Egg freezing is apparently all the rage right now. If you believe the media hype, women everywhere are having their eggs scooped out of their ovaries and frozen in liquid nitrogen for later use. Which begs the questions, what is the appeal of having your body semi-invaded so your eggs can be popped on a shelf? Well for one, egg freezing might actually be the perfect, permanent antidote to bad dates.
The fertility specialist pinched my stomach and injected 10, milligrams of hormones into my body, covered the injection spot with a Band-Aid, and we went back to discussing men. I was extolling the virtues of my favorite dating app , Bumble, which gives women the opportunity to reach out to men first. As a successful single woman, I'm pro-action. I've been on Bumble since last August, after the worst date of my life. A guy told me that if I didn't get pregnant within the next year, I would definitely miss out on the opportunity of having children myself. I ditched him because, really?
After I froze my eggs, dating was great — and I found a husband
Photo: Aidan Madigan-Curtis. But for now, it has been transformed into a nursing station, stacked high with cartons of prescription drugs, syringes, gauze, alcohol wipes, even a sharps container. I barely take Tylenol for headaches or Midol for period cramps. The whole process will cost about as much as a lightly-used Honda Civic. Merry Christmas, me.
Please refresh the page and retry. I was 36 years old when I decided to freeze my eggs. And I know that I'm far from alone. I set up a blog to document my experience eggedonblog. B ut for all that I knew that we weren't stalling our fertility so we could climb the career ladder, I equally didn't think that we were being forced into freezing our eggs due to a wholesale dearth of suitable men.