I was interviewed today by a reporter, Sharon Jayson from USA TODAY. She wanted to review women under 35 struggling from infertility. I jumped on the idea when I saw a posting on Facebook for it yesterday. She asked me questions like what it was like being a young women having fertility issues. How I got to where I am at, where I am with my treatments and what mentality I have towards the issue. I finally feel like all of us that have been struggling and feeling so alone is finally able to have a voice on the subject. Even if infertility awareness has one week out of the year, it’s that one week we can all say exactly how this makes us feel without feeling like we need to apologize for having such raw feelings and saying it out loud. It’s healthy for us to be able to have that kind of freedom. :)
Story will be on print and on USA TODAY’S website Monday!
There is nothing like waiting until last minute to get this 5 page paper for my A&P class started. Why do I always do this to myself? I must enjoy living on the edge…or a little bit of drama. Although, I can write better under pressure, the “pressure” can sometimes get to me. Anyways, I have chosen to write my paper on Endometriosis-secondary Infertility. My professor has OK’d it and I think I am excited to write about this, i’m a little nervous.
It’s so important for me to educate people on this disease, especially those newly diagnosed. It can get really lonely and dark. But, when you are able to speak about it, it gives people a chance to be there for you. I have support from people i’d never expect to get it from and others whom I thought would get it and just sort of pass you off. Either way, don’t shelter yourself from letting people in, how else are we going to fight this disease? I know i’ll take all the support I can get.