For once, “Day 1” is not referring to any kind of cycle timing and that feels completely bizarre.
In this case, Day 1 is referring to the first day of my medical leave from work following my spectacular crash.
It is also Day 1 of National Infertility Awareness Week in the US. This year the theme is “Start Asking” (#startasking).
I realized on Friday that I need to start asking for help and that’s what I have done.
How fitting, then. Here we are on Day 1 and I am starting by asking for help and I want to encourage others to start asking for help.
A brilliant post by Sarah over at Infertilty Honesty got me thinking about the trauma that comes with infertilty and she referenced this article about how fertility treatments put women at risk for PTSD – half of the women in the study met the official criteria for PTSD. That’s a huge statement. That’s time to #startasking for help.