Remember that time I was on Ricki Lake?
(I’m going to assume she wasn’t canceled because of me.)
Anyway, guess what? I’m going to be on TV again!
And this time, I’m bringing Viv.
There was a time when I wasn’t sure I should be blogging about secondary infertility, much less spouting off on TV about it. It felt specific and small, and vaguely embarrassing, like when Camille Grammer became the spokeswoman for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Okay, not that bad.
But an amazing thing happened when I wrote my post. It was shared on Facebook 9000 times. And the comments (other than the rude, rude man who told me I was lucky to have one kid, what with me being old as the hills) were beautiful.
I was touched that so many women shared their stories of trying desperately to give their first child a sibling. Their stories were just like mine. And there was a recurring refrain: relief that someone was finally voicing their secret struggles. As one commenter named Katie wrote, “Thank you so much for sharing your story and for putting my emotions into words. I may send this to my husband and some close friends with the message “THIS. This is how I feel.”
Those are the moments when blogging feels worthwhile. Powerful even. And that’s why I said yes when a very cool local news producer, Nicolette Medina, asked if she could come interview me. She and her awesome camera/audio guy Eric Talesnick shot the segment this morning at my house with a little help from our mini Director of Photography.
It’s going to appear on CBS2 and KCAL9 Los Angeles and also WBZTV, the CBS affiliate in Boston, and maybe some other places–possibly Monday, February 3 during the 11pm news, but I’ll have to update you on that.
I’m still hoping to get pregnant. I hope all those other ladies get their babies too. But in the short term, I’m hoping I made sense and wasn’t too shiny. We shall see.