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When I was asked to be interviewed by Valerie at Eggsperiences, I was confused. After all, the title of her blog is “All Things Egg Freezing.”
I didn’t freeze my eggs.
I didn’t contemplate freezing my eggs.
I didn’t even know that much about egg freezing when I would have ideally frozen my eggs.
I agreed to the interview, but was nervous after doing so. I’ve been here before. Telling my secondary infertility story to people who felt they could not relate because I already had a child, and desired a second.
When I questioned why Valerie’s listeners might be interested in my story, she simply said that she wanted to expose her listeners to all types of stories. Not just egg freezing.
And when I enlightened her to what’s referred to as the Pain Olympics, she was flabbergasted.
“All pain is valid,” she said. “That just doesn’t seem right.”
And I agreed.
She even spoke of this in a recent blog post.
Tomorrow my story will be featured on Eggsperiences on the “Stories,” page. I will post the link when it goes live.