When I read infertility articles, I goggle a bit because these are current POVs & experiences whereas mine are both technically current (endo & congenital issues don’t disappear) and in the past because we know our issues and with an almost 10-year-old, we have made peace with our family.
But yeah. Infertility never goes away- at least to me. This article came to my attention this week and while the particulars are different, everything else is sooooo familiar.
I’m 41- almost 42 – years old and I suspect I will always find articles like this to be familiar. It’s a sisterhood, a club, without formal admission requirements or meetings (or even desire to join). Just pain. It isn’t omnipresent like is was before D was born but it is still there, lingering. I almost wrote “hiding”, but that isn’t true. I don’t want to hide this pain. That does a disservice to the experience.
I have a child, yet I still hurt. I will always hurt even if it is compartmentalized.
Is there a flag for “Infertility is Forever!”? Ha.
So, i’m trying to publish this from my phone, so things aren’t working 100%. This is the article I referenced: Infertility article