June 2007

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Behind Infertility is a Couple Who Wants to Conceive

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We humans like things neat and tidy. We like to think we’ve got it all figured out. Gotta wake up pretty early in the morning to get one by me, right? In reality we usually&hellip

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The Quest For Understanding

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Out of the nothingness that results from unsuccessful infertility treatment I’ve wanted to create something so that the increasingly invasive treatments and the related loss, damage to dreams and relationships and lingering sadness will not&hellip

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Avoiding Cul-de-Sacs

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With time to ponder on a long flight home I formulated a new travel-related analogy  to characterize the difference between living life fertile vs. infertile. The fertile contigent lives life to a large degree on&hellip

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It’s Not Right, But I Understand…

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This story: Man sold drugs to ‘pay for IVF’ on the BBC News website caught my eye and left me sympathetic toward the offending party. His defender had this to say: “This is a most&hellip

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Fathers and Husbands

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They are strong but gentle. They adore the women in their lives, and treasure and admire them accordingly. They always seem to know the right thing to say. Their patience runs as deep as the&hellip

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Not a Mother, but a Maternal Daughter

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This daughter thanks you all for your birthday greetings and wishes. It was an emotionally charged day but not for the reasons you might expect. My mother was admitted to the hospital earlier this week&hellip

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The Age Conundrum

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It happens every year doesn’t it? With an imminent birthday comes an inventory of sorts. We can’t help but scrutinize ourselves for aging evidence and then compare and contrast the findings with our actual new&hellip

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Infertility’s Low Grade Exhaustion Due To…

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How does infertility affect us? Let me count the ways … Sorry, Shakespeare, for mangling your great expression, but as I continue to assess the many different ways that this dreaded condition affects and changes&hellip

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Waiting for Daisy: Barren Bitches Book Tour

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I feel I’m coming full circle here because one of my very first posts concerned Waiting for Daisy. Little did I know then it would be the subject of a book tour. As you can&hellip

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Can This Be More Than a Second Life Phenomenon?

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Why do I persist in writing about infertility? Some argue that dwelling on it only holds me back. My answer: I feel an obligation. For me infertility is a special cause. It’s special because there&hellip

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