We were discussing corporate greed in regards to product labeling and the inclusion of "hidden" ingredients yesterday. I just learned something that flips my perception of the corporate word 360 and lands it back on it's head (back were I always knew it was) yesterday.
Don't read this particular post if you don't want to get into my personal life beyond LC (I'm serious and I apologize in advance if you do continue reading). I only intend to reveal this once and then I'm not going to bring it up again because there is nothing that can be done to correct it. This has nothing to do with you blogger friends and nothing to do with weight loss, so it isn't necessary to continue reading.
My sister was born with brain damage. This was a long time ago and my family has done it's best to make sure she is in the correct programs to aid her life (special ed while in school, federal programs to help ensure that she has a minimum wage job and can afford to rent a small apartment and the bare necessities of living). She will never drive, never have a husband, never have children, and always be limited in what she is capable of achieving. She is mentally retarded.
My mom shared with me that Laura was a blue baby. Meaning that she nearly died at birth due to lack of oxygen. I have always attributed this to why she is how she is.
Mom shared with me yesterday that she and dad highly suspect my sister's condition can be attributed to mom's use of a birth control method called the "Dalkon Shield" after I was born and before my sister was conceived. This was the first time mom revealed this information to me. Naturally I looked it up later yesterday.
What I found out has, like I said, flipped my world and set it back in place. There is nothing that can be done. All parties responsible are decades beyond retribution. Legal retribution would still not correct what happened. So, now I have knowledge that I didn't have before, it doesn't change my opinion of corporate greed, it doesn't change anything. But I have a very odd feeling in my soul. It's like not only finding out that Santa is dead, but that he was also a pedophile.
Sad revelation over. You guys don't have to respond to this. I'm fine and my sister is much loved by my family. I just wanted to express this once to the world and let it go.