Monthly Archives For December 2007

laughter

Infertiles Can Giggle, Too!

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This infertile’s assessment of the movie Juno just might surprise. The story concerns a knocked up teenage heroine. Early in the film we find her in a convenience store not wanting to believe the positive&hellip

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The Hope Business: Step Aside Plastic Surgery, “Fertility” Beckons

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The young woman sitting across the airplane aisle looked to be no older than 16 years old. I would not have given her more than a passing glance had it not been for what she&hellip

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A Glimpse Into A Parallel Universe

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“How old is your daughter?” The woman behind the pharmacy counter caught me off guard. I was flummoxed.  I instinctively looked around to see if she was talking to someone else. Then it hit me.&hellip

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There’s More to Life Than Planning

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Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans. That’s become one of my favorite expressions. I appreciate it all the more because until very recently I was a “planner.” I mistakenly thought I&hellip

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The Best Gift of All

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Luna has written an eloquent post called An Open Letter. It captures the complex set of emotions that befall infertile women when they hear about the pregnancies of others — whether those pregnancies came easily&hellip

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Hi, I’m an Infertility Blogger

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I sometimes think the universe has a very offbeat sense of humor. It likes to zig when I zag. Witness last night. I drove up the peninsula and into San Francisco to attend the BlogHer&hellip

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HandMaids Tale

An “Unwoman’s” Perspective

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Lest the headline of this post give you pause, I’m still very much a woman. At least I know I am, but in Margaret Atwood’s unsettling book The Handmaid’s Tale I would be an “Unwoman.”&hellip

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Evolved to Perfection

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In this installment of the Barren But Beautiful series I’d like to address how to respond to the uninformed or those who are so self-absorbed they’ve never give a moment’s thought to what it might&hellip

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Barren But Beautiful, Baby! – Part I

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Barren But Beautiful *… Now I know this is a novel concept, but stick with me. There’s substance here. What’s one of the first things that flies out the window when you are diagnosed with&hellip

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Laughter Is the Best Medicine

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Every once in a while I need a re-set — you know a “walk it off” moment.  I started today with some good aerobic exercise to summon the endorphins. On the exercise bike I lost&hellip

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