I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!





Thursday, July 22, 2010

This is why I share my story of infertility

This is why I am so open and honest about our struggles sometimes.  It's a lot for a couple to bear themselves.  Thank you to all of our friends, family and strangers who listen and let us do the things we need to do to carry on and move forward when at times it just seems impossible.
 

5 comments:

Kelly said...

I've found the more open I am, the more people open up also. It seems to be helpful for both of us.

It was so great to read that article!

snhg1129 said...

you are an inspiration to all! Thank you for breaking the silence

jeanna said...

thank you for sharing this, i grabbed the link and posted it on my facebook account, figured that would get it out there to everyone in my circle! I, too, am open about our journey.

devon said...

Oh wow. What a powerful article. Thank you so much for posting the link. I really want to link to it on facebook, but I haven't announced my pregnancy yet and don't know if I should. I am going to email it around, though.
I'm a talker and have been very open with my infertility and endo. As it turned out, I was 1 of 3 girls at my school to go through it and I've since met another girl in my neighborhood that has gone through it. It is out there WAY more than people think. I do wish people would share more, if they can. It really helped me.
xoxo

Ellen said...

I am so glad I have found this blog. I am 20 years old and I have been told I have endometriosis. Apparently I have been suffering with it for about eight years (kind of makes sense thinking about it now). The worse bit is being told that I have got it to the extent where its likely I am going to be infertile. I must admit I was really shocked and upset, I mean what 20 year old wants to hear that? But being the person I am I have just taken it on my shoulder and got on with it. I just want to like you know you're an inspiration and thank you for helping me through such a difficult time. I have always been scared to blog about 'my illness' (as some people state) incase I am just pouring my problems onto other people, but I think I might try to get it in my blog somehow. But I really must say thank you!

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Ellen xx