Author Archives: fpapaleo

Hope

When enough is enough? This is a question I have felt having the answer for many, many times. An answer I felt conviction in giving, even though I sensed a painful guilt in admitting it. An answer I felt logic, … Continue reading

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Common Wisdom

I must have been looking for couple’s infertility treatment in the wrong places, as my logic for deciphering common wisdom recommendations led me to believe that the best spot for us to get pregnant should have been a SPA. Tranquil … Continue reading

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Pain Scales

On a scale from 1 to 10, how much does it hurts? This is a typical question, and a very valid one, Doctors, Nurses and Health Practitioners would ask anytime one is in pain. Physical pain. According to the fictitious … Continue reading

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Confusing Unique Bunch

When it comes to couples infertility, I feel that yes: we are unique. Oddly unique. Hopelessly unique. Confusingly unique. I was taught at school, and got reassured through life, that all humans are different, unique individuals. Good? Bad? Indifferent? Until … Continue reading

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Happy Ice Cube

A happy ice cube. That was me over 15 years ago. And I was living in Brazil, so no reference to the dreaded Canadian winter here… Shiny, squared with rounded edges, confident that no matter how full a glass was, … Continue reading

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There is nothing like home…

I think I found where “home” is when it comes to our infertility treatment. But, before I reveal its address, let me put a few things in context… I was born in Brazil and came to Canada when I was … Continue reading

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Strawberries

Couple’s infertility has made me a better person. Yes, I strongly believe in that. As I also believe that the world is a gigantic strawberry…  My friends and family would normally say that in reference to my sometimes almost naïve … Continue reading

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