I’m amazed and honored that so many have sent notes saying they’d miss me while I have to take short break from Twitter. That is so sweet 🙂 Thank you. There have been so many notes and people wanting to know what’s wrong and if they can help, that rather than overwhelm the timeline I’m doing this blog post, and I’ll share the link to it.
My Typist has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from childhood abuse. Mostly it’s not a problem; she’s had some excellent treatment. But of course it never goes away entirely. Sometimes things related to abuse of different kinds triggers her PTSD. When it does she has flashbacks and/or other very unpleasant symptoms. When she’s having a PTSD episode, she needs to back off from things that trigger her PTSD at the moment and take extra care of herself.
The graphic descriptions we saw on our timeline of Daisy’s abuse and apparently some other animal also, triggered a PTSD episode for Typist. She started having flashbacks. Then every time she saw Daisy mentioned, it triggered her symptoms more. It can take anywhere from a week to months to totally recover from a severe PTSD episode and it helps make that period shorter to stop “pushing the buttons” that trigger it. We realized it was too severe an episode to just try to bully through, and apparently the discussions weren’t likely to stop in an hour or two.
So we’re taking a break from the general timeline of Twitter anipals. We will be around at different times to respond to and chat via @ replies and DMs, but until things calm down on the general anipal timeline, we have to limit ourselves to this. If you want to chat just @ me or DM. I’d like that.
Typist says we will try to come to #pawpawty this week, and hopefully that will be ok. *knocks on wood*
Please don’t be mad at anyone for us having to take a break. We realize they’re trying to raise awareness. We disagree that sharing graphic descriptions in public is the best way to do it, as we’re not the only ones who have problems with it. Our disagreeing doesn’t mean what anyone is doing is bad. We just disagree, and that’s ok.
*ducky hugs to all*