Have you heard about all the books being born from the ALI community? We’re pretty darn fertile in the pages department.
- There’s The Land of If: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options by Melissa Ford.
- There’s Silent Sorority: A Barren Woman Gets Busy, Angry, Lost and Found by Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos.
- And now, So Close: Infertile and Addicted to Hope by Tertia Albertyn (which actually came out awhile ago, but us just recently available on this side of the Atlantic).
Melissa has organized a book shower (which officially starts tomorrow) for Tertia’s new arrival, and everyone is invited to fete her. This post is my contribution to Tertia’s newest addition and triumph, and I throw out this question and answer, inviting you to comment on the same.
Q: The title for the book as well as the title of Tertia’s blog comes up on page 97 when she explains that she can’t give up because she’s So Close. One of the most difficult things about infertility can be figuring out which path out is best for you and how long to stay on it. No matter how many cycles you’ve done, no matter how many failures you’ve had, how do you know that the next one won’t be THE one? How do you know when to stick with the plan and when to try something else?
For Tertia, staying the course paid off — once with twins and now with a third baby, due soon. This is out of 13 assisted cycles.
Has Tertia’s experience been true for you? That you didn’t or will not give up because you were/are so close?
Or did you switch tracks, as I did, when you assessed that you really weren’t so close, and that you’d better cut your losses on one path and find another?
Please comment with your answer:
And one other shower question:
Share your thoughts around that.
Congratulations, Tertia. You do our community proud.
The book shower formally starts tomorrow over at Stirrup Queens. Check in there so see what the other guests bring to the table.