Monday, August 16, 2010

Yes, we're still open

Sorry for the gap in posts. To be honest, life got busy. While I wish Fertility Socks was my job, it's not, it's my "hobby". Life took over for a bit, but I'm taking more control of my schedule and getting Fertility Socks back up to speed.

Some updates:

  1. I developed a huge backlog of requests when I was short socks. I have socks now, but...
  2. I am getting a PO Box and changing the way socks are donated.
  3. I need new printed literature with the new address on them
So, hang on a bit. If you requested socks, I am doing my best to get them to you ASAP, I promise. Us infertile girls are good at waiting, right?

XOXO,
Emily

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dion not pregnant

Despite their earlier announcement, Celiene Dion (note how I did not make a "greatest singer in the world!" joke) and her husband are not pregnant. It's a pain too many of us know.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Socks going out slowly

Just wanted to let everyone know that socks are still going out, but slowly - I am really limited by postage. Please know that I am trying hard to get all of the socks out ASAP. (If you get your socks and you're already pregnant, wear them to OB appointments!)

Thanks for all the generous donations - thankfully, we're not short on socks!!

-Emily

Monday, October 19, 2009

Unused cancer meds can be donated, law says

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33381630/ns/health-cancer/

Great idea! Do these exist for fertility drugs?

Because, as anyone who doesn't have insurance can tell you - they're not cheap.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Keep the requests/donations coming!

This week, husband and I will be working on another mass mailing of socks. We are backlogged a bit, but hope to make a huge dent in our waiting list.

Keep your donations coming (socks and stamps!) - they're really in demand!

Friday, October 9, 2009

As if

In the "this person has no idea what they're talking about" file....

This article on Chip Chick (which I generally enjoy reading) claims that using a new device called DuoFertility that monitors basal temps will help you "will help you get pregnant without the expense of IVF".

Reasons why I give the article a FAIL:
  1. If the only reason a person isn't getting pregnant is timing intercourse, they don't need IVF

  2. This device costs $789, but essentially gives you the same information as a $5 basal thermometer (granted, more readings, but remember - you're not supposed to focus on individual readings but the general trend of your BBT curve plotted out)

  3. Somewhere, right now, a well intentioned friend is sending this article to someone struggling with conceiving for reasons other than timing intercourse.



Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Good thoughts for Jill

Jill had lucky (and last) embryo #7 transfered yesterday. Good thoughts for her and everyone else in the same boat!