Sunday, April 28, 2013

778th 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

  • IComLeavWe: the May IComLeavWe list is now open.
  • Writers Wanted: The Infertility Voice is currently seeking 2-4 regular volunteer contributors dealing with infertility who have their own blogs and who are currently unresolved and are either in treatment, in the adoption process, or in the family-building decision-making process. Contributor applications will be accepted through April 30th.
  • Project: Kathy is excited to have launched the newest series on her blog, "Secondary Infertility Stories!" Her first profile is of her friend Sommer, who is the author of the first blog she ever read (Just One More..., and was Kathy's inspiration behind starting her blog. In the coming months Kathy plans to share more interviews, this being the first, with those who have dealt with or are still dealing with secondary infertility, in an effort to raise awareness of a disease that affects 1 in 11 couples, or approximately 4 millions Americans, and accounts for about 50% of all infertility cases, according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2006), as well as to help those cope and find hope who are still in the trenches.
  • 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.
NEW BLOGS (started in March or April 2013)
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.
  • Kat had just found out that there is no heartbeat at her 7 week ultrasound and a most wanted baby after IUI, IVF, ectopic pregnancy, tube removal is now not coming home and she is heartbroken. She needs some support.
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)
  • Amy is home from having her gallbladder removed.  As she recovers, she is trying to stay positive about a suspicious bump on her kidney. 
  • Helene's rainbow baby Joshua, will be turning 2 years old in about 5 weeks. He loves animals, so she had planned on taking him to the zoo that day, but she has just received the devastating news that the eye cancer that he has been fighting since he was 7 months old is taking over. By his second birthday, he will either be blind in one eye, or in the hospital undergoing his second round of intra-artereal chemotherapy. It is a fairly new treatment which has proved to be successful in certain cases of eye cancer, but it involves significant risks and side effects, and she and her husband have 1 week to make the choice. More than ever, they are in need of love and hope, so please take the time to send some their way.
  • Kaitake and her husband have just had a successful surgical sperm retrieval. This post documents the procedure in detail. Come over and celebrate with them as this is the first success they've had in their IF journey!
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.
  • Congratulations to Panamahat, who welcomes her long-awaited son (born via surrogacy) into the world!
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