Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I Found Them!

Just yesterday, I wrote about how I hadn't come across very many blogs addressing egg donation.  Well, I found them thanks to STIRRUP QUEEN'S extensive blogroll!!  All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you for pointing me in the right direction!

I am really looking forward to reading these blogs from people that have decided to move forward using donors.  I am mainly interested in learning:
  • How they came to their decision to use a donor
  • How did they pick a donor
  • What have they told their family and friends and what was their reaction
  • How did the process go
  • Will they tell the child and if so, at what age
  • Have they experienced any issues as the child gets older and how others react if/when they find out how he/she was conceived
A lot of these questions may not even be talked about in these blogs, but I am excited to find out.  I feel a little guilty even asking these questions because they are incredibly personal.  Whether these questions get answered or not, I am simply just excited to potentially have someone to learn from and communicate with that has, or is, experiencing the same thing I am going through with using an egg donor.

Don't get me wrong though, I SO appreciate all the blogs that talk about infertility in general.  I have read through a few blogs entirely from start to present, following their journeys through IVF.  Mostly I enjoy reading the success stories, because that is what I hope my story becomes.

10 comments:

  1. This is what blogging is ALL ABOUT! I am so glad that you have been connected in with some bloggers who may be able to answer your questions and possibly understand you a lot more.

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    1. Yay! My first ever comment on my blog! Thanks for stopping by. I'll have to come visit you too :)

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  2. Hi from ICLW...thats great you found some blogs that can help answer some questions...it really helped me!!!

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    1. Happy ICLW! Yes, I love learning from others how they have dealt with different things and being able to take comfort in the fact that I'm not the only one that has experienced different things like the side effects of the meds for example. I thought it was just MY body reacting so terrible to the Menopur, breaking out in rashes, etc. Haha! Now I know it's not just me and it is common! Something I wish I knew before hand, not because I would have changed anything, but at least I would have been prepared.

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  3. Happy ICLW and good luck with your readings! Mel's lists certainly are a sanity saver!

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    1. Happy ICLW to you too :) Yes, I am so grateful for that list and for ICLW to help me get connected with others!

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  4. Greetings from ICLW! It's amazing isn't it, when you can find so many others in your position when they're apparently non-existent in real life?

    Well I'm not on the egg donor track but I'm a fellow IVFer.. nice to meet ya. ;)

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    1. So nice to meet you too! I can't wait to visit your blog as well. It truly is amazing to have this blogging world available, where we can share our common experiences. I would never wish IF on anyone, but at least we can take some small comfort in that we aren't alone.

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  5. Hi from ICLW. My husband and I had settled on doing donor eggs but now it looks as though it won't be an option for us.

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    1. Hi Rebecca! I visited your blog. You write with a great sense of humor. I'm looking forward to reading more. I'm sorry to hear that your options have been limited. I wish you all the luck in the world, no matter what it takes.

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