While I wait to hear back from various people about various things, I have taken to doing some more rearranging of the deck chairs on the Titanic. For instance:
1. I changed the subtitle of my blog to reflect our current reality. For those of you who do not remember (who would?) it used to read “40-something adventures in IVF and trying to have another (living) child”. That was the hopeful me. The innocent or blissfully ignorant me. I was also trying to warn readers who might be triggered to know I had a living child. Forget the niceties, it’s all business here now (wait until you see my promised post about the RI report on my various immune issues).
2. I have spent an inordinate amount of time reading and watching videos about reproductive immunological issues, treatments, arguments and counter-arguments. My brain hurts but I feel better than I did when I knew less and was very confused and overwhelmed. I try to look at it as an investment, much as I would when working with an expert for a case that were going to trial or in which I had to cross-examine another expert. In those situations I rely on the expert, my Type A personality and my pride (who wants to look stupid in front of others by messing up complicated stuff?) to develop a certain working knowledge and vernacular to assist me in helping my client(s). Here, I’m my client. And my client’s counsel. No, I am not in therapy for this.
3. I updated my “About” and “Timeline” pages. They needed it.
4. I have sent an email asking Mel at Stirrup Queens, keeper of the world’s most comprehensive IF-related blogroll to move my blog to the “Diagnostics Room” from the “Loss Room”. If I am going to take the time to study reproductive immunology as a hobby now, I may as well try to share the wealth of knowledge (I said knowledge, not understanding, though I am working on it) with others. I hope this assists other women in wasting less time, money and emotional and physical health than I did. I don’t know when Mel will get around to that, but I trust she will eventually.
And that, my friends, is it for today. Thank you all for your support and kind words lately. I truly appreciate every single one of you and your kindness.