As Laparotomy #3 approaches next week, I guess I should be more anticipatory of said procedure?  It honestly feels like it’s not really happening at all.  Like, next week I won’t have my left ovary removed and be cut open yet again.  It must be more of a “outta sight, outta mind” type thing.  Oh well.  It will arrive soon enough.

I have been more focused these past months on running a 5K than hopefully becoming a mom.  It’s been a welcome distraction and a wonderful experience all around.  I don’t think I have the words to accurately describe what it felt like to cross the finish line, hand in hand with my guy.  We worked and trained and ran and ran and ran for months to get to that point, and it was worth every shin splint and stitch.  We might not be able to have our own children, but goddamnit, we worked on this thing together and we reached our goal.  That, in and of itself, was a huge accomplishment for us…and we won’t shut up about it.  LoL.

So it’s a bit of a bummer that, once again, infertility comes to claim it’s prize…my time and health.  I won’t be able to run for weeks.  I will have all this down time during recovery to think…and think.  Another scar on my tummy to remind me of what’s not in there.  (Ugh.) Anyhow…I have a few projects that will hopefully keep my mind busy during the downtime, a doting husband who strives to make me my “rabbit food” by request and a delightful pooch that will be glad for the constant company.  I’m grateful for the very good things and feel lucky to have ’em. 🙂

So…after recovery, look out 10K…we’re comin’ for ya!

Sarah over at “Babies everywhere… but none that call me Mama” touched on this recently. Also, the Washington Post has an article that talks about how social media (Facebook) has in impact on the daily lives of infertile couples.  We all know what it’s like, and it’s nice to see the national media bring it into the conversation more.

It’s a bitch to log on and see yet another post, and yet another, and another from all these over-sharing, happy couples bragging and fawning over their special snowflakes. And it’s not every parent.  Honestly, it’s so understandable to be excited about your kids and their milestones.  It’s completely great that you support them and love them.  But these normal, loving parents are outflanked by people like the crazed mommie who updates every hour about her shopping trip/lunch/nap/dinner with her 6 year old son, the over excited new dad who can’t stop snapping pictures…and posting each and every one, including the poopy dirty diaper or green puke on his sleeve, or the placenta….yes, I said PLACENTA. You read that right.

I think STFU, Parents covers this type of person quite well.

My own personal FB run in?…the new parents who after buying six (yes SIX) Halloween costumes for their 3 week old, posted each one…each with it’s own special snowflake status update.  So we get to scroll past six consecutive pictures of this poor little child subjected to the Anne Gedde’s posturing of its parents hovering over, camera in hand, snapping away.  Utter Fail.  You get three strikes with me.  You overshare…you get hid.  Period.

Perfect, and funny, example via Jezebel on what this sometimes looks like…and seriously…it’s scarily spot on..

all feeds via Jezebel

Who are your FB over-sharers?

Just saw some interesting articles online and wanted to share ’em…

Holy crap! There is a new DNA test can screen embryos for abnormal chromosome numbers before transfer?

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Popular Science has an interesting article about how a woman in NY set a record by giving birth to a baby born from a 20 year old embryo.

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Connie Shapiro over at Psychology Today delves into how to handle the emotional roller coaster when a friend becomes pregnant.

 

 

 

Oh, also got the visit from Auntie Flo today.  Bitch didn’t even give me a courtesy call.  *sigh…


 


Coupla questions:

1. How long would you stay in a brain numbing dead end job in a crap area that pays dirt, with people you mostly tolerate,  and offers no advancement whatsoever but provides health insurance?

2. Has anyone ever dealt with being between jobs without insurance or paid for theirs out of pocket during fertility treatments?

3. Any advice for coping with #1 after 3 years?

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