"It,s easy for us to sit back and say this one should be banned or that one should be, but we don,t always have the whole story, and they may be acting up because of unknown pressures. To ban people when they are at their worse is really not what this forum is about. We want to support and help foremost, right?"
And I'd like to applaud him, and Peter, and the other mods here for this approach.
We all came here because we needed support, perhaps information, or simply a cyber hug. For some the support is sufficient. Others keep hurting. I believe you can graph a straight line where "X" in the upper right hand corner is the coordinate of those of us who have high needs, and can be edgy and insensitive in our posts. Lord knows I'm not cool and sympathetic to others when stressed.
I'm not saying all who are insenstive are needy, or all of us in need are insenstive, but I am saying when I am behaving in a less than charitable fashion chances are it's the result of other issues in my life and not what has set me off. And I'm saying this is true for others here as well.
Banning a member might make things more pleasant for the rest of us, but cutting that member off isn't serving him well.
As James so wonderfully said, "We want to support and help foremost, right?"
Absolutely, James, absolutely.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02