Unresolved But In Transition

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First and foremost, I need to say a huge HELLO! to all of you. I realize I've been MIA here at The Infertility Voice website as of late and when I got a comment on an old post today wondering where I'd went, I knew it was time to come back to this space. So firstly, me, Larry and the Knish are just fine. Promise :)I've been largely silent ... [Read on...]

MIA (Again) Thanks to My Thyroid (Again)

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For the record: hypothyroidism BLOWS. A ranty thyroid post ahead.And of course, my half-Japanese* self gets the fancy Hashimoto's variation, where my body slowly eats away at my thyroid, leaving an endocrinological nightmare in its wake.*Being half-Japanese has nothing to do with whether or not one gets Hashimoto's - I just think it's ... [Read on...]

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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: worst amusement park ride ever.

Yeah, that would be me right now.My thyroid is a shitshow right now. Just got my TSH panel back from yesterday's bloodwork and it's officially the lowest it's ever been: 0.09. Even though we like my TSH to be low, that's not necessarily a good thing. In fact, it's way too low. Remember how this summer, I felt like I was losing my mind a little ... [Read on...]

A Visual Guide to Our Insurance Madness

Navigating Our Insurance Options

I know I owe everyone an update post about how BlogHer Entrepreneurs was. (It was amazing.) And I have lovely pics to share from getting to meet two other bloggers IRL this weekend. (They were amazing). And I know I promised on my Facebook page that I've got a post brewing about what infertility patients can learn from entrepreneurs. (It will be ... [Read on...]

Welcome to IComLeavWe!

iComLeavWe March 2012 Join the Conversation

  If you're here visiting from ICLW, welcome! It's been a while since I've participated and it feels good to get back on the comment horse again. For those new to ICLW, it's a great opportunity for ALI bloggers to connect with one another through comments. You can get the full scoop on how to participate over at Mel's place.The Quick ... [Read on...]

Checking in on My Lady Bits: A Doc’s Appointment Update

So when I'm not posting about the State of THE Uterus, I thought it was time for an update on the State of MY Uterus.(Previously, on Keiko's Uterus: An Overdue Post About My Lady Bits.)Since we changed health insurance providers in November, it was time to see a new doctor. As much as I would have loved to stay with previous doctor, he wasn't ... [Read on...]

A Chronic Illness Confessional

This is a difficult post to write today.Living with a chronic illness is not easy.This post isn't about the Pain Olympics. I'm not here to say that one chronic illness is worse than another. It's just like our infertility diagnoses; there isn't truly one that's "worse" than another because it's such a relative term with the same result.In ... [Read on...]

A second opinion on everything, really.

Doc Awesome: Artist's rendition.My second opinion appointment went really well yesterday. The staff at the clinic were very professional and rather friendly. I tweeted from the office that the patients sitting in the waiting room, however, looked a bit somber, but I can't blame them. It just made the contrast between the friendliness of the staff ... [Read on...]

NaBloPoMo: And so it begins.

30 posts. 30 days. It's NaBloPoMo time, people: National Blog Posting Month.I think it's time to build off of my 7 posts in 7 days bit and move to something more advanced. I know I wrote recently that I should man up and do NaNoWriMo (also starting today) but I just don't have the energy. But blogging? Blogging for 30 days? I can do that. This is ... [Read on...]

June ICLW: Elementally Speaking

Howdy! Thanks for stopping by for June's ICLW. (Learn more about the ICLW here and see how you can sign up for next month.) I've got a few previous ICLW intro posts to get you up to speed: ABC's of Me (November 2009), April 2010, and May 2010. For this month's intro, I think I'll try something a little different: looking at my life right now ... [Read on...]