Sep 20, 2010 - 12:13 pm
Just going to mention that you may be interested in knowing that chatrooms in general go through similar stages on the internet. Oftentimes issues arise that lead to hastles between some chatters but usually all settles out sooner or later.
When a chatroom's subject matter has heavy emotional issues it's bound to happen but hopefully anyone involved in disputes can resolve them and take the higher road and come back to the room with a better take on what is really at stake in it all.
We all have been given a wonderful tool here in this site, one that benefits anyone even remotely touched by cancer and it doesn't do anyone any good to leave this site because of some silly little cyber arguement. No one benefits from staying away from support.
I have been gone a couple of months but hear through the grapevine that there have been issues, not specifically mentioned but I don't want to know, just wanted to bring this subject up because it happens all the time in chatrooms. People can be very emotionally invested in this type of supportive chat and that sometimes distorts things and many misunderstandings can follow.
Take the high road you guys. Many people who have been recently diagnosed with cancer need your long time journies with cancer as needed information they can use, validation for their feelings and the commradery only other survivors can give them. Settle your differences and come back to why we came to this site in the first place, to give and get emotional support when we need it and join together in good fellowship to fight this dern disease and kick it's arse out of the water.
That's the bottomline. Right? Right.
See you guys back in chat, newbies are waiting for your help and wisdom. Don't let little tiffs keep you away. Again, this isn't unusual for chatrooms to have these kinds of issues but let's keep this site above all of that. What's more important?