Wednesday, October 15, 2014

819th Issue of the LFCA

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point of Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership. Anyone can submit news to LFCA by clicking here.

Lost and Found is open to anyone in the
infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, pregnancy-and-parenting after infertility, assisted conception, living child-free after infertility or loss community (as well as anyone I inadvertently missed on that list). Please support the list as well as anyone posting announcements below.

Connections Abound

  • Loss Remembrance: Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  Please light a candle at 7 pm.
  • IComLeavWe: the October list is now open.
  • Question: Ann writes, "My friend's 19-year-old daughter was finally diagnosed with PCOS at the Mayo Clinic after months of severe pain and many doctors who couldn't help. Her pain was better for a few months, but is now out of control again. She is missing most of her college classes and begging to have her ovaries removed. Can anyone share their experiences with PCOS this bad and offer solutions or advice on how you curbed the pain? Is there something they could be missing? She is running out of doctors and options for a normal life. Thank you!"
  • Book Tour: You're invited to sign up for a virtual book club for the new book "Finding Zoe" by Brandi Rarus. Lori Lavender Luz has often led adoption-themed book discussions, but with this selection there's an added twist: Deaf Culture. Everyone is welcome, whether you have a blog or not. Sign up soon and start reading; the discussion takes place in early December.
  • Project: Unpregnant Chicken writes, "Unpregnant Chicken is adding a 'Squawk Box' to her blog! This will be a place where she will post other infertiles stories so that they can give/get support. Interest in the project has been awesome but in order for it to work she needs your submissions! Stories can be anonymous, but don't need to be. Should be 1-3 pages in length (12pt font) and be personal in nature! Tell us your struggles! Tell us how you finally succeeded! Tell us funny anecdotes from your appointments or treatments! SHARE! Submissions can be sent to: Remember October is Resolves month to #GiveVoice to infertility. Let's help Unpregnant Chicken with that goal!"
  • First Time Reading the LFCA: If this is your first time reading the LFCA or you need a refresher about how the LFCA works, please read this post. It has everything you need to know about getting your news in the LFCA.
  • Quicklink Resources: Regular ALI Blogroll: If you would like your blog added to the ALI blogroll, please email me directly with your blog url and category pick. More information about being added is contained in that link. Password-Protected Blogroll: If you would like your password-protected blog added to the blogroll, please fill out the form.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES (celebrate your birthday or blogoversary with the community. Send me date at any point and I'll post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • Belle Haven Drive/Allison managed to keep her little girls in her until 27+5, but the following day she lost one of her girls. She could use some support right now.
MISCELLANEOUS SUPPORT AND CELEBRATIONS (scary scans, anxious waits, OHSS, and a host of other reasons why these bloggers could use some additional support right now. Also, celebratory retrievals, transfers, and other good news)
  • How to be Infertile writes, "October 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day. Please support and help remember these Mommas and their Angels through this month and this special day. To support and celebrate this day, light a candle in remembrance of an Angel. Send these Mommas some extra love this month and especially on this day as it is hard."
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company. Blurbs running underneath the "new" line are from this week, and the ones above that line will disappear on Sunday. Please do not re-list bedrest blurbs.
  • None Today.
  • None Today.
  • None Today.
Read and Support


S said...

Would like to offer some support to Belle Haven Drive/Allison, but the link just takes me to my Blogger dashboard. ?

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Sorry about that! It dropped in weird code. Just fixed it.

Wehaf said...

For Ann's friend's daughter: I have several friends with PCOS who found significant relief after going on a strict Paleo diet - no sugars (including honey, agave, maple syrup, etc.), legumes, grains, starches, or dairy, only vegetables, fruits, and meats/fish. Loren Cordain's books are a good start. I'm sure it won't work for everyone but some people's lives have really been transformed by it. It's a tough diet to follow, especially at the beginning, but if it works I am sure it will be worth it. Good luck.

Ann said...

Thanks, Wehaf! I really appreciate it!