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When I was in high school, I had a teacher whom I simply adored. I had heard through the typical town gossip that his daughter had been raped and murdered years earlier, but obviously this was something that was never discussed. One day, though, without him going into the details of the actual incident, he told me about his daughter's wake and how a well-intentioned family member said to him, “I can imagine how you must feel.” He told me that nothing made him angrier, as there was no way in hell they could ever know how he feels. The intensity in which my teacher relayed this story — and the lesson — has always stayed with me. Come to think of it, it’s almost haunted me. I’ve thought of it more often than you know.
A blog by Jessi Wallace, August 26, 2016
It was my 23rd day of Follistim. I had just finished my 5th ultrasound of the cycle, and was still waiting on my 6th estrogen lab results. Things weren’t looking good. My three leading follicles were gone, and my lining decreased from 10mm to 4mm. The long walk from the ultrasound room, to the elevator, to the parking lot, to my car… was sad. I think I held my breath the whole way to my car, and I could feel my heart beat hard with every step I took on the cold, wet pavement. I felt like my lungs were about to burst. I could feel the tears welling up inside, and if they weren’t going to come out of my eyes as I held them back, they were definitely going to come out of every pore on my body. I got into the car, put my head on the steering wheel, and wept.
A blog by Lisa Newton, March 10, 2015
Infertility can make a mess of your emotions. You might feel anger, sadness, hope, and despair- all in the same day! Add some infertility drugs to the mix and you might feel them all in the same hour! A trained therapist an help you explore your emotions and deal with them in a healthy way.
An infertility diagnosis can be more than a physical strain—it can also cause you emotional challenges as well.
You may find yourself going through a whole range of emotions, including sadness, anger, guilt, fear, and worry. These are all perfectly normal feelings to have during this time. But at what point should you consider seeing an infertility therapist?
Fertility treatments can be physically demanding, but they can also take an emotional toll as well. Some emotions fertility treatment patients report feeling throughout their process include loss of control, sadness, grief, isolation, and anxiety.
Winter came early this year and surely overstayed its welcome. Spring is taking its old slow time in getting here. But National Infertility Awareness Week is right on time! From where I stand, the timing couldn’t be better.