When my friend messaged me last week to let me know she was nervous she may have to do her own PIO shot, and that she was using my just-posted self-injection video as inspiration, I immediately offer to do my evening shot “with her”.
We don’t know each other personally, and we weren’t planning on meeting up, but knowing there is someone out there, somewhere, at the same time, going through the same thing, is comforting. We go to the same fertility clinic and only recently met through TTC tags on Instagram, yet I feel a familiarity with Jamie (as I do with all TTC women) and I remember watching my first videos leading up to my own ‘big moment’. Paying it forward is something I’d been waiting to do!
Luckily, she didn’t have to go through with it but I know she can if the opportunity comes up again. Thanks for continuing to cheer us on as we do, you.
I think I had only done two by myself at this point, but I love a challenge and I greatly admire the strength of the TTC community. Each and every one of you.