So often, we hear about the tragic battle of a couple's infertility from the woman's perspective, but Dan Majesky of Cincinnati has written an epic Facebook post that shares the struggle to conceive from a man's perspective that has gone viral, Cosmopolitan reports.
The Facebook post, over 3000 words long, shares Majesky and his wife Leah's struggle to get pregnant over the course of three years.
At the same time moving, sad and funny, Majesky shares the journey they took to try and get pregnant, including rounds of medical tests, hormones and finally intrauterine insemination.
Majesky explains, "Are you aware of what happens to people when their hormones go out of the norm? They are not happy. Unless they are happy, in which case, they are very happy. There is no mild. There is no average day. Her job was to feel like her brain and soul were on fire."
And after a joyful pregnancy success, Majesky and his wife suffered a devastating miscarriage.
He says, "I’ve felt time stop before. Car accidents, falling off a fence, a mountain bike jump gone wrong. I have not felt the vertigo of infinity like when we were told our baby was dead...The world isn’t going to stop. We all get up and go to work. Because it happens. People lose babies all the time. Miscarriage. But no one talks about it. No one gets on Facebook and tells their friends. It’s specifically why you wait to tell anyone."
At the end of the post, Majesky joyfully reports that he and his wife are pregnant again, ready for their first obstetrician's appointment later that day.
And then Majesky updates readers with the most wonderful news--everything went OK at the appointment.
He says, "Everything went well. Arms and legs and moving around. We’re very excited, but I’ll be holding my breath for 26ish weeks. And it’s a girl. Not that gender matters! But we’re going to have a little girl! And I am stoked. We are stoked. We are pregnant."
Read Majesky's full post above.