Mar 21, 2004 - 1:27 am
It has been brought to my attention that my tone of my post may have been rather "blame the victim". I truly am sorry if this was how it was received by you. I am writing this without having read any other replies as I am horrified that I may have caused you emotional pain by my carelessness.
My deepest apologies.
My true intent was to "pick you brain" so to speak on your recurrence. That is my complete fear as a cancer survivor....a recurrence. So when you, A Stage 2 survivor is in the throes of one I am floored along with all the others. My curiosity was construed as abrassive (my words not the dear semi-colon who pointed this out to me privately) and so I ask you forgiveness for this tactless approach.
Because I did not chemo and you did no chemo and I looking to you for answers (just like all of us who come here asking eachother what chemo protocol did you use what were your reactions etc.) but I rarely ever have anyone to bounce off my questions b/c I am usually the only one who has not done chemo.
So really my questions were sincere and not "blaming".
I hope you (and anyone else I may have offended) understand this.
Whew. I would hate to fall into disfavor with my compatriots here.....
peace, emily who hopes she is not in the doghouse