I know I have shared the literal definition of Infertility several times. Infertility is described as the inability to conceive children after one year of having unprotected intercourse. There is so much more to being infertile than what is shared in that one simple sentence. There is sadness, heartache, debt, emptiness. That one sentence doesn't… Continue reading What is Infertility?
So I stumbled upon this new thing the other day on Twitter that one of my fellow Cysters posted. It was an article called #saytheFword. I of course had to check it out, because I swear like a sailor and the "F" word is one of my favorite sentence enhancers. I was pleasantly surprised the… Continue reading #saytheFword
When you're desperate to get pregnant, you're desperate to get pregnant. You will buy, try, partake, in just about ANYTHING that gives you the slightest amount of hope. Hope that will end with a plus sign on a pee stick. So, I've decided to throw together a list of common things that I see in… Continue reading (Crazy) Crap we do while trying to conceive (TTC)
If you're going through Infertility, know someone who is, or have read any of my blogs, than you should be well aware that it is friggin HARD. It consumes your every thought. I seriously cannot stress that enough. There isn't one thing you can successfully do throughout the day that won't remind you of the… Continue reading Infertility, and why it’s okay to be a quitter
It has been discovered that there is more than one type of PCOS. According to recent studies there are 5, to be exact. Not only is this exciting news because Scientists and Doctors are making advancement in the understanding of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, but because they have finally realized that it is a HUGE issue… Continue reading PCOS… Which type are you?
Holidays are meant to be a time for cheer. Time to be spent with your family and loved ones. To have large gatherings where you celebrate everything you are grateful for, and all that you have accomplished in the previous year. It's a time to set goals for your future, and to show appreciation for… Continue reading Infertility and the Holiday Season
We all know that no one can really explain the underlying cause of PCOS. For most of us Cysters, it just kind of happened. Out of no where. My first sign that something was out of the ordinary was the weight gain, and then came the lack of periods (which can be caused by weight… Continue reading PCOS Pondering
Every day, somewhere far, far, away, the storks are busy working. They perform lots of tests, and try their best, to do the most superb version of "Storking". You see, happy couples all over the world, have asked for the blessing of family. And at the end of the day, maybe, just maybe, the storks… Continue reading The Lost Stork
Disclaimer.. this very well may turn into a rant.... Like most things in life, if you don't have genuine experiences with something, you're probably not going to know a whole lot about it. Same went for me about Infertility before I was diagnosed. I had heard of it, and I knew what it was, but… Continue reading Infertility & Insurance, or Lack Thereof
So I'm going to be real with everyone today. I make light of the infertility battle as much as I can because I believe it is what keeps me sane. And honestly, so far, this blogging thing has become a really great outlet for me to vent my feelings. But some days it genuinely feels… Continue reading Pity Party for One.