I have never battled infertility (maybe bad timing) and always wondered what it was, how you got it, how it could be explained and the whole shebang. Even though I have wondered, I have never researched, as I figured I had nothing to worry about. With most of my friends in "blogland battling" this devastating factor, I must say I am curious.
This summer, having nothing to do, and watching lots of mindless tv, I am drawn to the channel Discovery Health. A midday show known as Baby Lab which features everyday people battling infertility (people from all walks of life) getting help from Dr. Silver ( a renowned fertility expert). I have cried, rejoiced, crossed my fingers, sat on the edge of my seat, cried some more and thanked God for my blessings.
This program walks you through the various stages (and it is quite a few stages) that many couples go through to get pregnant.
Ladies, hats off to you. You have earned my respect, my love, my prayers. It is a long and worrisome journey that many of you go through to achieve your dream. I understand and I salute you. I see what you go through and my heart aches along with yours. For every injection you get, I feel for you. For every disappointment you face, I cry with you. For every egg retrieval you go through and bea testing you do, I hold my breath along with you.
Through this program, I also learned it is quite expensive. Though I may not be able to assist you financially, I can offer you my prayers. Hopefully this is enough.
Ladies, you are all in my prayers as we travel this journey together. Do not think that you are alone. You have a friend in Florida hoping, praying, and crying with you. Though each experience is personal, as women we share a bond and my heart aches along with yours.
I have heard many ladies battling this condition that they cannot talk to their friends as they do not understand. I have heard many women say that they get unwanted advice about what to eat, to just relax, that once you stop trying it will happen. Well ladies, I have no advice to offer, but just know I UNDERSTAND.
Praying for you always.
Awaiting my expected end.