Monthly Archives For November 2007

Backsliding Away…

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(hummed to Simon and Garfunkel song, Slip Sliding Away) …You know the nearer your destination, the more you’re backsliding away… Yep. I’m a miserable wanker (to use the Irish slang). I’ve been harboring disingenuous feelings.&hellip

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Misleading and Judgmental – Can’t We Do Better Than That?

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Oh how I hate it when a good opportunity goes unrealized or worse. Just once I’d like to read a story about infertility and the people struggling with it that didn’t take a sensationalized tone.&hellip

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From the Tight Rope to the Balance Beam

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One way for me to characterize my state of mind is to use word pictures. For years I walked a tight rope around the holidays. The concentration required to get through them was intense.  This&hellip

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Guest Post: Mother_Of_None’s Last Embryo Transfer

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 This Guest Post comes from a regular reader, Mother_Of_None, who asked if I would consider a guest post to mark her final RE intervention, a frozen embryo transfer. She hopes that it will resonate. It&hellip

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IVF memory

IVF: Five Years Ago Frozen in Time

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This week marks the five year anniversary of my last IVF cycle, my last egg retrieval and embryo transfer. I was doing my best not to dwell on it but how could I not? That&hellip

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How Long Do I Have to Grin and Bear It?

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We’ve given each other some hard lessons lately But we ain’t learnin’ We’re the same sad story that’s a fact One step up and two steps back Those of you Bruce Springsteen fans will remember&hellip

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The Year of Radical Thinking

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I had fun creating a play on the book title, The Year of Magical Thinking. Did you know that search engines can deliver on queries like “ words ending in ‘cal‘ “? That just amazes&hellip

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I’m Not an Axe Murderer, I’m Just Infertile Is All

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So much for keeping quiet. Now I’m usually not one to get worked up about being disrespected and all that, but damn there are moments. I’ve made a living in two predominantly testosterone-driven industries: the&hellip

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Veterans In More Ways Than One

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Each year I make a point of honoring Mr. PJ on Veterans Day. Yes, I share a roof with my very own veteran. He served in a peacekeeping force in the U.S. Navy before we&hellip

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The Envy Factor

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While I don’t gnash my teeth quite the way I once did even a few months ago in response to new baby announcements, a new emotion has taken hold: ENVY. According to one definition, “envy&hellip

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