The last few days I've been having a virtual 'conversation' with a woman on one of the cancer sites who came in, verbal guns blazing through a facade of realistic thinking that took the wind out of my sail as well as others on the forum. The negativity, anger and ugliness that she exuded was more than I could bear. I wrote back. First just stating an opinion and offering friendship and listening to which she slapped my hand. Basically she said the forums are cult followings that instill happy feelings where there should be none and realism is not well accepted at these cancer sites.
All I can say is I was happy we were all not sitting around a big circle in person at some type of therapy because I would have leap across the room and slapped the crap out of her. Suffice it to say I made my own point and I will not be writing her again in the blog but ignoring her, no matter what she says. Negativity, anger or pessimism is not in my vocabulary and I refuse to listen to it.
Chemo/rad starts Monday so I do not know how often I will be in here. If I cannot and a week goes by, I will have Rich come in and write a little blerb - but then I need to teach him how to do this on my laptop. Oh boy.
Know that I appreciate each and every one of you. Be well, Marilyne