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Dec. 3rd, 2005 @ 09:29 am Stolen from luv4peanut
So, what do you think people would say to you if you were paraplegic instead of infertile...

Someone in making_babies posted this today. It's completely hysterical to anyone who ever had or has trouble trying to conceive....

* As soon as you buy a wheelchair, I bet you'll be able to walk again!
* You can't use your legs? Boy, I wish I was paralyzed. I get so tired of walking, and if I were paralyzed I wouldn't have to walk anywhere!
* My cousin was paralyzed but she started shaving her legs in the other direction and she could walk again. You should try that.
* I guess God just didn't mean for you to be able to walk.
* Oh, I know exactly how you feel, because I have an ingrown toenail.
* Sorry, we don't cover treatment for paraplegia, because it's not a life-threatening illness.
* So... when are *you* going to start walking?
* Oh, I have just the opposite problem. I have to walk everywhere I go!
* But don't you *want* to walk?
* You're just trying too hard. Relax and you'll be able to walk.
* You're so lucky... think of the money you save on shoes.
* I don't know why you're being so selfish. You should at least be happy that *I* can walk.
* I hope you don't try those anti-paralyzation drugs. They sometimes make people run too fast and they get hurt.
* Look at those people hiking... doesn't that make you want to hike?
* Just relax, you'll be walking in no time.
* Oh do my legs hurt, I was walking and walking and going up and down the stairs all day.
* I broke my leg skiing, and was on crutches for weeks, and was worried I'd have a permanent limp, but I'm 100% healed.
* I'd ask you to be in my wedding party but the wheelchair will look out of place at the altar.
* You're being selfish, not coming on the hike with us, and looking at all of my track & field trophies.
* Don't complain, you get all the good parking places.
* If you just lose weight your legs will work again.
* If you would just have more sex, you could walk!
* You don't know how to walk? What's wrong with you? Here let a real man show you how to walk!
* You are just trying too hard to walk. Give up, and then you'll walk.
* Here, touch my legs, then you'll walk!
* Just take a vacation, and the stress-break will be sure to get you walking!
* When *we* were young we only had to worry about having to walk too much.

And I bet a paraplegic going to a bookstore doesn't find books about paralysis stacked next to all the books on running...

Oi, I giggle at the silliness...*g*
Who does she think she is?
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Date:December 3rd, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
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That is funny, and sadly true.
Of course, we had a different problem, I could get pregnant like crazy, it was the pregnancy itself that almost killed me, both times.
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Date:December 3rd, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
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But you see, for those of us who can't get pregnant, we'd be willing to risk our lives to have just one, if we could...
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Date:December 3rd, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
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Yes, it must be difficult, and it's something I don't know... Which is why I'd never give someone else advice on how to pregnant or ask why they don't have children.
While Jim and I had to give up our dreams of a large family, we at least had our two, and I don't mean least in the way they were least, they are the greatest two ever and I'd never give them up to be able to have a dozen others. It's just sadly ironic I couldn't stop getting pregnant, both times I was on birth control ... but the pregnancy themselves stopped me from having more.
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Date:December 6th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)
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You know, that is so true, and at times even my hubby doesn't understand. Because of my bad reaction to the first round of IVF, he's really nervous about any other attempts. This is our last full round, but dammit, I'm making sure I'm going to try.
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