Monday, February 08, 2010

"going through IVF must be one of the most emotional rollercoaster rides"

"incidentally, i know someone who has had 2 failed IVF attempts, and had pretty much given up trying to get pregnant after 5 years so decided to adopt. the week she sent off for all the information packs she fell pregnant (she's still planning to adopt at the same time)"

This was posted by someone I know on a forum I visit. It came up because afore mentioned person is pregnant (naturally after trying for a matter of weeks) and has been posting obsessively about it ever since she announced it.

She shows that she has never been through the pain of infertility and that she completely lacks any understanding of the process involved. She trots out her little statement about how much of an emotional rollercoaster IVF must be while clearly demonstrating that she is unaware that actually the pain of the two years before IVF is the bit which fucks you over completly. I personally am quite over the moon about the fact that I am finally getting IVF. Not that I think it will be a pain free process of course. No one wants to pump their body full of hormones and have someone go rooting about in their box but I can see a bit of a light now. I know it may not work and I know there may be more heartache afterwards but it's a long hard road to get to this point and it's not all about playing hide the sausage and having a laugh.

Then of course she has to post her lovely little story which all us IVFers get to hear at least once if not 10 times, about how they know someone who just happened to get pregnant at the point they decided on adoption and that of course it was probably because they relaxed a bit, the silly uptight things.

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