Unspoken Reproductive Medicine Reality: Facing Life Without Children When It Isn’t by Choice

Unspoken Reproductive Medicine Reality: Facing Life Without Children When It Isn’t by Choice

Eight years ago this week I emerged from obscurity because of faulty reproductive organs and the failure of reproductive medicine. My introduction onto the world stage for a prolonged, painful ‘unexplained’ infertility experience came with a fair amount of hyperventilating. It was, in a word, terrifying.  As I wrote in Finally Heard, the ebook followup to Silent Sorority (the first memoir about infertility not authored by a mother — but far from the last): June 9, 2008, was a pivotal day in what had been a perfect storm of fear….

Sorority Smorgasbord

Sorority Smorgasbord

Floaty, muddle-headed, dazed. That pretty well describes me today, compliments of a sinusitis, decongestants and irregular sleep. Yet, being the type-A, gotta be productive, restless kind of gal that I am, I hatched an action plan: Surf, browse and catalog. Fortunately, it requires little in the way of exertion, minimal brain function and serves a purpose both today and in the future. This won’t be exhaustive by any means but it’s a start. I give you the beginnings of the Sorority Blogger directory – many written under pseudonyms or first…