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Father’s Day And Infertility: A Rough Weekend For Many


While I am all too aware that there is nothing anyone can magically do or say to ease the pain infertile couples may experience around holidays such as Father’s Day, the link below may be useful for some:


My thoughts are with those who are headed, in a couple of days, into a potentially difficult and emotionally painful weekend.


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June 13, 2013   2 Comments

Mother’s Day Message

Struggling with infertility and feeling anxiety about Mother’s Day? You are not alone.


You may find this the RESOLVE page (which includes tips on coping with holidays) helpful:


In the past few days, I have noticed some of the posts here on my blog from prior Mother’s Days have been receiving quite a few visitors. I will include a couple of them here for anyone who may find them helpful. It’s important for those struggling with infertility to know they are not alone in their struggle:



If you are struggling with infertility, miscarriage or pregnancy loss please know that however isolated you may feel, you are not alone. There are many others dealing with similar struggles. While this may not be any consolation, some people find it helpful to know that they are not alone.

If you know someone who is struggling with these issues, please be aware that today may be especially challenging. Whether the person/couple you know needs space, a listening ear, or just simply to know that you sincerely care will depend on the person/couple and the situation. What is most helpful to one person will be different for another.

If you have a friend or loved one who is struggling with these issues, please try to be there for them in whatever way you can. If you’re unsure of how to support the person/couple, ask what you can do to be supportive (if anything). If you’re asked to give space (a.k.a. to do nothing right now), do that. If you are asked to support in some other way, please do what you can to do so. Your friend or loved one will likely appreciate your efforts to be compassionate and supportive.

My thoughts go out to everyone who is struggling with this holiday. Please know that there are many people who do care.


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May 12, 2013   No Comments

Getting Back On Track!

The five year anniversary of me starting a blog will be in about three weeks. In all of that time, the longest I’ve gone without writing has been recently. It definitely hasn’t been easy for me to step away from it but there have been various reasons that I couldn’t maintain the pace I had set before. I am hopeful that I’ll get things back on track as soon as possible.


It really bothered me that I was unable to be active online this year for Endometriosis Awareness Month. Little did I know when I posted that short video on March 1st that it would be my only March post! Sometimes we just can’t predict what life will throw at us, though. So – as I’ve said before – I try to speak out for endometriosis awareness, as best I can, throughout the year.

Aside from managing my own illnesses, I have been spending time helping a relative who was recently hospitalized, I’ve been helping other family members with various issues, I did some volunteer work that I was “recruited” for, and I was summoned for jury duty.


I have written many times about the importance of pacing and the frustration I feel when I am unable to write regularly on this blog . While I have missed the time I’ve recently had away from this blog, I know that I needed that time to focus on other activities.

In recent weeks, I have been dealing with the same type of fibromyalgia flare-up I get every year when winter turns to spring. While my migraines have been less frequent and less severe since I’ve been getting acupuncture for them, I’ve still had some.

In regard to jury duty, it was an interesting experience. I have been summoned for jury duty many times over the years (far more than most people I know). The last time I was called, I was extremely sick and it was out of the question for me to go in. My doctor had written a letter that excused me from jury duty.


This time when I was summoned, I really stopped to ponder whether I thought I could do it or not. Without a doubt I am still in poor health. My fibromyalgia has been flaring and it really hurts to sit still in one spot for any length of time. That one illness alone would make jury duty a challenge. At the same time, I am not in the very dire shape I was in when I was last summoned. So, I discussed the summons with my primary care physician. She was fully prepared to write me another letter (and she’s not one to take writing such letters lightly); she knows how sick I am and how difficult it would be for me to sit still for so long without moving/stretching and to have infrequent access to a rest room (considering that my interstitial cystitis can cause severe bladder pain and make for unpredictable timing as far as the need for a rest room).


However, I look at jury duty as an important civic duty – like voting. I wanted to give it a shot if I thought I might be able to do it. So, she advised me to take advantage of the time to talk with the attorneys privately about my concerns (rest room access and avoiding exposure to fragrances were the two things I was most worried about). I had been through the voir dire process once before and was already planning on talking with the attorneys privately before my doctor suggested it. So, I screwed up my courage and took a pass on the note from my doctor.

My jury summons number was low. So I knew from past experience I would be called in on the first day. Sure enough, when I called the automated message it said to report the next morning. To make a very long story short, I ended up being one of the people called to sit in “the box” to be questioned by the attorneys. The judge had given some basic details about the case. It was a medical malpractice case that was expected to last two weeks! At this point, I will be perfectly honest and say that I started to wonder if I’d made a mistake passing up that note. However, I patiently waited for the opportunity to speak with the attorneys privately. This came at the very end of the first day. (I will say that I wasn’t sure how I would make it to the lunch break that first day; my bladder was not happy)!

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The private discussion with the attorneys enabled me to share my concerns. In addition to explaining my concerns regarding rest room access (mainly because of IC) and worries about fragrances (and their potential to trigger migraines or even make me faint due to MCS), I had to fill them in on the 2008 surgery I had – which did not go as intended and which has resulted in permanent damage to my left leg (long story). After listening all day to questions pertaining to the medical malpractice case (where a man is now disabled following knee surgery that did not go as planned), I knew that I needed to disclose my own history with having had surgery that has resulted in lifelong damage to the nerves in my leg. We were instructed to return the next day and then I was excused by lunchtime the second day. I have no doubt that my leg situation made me an unwanted juror for that particular case. The good part was that I had the satisfaction of knowing that I had done my best and given it a shot. While there would have been absolutely nothing wrong with me being more cautious and having simply accepted a note from my doctor, I’m glad that I gave it my best shot.


In any event, I am really thankful (and lucky!) that the long stretches where I haven’t posted anything here have not resulted in people unsubscribing from my blog. On the rare occasions I’ve hopped online long enough to take a look at my blog statistics, the traffic has not dipped down in any kind of significant way. I can see that people are still reading my blog even when the most recent post is outdated. I can’t begin to express how grateful I am that people have been so patient and understanding. It’s too soon to tell when I’ll be able to get back on track the way I really want to but I am making every effort to do so.


In less than a month, it will be five years from when I started blogging. The thoughtful people I’ve met – through this blog, through my YouTube channel (which I really need to update more often!) and through social media – continue to amaze me. Thank you very much for your ongoing support and patience!


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May 7, 2013   4 Comments

March: Endometriosis Awareness Month


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March 2, 2013   2 Comments

Endometriosis Patients Deserve Better

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it does. One of my readers was kind enough to draw my attention to a “study”. It was published by the fine folks who brought the world the article that I referenced in my last post. (See this post about a “study” on endometriosis that many people found objectionable). Anyhow, the following “study” effectively rubs salt in patients’ wounds. The abstract only is below:

“You are so beautiful”*: behind women’s attractiveness towards the biology of reproduction: a narrative review.

I am unable to post the full article for copyright reasons. Not that I would want it posted on my blog anyway. (Seriously, it’s that bad). The full “research” article was published in Gynecological Endocrinology. As with the previous “study”, I was fortunate enough to gain access to the full article via a friend who is a university employee. Trust me when I say that I am very grateful not to have paid to read the full article referenced above. Personally, I find it beyond disturbing that a gynecological medical journal would publish such an article.


If these articles are what passes for medical research, we have a serious problem. As the reader who made me aware of the second article pointed out, it’s a good idea for people to write in to express their outrage. Unfortunately, I have been occupied offline to the point that it took me over two months to write another (this) post. Therefore, I haven’t had an opportunity to do so as of yet.

While I don’t have any specific addresses for the medical journals that have published these articles, the first article I wrote about was in Fertility and Sterility and this other article was published in Gynecological Endocrinology. While I haven’t had the opportunity to personally investigate funding sources, it’s my understanding (from one of my readers) that the University of Milan School of Medicine was involved in the funding of at least one of these studies. (I urge you to do your own investigation before writing in to ensure that you have the facts).


I believe these “studies” are a disservice for endometriosis patients and others. The bottom line is that if you are looking for a way of speaking out against these “studies”, I agree with the reader who pointed out that writing in is a good idea.

While I wish I had more energy to act myself, I have been in basic functioning mode lately. After having recovered almost completely from the flu, I came down with some other virus. It has taken me awhile to find the time and energy to write this. While I could have expended a similar amount of energy writing to the medical journals and university about these “studies”, I decided I might be more effective, at this time, writing about the “studies” here. My hope is that some of you will gain access to the original articles (rather than just the abstracts) and consider writing letters to the journals concerned expressing your thoughts about these “studies” being published. I also hope someone will take the time to verify that the university named above was a source of funding before writing to it to express your displeasure about the university’s support of such an endometriosis “study”.


While I hope to write some letters myself when I get the energy, I would really appreciate it if any of you who take the time to do so could be so kind as to post a comment to let me and others reading this know that you’ve done so. Personally, I find the “studies” misguided and insulting. There is such a massive need for endometriosis research. It saddens me greatly that there is an entire team of “researchers” who repeatedly publish such “studies” that insult endometriosis patients rather than help them.


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February 12, 2013   No Comments

REALLY?!? Is THIS Truly Your Idea Of Meaningful Endometriosis Research?

For anyone who isn’t familiar with the “REALLY?!?” skits on Saturday Night Live, I’m including a video clip with an example of one here. When I became aware yesterday of a newly published endometriosis study, these type of skits just popped into my head.



For me, sometimes humor is the single best antidote when something really gets under my skin. So, I guess it’s not too surprising that an SNL skit ran through my head while I was reading about the recently published endometriosis study I mentioned earlier. One of the first things I did I after I saw something about the study was email my friend Endochick.

It is a common occurrence for me to run endometriosis-related items by her when I find them upsetting. I find it helpful to see if she shares my perspective when such situations arise. The study came to my attention because I received a Google alert email notification for it. (She and I are each signed up for Google alerts for articles that mention the word “endometriosis”. Subscribing to these alerts is a means of staying in the loop on endometriosis news). In any event, she had seen the recently published endometriosis study before I emailed her. When I shared my “REALLY?!?” reaction to it, she had a very similar reaction.


At this point, I suppose it’s about time for me to share some information about the endometriosis study I found so objectionable (not to mention objectifying!) The study is called (and I swear to you all that I am not making this title up!): Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal endometriosis: a case-control study. That’s right. The word “attractiveness” is literally in the name of the endometriosis study. (Feel free to pause at this juncture to marvel, let your jaw drop, or swear). The preceding link will only get you to the abstract for the study. (Those wishing to read the entire study are required pay $31.50 to access it).

Needless to say, there is absolutely no way I was going to pay $31.50 to read the full article when it was very evident from the title alone that it would really make me angry! If money were no object, I’d still have no desire to financially support such “research” by paying to access the article. As anyone who knows me can probably guess, I still wanted to get my hands on the full study. The title and a peek at the abstract were not enough. I wanted to see the entire article before writing about it here. Reading online summaries of it just isn’t the same as reading the source article. Thankfully, a thoughtful friend of mine had the ability to access it. So, I was able to read the full article about the study (that was inexplicably published in Fertility and Sterility). I won’t attempt to do an in-depth analysis of the study. Instead, I will share (as briefly as possible) my perspective on the value (or complete lack thereof) of a study such as this one. Obviously, I am not able to publish the full study here for legal reasons.


Let’s just say that the full article was every bit as revolting as I had anticipated. While I was preparing to write this post, I came across the following hilarious article about the study: A study rating female attractiveness: the journal Fertility and Sterility publishes misogyny. Let me clarify why it was funny to me. In part, it made me laugh out loud because one of the great many things I ranted about in my email to Endochick was that I found this study to be misogynistic. So, when I happened upon Dr. Jen Gunter’s characterization of the endometriosis study, I found her words humorous and validating as well.

Here are just a few of the things that ran through my mind when I learned of this study regarding the attractiveness of endometriosis patients. Why not study prevention of endometriosis? Why not find the cause(s) of it? Why not study how to improve the treatment options for the millions of women and girls living with endometriosis? Why not study improving fertility in those endometriosis patients struggling with infertility? Heck, why not (gasp) study to find a cure for endometriosis?

To wrap things up here, I’m going to respond to this study (Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal endometriosis: a case-control study) — “REALLY?!?”-style. The study article was 7 pages long. I’ll try to make this as painless as possible.


It’s “REALLY?!?” time…


(1) The doctors who conducted the research for the aforementioned study looked at what age the study participants first had sexual intercourse. (Having read it in context, I can tell you that this was part of their “attractiveness of endometriosis patients” theorizing).

REALLY?!? — Sigh. You think that studying when women first had sexual intercourse is a meaningful use of your time – when you claim to be studying endometriosis? I think not. Please see the paragraph I posted earlier for some ideas of better uses for your endometriosis research time.

(2) The title of the study is: “Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal endometriosis: a case-control study”.

REALLY?!?That is your study’s article title? Wow, you’re not even trying to disguise the fact that the main focus of your “research” was to have yourselves (a handful of doctors) literally “rate” women’s “attractiveness” on a graded scale?! I have a question for you. Have you ever watched that movie about the allegedly shady origins of Facebook? You know… The one where people were rating students on campus based on their physical appearance using the software that was allegedly some sort of prototype for what we now know as Facebook? That’s what this rating of women’s appearance reminds me of. You’re doctors. Don’t you have medical training that equips you to conduct meaningful studies using scientific methods? Have you no shame?

(3) From the study (in the conclusion section): “Women with rectovaginal endometriosis were judged to be more attractive than those in the two control groups. Moreover, they had a leaner silhouette, larger breasts, and an earlier coitarche”.

REALLY?!? — After all of the time and effort you put into this endometriosis research study, this conclusion (and it is word for word from the study, people) is the best that you can produce? The fruits of all your labors on this study are summarized in the two sentences above? REALLY?!? This truly was the focus of your “endometriosis research” study? Nothing about prevention of endometriosis, improving treatment options for patients, finding clues that could lead to a cure for endometriosis? Just a focus on where the endometrial implants were located in the women judged to be “more attractive”, who had larger breasts, who had a leaner silhouette, and when the women from each of the groups first had sexual intercourse?



While I can’t post the entire study, I can post some quotes from it. So here are a few. Brace yourselves. Bear in mind that these are direct quotes from the endometriosis study published in Fertility and Sterility. I include them here because I think they provide some extra insight beyond my “ranting” into the ridiculousness of the use of time and energy by these researchers (for those who haven’t read the full study):

Some endometriosis study quotes that boggle my mind:

“However, in order to limit potential unintentional seductive behaviors that might have swayed the raters’ judgment, information on the specific hypothesis of different degrees of attractiveness in the three study groups was not given in advance of the physical evaluation”.

“This finding could be explained by higher attractiveness and, hence, higher male sexual demand, even in the adolescent phase”.

“As an example, a higher breast-to-underbreast ratio (large breasts) might have been more attractive to male than female raters”.

Endometriosis researchers/doctors can do better than this. They must. Endometriosis research that improves quality of life for patients while searching doggedly for clues as to cause(s) of endometriosis and while diligently searching for a cure absolutely must take precedence over research that instead focuses on the physical appearance and sex lives of patients!! Seriously, I don’t understand how a study like this even gets funded. Let alone published in a major medical journal. In the meantime, millions of women and girls the world over are living with this serious illness. A study such as this not only misses looking at the many crucial topics of interest to anyone serious about researching endometriosis but it takes resources away from looking at what truly needs to be studied.

I can think of many useful topics for endometriosis researchers to investigate. Studies that focus on the physical appearance of endometriosis patients do not make that list. I find it offensive that doctors at a university are conducting such research and I find it even more appalling that a medical journal such as Fertility and Sterility is giving the study legs by publishing it.

At the risk of sounding redundant, I will ask again… Why not study prevention of endometriosis? Why not find the cause(s) of it? Why not study how to improve the treatment options for the millions of women and girls living with endometriosis? Why not study improving fertility in those endometriosis patients struggling with infertility? Heck, why not (gasp) study to find a cure for endometriosis?

The women and girls living with this illness deserve better than this. An endometriosis study where doctors spend time rating physical attractiveness is not my idea of a meaningful use of time or resources. We deserve better than this.


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December 1, 2012   18 Comments

A Holiday Time Re-Post

Originally posted 12/20/2010 with the title:

Family, Facebook, and Frenzy:
A Holiday Infertility Meditation



Today’s guest blogger, Dr. Diane Rasmussen, is chronically healing from multiple illnesses including Stage IV endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), hypothyroidism and lipo-lymphedema. She has never been pregnant. Her inability to conceive naturally was confirmed when she was forced to have both fallopian tubes removed (one in 2008 and the other in 2009) due to endometriosis-related complications. A professor, she loves both research and teaching.

As Jeanne noted in her wonderful last post, this is a stressful time of year. We’re told (and, for some reason, we believe) that we’re supposed to maintain a big smile full of magical holiday cheer while we host a delicious dinner for friends and family, bake fattening cookies for the office party, buy the perfect gift for the dog groomer, play Santa to our kids…

Wait a second! I can’t do all that! I mean, I don’t have kids!

“Why don’t you have kids?” a woman I had just met asked me recently.

“I can’t have them due to severe endometriosis,” I replied tersely. You’d think I’d be used to this now, I thought to myself. But I never get used to that question. I also never get used to the fact that people with children sometimes assume my schedule is more flexible than theirs, or the fact that people who don’t know the real story probably think my husband of seven years and I are waiting for some inconceivable (pun intended) deadline to start “trying,” or the fact that my friends with children must think I really want to see Junior’s mug-shot-of-the-day every time I log in to Facebook. (Note: if you are my Facebook friend and you do that, I may have hidden your updates some time ago.)

However, those are all mere annoyances. Speaking personally, the time it hurts the worst is when I go to a worship service. All the children are asked to come to the front of the sanctuary to hear a story, and then we have to sing to them as they head to their classes after the story: “Go now in peace/may the spirit of love surround you/everywhere you may go.” But I can never sing: by the time the story is done, I am crying too hard to sing, although I do hope love and peace surround them. It’s not their fault I can’t have a child, after all. That said, their presence makes it difficult for me to attend services, despite the (theoretical) idea that one goes to worship services for spiritual renewal.

Could it get any worse? Cue the holidays. “Christmas is for children,” we’re told. The kids are performing holiday pageants, the toy department at your favourite discount store is overflowing with games and action figures, and your co-workers are all conversing excitedly about the trips they and their kids are taking over the break. Or their kids are coming home from university for a few weeks. Or their kids are bringing the grandkids home. Or whatever.

If you are reading this post seeking answers for how to get through the holidays, I’m not sure I have any concrete advice for you. I struggle with it myself, and I just want December to be over so we can get back to “normal” life. As a childless-by-choice friend suggested, the only sensible ways to get through the holidays are either (1) remaining under general anaesthesia through January 3, or (2) checking into a luxurious hotel with no phone, good books, and room service.

Just don’t forget the underlying message: especially during the holidays, family makes everything worthwhile, and if you don’t have a family of your own, you have nothing.

Wait a minute. Is that true?

I have a supportive husband who sees me as a person rather than a mere baby-making machine, wonderful friends, a Chihuahua who curls up by my side every night, and a rapidly developing career that I love – so many reasons for gratitude! On the other hand, I have multiple chronic illnesses that frequently inhibit me from living life as easily as others do, and I lost my wonderful dad to frontal lobe dementia in May 2010, an absolutely devastating personal loss that will never leave me.

But no matter how I examine my life, no matter how much I ponder my strengths, my weaknesses, or both, I always come to this conclusion: I am more than my (in)ability to have children. And, if you want to be pregnant but are not, you are so much more than that too.

We are definitely the sum of our pasts and our present selves. Sadly, I am watching so many people I know struggle. I know people who have had multiple recent deaths within their inner circles, who have gravely ill spouses, who are going through divorces, who may not be able to see their children (even though they have them), who simply cannot keep up with the societal expectations of the season, and so on. So many of us are just doing the best we can to get through it all right now, whether we can’t conceive, or the fruitcake got burned…

Lately, I’ve been struck by the devastating situations that children face at this time of year (and all year, for that matter). My nightly news broadcast keeps reporting that local charities do not have nearly enough toys for all the children that can only get holiday presents through donations. I have also seen a series of advertisements for a foundation seeking money to buy medications to treat leprosy in impoverished children. So many parents worldwide do not have jobs, or homes, or grocery money.

And then I think, I’m not rich, but I do have a job, a place to live, and a stocked kitchen. And I suppose I could think, It’s not fair! I could provide for children more easily than they could, and they have them! But, in actuality, I’ve been thinking, you know, there is more than one way to “mother” or “father” in this tragic world, and we can all start today…

As I conclude this post, I want to return to the subject of my wonderful dad, who would have turned 68 on December 15. He worked hard, played hard, and made people happy with his kind nature and silly jokes. He exemplified the kind of person I strive to be, and I hope he is watching me from wherever he is with pride. The twist? He was my adoptive father, but I never thought of him that way, and I’ve never known a more loving dad. Of the countless lessons I indirectly learned from him, the most important was that your “family” is by no means limited to blood. I’m not suggesting adoption is the answer for everyone, and I’m not diminishing the devastating loss we all feel with infertility. But I wouldn’t exchange my life (or either set of parents) for anything.

That said, I do believe that we are all one family on this planet, and as my favourite band U2 once brilliantly sang, “We get to carry each other,” a fact that us humans frequently fail to remember. And this particular family is what makes everything worthwhile, and if you don’t have your Earth family (and, hopefully, some love and peace to go with it), then you have nothing.

A fate even worse than not being able to post your own sonogram photos on Facebook.


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November 22, 2012   2 Comments

Father’s Day: Infertility, Quality Of Life – Research On Couples

In thinking/reading about Father’s Day and infertility, I came across an interesting research study. I thought I would share the link to it here for those who are interested. Too often, researchers have not looked at the couple as a whole (when studying the impact of infertility on quality of life).


To read the abstract, click:


The full text article, ‘Congruence of quality of life among infertile men and women: findings from a couple-based study’, can be accessed:


Father’s Day can be a time of grief and sadness for those who have suffered loss (such as infertility). If someone you know is struggling with such holidays, consider asking if there is anything you can do to be supportive. Each individual and couple is unique. The best way to know how to provide support is to ask.


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June 17, 2012   No Comments

Mother’s Day: Tips From RESOLVE Chat

On what is the eve of Mother’s Day (at least here in the United States), the link below may be helpful to some readers here:



My thoughts go out to anyone who is struggling (or has in the past) with infertility, pregnancy loss, insensitive comments from people, and the time/energy/stress involved with investigating, paying for, and pursuing family-building options (of all sorts) in the face of infertility. My thoughts go out to those who are childfree-not-by-choice.

Given the statistics, it is highly likely that you know someone (or multiple people) who are struggling with infertility. Many people dealing with such struggles are very cautious about sharing this information. If someone has entrusted you with information about their struggle with infertility, I think it’s important to be be mindful of how excruciatingly painful it can be. Mother’s Day is one of those especially difficult times for many. Please try to remember those who are coping with such situations.

Last but not least, Mother’s Day can be difficult for others who are not struggling with infertility. For those who lost a mother or a child, it can be a very painful time. Each year when I do a Mother’s Day post, someone I know online points out another life situation that makes this weekend emotionally difficult for them. There are many such situations. The point I wish to make is that I think it’s very important to remember how difficult this weekend can be for some people and to support them in any way possible. Thank you.


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May 12, 2012   2 Comments

National Infertility Awareness Week 2012

It is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). Often, when we read about infertility online we hear about the struggle of those who are actively trying to conceive… or perhaps about life after a struggle with infertility that includes children. However, there are many others whose stories with regard to infertility may not be heard quite as often. I believe it’s important for the voices of those who are childfree-not-by-choice to be heard as well.


Please take a moment to check out what Lisa wrote here called:


It’s important to increase awareness of the many ways in which infertility impacts men and women. I appreciate Lisa sharing her perspective on her blog and wanted to share it with my readers.


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April 25, 2012   4 Comments