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public apology to anyone that doesn't like me

backache99backache99 Posts: 1,313
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in Matters of the Heart
it has been brought to my attention that some of the people i call my friend take great exception to some of my posts .i take grate care to emphasise that all my information comes from my personal experience .and i always say to people when they ask about drugs and medical photography to see there health professional or family doctor {even if i know that answer} since i have come back from being banned i have become a target the slightest thing i say .that someone doesn't like goes straight to the mods .all i have ever wanted to do is give my 16 years of pain and suffering experience to help others .and i thought that's what i was doing .on one hand i get people thanking me for a good post or tony's advice was excellent or i agree with tony's advice and so on ..so you can imagine my surprise to wake up today with an official waring ..yes warning because i have supposed to have given out medical advice .i have only given out my own personal experience and i have said the spine health don't allow me to give details or words to that effect ..people that have PM me to get the website to certain TENS manufacturers and i have always had thank you from them .since i have back i have noticed that i am not as popular as i once was .but as far as was concerned i was sticking to the rules ..well it looks like the people i call my friends have been going behind my back and reporting me to the mods with the slightest thing..well thank you for that ..my intention was only to help people in need .i do feel like i am being bullied and at 45 i thought that ended when i left high school .i have never advised people to take more medication i have always stressed that you must see you medical professional before you alter your medication .i thought i was doing the correct thing .it would look like i can't offer my 16 years of experience without some one reporting me ..do you get some perverse kick from that? ..yes i am upset i thought i thought i was liked.i must have been kidding myself .so be brave and let me know who you are .i have a massive operation soon and i love spine health its my life line but i am at the stage where i really don't know what to post to help some of for fear of repercussion .i would like your support not hostility .i have been a member here and on the old SH for about 6/7 years and never a word from the mods but since i have come back i have had plenty ..because my wife is a medical professional nearly all our friends are in the medical profession so my advice is medically correct .my wife posted good sound advice as i was worried about this person and i got a telling off for that .i don't want to leave or get banned .but i feel you should know enough is enough now .i am ill in pain and need support ..not stabbed it the back #who every you are you have made you point
1997 laminectomy
2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014


  • Read your posts with great interest and respect. I find you to be knowledgable on many issues and have never felt you held yourself out to be an expert or providing "professional"advise. Don't give up on your fans!! I value your input and learn from your experiences. I am unaware of you over-stepping any boundaries because I am not really familiar with " Roberts Rules of Parliamentary Procedure".

    Please keep informing us on how you are doing and providing us with your sage wisdom. I am fan!
  • Tonly I appreciate you and support you. I am sorry that you are having issues.

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  • I truly enjoy reading what you have to say. Your experience and knowledge help me immensely. It is sad that you are having to go through this. I hope the dust settles soon and we can all get back to supporting one another.

  • Tony,

    So sorry to hear all of this. I guess as a TENS user, I saw "advice" being given and not "medical advice". Wow, ouch! Bummer that you are going through this. Just hang tough, we support you! *HUG*

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • No issues here. As a matter of fact, I wanted to say sorry for a quirky response I made to one of your about a banned member. It was not personal but now realize it could have been perceived that way.

    Anyhow, a great thing about this site is that it is to help others benefit from our experiences...and at the end of the day, we each are responsible for own own health decisions. I know this board always gives great food for thought...including your comments.

    I am sorry if others are taking issue but not me...
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  • Sorry to hear this, I always look forward to seeing you on the website when I'm here and knowing you who are in so much pain are here to wish everyone the best even though you're having so many issues yourself. I've only seen suggestions of what has worked for you. Guess I missed something but even so had no idea.

    You certainly need support at this point in your life and know the majority of us here on SH look up to you and respect you and your strength you have to find daily to keep on going. We're here for you Tony. >:D< Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I don't know what brought this on, but I've always considered you to be a reasonable and caring individual. Just remember that many of the folks here are in pain and that can sometimes make them cranky. I don't think you've probably done anything you really need to apologize for. Keep on being yourself.
    3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.
  • Just want to echo what everyone has said, I have learned a lot fron you and I don't ever recall a comment from you giving medical advice.
  • I hope that the content of your post isn't as bad as all that, but I don't know. All I know is that you've been a valuable member throughout the years and you are well respected and liked.

    Please take things in perspective and know that you're still a very viable member here, my friend.

    Just take it easy, give your valuable experience and continue to help our members. I want to see you around for many years to come and know you will be.

    Hang in there and try not to take offense. Take it as it is, in perspective, and continue to help those that admire you and your advice. In turn, we'll be here to help you in the months to come with your nerves and surgery to come.

  • i have had plenty of thanks from various people via emails directly .from links i have PM only the other day someone was desperate to get a particular address and i supplied it from my email .so you can imagine my surprise when i received a rather cautious {waring} i honestly thought i was dong right .as you know i was banned for being drawn in to a stupid argument and i let pain and suffering rule my head .and that was stupid of me and i deserved to be banned ..i have Ron to thank for getting me back in .and i have thanked him several times ..
    i am at the point now when i really don't know what i can and can't post .i DONT want banning again .i feel like you are my extended family .i am awake for upto 20 hours a day .and the Internet is a life line to me .i honestly thought i was being good .but it looks like i have upset some one some how ..but i don't know why ?? i am scared of posting for fear of being permanently banned ..i have gone public for help .this time i do feel victimised .i have 16 years experience and how am i suppose to give advice without mentioning my experience ?? its impossible .i think from now on i will take a back seat for fear of being banned ..there are some out there that send things to the mods about me .i would rather they come to me .again i thank you for your support ..life as you all know is very hard with intractable pain ..i also have the anniversary of my grans death soon and that's always a sad occasion .i am annoyed and upset this time .i haven't even said a swear word on a post let alone sabotage one ..i get more thanks from people from advice given than i ever have ..16 years {i know there are more of you with more experience } of pain and suffering is a lot for any one ..i can't help it if many of my friends are from the medical world and much of my advice is from them converted in to layman's terms.i am here to help and receive help not to upset but if i have or any one has issue with me please tell me i am sure we can sort it out ..the post where my medically trained wife{ 30 years} was reported to the mods and all she was concerned about was the amount of drugs a certain member was taking all her information was correct } but i get a telling off of that ...it wont happen again ..but as for my post or additions to other post it looks like there is someone just waiting for me to do a slightest thing to jump on me ..this is unfair . so show yourself or leave me alone .
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
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