Mar 12, 2013 - 8:28 pm
how dare you request a board member (John) get off a message thread because he did not agree with you.
I have read through many posts that you have written where you have put down everything from conventional treatment (that has saved lives) to health professionals (the majority of which are very well-intentioned) to the U.S. system and attitudes (my country of which I feel a certain pride) ...
You have repeatedly made reference to having tried to get people on board to exercise more and somehow made the conclusion that simply because they were not responding to your thread that they were not being responsible for their health or exercising ...
You have made a number of references to sheep as if we are all just following our noses because we are choosing conventional treatment ...
Pete, I get it. You enjoy having a contrarian attitude and you are desperately searching to eradicate every last cancer cell in your body. But, Pete, please be more respectful ... and work on the passive-aggressive thing you have going where you lamblast folks and their decisions and then sign your messages hugs ... it really feels awkward.
I have sat back and watched your appearance on the board unfold. At first, I was delighted to read of your personal journey and impressed by your tenacity. Over time though I have witnessed a more desperate more angry, defensive, and almost mean-spirited tone.
People on this board have been very kind and supportive to you and perhaps many may not agree with your decision to spend great sums of money and leave your family half way across the world and then talk about how beautiful the Black Forest is ... but they have not criticized your choices the way you are criticizing others. You do it sometimes in subtle ways and sometimes in incredulously brazen ways.
You simply cannot have it both ways -- that is, you cannot expect support and acceptance of your unorthodox treatments and also keep putting down the choices of others. You lose credibility by doing this.
I am very close to leaving the board as the tone has really changed over the years. It is a shame too because my husband is dying of this disease. I can remember those who have passed brought a gentle and supportive spirit to everyone who came here. I had so many private messages with Buzz, Lisa, Eric, Donna, ... the list is too long and painful ...
I wish everyone, including you, the very best as they navigate their very personal choices in their life and that includes what they choose to eat, whether they exercise, and what types of treatments they seek.
There ... I have said what I needed to ... maybe this will be my last post.
I do wish everyone, including you Pete, a full and happy life -- however long it may be.