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Friday, November 03, 2006

Call for Help # 2 (or maybe higher--I've lost count)

I've been adding to Operation Heads Up and created a little explanation post that shows the format. There are still many more write ups that I'd love to have on the list. While some write ups may be long if it describes an intricate procedure or has numerous personal tips, others may be extremely brief.

To volunteer to do a write up, email me at thetowncriers@gmail.com and let me know which one you can do. Also, email and let me know if you want to add a write up topic to the list. Anything you think people ask about on the bulletin boards is fair game--it doesn't have to be connected to treatments or testing; it just needs to be connected to infertility or pregnancy loss. Therefore, adoption is a great umbrella topic that lends itself to many write ups--a heads up about a homestudy (with personal tips to help calm the reader) or your rights during an adoption reversal would be very helpful.

Here are a few that I came up with when I looked down the list of what is already listed in the side bar. Again, please suggest others either by leaving a comment or emailing me directly.

IVF (FET cycle)
Choosing a donor (for donor egg or insemination)--the process, tips, trouble-shooting problems
D & C
Natural miscarriage (what to expect, problems that could arise)
Testicular biopsy
Varicocelectomy
OPKs (how to use)
BBT (again, how to do--a tutorial of sorts)

What else am I missing? And what will you write? Don't be shy--you can keep your write up anonymous if you wish. Just email me the write up using the set format. I'll post it and add a link to the side bar. But let me know before you start writing in case someone else has already started the write up.

Thanks!

5 comments:

Lut C. said...

Operation Heads Up is a great inititiave to get some basic information out there for newcomers.

I was wondering whether it would be a good idea to encourage the author's to add some of this information to Wikipedia.

There is so much information on the net, that newcomers drown in it. Blogs usually aren't the first thing they come across.
Wikipedia is THE place to get a clue about things you know nothing about.
I go there all the time.

What do you think?

C said...

What about diagnosis categories? PCOS, septated uterus, blocked fallopian tubes, male factor etc... What to expect when you receive the diagnosis, treatment options (details of which are in other Operation Heads Up posts), and personal experiences.

I'll happily volunteer to do one on infertility caused by PID scarring.

s day said...

I agree with C, I suffer from PCOS and would love for that to be Heads up category.
Also I just want to thank you for your website. I was tearfully explaining to my husband that I feel so alone and I don't feel like anyone understands my feelings. I stumbled across your website that very night and it has been a life saver. I am learning not to feel guilty for my tears and inner pain. I already have my Pomegranate bracelet on. Thank you so much.... shannon

K said...

hmmm i'd contribute. Male factor IF? the luck of the first timer?

baggage said...

I could write some things if you want. Adoption..some TTC stuff.