April is a CNY Fertility Center patient and has been on her journey to fertility for approximately two and a half years. April will share candid stories and a unique perspective on the fertility challenges many women and couples face. CNY Fertility Center has locations in Syracuse, Albany and Rochester, NY.
Week Thirty Five: Groundhog Day…. Again
There are many parallels between Bill Murray’s famous movie, Groundhog Day, and my journey to fertility. I often feel as if I just keep doing the same things and getting the same results, over and over and over. There seems to be no escaping the fertility cycle of appointments, blood work, negative pregnancy tests and the like. I can relate to Bill Murray’s feelings as he slams down his alarm clock hoping, against the odds, that this is the day – the day that it will no longer be Groundhog Day. The man does everything in his power to escape the somewhat humorous and extremely aggravating repetition he must endure for quite sometime.
Along the way, Bill begins to have a bit of fun though; he learns a new language and how to play the piano. Once Bill finally makes some personal realizations, he is able to wake up to a new day, February 3rd. Eventually, Groundhog Day does end for Bill Murray, and our journeys to fertility will end as well.
Whether the little critter sees his shadow or not today, spring will eventually arrive. We may still have to endure some gray days and blustery snow flurries, but in the end, spring will make its appearance and the winter doldrums will fade away. Perhaps we need to view our fertility journeys in a similar manner. Yes, the start of each new cycle feels like a repeat of exactly what happened one month ago. Yes, the constant doctor appointments and blood tests can become demanding and monotonous as we go through one more month of procedures. At some point though, this month will be the last month and the next blood test will be a positive pregnancy test. Bill Murray hung in there until fate resolved itself and we simply have to do the same.
Please do not forget though, that in the midst of Bill’s repetitive Groundhog Day experiences, he did have some fun. He wooed a lovely lady and learned some insightful lessons along the way. Do not forget to have some fun as the winter season progresses and spring works its way into our weather patterns. The daffodils will be blooming before we know it!
Peace and blessings,
April all Year
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