July 21, 2008
Followup on First Vulvodynia Online Support Group Meeting
Last Thursday night, I held the first vulvodynia online support group and I think it was a success. I had two lovely ladies join me to discuss life with vulvodynia and I learned a tremendous amount from them.
I felt a great sense of camaraderie. One woman said whenever she wore a skirt there was always a big ball of panties in her pocket! That's me every day at work. I arrive at the office in panties, but I generally take them off during the day and keep them in my pocket or in my bag. I thought that was hilarious. It's a silly little moment that no one else could appreciate. And it's certainly not a moment that I thought anyone else had experienced.
I think the true purpose of a support group is to make one feel some sense of normalcy, no matter how fleeting.
I want to thank the two women who joined me last Thursday. I hope our time together brought them some comfort and maybe a smile. I am extremely grateful.