The sympathetic side of me understands the whole feeling of being lost in the fray. I think it would help if the newbies understood that we get a LOT of one-time or two time posters in here. I've seen some that come in, ask "how do I get the surgery", then never return.
There's no pecking order, special club, just sick people helping other sick people get better as much as we can help, that's the crux of the site. We rally around helping people, but in this age of the net we are slowly training our brains to be instantly compensated "google-style", when real life is nothing like that. Everyone (including me) wants everything instantly. Instant messenger, instant response, what's the hold up it's been like an hour already!
We are not a social networking site, that's what Facebook and Myspace is for, although that does at time happen here, this is an information depository and all newbies should spend at LEAST a few days perusing before asking questions, my opinion only...
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap