We have commercialized the IVF and IUI journey to make already suffering couples feel like they need to buy additional items simply to be a part of the community. I can tell you for certain, a bag of peas works just fine to chill your booty before a 1.5inch long needed is poked into the muscle. You can write your medications on a post it for the next few days rather than a special planner.
While the road has been rocky and will continue to be, it is only ourselves we can rely on to create the world and life that we want.
Often, it takes a season of transition to remind us of our goals. As a school teacher, the last day of school and the first day are often the hardest moments for reflection. As I sit in my classroom for the final time this year, I am reminded of all that I hoped to achieve over the past 180 school days.
So you have decided to make the leap. You have accepted that intervention in necessary. Isn’t acceptance the first step? Well, I am with you and currently traveling through the many tasks and todo lists that make up the “work up”. Below is my story and experience.
So when I get the above question, from now I am saying that Success cannot be defined. We use the word success as if its a trophy. One that is always out of reach. We pin this word to other people hoping we could one day compare. Instead of all the synonyms like accomplishment of achievement, I plan to reframe this word as “content”. If we are happy or even content with our progress and our achievements, then we are successful.
Strength is more than mental resilience, but the courage to leap, knowing you will fall and it will suck, but you could be one step closer. As I embark on the infamous IVF journey, I hope to keep my HOPE strong, and share with you how my endometriosis, mindfulness, and strength will persevere.
Today I write with the most beautiful community I have found. There are doctors out there who care more for their patients than loading up the insurance charges to pocket as much as possible. I have discovered the world of community acupuncture and man, is it spirited.
Teachers are exploited for their morals while lacking compensation for the additional demands placed on them.
Like many I began the journey into alternative methods to “healing” this condition. Beyond diet and supplements to relieve some of the pain I recently I decided to finally take the dive and do a consult for my local acupuncture and herbal healing/wellness group. The experience was lovely but came at a hefty price tag.
I have heard the same story in so many different ways. Women in the workplace are unable to make career advancements that they desire and deserve due to raising children. On the flip side, well educated and inspiring women with incredible minds are at home making slime instead of creating positive change in the world.