Last Sunday night, I was curled up in my bed for the season premiere episode of the final season of Downton Abby. (At this point, if you haven't yet watched that episode, spoiler alert ahead!) Within the first 15 minutes, Anna reveals (implies) that she'd recently suffered a miscarriage, and that this wasn't the … Continue reading Monica, Robin, and Anna, but not Whitley, Aunt Viv, or Mary Jane: Why aren’t Black Characters in the Infertility Narrative?
Most people's holiday seasons are filled with family, food, drinks, and relaxation. Mine had some of that, but also included hysteroscopy, estrogen, moving, and bed rest. In short, I've been having issues with my cycle, and my RE and gynecologist both suggested going back to my surgeon to get a better look at what … Continue reading Doin’ Too Much: Surgery, Change, and my Holiday
This week kicks off the American Holiday season: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Eve. Plenty of food, parties, shopping sprees, drinks, and time with family and friends. Time with family and friends usually means people want a life update: How's School? How's Work? Did you get the job you interviewed for? When are you going … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home (And Endless Questions) for the Hoilidays
It seems like there is a month or day for everything now: Best Friend Day, Doughnut Day, Wine Day (obviously all days that I am here for). Then there are more serious days: HIV Awareness Day, Earth Day, Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day. Again, all days I can get behind. And of … Continue reading There’s a Month For That
It's that time of year again: National Infertility Awareness Week! The theme this year: You Are Not Alone. ( Cue the Michael Jackson music) To know me and this blog is to know this is my mantra. Infertility can be very isolating. When you look around and everyone has a kids, or is pregnant, or asking you about getting pregnant, … Continue reading You Are Not Alone-Step Up and Speak Out: National Infertility Awareness Week