A Memoir of Male Infertility; A Love Story About My Soulmate, Our Soulbaby, and The Music In Between

Almost A Father
“I will honestly never be the same after all of this. I believe I am a better man for having survived the last 6 years. I am thankful I didn’t kill myself when the pressure and pain seemed unbearable and that I didn’t get lost in my macho feeling of inadequacy, resentment and anger when it seemed they would consume me. I have become a better man because of my wife and my infertility. My wife’s unflinching desire to see my eyes in our baby is inspiring. I hope that I can be as brave as she is someday. She is truly my hero.” What would make a man say these words on national TV—the same man who swore his wife, Lisa, to secrecy regarding his dismal sperm count early in their parenthood pursuit? Why would Denny Ceizyk write Almost A Father, a book that reveals all the gory and humiliating details of evolving from strong silent bystander to passionate empathetic advocate for his wife’s unquenchable urge to find their soul baby? The answer starts with the loss of a baby four years into their infertility journey. The whisper of a song in Denny’s soul, combined with the brief flicker of motherhood he saw in Lisa’s eyes before the miscarriage, inspires him to persevere despite the odds and unbearable heartbreak of each failure. Almost A Father takes the reader on a 2,310 day, 17 hour and 1 minute roller coaster ride through every infertility procedure known to medical science, while recounting how two people can fall in love, out of passion, and find their way back. Bio: Denny is an author and ardent advocate of family-building rights. He lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife of twenty-two years, Lisa, and their formerly “poor quality embryo”, nine-year-old Elliana Faith. His musings on the pursuit of parenthood and infertility have been featured in Resolve’s National Newsletter, The Good Men Project, and the Arizona Daily Star. He has appeared on several radio programs as well as on the CBS Early Show. Denny and Lisa founded the first infertility support group for couples under the auspices of the Harvard Mind Body Clinic. Denny plans to use Almost A Father to expand the reach of his infertility support efforts to the growing millions of women and men in this country and abroad who will face medically assisted parenthood.

About Denny Ceizyk

Denny Ceizyk
Denny is an author and ardent advocate of family-building rights. He lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife of twenty-two years, Lisa, and their formerly “poor quality embryo”, nine-year-old Elliana Faith. His musings on the pursuit of parenthood and infertility have been featured in Resolve’s National Newsletter, The Good Men Project, and the Arizona Daily Star. He has appeared on several radio programs as well as on the CBS Early Show. Denny and Lisa founded the first infertility support group for couples under the auspices of the Harvard Mind Body Clinic. Denny plans to use Almost A Father to expand the reach of his infertility support efforts to the growing millions of women and men in this country and abroad who will face medically assisted parenthood.