Monday, February 18, 2008

Eeeeek!

It's not the first time I have been "out there" publicly about our issues with infertility. There was a newspaper article that came out just over a year ago when I started a local support group. But this article - as a promo for the upcoming fertility forum has got me a little freaked out.

Please tell me what you think. I can always reframe things a bit during the forum.

Oh, note the other panelists. They have added a PhD - one of the first to test Bisphenol-A (how is that for a coincidence?) and it's affects on fertility.

I have a bit of an inferiority complex. Panel of experts: MD, MD, PhD, Victim

What was I thinking?!

17 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh, I think it's good!!!! I love the last sentence, especially. Bravo, girl.

Foreverhopeful said...

Wow Kami, I'm so proud of you! I think its so great what you are doing and I wish I had even an ounce of your courage. You just have to talk about your experience and people know you are not a dr or scientist. Just be yourself and speak from your heart. You're going to do great and I wish I could be there.

Fertilize Me said...

Good for you! Good Luck

Leah said...

I don't know what YOU were thinking, but I know what the infertile women in the audience will be thinking. They will be thinking, "Thank goodness they have someone here that truly understands me. She won't quote medicine or statistics or protocols in a detached, textbook manner. She will speak from the heart about the emotional toll of infertility that none of those other clowns could possibly ever comprehend."

I wish I could be there in person to cheer you on (what's the opposite of a heckler -- a groupie?), but know that I'll be there in spirit!

Lori said...

I'm so proud of you! I know you are going to kick some doctorial booty if necessary.

B said...

I can understand feeling a little timid around those smarty bottoms but remember - you are an expert in the experience of it! (And they probably wouldn;t have a freakin clue on that one).

.... give me a "k"
"K"

give me an "a"
"A"

give me an "m".........

m said...

Absolutely agree with Leah. If I were in the area, I would go to see YOU. I think you should be incredibly proud of yourself. Can I hype the event on my blogs?? Please?

stacyb said...

Kami what a wonderful, brave and important thing to do. you will help so many women out there with your words.

i'd say you have a ph D in infertility, and first hand experience like yours allows you to speak in plain english to women, couples etc.

You're going to be great.

MrsSpock said...

I don't think you need to reframe things at all. People will most likely be interested in hearing what YOU have to say. When it comes to experiencing infertility, on that panel YOU are the expert. I can't wait to hear how it goes...

Ann said...

This is fabulous! You are so brave for doing this. The article seems very sympathetic, which is great--so much better than the sensational crap that's around these days.

And you got top billing!

Babe* said...

I like it too.

I agree with the other posters....YOU ARE THE EXPERT!!

I say go forward with your head held high girl.

katedaphne said...

Ditto the others, in this case YOU are the expert. Also, I don't like thinking of you as a victim. More like: Survivor.

onwardandsideways said...

You go, girl! You will be fabulous, as I said before, there is something in your speaking voice that carries very well, I think will come across wonderfully. Don't change a thing here. And bravo to you for speaking out. Have fun on the show. I think in many respects, you'll be the 'star' as you're the one who is brave enough to go where many women have not, will never tread. So enjoy the experience! I will definitely download it once they've posted on their site.

chicklet said...

Nicely done, bravo for doing it!

luna said...

just wanted to chime in here to say yay you! I think it's great that you are putting yourself out there and sharing your story. I agree with everyone else who would come to see YOU. there is NO doubt that YOU are the expert here. I wish I could get spokane radio in SF.

and yes, bisphenol-A apparently does some nasty things. interesting how it's in baby products and all kinds of other common plastic items we're all exposed to...

~luna

sara said...

Congrats on your up coming event. You will do great. Don't worry about all the others there...what people need is a voice from someone who has been there and that they can relate to! Good luck!

Irish Girl said...

Kami, I'm coming in late here but I have to say I think this is amazing. So often I've wished for the strength to share my story, our journey, all the heartache we've been through. It's such a shame that we aren't supported by our society like others who face a devastating diagnosis. Maybe if more of us had your courage to speak out things would change. Thank you for giving us a voice.

And girlfriend, in my opinion you're the expert on that panel. Let us know how it goes, ok?! I know you'll do a fantastic job.