I have read so many threads over the years and have heard all different situations and problems That is all part of being on this forum site.
We always want people to feel free to post anything they want, their feelings, etc ( of course within forum rules). Sometimes that works for the person and sometimes not.
I believe its the nature of virtual correspondence . I have been in computers for almost 40 years now and I can count on one hand the times I actually use pen and paper. But when it comes to people, individuals, its much more difficult.
When someone posts a problem they are having. Others read what is being posted and respond. The originator may not like what they read, or they may agree. I think as long as everyone acts in a civil matter, there should never be a problem.
But that isnt always the case.
Person "A" may say I have a problem and I need this and that
Person "B" responds, Oh you poor person, I only hope you can get it.
Then Person "C" responds with I dont think that is necessary and you should be listening to your doctor and not deciding what you want
Then Person "A" becomes offended and then says that they are going to leave this site
That happens more often than you can imagine. Its all part of human nature. When someone tells you that you are wrong or that you are going about it the wrong way, you are going to be somewhat offended. But is that the reason to leave?
Once you start to open yourself up with statements, you need to realize how many people see those comments and then can respond to them. Some may be very positive, some negative and some may cut you to the bone.
Being online and virtual complicates things You can only get so much being online and the rest you have to judge on your own.
But, I want to stress, that people here are not responding to be mean or hurt you, they are just reading your information and making a sound reply. The fact that you may not like it, should not be the reason to leave.
Its all about understanding others and understanding the limitations of virtual discussions.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences