Thursday, May 6, 2010

This N That

As National Day of Prayer draws to an end, I've just shared my thoughts on Mother's Day and resources for infertility/loss related to this holiday on Harvesting Hope from Heartache™.

The Women's Health Hero voting has been extended from May 7 to May 14, so please feel free to continue sharing my profile link! We are up to 200 votes and currently in second place. On a very liberal website, I don't see these votes so much as being personal votes for me, but votes speaking affirmation of the gift of life when my profile is paired against several abortion-advocacy and other feminist nominees. (There are also some very cool and worthy profiles listed there, and I've actually added my own vote to several other profiles, but most of the lead vote counts are currently going toward abortion-related women.)

Here's a writing challenge I hope to enter, if I have the physical energy and mental focus in do the writing in the next few days: Hope to Cope with Pain

One day left to take advantage of a 10% discount on Affordable Mineral Makeup™ over on my InnerBeautyGirlz page. :)

And related to CFS/XMRV, here's a rather technical, but interesting and important letter from Judy A. Mikovits, PhD, Director of Research, Whittemore Peterson Institute, Reno, Nevada (whom I consider a personal champion in my battle for health) to the editors of the Bulletin of the International Council for CFS/ME.


Rebecca said...

Interesting that I posted a comment here a couple of weeks ago and it's since been deleted. I didn't say anything derogatory, offensive, or spammy, but rather was trying to open a valid discussion about how women also experience painful losses in abortion. I came back today because I saw that the Our Bodies, Ourselves contest has ended and wanted to see the results. I'm disappointed that you've deleted my earlier comment since it seems you're not willing to engage in a real discussion about all facets of reproductive health and how it impacts women and families across the spectrum -- even when abortion may seem like the only option.

My sister experienced multiple losses (two miscarriages and a live birth at 21 weeks to a daughter who died in her arms about 40 minutes later). They are tragedies and it would be nice, for once, to find a community of people who would support her in dealing with those losses without also judging or condemning her for being pro-choice.

Jenni / Jennifer Saake a.k.a. InfertilityMom said...

Rebecca, your last visit was to one of my other blogs and your comment, along with my response, remains at Again, I am very sorry for the pain your entire family has experienced in the deaths of your nieces/nephews. I did attempt to contact you directly, both after your original post and again today, but your profile has no contact information so I can only reply via these comments.