Posted by Donna (188.8.131.52) on December 05, 1999 at 22:34:36:
Hi Cluster buddies:
I remember the first time that I posted back
in August of this year. There was so much to look
at and I was so anxious to get into the meat of
this site that I just jumped into the message
board without doing much homework.
I wanted to talk to real people, hear real experiences,
share mine, and get to know you all.
I was new to the internet and had been warned by
my sons to be careful with my e-mail address, etc.,
so on my first post, I didn't post it. I wanted
to know who I was giving it to. I made several
politically incorrect statements as well.
I feel certain that most people posting for the
first time are feeling the same excitement that I did
and do not realize the seriousness and uniqueness
A guy, whom I now consider a dear person, taught
me very quickly to write exactly what I meant, and
not to leave anything to be "assumed", to state
the facts and made sure that I was really a CH sufferer.
There was no harm intended, and not being a person
quick to anger, I mulled over what he said for a
day or two and then answered his "assumptions". Most of them were wrong---my fault.
I addressed Margi's post to Ralphy boy, of 12/4, a few days ago because it was so intelligently put. She has a way with words-- gets the point across without
insulting or hurting the feelings of sensitive people.
I seriously feel that her above mentioned post should
be edited for the benefit of the newcomer and added to the "Welcome" page.
This would intensify weeding out those who are trying
to identify with whatever they "think" even remotely resembeles what they suffer.
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