Sunday, May 17, 2009

More thoughts

So I've realized that my last post could have given the impression that people who've had multiple pregnancy losses are or should be without hope for success. That couldn't be further from the truth. I want to talk a bit more about this. I hope that I didn't hurt anyone by my comments in that post.

My point was that in the 1950's there were so few options available to women with fertility issues or RPL. We are so fortunate today to have a plethora of diagnostic testing and treatment options available to us. My mother had none of that. Given the despair and loss of hope that I felt as I went through my journey, I thought that my mother may have felt something similar. However, she did not have the looming age issue that I had.

In other news, I had a good OB appointment on Friday. Everything is just as it should be.

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to comment on your post. The only reason I haven't was because the last thing I want to do is go on the computer when I get home from work :). So today (gasp) I'm posting from work. Sadly, I do feel a bit hopeless about actually carrying a baby to term. I have days when I feel better about it and some days I feel like it won’t ever happen. I know I have a few good years left but I don’t know how many more times I have left in me for another miscarriage. Perhaps if I was younger I’d be more optimistic about it but there’s no turning back the clock. On the flip side, I’ve been fortunate enough to find out the reason why it’s happening, whereas your mom never knew and still was strong enough to keep trying.

    In any effect, I have to keep trying because I promised my sister. I’m half kidding but when you put the onus on someone else it makes it easier to make the decision to try again :).

    Super glad to hear your appointment went well!