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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
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Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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Tuesday
May272008

Nothing to see here

It was four weeks yesterday that I had the miscarriage, and it's a milestone that's whapped me upside the head. I'm not doing so well, folks. Who knew? I thought by now I'd be moving on, and instead I'm right back where I started. I'm hoping that with therapy and time and some helpful pharmaceuticals, I will regain the ability to move through the day and its many challenges without crying or  unleashing my rage at some unwitting bystander (oh, my poor husband).  If posting is somewhat light over the next couple of weeks, you won't stop coming here, will you? Of course you won't. Stop nodding like that.

I've tried to respond to all the amazing emails I've received, but some have slipped through the cracks. And I'm realizing that taking care of myself might mean not spending hours giving back to everyone who was kind enough to open up to me. So if you don't get a response, please know that your email (and/or comment) was read and appreciated, and that I would write a response if I weren't so busy watching "What Not to Wear" episodes and staring at my hands. I lead a rich, full existence.

But did you know? I actually managed to compose my Alphamom column for last week, somehow. And that's not all! As you may have noticed over on the right-hand column, over there, I'm in the anthology "Sleep is for the Weak," (the best title ever in the history of anthologies, if you ask me) edited by the infinitely capable Rita Arens. I'm proud to be in such excellent company, and so glad that Rita persevered in her quest to get this book out. I can't wait to read it.

Reader Comments (106)

Hang in there! You are doing great considering that you can still write. Your readers are all here for you and you thank them by continuing to post entries. Your writing certainly helps to lift my day. Take it a day at a time soon the sun will be shining bright again. Take care! (^_^)v
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteramigurumigirl
My husband died almost two years ago, and while I've come a long way, and appear "fine" to everyone around me, I still have moments where I feel like it just happened yesterday. But while I still think of him every day, his death doesn't consume all my waking thoughts anymore -- it's his life I remember, and how happy I was when we were together. You'll get there too, I promise, even if it takes longer than other people think it should, even if it takes longer than you think it should. You will get there.

*hugs*
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa
I'll keep reading through the good, bad and ugly. Take care!
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShellie
a happy belated birthday to both of you - & happy anniversary!

congrats on wii. we just became the proud parents of guitar hero 3. it's horrid on the eyes (when played for 3 hours straight,) but i'm now a rock star, so i don't care.
June 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkat
I'm so sorry to hear about your miscarriage, Alice. I've been facing a battle with infertility for the last almost seven years, and these situations are so difficult. People tell you time will make it better, but even that is so hard to hear sometimes. I'll keep you in my thoughts.
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlemonologie
Hi Alice,I feel for you and your family. i have one wonderful boy but a few years back we were trying for another. I found out I had cervical cancer. My uterus was removed and I was bereft(still am sometimes). I just had to get up each day and go through the motions. you may not even get this because this is an old post but i felt the need to reach out. Just to say your not alone. The medicine helped me but it was not a cure for my deppression, I still sometimes cry when I have friends who are pregnant, seeing diaper commercials whatever, there is just a button in me that gets pushed at times.Good luck, stay strong and reach out as you are so you don't feel isolated.Love from Colorado cancer survivor
July 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjo

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