My new egg donor has SYPHILIS!
You read that right, the STD!
It’s a long tale of antibodies and a donor who may have lied about having ever had it and what the FDA will and will not allow. All very confusing and I won’t write more because I’m not really sure I understand it myself. When she called to tell the donor about this, the donor gave a very “stoic” response and asked what syphilis was.
What the hell else can happen reproductively to kick me while I’m down?
I almost laughed when the coordinator told me because of course, OF COURSE my donor has syphilis or the antibodies or may have had it a long time ago. OF COURSE.
The donor agency lady said in 10 years she’d never seen or heard of this happening before. So it happens to ME….of course it does.
I could feel myself becoming angry, bitter and jaded as the coordinator talked. Not at her or the donor but at the universe or destiny or whatever. I really feel like quitting…I mean really, how many signs does it take for me to get it through my thick skull. I’m simply not meant to do this.
But I’ve already paid all this money…and the coordinator and donor agency lady encouraged me to find yet another donor and move forward.
This one will probably come up with whooping cough or the plague.
OMG….FML!!! And I don’t use those acronyms lightly.