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Fertility Authority’s Blog of the Week: Our Misconception
The blog we’d like to feature this week is Our Misconception
Candace and Chris are far from your typical couple with the typical infertility journey. The best word to describe the pair would be unbelievable. Their story began when Chris had 2 very intense brain surgeries; to remove what they were told was an inoperable brain tumor. That scare provided enough motivation to start a family. Candace and Chris tried to conceive for over 6 years. Over the course of those 6 years they have seen and experienced just about everything together. Their journey has entailed embryo implantation issues, an “unexplained” diagnosis, 6 IUI’s, 4 surgeries, 6 IVF’s, and the beginning stages of uterine cancer. Candace’s upcoming hysterectomy put the idea of adoption in motion until an acquaintance offered to be their surrogate. What makes this story even more unbelievable is the fact that Candace and Chris have managed to combat all tragedy with humor and high spirits.
It should be pretty evident by now that Candace and Chris are not the average couple. That being said, their blog is not your average infertility blog either. It provides a unique male and female perspective, which is rare to find in an infertility blog. At first, the couple did not want to talk about what was going on in their personal life. She explains, “We were like many in the IF trenches, wearing what we felt was the ‘cone of shame’ (ever see UP?) We did not talk about it to anyone and swore that talking about it would jinx us or incite a public lynching of some sort. I know silly right? Oh, how wrong we were. Three years into it, I started reaching out, and getting support and what a difference it made.”
Please visit Our Misconception at: http://ourmisconception.blogspot.com/
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