Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm Out...

I jumped out of the Infertility Closet...sort of.  My friend had the following status:

"Infertility is a heart-wrenching, faith-questioning, relationship-testing, life-altering experience. April is Infertility Awareness Month. Whether a friend, a family member, a colleague or yourself has fought through this difficult fate that MILLIONS of women are fighting day in and day out...post this as your status if you or someone you know has walked to hell and back for the chance to be a MOM. ♥"

So I posted it as my status.  I know it doesn't officially identify me as an infertile, but it is by far the closest I've ever come to telling my "dirty little secret" to the masses.  I hope I don't regret this impulsive decision.

10 comments:

Lindsey said...

Go you! You are brave and sometimes its so refreshing to be "out of the closet."

Endo_Life said...

I put this as my status last week. I was very pleased to see quite a few friends repost it.

aliciamarie911 said...

I just re posted this on my facebook! I'm glad you "came out"...I'm proud of you!

Ants said...

Ooh Good on you!I saw a few friends had that up too and I would have like to post it as mine to 'come out' to a few people that don't know as well, or even just to stop and make the friends that DO know-really think about it. Hubby wasn't so keen though and I can understand that-a lot of his family are on FB too. But I think it's awesome that you did it!

New Year Mum said...

Fantastic... love how it's written and would put it on my status too but literally deactivated my FB account a few days ago !! Great that awareness month is spreading the word and hopefully one day none of us will feel like it's a secret to hold anymore. Love always xoxo

Christina said...

You are braver than I am in this! I've seen a few times in my feed and have thought about posting it as my status, but chicken out each time.

Maybe I can talk myself up to it or just click it before thinking about it here soon. Keep us posted on the responses you get!

amiracle4us said...

I love that this is going around. Any awareness is better than none :) Good for you for standing up!

Christina said...

Update! I went ahead and did it. It's 11pm and maybe it will be hidden in people's feeds? but it is up there and out!

China Doll said...

I feel like I should do this but my bloke wouldn't appreciate it.. he's much more concerned about keeping our IF as quiet as possible. Good on you for posting xx

Princess Wahna Bea Mama said...

Yeah Christina, Endo Life and Aliciamarie! Please write an let me know how it worked out for you. I'm curious about how this all goes for people.

China Doll and Ants, I can completely appreciate your DH not wanting it up. My husband didn't freak out, but he didn't know until after the fact. Had I talked to him about it ahead of time, he probably wouldn't have been keen on the idea, either.