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So Angie Writes – Life's A Challenge, So Angie Writes!

Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

Infertility

All of the posts under the "Infertility" category.

Growing

Winter is sometimes gray and bleak. My heart follows suit, finding an odd comfort in familiar pain. As the first signs of Spring appear, all green-shoots and warm potential, my mind ponders fertility. Tears roll in response.

Endometriosis and infertility have affected my self-worth in a profound way. My body swells as I bleed internally.… Continue reading

Angie March 5, 2014 14 Comments Permalink

Angie March 4, 2014 2 Comments Permalink

Make A Wish

I won’t allow myself the risk
to hope for things unseen
or hold a dream inside my heart
that’s loosened at the seams

Before, I stored some “will-be”s there
tucked behind the breast
the longings swelled internally
until they cracked my chest

Now I keep the “coulda-been”s
locked inside a cage
To make a wish?… Continue reading

Angie November 30, 2013 6 Comments Permalink

Slow Recovery- My post for National Infertility Awareness Week

This is an angry post. This is me writing about my unresolved dreams, my wasted time, money, effort, and emotion. This is me not yet coming to terms with not having control of my reproduction. You can’t MAKE a disease go away. You can’t MAKE sperm appear. 

I have never spent so much time fighting envy, avoiding people, or numbing myself against pain as I have since ending my trying to conceive journey.Continue reading

Don’t ignore… – My post for National Infertility Awareness Week

I didn’t walk into the reproductive endocrinologist knowing the risks, just the hopes. And that was naive.

The infertility journey takes place in a crowded casino. 1 in 8 couples are struggling to build families. My husband and I queued up, tossed our monetary wager on the counter, and never considered what else we might be losing.… Continue reading

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