It might be the sign of different eras. When I joined Spine-Health in 2006, it was all about tough love. If you even came close to trying to feel sorry for yourself, you would get a dozen people all over you telling you how much you should be grateful for
So, I came aboard knowing the tough love. Which really has helped me. Not that I needed that on the outside, because I am the type that doesn't say a lot about my condition, in fact, I would just rather pass when someone asks me how I feel.
But just by reading the forums the past year or so, there is so much more of a gentle approach, the I feel sorry for you, poor you, etc. Now, I am not saying that is a bad thing. It can be a bad thing for a person that only wants to feel sorry for themselves.
Overall, how do you feel you want to be treated? With the Soft touch or the Hard approach?
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences