Wednesday, August 25, 2010

West Side Story = Infertility Therapy?

Maybe it's the fact that I am smack in the middle of this whole IVF ordeal again, and thinking about infertility often now. Or, maybe it's the fact that I try to relate every song I hear to however I am feeling at the moment. Or, maybe it is that I LOVE me some West Side. But, it is probably all three reasons combined that cause me to find three of the songs from my favorite musical apropo for dealing musically with my struggles of infertility.

I have already demonstrated the appropriateness of "Something's Coming". But, how about these:

"You wanna live in this lousy world? Play it cool."
"I wanna get even"
"Get cool!"
"I wanna bust!"
"Bust cool!"
"I wanna go!"
"Go cool."

I've decided not to tell my coworkers about this round of IVF. I feel like I have to constantly "play it cool". But I wanna BUST! So I bust cool.

And then I listened to "Somewhere":

I just think about Chris and me, and how all we have to deal with this crappy lot in life is each other.

"There's a place for us, somewhere a place for us. Peace and quiet and open air wait for us somewhere. There's a time for us. Someday a time for us. Time together with time to spend, time to love time to care. Someday. Somewhere, we'll find a new way of living. We'll find a way of forgiving. Somewhere. There's a place for us, a time and place for us. Hold my hand and we're halfway there, hold my hand and I'll take you there. Somehow. Someday. Somewhere."


  1. Ok, I'm about to put my west side story dvd in! Thanks for the clips and be cool :)

  2. Great post! Hang in there girl! I know it gets rough. I told whoever I felt comfortable telling and it worked out well. The people I told were there to console me during the hard parts and there to cheer for me during the good parts. After our first appt to see the heartbeat I had three co-workers waiting at my desk for the news! It was so nice to have supprt. I am still crossing my fingers for you! Hoping with all that I have that this will be it!!!! Btw, I drove by the ITAP place at lunch today. Had no idea it was there!