BONUS 199: Am I the Only One Who…? (Part 3)

March 22, 2019

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Heather. A special thanks to fellow infertility warrior Christine from Episode 144 for playing guest host and being a fabulous interviewer.

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Christine and Heather answer listener questions that begin with “Am I the only one who…?”:

FERTILITY CLINIC/DOCTOR

  • Am I the only one who has a feeling that something is wrong, yet I don’t do anything about it?
  • Am I the only one who is afraid of looking like ‘that patient’ who Googled my situation and came with questions based on those results?

TREATMENTS

  • Am I the only one who is feeling burned out on treatments, but I know I still want this?
  • Am I the only one who can’t imagine these treatments working?

EMOTIONS

  • Am I the only one who stops watching a TV show when a main character gets pregnant because it makes me too sad, and I cannot focus on the plot anymore?
  • Am I the only one who feels constantly angry and resentful at the world for making it so easy for so many to have babies, while the rest of us suffer invisibly?

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Am I the only one who doesn’t like crying in front of her husband but then also hates that he doesn’t really get how I feel?
  • Am I the only one who is afraid of others’ judgment of our choice to do multiple IVF rounds?

CAREER/WORKPLACE

  • Am I the only one who is freaking out about how to balance my career and future family?
  • Am I the only one who has randomly burst into tears at work from crazy hormones and/or stress from this process

PERSONAL LIFE

  • Am I the only one who doesn’t want to talk about infertility with anyone?
  • Am I the only one who is angry, scared, and/or worried about draining all of our financial resources?

LOSS/GRIEF

  • Am I the only one who feels that by ending an ectopic pregnancy, I killed my baby I worked so hard to have?
  • Am I the only one who has burst into tears at a positive pregnancy test, just waiting for the other shoe to drop?

WRAPPING UP

  • What words of hope would you offer to someone who needs to hear them it today?

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