PICKING UP THE PIECES AFTER INFERTILITY, IVF, AND DEPRESSION
At twenty-one, I was diagnosed with infertility. It took a decade to prove the doctors wrong.
At nineteen I suffered my first ovarian cyst. Two years later a doctor declared I’d never have children. After a decade of being dismissed as a hypochondriac, I was diagnosed with endometriosis, chronic ovarian cysts, a diseased Fallopian tube, and uterine polyps. My reproductive organs were a mess, and the constant pain was unbearable.
Too stubborn to give up, I became a woman on a mission.
Three surgeries and two cycles of in vitro fertilization later, we had our first daughter. A quickie while she was at school gave us our second.
Infertility Sucks is an honest peek into how I put myself back together after infertility, IVF, and the depression that followed.