Tuesday, September 4, 2012

most amazing thing ever (cross stitch ed.)

OK-- so sorry if I throw around phrases like "most amazing thing ever" a bit too much, but SERIOUSLY. This is the most amazing thing. Ever.

I am so, so, so thankful for my fellow fertility-challenged blog-friends on like...a daily (if not hourly) basis. The support, the commiserating, the understanding...it's unbeatable. 

And also-- the humor.

A little while ago my friend Jennie sent me a picture via email. Jennie and I go to the same RE practice, although we see different doctors. Still, our experiences with the practice have a lot in common, and we regularly commiserate and compare notes. But today's email was definitely the first post-appointment-update-letter I've received from her that immediately had me in tears. Of laughter. Seriously.

Apparently while waiting in the exam room (the doctors don't share exam rooms, so unfortunately, I'll never get to see this for myself), she had some time to admire the wall art. And admiration quickly led to closer investigation, which led to (I'm guessing) hilarious laughter and picture-taking. And she shared the picture with me, and I'm sharing with you (with Jennie's permission). So without further adieu, may I present to you: The Best Wall Art A Reproductive Endocrinologist Could Ever Hope For.

Lest you be distracted by the kind sentiment in the center of the art, let me redirect your attention to the smaller words printed in the border. To quote Jennie, "It's like someone just randomly picked a lot of reproductive words and stitched them in there!  I found it really funny.  Only someone with reproductive issues would be familiar with a quarter of them."

So to you, my sisters in the trenches...I hope you find your favorite hormone/organ/procedure listed in the border. For those of you lucky enough to not know what any of those words mean...feel free to Google. And for anyone artsy enough to think they might want to make ME a similar cross stitching...by all means, get started.  

PS. Anyone wanna hazard a guess as to how her doctor GOT this art? Well-meaning aunt? Finally-pregnant patient on bedrest? Awkward med school roommate?


  1. Wow! Somebody worked really hard on that. Makes me feel like I'm wasting my infertility years watching tv and shopping when I should be doing something more productive like creating fertility themed paper mache or piecing together a quilt featuring mini squares of all the IF procedures I've had done. Nagh, shopping sounds more fun. But that picture is hilarious!

  2. 1. That is amazing - thanks to you and Jennie for the smile!

    2. Funny that you gave a shout out to Jennie in this post, because she sent me the sweetest email today (had never talked to her before that).

    3. The words in the border remind me of the randomness of the word search I created for you... except mine was a random word search meant to be discarded after completion, and this was a permanent creation.

  3. All I'm saying is that he should be thankful the "v" word didn't show up on that thing...

  4. Wow! That is amazing...seems like it had to be a very proud Aunt or Grandma who stitched that one of a kind (I am guessing there is no pattern for that, anyway!) work of stitchery art!

  5. If you really really really want one I (or a good friend of mine) could likely duplicate this one but you need to be really sure!

    Maybe I (or my friend) could come up with a better Erika-inspired design.

  6. Hehehehehehe...........hehehehehehe :)

  7. Wow! Somebody worked really hard on that. It almost makes me want to make other fertility themed crafts like a patchwork quilt depicting the various procedures I've undergone.

  8. A- Oh my WOW!

    B- CORPUS LUTUEM caught my eye first... seriously?

    C- I feel that it's awkward to need a cross-stitch thingy in your office to back up your credibility as a physician...isn't that what a diploma is for? Props to him or her for supporting the crazed stitcher.

  9. I'm so glad I could bring some quirky humor - especially for those of us who know what these words mean!! He did have another cross stitch in the office that was covered in pink and blue bunnies. However, I think we can all agree that it's not even remotely strange, relative to this piece of art.

  10. I snorted my coffee!

    I'm going to guess that there was a (finally) pregnant patient who has a grandma or aunt that was SO excited they made this amazing cross stitch for the doc.

    That is my story and I'm sticking to it!


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