(Start with "Monday" if you can. We're talking about those just finding out they might have problems conceiving or just starting on fertility treatments. Infertility virgins: So, please...let's be gentle with them.) And if you're a fan, I do appreciate it and would love you to subscribe. Quick and easy and I promise not to harass you with facebook-esque updates: "I'm in the shower. Don't you hate when first the water's scalding hot, then it's cold?" "Now I'm driving. Why is this person next to me giving me a dirty look just because I'm typing and drinking a beer?"
Today is Fertility Authority Friday. So read a bit here about what it's about, and if you're so inclined-- head on over. http://www.fertilityauthority.com/blogger/1013368
So, what were we talking about? Oh right. Infertility mumbo jumbo that can be very confusing to everyone going through it... especially at the beginning of the rocky road (and nowhere as delicious as the ice cream) Well, apparently I left something out...
In one post this week, I mentioned the dumb, extremely unhelpful and sometimes hurtful things people say when they find out you're having trouble getting pregnant. One reader was upset that I neglected to mention when people throw GD into the mix. And how upsetting and frustrating it is when people say: "If Gd meant you to be a mother... Maybe it's just not meant to be."
Let's see what possible responses we can conjure up for this person. I mean, we don't want to just leave her standing there with her holier than thou look on her face do we? Let's try these answers on for size:
"If Gd meant you to be smart... you would have been smart. Maybe it's just not meant to be."
"If Gd meant you to be tactful... you would have been tactful. Maybe it's just not meant to be."
"If Gd meant you to be helpful... you would have been helpful. Maybe it's just not meant to be."
"Why do you think you know what GD wants for me you dumbass?"
Try 'em out. Let me know how it goes..... So like I said, today is Fertility Authority Friday. Infertility Virgins, head over there and check out (my version of) what all of those initials IUI,ICSI,IVF,ART mean. And Infertility Veterans...test your skills... and see if I got any of 'em right.
Listen I gotta go. I taped American Idol and, to be honest, I'm not really into it this season... but if you tell me the windup I'll still never talk to you again....it's just one of those things you don't do like tug on Superman's cape or spit into the wind...
I'll talk with ya again on Monday.