Sunday, June 10, 2012

In Good Company

The kids have been taking swim lessons for three weeks now and I was happy to discover that I had a friend who's son was in the class following ours so we had a few minutes to talk before our class ended and theirs started.

Why am I so excited about that? Well, she is also going to the same fertility specialist as I am. It was a fantastic outlet for me to speak with someone going through the same thing at the same time. I know Gabe gets fed up when I talk too much about our whole situation because I'll admit, I talk a lot about it.

This past swim session has been even better because not only is my friend there for the same class time, but there's another woman also seeing the same fertility specialist! It's so nice to be able to talk to others who understand what it's like. All three of us have completely different fertility problems, yet we all want the same thing. A baby.

I've been learning a lot from our discussions and they have helped ease my mind (a little) about the laparoscopy surgery. By the way, I have a date for the surgery! July 27th. I would have liked it sooner to get it over with, but our schedules won't allow it. We're leaving for vacation at the end of this month for two weeks, and Gabe has a business trip the following week. Ugh!

I am both excited and freaking out  nervous about the surgery. I am excited because we can finally have some answers as to what is going on. I'm actually hoping they find something and can fix it then and there. I'm nervous because this is surgery. I don't like the idea of being cut open, even if the incisions are small.

This is the final week for swim class and I'll be sad not sitting there every day discussing everything fertility related. It almost makes me want to sign the kids up again just to be able to be in their company again. But we just have too much going on right now. I guess that means I'll just have to invite them both over so the kids can play (we all have 5 year olds!).


  1. That is so great that you were able to connect with someone who is going through the same thing you are. :) I hope your surgery goes well and thath you will be able to have another baby in the near future. That would be so wonderful for you and your beautiful family :)

  2. I'm glad you have friends you can relate to. I have many friends who deal with infertility issues and its hard because I can't really relate, except through my other friends' pain. One of my friends thinks it would be great to do a panel of women with different fertility issues to talk about their problems so that a larger group of women could have an insight into the bigger picture of infertility. Friend are good therapy.


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