Monday, October 26, 2009

The Madness of Infertility

I think this is an amazing essay that so accurately describes what it's like to be infertile. The author explains how she's jealous of a panda bear who manged to get pregnant while she and her husband still struggle. It's the best example I've seen of how you can be jealous of ANY pregnant being, even one trapped in a zoo. I also like that the author is in her 20's. So much is written about infertile women in their 30's and 40's that the younger ones tend to get forgotten. One of the final straws with the first doctor we saw was when he told me "You're still young and have plenty of time" during a visit. I later realized that it was the third January in a row we'd had an appointment with him. Just because I have time doesn't mean that I haven't already spent too much time dealing with stupid heads. (For the record the time between first appointment and positive pregnancy test with the new doctor? 4 months.)


Moira said...

The old doctor was a TOOL.

Anonymous said...

On the flipside, there's the nurse who told me, a couple of years ago, that I might want to get started on the babymaking, because it was the right time.

For whom, exactly?

Welcome to womanhood, where your medical and family planning choices are none of your beeswax, little lady.

Aside: My captcha word is livicto, which I think must be a Harry Potter spell.