I was just writing an email to a friend where I was talking about the worst part of infertility being, for me, the feeling of unproductivity and all that goes along with it. I have always been a go-getter, a doer, an accomplisher, over-achiever, etc. and infertility really has thrown me for a loop.
Without being able to re-produce, I feel useless, worthless, and meaningless. It was a LOT worse when I was unemployed and infertile, but I am noticing that my over-working is definitely an overcompensation for my inability to procreate life. It's what keeps me sane - knowing I am contributing in other ways, and living a productive life while not re-producing.
But I was interested in seeing what others feel is the worst part of their infertility. Aside from the obvious "not having children to hold" thing, what is/was the worst part of not being able to conceive for each of you? Please share your thoughts whether you are currently infertile or were infertile at one time, I'd love to hear them!