It is a shame that within our society, there are those who sadly carry a personal bitterness towards others.
I, like so many others joined this site so I could hopefully reach out and offer help, support and advice to others by calling upon my own personal experience, medical knowledge, and life age experiences. If ever I have said something that later turns out to be wrong, or I have inadvertently said something that may have been misconstrued, or even cause upset, I have always been the first to apologise. And in some cases even eat a large portion of humble pie.
While Liver Disease in all its forms remains a very serious condition. Some people through their own ignorance and lack of understanding, offer not advice, but merely their own personal opinion. It is therefore very easy to misguide someone and can be even dangerous.
Over the two years I have been using this site, I have gotten to know a number of people, who through their own personal experiences share a similar journey to that of mine. Their advice therefore often strikes a cord in others who have travelled down the same road in life. So, to me. they talk sense. By relating to their own experiences, hopefully others won’t have to fall into the same traps and avoid further medical damage.
Those of us who have been fortunate enough to have been reborn with a liver transplant, have endure so many medical conditions and complications along the way, and it is this that makes everyone of us, qualified to speak of our own experiences.
It would appear, that a rather nasty, destructive element has been allowed to rear up, undermining the integrity of this site. Snide and disrespectful comments being made to others, should not be tolerated. While the site Administrators and modulators do an excellent job of policing this site. It’s a shame that it has to be monitored and policed in the first place.
So, I personally am very sorry to see snoutie leave all because of a lack of respect by fellow members. My fear is, that I too may have to join him, as I feel this site is in danger of becoming just another Facebook annex. This would ultimately leave those people who are seeking much need help, support and advice, turning away and going elsewhere.