Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"The Fertility Issues"

Ezra James Sharkington has posted some interesting points about the island pregnancy and fertility situations on her blog: http://iheartdharma.blogspot.com , so be sure to read her thoughts from the perspective of her experience in the health field. :-)

I was also wondering today, if one of the many reasons why Juliet wants to get off of the island is because of what she now knows about how the island ages women's reproductive systems. Richard was very vague and withholding when he showed her the CT scans of one of their island symptoms. Just as he lied to her about her 6-month stint, he also was not forthcoming about how her longer stay on the island might affect her body as well. But surely now that she's been on the island for 3 years, she knows what caused the problem that she saw on the images before she signed on. With that knowledge, she must also realize that her body could be quickly disintegrating in the same fashion. Granted she misses her sister, and who wouldn't want to leave Craphole Island for any reason, but I'm wondering if TPTB mean for us to keep Juliet's accelerating bio-clock in the back of our minds as well, as we judge her intentions for leaving.

There are scores of questions, contradictions and implications on the fertility problems to wonder about. Including how it relates to the way the island usually heals other maladies, but adversely affects female reproduction while at the same time enhancing the male system. Does anyone know of any other blogs that have good ideas about these complicated medical topics?


Ezra James Sharkington said...

Capcom, thank you so much for the shoutout! My athletic training degree might come in handy with LOST, who would have thunk it? Now that I started writing (all be it not good writing hahahaha) I am addicted so the more people reading it the better.

I like your point about Juliet hearing her biological tick away. Maybe that is one of the reasons they chose a woman fertility specialist. Who better to recruit to solve a problem, if eventually that problem may affect them?

I keep thinking about Juliet’s affair with Goodwin, though. I would be a bit wary engaging in something like that with the fear of getting pregnant in the back of my mind.


Capcom said...

Sure EJS, I really liked your post. You know, you're right about the advantages of chosing a female Doc to work on the problem.

Yes, when Juliet was in the first scene shocker with Goodwin in bed, I thought that too, yow. Dangerous. mabye at that point she thought that she might sovle the problem, but I'm not sure of the timeline.

maven said...

One would think that sex would be a no-no until the fertility issue was resolved! LOL

Capcom said...

Yeah, heheh, imminent-death...the new DI contraceptive. :-D