Barren But Beautiful

A Fresh Start

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The new blog name came to me this morning: A Fresh Start After all, isn’t that what we crave when we’ve come through a gut-wrenchingly difficult experience? Coming2Terms went a long way to helping me&hellip

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Amadeus and The Ultimate Test

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Amadeus…

That’s a clue for my answer to some complex questions that came this weekend from Silent Sorority readers. The ideas and emotions contained in their questions were remarkably familiar — so
much so they could have come straight out of my own head a few years ago. I guess, by now, I shouldn’t be startled by the depth of the shared infertility experience. I’m sure they’ll evoke some deja
vu for you, too. The questions pose the ultimate test for infertiles who don’t succeed with treatment — overcoming anger and finding peace.

First came this email:

“I’ve been having a rough go of it lately and have been pretty messed up.It’s kind of the kick off of the fun family/kid centric holiday season and I know it’s always really hard for me.
Something you wrote about in your book and talk about at times is an issue that I’m dealing with. How did you move beyond the resentment of people who do have children? I absolutely hate
feeling this way. I’m even starting to resent my dr. and therapist, not good. I just see everyone with kids as having something I can’t, won’t. On some level, I understand it is the way it is
supposed to be. On the other hand, I just want to isolate myself from all those with kids. So frustrating,and impossible too! Does it just fade away?”

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This Scary Thing, That Scary Thing

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M E M O R A N D U M To: The Month May From: Pamela Jeanne Subject: Go Easy On the Life Stuff, ‘Kay? cc: Coming2Terms Readers We all know that I’m just now&hellip

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Greeting Cards, Ads You’ll Never See

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We’re days away from from a certain “M” day. I know, as in years past, that if I’m out and about the second Sunday in May, I’ll get more than one person wishing me a&hellip

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“Birth” Announcement: Silent Sorority

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  We welcome with relief …. Silent Sorority April 18, 2009 6 inches x 9 inches 13.6 ounces 205 pages Joins proud “mother” Pamela M. Tsigdinos and “father” A. Tsigdinos I think I did that&hellip

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A Few Weeks Past Due…

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…no, No, NO!!! Not that overdue. Seriously people, how long have you been reading this blog? Still barren as ever, but looking pretty fine these days if I do say so myself. L’Oreal’s Skin Genesis&hellip

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As a Mom

Bad Girls of Infertility Land

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There’s a scene in the movie The Commitments (one of my favorites) when a rag-tag group of would-be down on their luck Irish musicians decide they need a touchstone to help them connect with their&hellip

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Barren, Not Beaten

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When I started this blog nearly two years ago I was in a world of hurt. Not just your ordinary owie or gosh, darn I’m disappointed. I’m talking the World Series of Hurt. Think caged&hellip

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I’m a Ferrari? Now Exhale

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Damn! Where’s the tape recorder when you need it? The playback of last night’s conversation with Mr. Pamela Jeanne would have been a keeper. I’ll try to recreate a portion of it here. It started&hellip

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Me and Lady Sarah Ashley: BFF

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As expected, you came through once again in the last post with your reassuring, nurturing comments to Jay. Makes me wish I knew you all 10+ years ago when I was a neophyte on the&hellip

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