I was surfing the net today and came across a document called "Because of Infertility..." I decided to make my own list of ways that infertility affects me. For those of my friends that are also suffering with this struggle, I hope this helps you as much as it did me!
Because of Infertility...
I become stronger every day.
I am more open and detailed with my doctor.
I sometimes feel angry and jealous of friends/relatives that get pregnant easily.
Baby showers are sometimes very hard for me.
I am more careful about the things I say to people and the questions that I ask them...you never know the private pain someone may be feeling.
I feel biologically defected and flawed.
My faith in God is stronger and I'm learning to trust Him more.
I avoid certain aisles in the stores.
I have a lot of private pain that I try to cope with and cover up.
I will never complain about being pregnant...even if I'm sick every day.
I grieve for a child that I've never had but already love.
I cry over little silly things.
I know my body VERY well.
Sex isn't always spontaneous and fun...sometimes it has to be planned.
I've lost a lot of privacy.
I strive to see God's blessings in little things and appreciate what I am given.
I know more about pregnancy and conception than many women who have given birth!
My husband and I have freedoms that we might not have if we were parents.
I wonder if my mother lied to me that having sex will get you pregnant!!!
I am gaining strength every day to begin treatments again!