Who doesn’t just love social media sites like Facebook and MySpace! An infertile doesn’t, that’s who!
Sure social media sites are great for re-connecting with old friends but they also can drive an infertile to complete insanity. Maybe you’ve decided to take a little Facebook vacation because you can’t stand hearing about former colleagues, high school classmates all SCREAM about their pregnancies on Facebook. Do you really need to see another photo of your friend’s nipples, especially when it’s attached to a baby’s mouth!
Fortunately, you can refer to ‘The Infertile’s Guide to Social Media” for appropriate online behavior, infertile style.
LinkedIn (a professional networking and career site)
Your Profile: Jane U. Terus is a seasoned marketing professional, with 10+ years in the industry.
As you will see she is no longer employed b/c she got fired for missing too many hours of work due to endless fertility treatments and appointments. She’d like to be employed, but is really looking for a job that let’s her work part time, allowing ample time for surfing the internet, especially during the 2ww. Oh, and if you have health insurance fertility coverage – sign me up, she’ll work for free.
Update your status, infertile style.
“Just inserting my finger into my cervix trying to determine if it’s period blood or implantation.”
“Looking at the toilet paper for the 40th time today!”
“Brainstorming about excuses not to attend your daughter’s first birthday party.”
“Re-ordering my husbands fertility vitamins, again. I refuse to buy the 6 month supply because we just won’t need them for that long! (it’s been 14 months).”
Four Square (social/stalker like networking site that lets your followers know your exact location)
“I just arrived at morning monitoring of my lady parts, 666 Ovary Drive.”
“I’m headed to my third pharmacy to source my fertility meds, Knock Me Up Pharmacy, 81 TTC Lane.”
“I’m in the stirrups, being inseminated, hopefully making a baby, 92 IVF Road.”
“I’m in the bathroom having a meltdown, based on what i just saw in my underwear, Your work bathroom 87 Icanconceive Lane.”
“I’m at the drugstore buying tampons and ovulation predictor kits, 54 Lowspermcount Crescent.”
Reason suggested by JaneLee at Suggest a Reason. JaneLee can be found crying on the toilet at 87 Infertilitysucks Road.