Thursday is Advocacy Day, and I am sad I can't be there. There's nothing that would make me happier than to march up the steps of Capitol Hill with thousands of other men and women and bitch about ovaries, uteruses, and testes for an entire day.
All joking aside, Advocacy Day is a big deal, and I've always wanted to attend. It's a day that allows us to send a message to those on the outside that says: "We are important, and we have a voice."
I've been working on a letter to send along with an awesome friend who is attending, and I'm having trouble writing it. (Yes, I'm actually having issues writing down my opinion. Who ever thought that might happen?) So, I thought I might get some inspiration from all of you, and - in a sense - create an open letter on this blog about what YOU want said on Advocacy Day. I will include the link to this post in my letter, because I think it's crucial that EVERYONE has a voice and that there is no finality to what we bring to Capitol Hill on Thursday. We need to provide lawmakers with a living, breathing, every-changing testimony of our experiences. I'll also post the letter here when I've completed it.
What is the one thing you would say to your lawmaker about infertility? What do we want them to know not only about the disease, but also about our personal journeys?