Constance Hall shares one of her Queens battle with early menopause.
Constance shared a post on her Facebook page explaining the battle that Sophie and Simon are facing.
Constance writes, Sophie has been experiencing symptoms for the past 7 years which include, weight gain around her tummy, irregular periods and in her words “Very F#@king Hot Flushes. Sophie recalls a “twatty specialist” ignoring her symptoms and advising her that if she wanted to conceive a baby she just needed to lose some weight as she was ushered out of the door. Not exactly the royal treatment. Sophie went else where and received her diagnosis of Premature Menopause, a condition that effects 1% of women aged under 40.
Sophie is 35 and two years ago she met the love of her life Simon. Before meeting Simon she had no idea that she wanted children but is now finding herself tearing up at the sight of them. Premature Menopause apart from many other almost unbearable symptoms has also meant that Sophie and Simon are unable to conceive a child due to her lack of eggs, despite being desperate to start a family.
So on Tuesday evening at 5.22, Sophie took to Facebook, informing her loved ones of this condition that isn’t spoken about enough and putting out a request for help. She wasn’t looking for sympathy, far from it. She wanted help. She was looking for a Queen, a selfless caring women to donate eggs and help her and Simon start their family.
If there is one thing we can rely on in the world, its the powerful combination of Queens and the cyber gods. The post was shared, it has so far been shared 44 times.
Sophie stated in the post that she and Simon live in Adelaide, they ideally would love a women to donate her eggs and be comfortable to be a part of the child’s story as they believe in honesty and would want an open flow of communication when the time comes.
Sophie didn’t expect to hear from anybody after her post. She didn’t think anybody would consider putting themselves out to help a complete stranger and she certainly didn’t expect to turn on her Facebook and see 26 responses from Queens from all over Australia wanting to help and with a few real potential donors in the bunch Sophie is feeling happy, humbled, scared, grateful and overwhelmed with a distinct resonating feeling of “How Awesome are Queens?”
Aside from a lot of love, Sophie had this message for the Queens, “please consider freezing your eggs if you possibly can and please, please consider egg donation, google it, learn what it entails, there are so few donors and so many couples in need.”
Simon added – “Thank you SO SO very much Constance for all the exposure your article has given us. Thank you also to the amazing Queens who have shared their stories and offered their eggs in the past, present and future. Thank you to the brave Queens who have shared their stories of hardships.
We have barely been married 6 months and have had to face this devastating, unacceptable and unfair news. Neither of us were really ready for children yet, but having the option taken away from us certainly changed that. Childbirth is something that can so easily be taken for granted and although the chance of a “mini-me” is still possible, I wanted more than anything for him/her to be half Sophie and half me. Unfortunately that cannot happen now but after reading everyone’s stories I can see that it’s almost irrelevant. I LOVE the idea of an “egg aunty”!
Our heads are still spinning around the amazing response we have received, even prior to Constance generously helping our cause. To be honest I have no idea what we do now, there are so many wonderful and generous women who have offered to help us that I don’t even know where to begin sifting through this wonderful list of human kindness. All I can say is, again, more sincerely than I have ever been, THANK YOU.”
Constance Hall’s post has been shared nearly 8K times. Many of the 300+ comments come from people who have experienced their own personal journey with egg donation. Like Cass who shared the below post with Mouths of Mums.
If you are interested in becoming an egg donor you can find out more on Egg Donation Australia.
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