Thursday, March 23, 2006

Infertile LOST Fans (possible spoiler)

Ok, how many of you were flipping out when the doctor told Sun & Jin that they could never have children due to endo. Marc was laughing at me because I was so angry that they would say that just because she had endometriosis, that she could never get pregnant and there was nothing they could do about it (which we all know is not true). Of course, later, when the doctor stops Sun on the street to say that he lied because he didn't want her husband to lose face, I felt a smidge better. I was cruising the channels one day last week and saw one of my guilty pleasures was on. I flipped over to watch Beetle Juice. I love this movie but as I watched it part of me was sad. Buried in the plot of the movie is the infertility of Barbara. The real estate agent tells her that the house is too big for just the two of them and then looks horrorstruck and apologizes. A little later, as Barbara and her husband, Adam, are going out, he teases her that they can use this vacation to try again. I never noticed it before I had the fertility issues. It never struck me. Now, having gone through it I definately feel for that character. What other movies have struck you differently since going through IF?


  1. Movies, not so much, but certain TV series bug the hell out of me: Friends, King of Queens, any soap opera where somebody is pregnant...I nearly come unglued with the idiocy on the screen.

  2. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Yeah, I was watching too and was annoyed by that- I'm thinking, no way. So I figured something had to be up. But then when the doctor gave the real diagnosis, that made me even madder. Are we really supposed to buy this "miracle" pregnancy? Azoospermia to an "oops" PG? Yeah, sure it happens all the time.

  3. Anonymous5:16 PM

    I never noticed that in Beetlejuice either. I haven't seen it for several years (before we started). Scrubs is getting to me right now, with them worrying that they are infertile after trying for a few months. Plus there was mention of Carla having a "fertility test" which was fine so she knew she wasn't the problem.

  4. Julie -
    Thanks so much for posting on my blog about IC. I would love to get in touch with your friend! My email address is That would be really great to hear from someone who is dealing with this!
    Thanks again,

  5. I found myself breaking the "no talking during Lost" rule over that whole office visit! P had to shush me because I kept saying, "but that's not true! they don't even need tubes! What about IVF? Pffft."

  6. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Lately, Scrubs, Will & Grace and something else that I can't think of right now.

  7. The movie with the infertility sub-plot which I absolutely love is Raising Arizona. The scene where Holly Hunter and Nicholas Cage are told they can't have children and she is wailing is funny but so poignant for me. The whole story line just rings so true for me. It's amazing to think it was written by the Coen brothers when they were in their early twenties and geeks who had probably not even got laid up to that point. Now it's lovely for me to know that Joel and his wife Frances McDormand have an adopted son (from Chile I believe).

  8. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Hey Leggy...

    You can buy that a guy can spontaneously regain the use of his legs after a number of years of paralysis (with the resultant muscular atrophy), but you have trouble with the concept of an "oops" pregnancy?!

  9. I didn't get past your first paragraph before I had to comment and say HELL YES!!!! I was all irate about it the next day and everyone else was like "WTF are you talking about?" They don't do a couple of tests and decide you CANNOT EVER have kids! And even male factor (what kind, we don't know) shouldn't have been a "never" diagnosis either. Hello, ICSI?

    For me, it's been the "Friends" reruns, of course (Monica dealt with their infertility waaaaay too fast to be realistic). I haven't seen Beetlejuice in years, I'd forgotten that whole part of it.

  10. Anonymous6:02 PM

    Thanks for the supportive comment. The annonymous commenter is my brother in law + his girlfriend. Nice, huh?