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Thursday, April 21, 2011

10 Popular Sayings that Hurt People with Infertility

Words That Hurt People with Infertility - Infographic

I know I've posted about this before, but it's worth saying again and again if it helps people to become more sensitive to the subject of IF. This is from Fertility Nation. 

I have personally heard 8 of these 10 comments said to me directly.  My girls on Soul Cysters have started a list of snappy come-backs for some of the hurtful and ignorant things people say to those of us dealing with IF.  One of my faves is: "If infertility could be solved by prayer alone, nuns would be trouble."  Of course, I think prayer does help immensely; but I'm really tired of people insinuating that perhaps this was God's will that we struggle or not be parents at all.  I'm so over that BS, so that little quote was quite funny to me!

Tomorrow is my f/s, and I'm pretty excited to see how the follies and my lining are doing!  It will only be CD9; so, I'm not expecting anything truly amazing; but I'm hoping we'll figure out what's going on and get the game plan ready for the following week.  If all looks good (good # of mature follies and thick lining), we're definitely doing IUI this cycle.  I'm scared of the cost, but know it's worth it.  So many girls on Soul Cysters have gotten their BFP's on inject/IUI cycles; it's exciting!

On a side-note, I finished my graphic novel script!  Hooray!  I've been in a little contest run by Script Frenzy where you try to write a script for a movie, TV show(s), play, graphic novel, or comic book series that is at least 100 pages long in the month of April (so, 30 days, 3.33 pages a day and your goal is met).  I'm 9 days early, and it feels great!  I've had a fabulous time writing this script; and it really gave me the confidence to know that I can succeed at writing in this genre/medium.  I'm actually really looking forward to starting over again and editing the whole lot!

That's all the news for's wet and rainy here, and I just want to snuggle up and watch a movie right about now (I'm thinking Hellboy). 

Off I go...

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