My journey dealing with secondary infertility in this crazy fertile world.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Infertility EVERYWHERE...seriously!

So as I am in my 2ww, I am trying to focus on enjoying the holidays and not obsessing over when my period will come. Again, I am not too hopeful this cycle and instead I am just looking forward to my dr appointment where I can discuss the whole IUI option. As I am trying to not ~obsess~, it seems that infertility is everywhere.

Yesterday, when I came home from work, the tv channel happened to be on Dr. Phil (who I never watch) and sure enough it was about infertility. Then today I was watching my tivo'd episode of Private Practice which had a couple dealing w/ if and getting an iui done. Signs???

If it isn't infertility, it is a friend/family member/associate etc. telling me that they're pregnant. I know that you all understand how old that gets. Obviously, I am always happy for them, but it just is a little reminder that we can't all be so lucky.

Well, it is midnight and I have to work tomorrow morning, but I wish you all a peaceful weekend.


Fertilize Me said...

I missed that Dr. Phil episode but heard it was pretty un-compassionate. I am so sorry its slapping you in the face all over.

nancy said...

I wonder if IF was around so much before I was trying. I know that things look like it suddenly is all around once it's something that is happening in your own life, but it was probably around before you were dealing with it. Like when you get a new car, you suddenly see all of the other cars on the road that are just like yours - never noticed them before the car was purchased.

In today's blog post of my own, I went over my timeline of ttc over the past 6 years. I've realized that I don't remember life before ttc, so I have no way of answering my own question.

I hope your day at work went fast and you are home relaxing! Good luck in your 2ww.

heather said...

i saw that private practice episode, too!! and, i'm in the 2ww as well, though not feeling hopeful and waiting to go see my doctor. wishing you have big eyes to see the world beyond all the fertility stuff during this time (especially when it seems to show up everywhere).

Elaine said...

Hello....we all have day's like that. I assure you. And although it makes me happy that hollywood is addressing us less fortunate (like Private Practice having infertility on it) it also makes me angry. Those doctors made a baby in 60 minutes--something I've been trying to do for 4 1/2 yrs. I understand completely where you are coming from!

Amanda said...

Hey! I found your blog through Elaine's blog. I am also struggling with infertility and have been for the past 2 years. We have been through a failed IVF and we are going to be started a FET cycle in January (after Christmas is over). I understand what you are going through and I understand what it is like to look around and see pregnant people all over. I also thought it was strange when Dr. Phil talked about Infertility the other day as well as Private Practice doing an IUI. I thought it was crazy that they tested the woman to see that she was ovulating and then that same day they did an IUI on her. I think that is a little unrealistic, but oh well. :)

I hope to get to know you better!!