So I was working on a frivolous post but decided that these are just not frivolous times.
The past few days have been really hard for some fellow bloggers.
So many of us are told to consider donor eggs and that will work for us. We're given statistics and lectures. Over on the high FSH boards it's called "the speech." Many of us who get the speech fight hard--first to receive treatment because we still have hope (however small it may be) that we can have a genetic child, then we struggle to accept the donor option as a good one for us, then finally to find the best agency/donor/clinic.
We're told that once we make the decision to go donor, things will get easy. They should. They really should. But they don't always. Wessel writes about this with her characteristic eloquence and says it far better than I.
My dear friend Teendoc (Liana) over at Welcome to the Dollhouse got some bad news about her donor. This is the THIRD donor she has chosen. One got taken, one was a virgin and now the last one is pregnant. It's hard enough to choose to do donor eggs. Then it's hard to find a donor you like and feel a connection to...much less three donors. I know she'll find another donor but this is a lot to have to deal with.
And the lovely Wessel struggled so very hard to find her donor only to have the clinic screw it up and allow her to overstimulate. We're all hoping she'll be able to cycle while she's still on summer vacation.
The wonderful Bee over at Hard Boiled Egg: A Donor Blog just got bad news about her quad screen and level 2 ultrasound. She's been suffering mightily with morning sickness and hasn't been posting much. She could really use our support now.
My mom always says "I never told you life was fair." I can accept that. But does it have to be THIS unfair?