Posted 12/8/2011 3:23 AM (GMT -7)
I'm so glad you are posting for Sniper's benefit and not letting a few people who keep writing multiple threads and posts to bury the unresolved controversy that has caused so many of us to wonder whether or not to ever come here again. There are a few others on here that I have always had tremendous respect for that have decided to stay and are able to let all this run off their shoulders but I just can't do that. Integrity is very important to me and I also believe that people should be treated with fairness and consideration especially when they have given so much of themselves and helped so many people in here.
So, I too have decided to leave this forum as it would seem that the bullies, self-righteous, and moderator wannabees have been very busy at work making things seem like nothing's wrong around here. Their condescending and patronizing behavior makes me wonder if the owner is taking notice of this. Things have changed quite a bit around here in such a very short time even though we were told it wouldn't. Even with Nanners and Ivy posting now and then there is something very nasty in the air.
I don't pretend to know Sniper well, but I have told him several times how much I've looked forward to his dry humor and quick wit. When I was so very sad and also scared because I was facing life and death surgery recently, I didn't even want to bring myself to turn on my computer, but I was so glad I did because some of his posts brought a smile to me. He is truly a very special person.
I knew deep inside how sick Sniper might really be, I had a feeling that he had only scratched the surface with what he had told us about his recent heart attack. I have several people in my family currently that have had numerous scary heart things happen in the last year so I was very worried about him and also the ordeal he was already going through with his wife and with Crohn's. The audacity of a few on here to attempt to squelch the overwhelming support for Sniper and his decision to leave here by burying his thread, and also their explanations concerning Nanners and Ivy and how we should all move on is what makes this whole thing so much more maddening. We know when the wool is being pulled over our eyes. They cannot placate the entire bunch of us who see through this bully behavior by telling us over and over again to please stop posting, or that what happened is nothing to get mad about. The absolute worst thing you can say to someone who is angry about something quite legitimate is that everything is fine and you should just take a chill pill (paraphrasing).
This should be a place for open discussion. A place to help others in need. No one should ever be hurt or feel emotionally abused because they have a differing opinion. I have seen people attacked on here when they were not being nasty or aggressive to anyone. Nanners and Ivy had a grace about them and were here often enough to smooth out most of the rough edges.
Please let him know that he is being thought about. I've been sending good thoughts his way.
First Resection July2011, Brain Aneurysn FIXED May2011, Crohn's, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroid, Polychondritis, Pericarditis, Depression, PTSD
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