Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Taking care of myself

Bent-not-broken's story brought tears to my eyes:

Reading her story I realized that in the past 15 years of my life with infertility, there have been like hundreds occasions like that one. And not even once was I saved by a kind coworker! Nobody noticed my pain, my sadness.

Or perhaps they did but just didn't care.

I loved her coworker's advice about taking care of yourself. I think that for the last few years I have been doing that pretty successfully.


  1. I loved Bent Not Broken's post too! I loved it so much. I hate that she was in that situation, but I love her co-worker and what she did for BnB. It's so easy to feel invisible. It's so easy to experience excruciating pain while in a group of people without a single person noticing/realizing. I love BnB's co-worker, and I love how BnB wrote about the experience. I wish we all had such a kind co-worker in our lives.

  2. Thanks for the link, Klara.
    BnB's story brought tears to my eyes, too. There aren't many people out there who get it and actually react in a way that is helpful.
    Yes, you are taking care of yourself successfully, and not only of yourself :-). I am very grateful to have met you here!

  3. You're right, I don't know that I've ever been saved like that, even surrounded by good friends who know my history. And yes, these days, I try to rescue myself. After so many years, it's now possible for me to do that.

  4. I loved her post too! It's amazing the difference a kind word &/or gesture can make in our lives.