“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life…….” Akshay Dubey Things that were once really difficult for me seem to be getting easier lately. For the first few years that we were trying to get pregnant, and especially once I was diagnosed with endometriosis and infertility, I had a really difficult time seeing pregnancy announcements. Don’t get … Continue reading Healing
“Health is not valued until sickness comes.” ~Thomas Fuller I’ve recently started learning quite a bit more about nutrition, especially as it pertains to endometriosis and infertility. While learning about meal plans to boost fertility, I had read, and been told on many occasions that the Mediterranean Diet was the way to go, because it increased nutrients from vegetables, and boosted Omega 3’s and other … Continue reading Endometriosis Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free…Vegan?
“To travel is to live.” ~Hans Christian Andersen My husband and I have returned home from our amazing adventure in Europe. Well, truth be told, we came home almost a month ago, but out return was followed immediately by hurricane preparation, and eventually, evacuation. Thanks, Irma. When we came back to our house after our mandatory evacuation, we went without power for 5 days, had … Continue reading Infertility and Adventures: Visiting England, Scotland, and Ireland
“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” ~Ziad K. Abdelnour It was a really difficult decision for my husband and I to ask for help in our Infertility struggle. I know that people have many differing opinions about asking for financial assistance through sources like Indiegogo, You Caring, and Go Fund … Continue reading Waiting for Magic: Crowdfunding IVF
“There is a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never come.” ~David Platt Mother’s Day is a tricky Holiday, isn’t it? On the one hand, I am so lucky to have had not one, but four amazing women that have been mother’s to me in my lifetime. I know that I am the person that I … Continue reading Mother’s Day Musings: 2017
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ~Haruki Murakami It’s always difficult for me … Continue reading Weathering the Storm
“Sometimes you gotta take a break from all the noise to appreciate the beauty of silence.” ~Robert Tew So, I know that I touched on this briefly in my last post, without going into very much detail. I cannot promise that I will provide many details now either, as this is a particularly difficult post to write. Our Intrauterine Insemination chapter of this journey has … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Five