Life has been insane.
There's so much to write.. so much to tell.. things have changed so much.
I'm planning to start writing again, in a few months, once some things that have been going on are finalized and I can talk about it.
I haven't logged into this blogger account in probably a year. I found about 20 comments awaiting moderation. While screening the comments, I accidentally deleted about six really good comments. Instead of hitting 'publish', I hit 'delete'. I apologize. So those comments didn't get published, but I did see them.
Now, here's the part where I need your help - desperately.
For the better part of the past four years, I haven't updated this blog about our ongoing struggles to manage living with a deliciously adorable yet extremely behaviorally challenged growing autistic child. Those of you who know me in real life or elsewhere online, have probably gotten plenty of updates along the way and know where we're currently at. There are so many little incidents and backstories that would make for amazing blog entries. Unfortunately, they may be lost for all of eternity. Why? Because they have been swallowed up in the black hole called Facebook.
For obvious reasons, I don't use my real name on Facebook. Very unfortunately for me, I chose an extremely convoluted name on the spur of the moment. After about a year, I guess someone reported me to FB and my account was suspended until I can prove that the gobbledygook name I was using was a real name. Of course there is no way to prove that. This happened in July of 2015. That account is still in limbo. I have tried to contact FB over and over to explain that there are legit reasons why I was using a fake name, but I acknowledget that I violated their terms of service and am willing to use my real name. I uploaded 3 genuine pieces of ID. The first couple of times I did it, I just kept getting canned answers from FB that the documents do not match my profile and they can't release the acct until I do so. Since then, every few months I try untangling this mystery again, but by now I don't even get the canned answers.
Basically, 21 very interesting months of my life have vanished into thin air.
I kicked myself 80,000 times why I didn't periodically download my wall, so that I don't lose my info. Now that info is swallowed into a black hole with no possibly entry. I have tried begging FB to do the humanitarian thing and just email me my timeline if they don't want to give me my acct back. But since it's all automated, my pleas go unheard.
IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO HAS ANY WAY FOR ME TO CONTACT A REAL BONA FIDE HUMAN BEING WHO WORKS AT FACEBOOK WHO CAN PLEAD MY CASE THAT I SHOULD GET MY WALL/TIMELINE SENT TO ME, OR MY ACCOUNT REINSTATED? I AM HITTING A BRICK WALL.
I've almost gotten over the loss of my diary, and basically the record of my life, from Nov. 2013 - July 2015. I had to work long and hard on getting over it. But I cannot just lie down and roll over without a fight. I googled and googled and discovered that this happened to countless people and none of them were eventually successful in winning the fight. It devastates me to think that I'll never read those entries again. SO MUCH happened in those 2 years. So much. I'll have to recreate those memories from scratch, just from memory. It's gonna be hard.
SO I PLEAD AND BEG MY READERS, IF ANYONE KNOWS SOMEONE AT FACEBOOK I CAN TALK TO ABOUT GIVING ME ACCESS TO MY ACCOUNT, EVEN IF FOR JUST ONE HOUR, I WOULD BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL. And frankly so would you, because the stories that would come out of that will boggle your mind.
Thanks so much.
With G-d's help, I will be back.