For those wanting pointers on what to say/not say to someone with infertility, this article is pretty good (the Mothers Day thing is a bit weird to me though)
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22-05-2012 20:57 #81
22-05-2012 20:58 #82
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22-05-2012 21:27 #83
Great thread! Had to reply to this one!
My worst so far . . . when I was lying in bed unable to move after EPU went horribly wrong and not knowing I was bleeding internally. My mum had called an ambulance and after waiting over an hour in agony they finally get there and ambulance officer starts asking questions. I say I've been for an EPU that morning. amblance officer " Oh what do you need IVF for your so young?" WTF??
I was very grouchy and normally wouldn't say anything but pain does absurd things lol.
But the worst is most of the time just uncomfortable silence or awkwardness from people.
22-05-2012 21:53 #84Senior Member
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23-05-2012 08:29 #85
Renvid - Well Said
Knomie - Renvid summed it up well. We don't hold it against people for saying the stuff they say. I am sure we are all aware of the fact that many people simply don't know what to say and are just trying to make us feel better.
The idea of this thread is not to have a go at people for saying annoying things, simply to share them and to have a laugh. Anything that lets you have a laugh, whether you're IVF or not, can't be a bad thing.
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23-05-2012 09:39 #86
I heard so many of these. Even got the holiday suggestion from MIL who knew at that time that DH had no sperm.
And it doesn't stop after getting UTD either. I now get "Two for the price of one!"
Ummm ... no. The best possible spin on it would be two for the price of 7 (fresh ETs), or of 8 (stim cycles and EPUs), or maybe of 11 (embryos transferred), but not of 1.
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23-05-2012 10:37 #87
A silly girl I work with, when she found out I was having surgery to have fibroids removed: "Oh, once you have them out you'll get pregnant just like that! I can tell you're very fertile just by looking at you. You have the right body shape for it."
WTF? At that time we had just found out that DH has azoospermia - although she didn't know that. But regardless, stupid comment.
My boss, recently, when I just had a miscarriage: "Oh, but they expect that for the first cycle, right?" Ummm, not really - but thanks for trivialising it.
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23-05-2012 11:24 #88Senior Member
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I dont know if this comment from a jerk at work who's gf just got pregnant was to do with ivf or being a lesbian but he seriously thought I was not entitled to maternity leave even though I would be carrying the baby???????? This same guy then went on to tell me how I was insane to put my life at risk because his gf relative died from ivf because some drug gave her cancer and she died during her cycle.
23-05-2012 13:00 #89
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