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    po18guy wrote on LiveWithCancer's wall

    She's a "true believer" - that's why I have been linking to quackwatch.org. A digital finger poke in the eye. An excess of wishful thinking going on in her head. And the arrogance! The worst part is that it may not even be intentional. She just assumes that the rest of us are drooling ignoramuses waiting to be illuminated. Ugh.

    This forum needs an easier private messaging system, and the edit function. I stopped posting at the Cancer Survivor's Network when my upbeat and optimistic attitude enraged a certain angry noob over there. Personal attacks, for which he was moderated and grumped off - but soon came back. And he has follicular lymphoma, which he will live with for decades.

    Anyway, by way of introduction, I have a ten year nightmare medical resumé - no hero, but lived out one day at a time, it is completely do-able, as you well know. Also a moderator at www.cancerforums.net. We have very busy pancreatic and prostate forums there, and it is international, which I find intruguing. Oh, quite a few lymphomaniacs, and a never ending stream of freaked out anxiety-laden undiagnosed young people.

    So, some I do not respond to, letting others take on that task.

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      LiveWithCancer

      Yes, I do wish that there was private messaging system, too. It would be better to be able to blow off steam without thinking it might end up on the daily email as an update people need to go visit :)

      I don't think I have ever been to cancerforums. net. I've been to most. But, I always come back here. I feel at home here more than anywhere else and I like being around people with all kinds of cancer, not just lung cancer. I feel close to a lot of the regular posters - I like who they are as people, from what I can tell from the posts here.

      The negative Nellies drive me nuts. I think I am a more positive person since my diagnosis than before. I tried private mentoring though for LUNGevity ... and it didn't usually work out. I was always paired with people who didn't want to look at the bright side of life. To me, taking on a negative attitude is just letting cancer win - stealing today while you're still here to enjoy it. Of course, I feel pretty good most of the time so that makes it easier to have a positive attitude, I am sure.

      You mentioned your faith in a post about challenges - I think having faith is one of the things that helps us have a positive attitude and a brighter outlook. For me, I figure I am in a win-win situation. I love being alive here on earth and I try to make the most of it. But, what's there not to look forward to in Heaven?

      about 22 hours ago