January 12, 2010
Aahhhh! I’ve just been outed – by myself! I don’t know what I was thinking, but I was on FB this morning and saw a status update from a good friend of mine (and fellow infertile) who just recently adopted a beautiful baby boy. The message?
Put this as your status if you or somebody you know has suffered BABY LOSS or INFERTILITY. The majority won’t put it on, because unlike cancer, baby loss/infertility is a taboo. Break the silence. In Memory of all the ~Angel~ babies gone too soon but never forgotten, and the babies who were not possible but are so loved. Amen!
Before I could think too much about it, I pressed copy and paste and now that’s my status update as well. First of all, I’m not big into FB updates, and second of all, I’m pretty sure I don’t want ALL of my FB “friends” to know that I’m infertile…but I think awareness is important enough that I sucked it up and did it.
I’m not even a particularly private person about the things we’ve been going through – all of my best friends, and even some of my acquaintances, know that we’re going through IVF, but it’s really scary to think that everyone will know. I guess I’ll just focus on the “you or someone you know” part and not talk about it with anyone I don’t want to.
Eek! I hope this doesn’t backfire.