Sunday, April 24, 2011
Not a Fairytale: National Infertility Awareness Week
Looking back, I am still mired in regret. Let's be honest here... when you are in the muck of infertility's grip it's very hard to see forward into the future or assess the past. It's hard enough to live in the present. The difference for me between this year and last year is time. Time and space to think about the actions I've taken on my own infertility journey with a fresh perspective.
But I tried.
My body failed me... not on purpose but rather by nature.
I am not the happy-ending to the fairytale.
But it's not all bad.
Ironically, I now consider myself a self-taught expert on the subject of fertility, or lack of it. Because the journey did not end in the way I imagined, I share my knowledge with anyone that will listen. I bust the myths around fertility every day to at least save another from walking a similar path. There is no sugar-coating the truth.
This is the only positive way I've found to channel the emotions I still have, and always will carry with me.
Fertility is NOT forever.
But we can make a difference in understanding and acknowledging it.
Understand infertility: Visit Resolve.
National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is April 24th through April 30th: Take Charge.