How Big Is the Elephant in Your Room?


elephantConstance? Earnest? Stalwart? Fred?

I haven’t named my elephant yet, but I really should since it’s been with me in whatever room I seem to occupy for quite some time now. Yes,infertility comes with its very own elephant – as if we need things to be any more crowded in the places we occupy, or worse yet, in doctor office waiting rooms (Can you just picture it? A room full of couples and their elephants??!)

Editor’s Note: You can read more of my latest Barren Not Beaten column at Fertility Authority.


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6 Responses

  1. WannabeMommy

    October 2, 2009 8:42 pm

    Shipping an elephant back to Africa sounds awful expensive….

    But I certainly know what you mean. My elephant seems to only hang around whenever we’re with our friends and their children.

  2. Wishing4One

    October 3, 2009 3:00 am

    I name my Constant and hope one day i can ship his butt away to a far away place. But for now, my elephant remains with me and as long as I can keep him in check, I’ll manage. For now.

  3. Sharon

    October 3, 2009 4:59 am

    Oh please DON’T ship ANY more elephants back here to Africa. Believe me, we have more than what we know what to do with. I’m thinking a culling exercise might be in order???

    • Pamela Jeanne

      October 3, 2009 4:50 pm

      I had no idea how many elephant reserves you had in South Africa. I understand why you’d want to keep the numbers from growing. Hmmm. I’ll check to see if my elephant belongs in India. Among other traits the ears hold a clue and I have to admit I haven’t paid enough attention to those details. 

      B: I like the idea of a collective return…there are interesting places to visit near the elephant reserves in India, too.

  4. Barbara

    October 3, 2009 5:54 am

    Great to hear from you. I keep missing the sound (?) of your voice.

    I like Constance for a name- only we don’t want this friend to be quite so Constant. Or Con – for short.

    Let me know when you head off to Africa to return your elephant. A bit like Christian the Lion (you tube it if you don’t know what i am talking about). Can I meet you there. We’ll deliver two elephants and then go for a canoe trip down the Zambezi or climb Kilamanjaro. Shall we?

    B : )

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