What is Xenodochial?
Okay, this looks like a tough word and many would-be wondering the meaning of it.
Well,” Xenos ” is a Greek word for “strangers;” according to the Oxford English Dictionary, xenodochial means “hospitable.”In short, Xenodochial means “friendly to strangers”. It may refer to people or software.
Now, you all must be wondering how this can help a person battling with infertility?
Yes, in fact, it’s good to be “Xenodochial”. Infertility journey is quite different from other journeys of life as it has social stigmas attached to it. Emotional and mental pain torments more than numerous injections.
In this journey, people confine their pain and suffering to themselves. But on the contrary, you need to be stress-free to help your hormones work in favour of you. For that social networking always helps. Support groups can come for your rescue.
How Xenodochial can help you in your infertility journey?
1. By Joining Support groups, venting out is easy.
There are several support groups available in Facebook and other platforms like Mompresso wherein you can join share your story, your experience, your pain. And in return, you get genuine feedbacks, kind and empathetic words that uplift your dying spirits. Rejuvenates and heals your wound may be in a small way but it helps to calm down your anxiety.Virtual friendship is also a good way to connect with like-minded people.
Venting out your emotions help to soothe your nerves. You can also maintain anonymity if you want, by requesting the admin to post your issue without revealing your identity.
2. Getting genuine help
If you are stuck with an issue or dilemma .And are clueless to decide, what will be your next step? You can share your problem in the groups and get several perspective and opinions without any biases. Many also ask for recommendation for good clinics or doctors who are reputed and available close to their locality.
3. Making New friends
At times interaction with strangers help you to meet like-minded people who can be friends forever. You get a shoulder to share your worries, anxieties without any expectation.
Sharing your daily experience, your worries, your routines help you to stay positive mentally and help you to heal from inside.
During my journey when I had numerous visits to hospitals I had made friends who are still in touch. Our bond of friendship has grown over the years. We have shared our worries, our suffering and also our happiness.
If you are struggling in your infertility journey join hands with others who are in the same boat, then sailing becomes much easy. Not only that even your outcomes of your efforts are also positive as you are mentally more relaxed.They understand you more than your family and friends.
This is a part of the series #trystwithinfertility of Blogchatter A2Z for the letter “X”.