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Birthdays are Getting Harder for Me

March 12, 2018

As of yesterday, I am officially 36 years old. Birthdays are hard for me at this point. I know a lot of people will see that and be like “no shit, aging sucks”. But for me, that isn’t what it is. I’m not afraid…

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Still Cancer Free

March 6, 2018

First and foremost, I am STILL CANCER FREE! One of the things I have sort of ignored and/or downplayed since being diagnosed is my cancer risk. Having made the choice to keep all of my lady parts in my quest to attempt to continue…

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Helpful Things to Say to Grieving People

October 17, 2017

Something I constantly talk about, both in the infertility community at large, as well as in day to day life is grief. Grief has touched my life in so many ways for someone my age. Lost parents, friends, dreams. Grief and the process of…

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Isolation in a Statistically Small Group

October 12, 2017

Being the queen of uncomfortable conversations, ya’ll are in for a doozy here. But this feels like an important conversation to have. What happens when you start to feel isolated within an already statistically small group? Let me tell you firsthand, it’s no fun.…

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Beat Infertility

October 6, 2017

I really dislike this whole push behind the idea that I could “beat infertility” by just having a baby or becoming a parent. I think it sets the stage for further disappointment down the road. When you’ve resolved your infertility and BOOM, some rando announces they…

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Infertility and Reproductive Freedom

October 3, 2017

Everybody wants to talk about Reproductive Freedom and Reproductive Choice. And that is a GREAT thing. My gripe is that the conversation only ever goes one-way: preventing conception until a woman is ready to have children. Access to birth control options and abortion services are of course…

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America’s Problem with Discomfort

September 27, 2017

I’m sure no one has been able to be online recently without seeing the current shit storm that is occurring within the NFL  in regards to the protests. It took the President calling those protesting “sons of bitches” to really rally the storm though.…

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Weight Loss Surgery is a Go!

September 18, 2017

I officially got approved for weight loss surgery. All in all, it took about two weeks from submission for my insurance to clear me and approve my surgery request. I had the option of scheduling surgery as soon as September 10th due to a…

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Listen Up! Infertility is a Disease

September 11, 2017

This was originally posted at radkitten.nu on April 25, 2017. This post has been nominated for the NOH 2017 Best Infertility Blog Award! If you’d like to vote for this blog, and this blog post, you can do so here: http://familybuilding.resolve.org/site/PageServer?pagename=/NOH2011_TeamAwards This being National Infertility…

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When You’re Not Parenting

September 2, 2017

There’s a lot of baggage that comes when you’re not parenting but have prepared to be doing so. There’s also a lot of judgment passed about you. People around you want to point out the supposed “perks”: You get to sleep in on the…

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