Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Monday, May 9, 2011

You know what makes me angry?

Ignorance.

Something I just can't tolerate at all.  I think it's fine if someone is uneducated about something, but is willing to learn more about it.  Or if someone believes one way, but is still willing to hear the other side of the story.  But I absolutely cannot stand people who judge others or make idiotic statements about things they know nothing about.

Let me tell you the background on this little tirade.  We caught an episode of Quints by Surprise tonight (it came on after Sister Wives which we really like.  And I kinda think it looks like fun to grow up as a polygamist kid even though I never would have thought that before this show came on.  I still can't imagine sharing my husband, even if it would be nice to have more help around the house.)  Back to the story: my husband wondered what IF treatments they went through to have the quints.

Went to the TLC website and looked it up (it was through donor sperm IUI) and saw a comment at the bottom of the screen that might as well have been in red flashing letters with stars surrounding it.  It read,

"I don't see how this would be a surprise when you have help having a baby. everyone knows you will get at least 3. if not your just stupid....."

Not only does this guy's complete lack of punctuation and capitalization drive me bonkers, but let's talk about ignorant.   He obviously hasn't dealt with infertility.   He hasn't sat before a doctor who tells him that he might never have a family.  He hasn't held his wife's hand while she learns that her baby doesn't have a heartbeat.  He knows nothing of medical conditions causing infertility, treatments meant to create families, and the emotional turmoil surrounding it all.    This guy would not be my friend in real life. 

I'm not even going to get into why that comment was stupid and completely based on crap.  You all know why.  It just irritates me that I live in a world full of people who are so uninformed about a disease that affects 1 in 8 couples.  And what is this a-hole doing on the website anyways?  Is he a big fan of the show, even if he doesn't have a flippin' clue what he's talking about?

8 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, preach it girl!! What a first rate idiot!! I think we will always face ignorance based on how we built our family. It is what it is, but sometimes, you just want to hit someone!

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  2. Sigh. There are so many ignorant people in this world. When it comes to infertility, it seems like ignorance is usually followed right be complete insensitivity--a GREAT combo.

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  3. It's sooo frustrating! And that this guys feels so strongly about it that he went to the website and left a comment? People are crazy in the scary world! Man!

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  4. Amen, sister! Too bad he's allowed to reproduce.

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  5. WHATEVER! I had three IUI's and by this guy's math I should have six children by now. What an idiot.

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  6. His comment is just too much ignorance, but it's totally funny that his lack of punctuation was part of your rant! It totally bugs me, too! :)

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  7. If only it was that easy. I'd have 15 kids by now. The ignorance of people regarding infertility is amazing!

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