I recognize that many of the Vent Sesh posts can be heavy, emotional or seemingly ask for comments or well wishes (by the way, they never are). The idea of a Vent Sesh — one of the core differentiators of TAGG and something so incredibly so close to my heart — is recognizing that women have many more issues beyond finding a fabulous necklace (though I do want all in yesterday’s post!), finding a solution to get out a stain or how best to affordable decorate our home.
Vent Sesh recognizes that as women we have shit going on all the time that we don’t talk about, don’t feel like we have someone to talk with or someone that can relate. We all have it, to one extent of the other. Just so happens that my past two years has been a good breeding ground for emotional topics!
Why bring this up now?
Last night at 11 pm I got an email that had me purging tears faster than I could control. Someone contacted me because her close friend, and a mother of a 20-month old, likely has NMO (neuro myeletis optica), what they initially thought I had two years ago. I instead have transverse myelitis, similar except the former can result in blindness. At this moment, this girl is laying paralyzed in a hospital bed just as I did and not knowing her fate and all I can do is muscle the strength to mention her in this forum so we can all send a little (or big!) prayer her way. We all deserve little prayers, and this seems like a good opportunity to send a collective one to a girl who really needs our support. Just like we’d do for any of us.
Because her friend asked me to share any past posts that she could read to understand my diagnosis, and possibly share with her friends, I thought this could be a good opportunity to share some Vent Sesh posts — not just about my illness — that have been impactful in one way or the other. I recognize that some of these older ones might have been written when about three people read my blog! I also encourage you to read the comments of the many brave women who shared their stories with TAGG.
Making the Good Positive Again (details about my illness) || Stop Asking Questions || Friendships Worth Fighting For || Babies || Material Consumption || My Secret BFF || Loneliness || Weight (my story)