The last birthday I skipped was when I turned 6. I was in the hospital, having my second surgery for a ruptured appendix, and the nurses asked me if I wanted to wear a badge that said, “Birthday Girl.” “Today’s not my birthday,” I said. “It is!” they said. “You’re turning 6!” “It’s not my birthday,Continue reading “I’m Thinking of Skipping My Birthday This Year”
Category Archives: infertility
Sheela Na Gig
If you want to make a med student disappear, especially a male one, try the following.
A Short Reprieve
“Honestly, I wish they’d tell me I can’t take these drugs anymore,” I told Adam grimly. “I’d never be so happy to waste thousands of dollars.”
How Much Is Enough?
When I first started fertility treatment, a friend of mine said something to me that didn’t sink in until … well, last week. “Maybe it’s not that people think they know better than you, when they say you’ll get IVF,” she said. “Maybe it’s just that they’ve been there, and they’ve seen how things sortContinue reading “How Much Is Enough?”
I Demand to Know Who Is Responsible for This! (Me. It’s Me.)
“I need to make sure you aren’t at risk for Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome,” the doctor said.
Fortunately, I was on Ativan, so my response was basically, “Oh, word?”
A Complete List of Things We Aren’t Doing, So No One Has to Ask Us Again
You sense my pain and want to do something to make it stop. Internet advice probably isn’t going to do it.
News of the Duh: It’s Expensive to Be Infertile
This afternoon, I was tap-tap-tapping away at my keyboard, when my phone buzzed with a text message from Adam. ADAM: Honey, I’m sorry, but can you help me clarify something about fertility stuff? Is the $5,000 cap for ALL fertility drugs? I thought the financial aid person at the clinic said it was just forContinue reading “News of the Duh: It’s Expensive to Be Infertile”
Want Proof That It Sucks to Be a Woman? I Recommend Fertility Treatments.
We’re about to embark on a new round of horrifying science experiments designed to get me pregnant, a set of circumstances I have tried to avoid all my adult life.
Mother’s Day Is Hard, If You’re Not Sure You’ll Ever Get to Be a Mother
We’re both fine, as far as labs can tell. No one really knows why why we’ve tried to have a baby for so long, with no luck.