Laughing IS Conceivable: One Woman’s Extremely Funny Peek into the Extremely Unfunny World of Infertility
An easy, fun, laugh out loud book that blames nobody (except “infertility”, the bastard)
If you’ve read my blog, this book is a bit different. While the blog (http://laughingisconceivable.com) is written in present day, the book was written while I was in the throes of infertility and undergoing treatments. While some things are exaggerated somewhat, almost everything I experienced during infertility, the feeling that I’d lost my mind, my discontent with my insurance company (I think I actually use the word “hatred” in the book…several times in fact), my frustrations with medical office staff, my aggravation with people asking annoying questions and offering useless advice…
And yet oddly enough…this is not at all a negative book… The point of the book is to allow people going through infertility, doctors and medical and non-medical office staff, the friends and relatives of those with infertility…and anybody else who feels overwhelmed by life in general… a place to go.
That’s what this is… a place to go…to vent, to spew, to empathize, and mostly to laugh.
If you’re dealing with the despicable ordeal that calls itself “infertility“, you are likely (and justifiably I might add) angry, sad, depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, annoying, overbearing, and generally unpleasant to be around right now. Maybe you can’t laugh at you right now…so laugh at me being angry, sad, depressed, anxious, annoying, overbearing, and generally unpleasant to be around.. . I don’t mind.
And if you’re a staff member at a medical facility who works on a daily basis with dozens of infertile people and you love helping your patients but it naturally wears you down day after day dealing with people who are angry, sad, depressed etc etc etc. Maybe you can’t laugh in your patients’ faces….That might be unprofessional (not to mention career-ending)… so laugh at me being angry, sad, depressed, etc etc etc…I don’t mind.
And for infertility sufferers who just haven’t yet figured out a way to explain your infertility or your horrific bouts of being angry, sad, depressed etc etc etc to family and friends or you have explained it over and over and you feel like the message is being sent but there’s nobody home to sign for it…Let them laugh at me being angry, sad, depressed etc etc etc……I don’t mind.
And if you are a family member or friend of someone going through infertility and you don’t want to deal with (and justifiably, I might add) your loved one’s bouts of being angry, sad, depressed, etc etc etc…or you really are concerned but it’s just too uncomfortable to quiz them about it like you’re Alex Trebek (“I’ll take ‘Mood Swings’ for $200 Alex”)…laugh at me being angry, sad, depressed etc etc etc…. I don’t mind…
Many people who have read and enjoyed the book and blog have no personal connection to infertility. While there are definite references to treatments, medications, and procedures, I don’t believe that anybody reading either the book or the blog will feel left out. My general theme in all my writing has always been: “The Idiocies of Life We All Endure and How Humor has Saved Me Much Angst Through All of Them”… and I hope my book will save you some angst as well.