Tammy Miesner

Tammy Miesner recently joined the blogging community, combining her passion for writing and experience with infertility on her personal blog Womb Wasteland. She enjoys spending time with her active duty hubby and fur babies (two cats and a dog). Her interests include photography, reading, and genealogy.

Tammy Miesner recently joined the blogging community, combining her passion for writing and experience with infertility on her personal blog Womb Wasteland. She enjoys spending time with her active duty hubby and fur babies (two cats and a dog). Her interests include photography, reading, and genealogy.

A yo-yo in the wind—that is what I am. I rise, fall, and sway between bitterness, anger, indifference, and hopefulness. It is not working out exactly as I hoped. I'll explain why in just a moment. First, let's catch up. My baseline appointment went fairly well. I ...

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This is not how I should be feeling on the eve of my baseline; is it? The butterflies in my stomach are at war. They are not lightheartedly flitting about in happy anticipation.

No—they are bouncing violently from one side to the other like spastic super balls. Meanwhile, doubt and hopelessness are swirling around in my head. Amidst ...

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Do you know that annoyed, frustrated feeling you get when you highly anticipate your favorite series’s season finale only to succumb to the writers’ ultimate revenge—the cliff hanger? Yeah, well, I have been hanging onto the side of that cliff for some time now. It is getting old, but the end is in sight.

Monday is my baseline ...

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Some people think there might be a petri dish involved in the IVF procedure, while others expect a doctor will insert my husband’s sperm into my uterus. The latter is false and is part of a procedure called an IUI. The former is true.

In vitro fertilization is the process of fertilizing an egg outside the human body. This may occur ...

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My parents, sister, and I sat down to play Pinochle (an awesome card game, by the way), and in between winning the bid and playing for tricks, my sister asked, “So, exactly what does IVF entail?”

I thought my family understood the procedure—apparently not.

Why should I be surprised, though? A lot of people do not ...

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Numbers. They are everywhere.

They float around in my head like balloons precariously tethered to the tip of my mind. They vary in quantities and meanings throughout any given year and there is one for nearly everything you can imagine. Some pop under the pressure, others just slip away.

(A few must be ...

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Christmas. The holiday season, what dances in your head when you think of this time of year?

Maybe sweet treats, treasured traditions, houses outlined in dazzling lights, or a fresh pine tree adorned with sentimental baubles and strewn with tinsel? Perhaps you are one of the few with actual sugar plums hoofing it in your head. (What ...

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My soul is that of a writer’s. I have known this since I was a child, writing intricate stories on lined paper, happily holed up in my bedroom for hours. Nothing is quite so sweet as a blank page where anything is possible. I suspect it is for this reason I often replay past experiences, analyzing their minutiae, or consider in great detail ...

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All projects, including significant life changes, have start-up costs. Having a baby is no exception. When we first set out on our trying to conceive journey, we made a list of the basic baby gear we would require: crib, stroller, highchair, etc. Our list taught us two things: 1) babies need a lot of stuff and 2) that stuff is expensive. A ...

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Many years ago in an anthropology class, a professor proposed the purpose of life is simply to procreate, pass our genes onto the next generation. Clearly, anyone can argue there is much more to life than procreation. That complicated philosophical debate aside, though, what then is my purpose as an infertile?

Apparently, it is to ...

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