Resolve To Know More…About…What?
April 25, 2014
Guess what. It’s National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) again.
Once again I am less than enthused to write about it. This is an infertility blog so I feel like it raises awareness simply by existing. Also…Resolve – the organization that sponsors this – and I don’t have the best history. I’m happy it exists, we just don’t see eye to eye on some things.
But just because I don’t agree with everything Resolve does doesn’t mean it’s not important to advocate for awareness. So I will dutifully give it a shot this year as I have done for the last 4 years. This year the theme for the blogging challenge is Resolve To Know More.
Know more about…[insert infertility topic here]
I’m really struggling with this.
My experiences have led me down numerous paths and numerous diagnoses.
Me personally? I don’t want to know any more.
I’ve already covered Premature Ovarian Failure (POF), Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR), Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, In Vitro Fertilization – IVF, Frozen Embryo Transfer FET, Clomid, timed intercourse, Lupron, ectopic pregnancy, Infertility PTSD, grief and loss, HCG, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), bio-identical hormones, Injectible hormones like Bravelle & Menopur, surrogacy, adoption, hysterectomy, endometriosis excision surgery, Methotrexate.
I’m not sure I have the energy or capacity to know more. If you would like to, please start clicking all the links above. Or the ones below. This blog is chock full of infertility knowledge.
And now I’m tired. And that is valid.
Stick a fork in me. I’m done. And I’m not ashamed to say it.
So…Resolve to know more about how infertility is soul crushing and exhausting.
After writing this post, I went back and re-read all my previous NIAW posts. I probably should have done that FIRST. Oops. The first two are hopeful. The last two are…not. The last few posts ALL say I’M TIRED.
You know why? Because apparently it’s my mission in life to TRY ALL THE THINGS.
- Adoption on my own – Oh wait, I just met this awesome guy so maybe not
- Assisted Reproduction Treatments (ART) – My body hates me
- Third Party ART (in my case surrogacy) – My last embryos just don’t have what it takes
- Adoption with Right Guy
I’ve come full circle.
Stay tuned for another NIAW post that is a bit more serious. Once published I will insert the link here.