Good evening to everyone; I have spent the last couple of hours reading all the replies to Claire50s post and have been upset at some of what has been posted. Firstly, of COURSE everyone is entitled to post about their feelings and opinions concerning the gamut of this disease; all is valid and valuable from every standpoint.
I personally have found this forum a beacon of light in a very dark tunnel at times and have always felt it was a place where we can all learn from and support each other. Stats and recurrences are a fact of this disease and Im one of those ladies who WOULD read a post about them if someone had something they wanted to share; as said many times anyone could choose to ignore these posts if desired - everyones choice!
Ive known Claire for some months now and she is honestly one of the kindest and most supportive of people ; there is absolutely no way she would have set out to target or villify anybody. As said before if posts are likely to offend then dont read them - some of the comments have been a personal attack and this dear lady has been in tears for most of the afternoon. Whatever the rights or wrongs I think we all need to remember why this forum exists and I feel so sad that this would appear to have been forgotten.
Im not posting just blindly supporting Claire - I think all of us would agree that sometimes its difficult to portray correctly what we want to say when its through written word only. No I dont require anger management or counselling - I just wanted to say that any comments and messages that leave someone so acutely upset maybe need to be considered a little more?
Lastly I most certainly dont want to offend anyone - Im battling a 3rd recurrence myself and want to be able to feel free to come on here and shout ,scream or anything else I feel appropriate. Lets all unite in keeping ahead of the beast!!!
Apologies for the essay but hate to see ANYONE as upset as this. Love to all xxx