Skip to comments.17 Million Frozen Sperm Await the Perfect Moment
Posted on 11/17/2017 4:28:26 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Every other month I receive two vials of frozen sperm in a nitrogen tank, which is then emptied, the vials labeled and kept frozen until the exact time of month Im ready for them. This window of readiness is brief: 12 to 24 hours. When I detect that ovulation is imminent, the vial is defrosted. Ninety minutes later, 17 million sperm are inserted into my uterus via a catheter.
I do this because I am 39 and single and my craving for a child eclipses everything else, including my secret fear that this process will be successful.
The donor I have chosen is tall, well educated, lean, laconic, a chemical engineer who researches renewables. Hes a cyclist, they tell me, who clicks down the halls of the center in his special cycling shoes. Affable but not warm. His mothers people are Tatars, Muslim nomads from the Central Asian Steppe. I like all that he seems to represent: intellect, precision, hardiness, planetary repair.
One week each month I pee daily on a test strip and wait for either an empty circle, which means the window is closed, or a smiley face, indicating an eggs imminent release.
At a bachelorette dinner for a friend in late July, I met Sadie. She was loud, brash, a presence. From across the table, I overheard her describing plans to drive south for the coming eclipse, and a deep longing welled up inside me.
If you have space I said.
By the wedding on Aug. 6, I was two days late, my breasts sore and engorged. A pregnancy test came back negative, but I was certain it was wrong. I felt swollen with a secret, sacred hope.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Her knight in frozen armor.
There’s a very old Gahan Wilson cartoon I haven’t been able to find an image of online. In it, a deformed, twisted old man chuckles as he walks down the street. In the background is the sign for the fertility clinic he has just donated to.
I’d post it if I could find it. Does anyone remember it?
Selfish. In a word she is selfish
But...but...she values “intellect, precision, hardiness...and most of all...’planetary repair’.
OMG - I can’t imagine spending 5 minutes with this mass of self-absorbed narcissism, let alone making the trip she described for the eclipse.
I don’t remember it but I was a great fan of Gahan Wilson so your description allows my mind to create the image with no problem. Also makes me LMAO...
Let me guess the kid’s name: Ali Tatar Salat?
By the grace of God, no child should be entrusted to this weirdos care.
Modern women nightmares. What more to say? Good lord.
He is going to be on the hook for child support payments. Never volunteer to do this for someone. Courts and she will screw you over.
Everyone is. Some are worse than others.
The people who have kids because they want them, and the people who decide not to have kids, are both doing so because of selfish reasons. Both do what they want to do.
Everyone does what they do or dont do out of motivated self interest.
I read the article, and I think the donor is, fortunately for him, anonymous.
In the animal reproduction world, natural service is ALWAYS more effective than frozen. Just sayin’.
That was one bizarre article.
So I’m presuming she had sex with the guy in the hotel and then he vanished.
She never says if she got pregnant either.
I know a woman in her 40’s who so desperately wants a child, that she is doing the same artificial insemnation thing.
At $1200 a crack AND her insurance is paying for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good grief! The writer sound like a creative writing assignment written by a high school student.
There is a reason she's dating a turkey baster ... I just can't put my finger on it! lol