FourDs wrote:Wow, I just joined and am amazed there's drama on this forum (i.e. Ian/Harry). I am on a couple of other forums related to cars and expect the enormous amount of drama there. But here? I figured this would be a group of adults facing a serious issue in a collaborative, non-hostile manner.
While I won't compare this site to one dealing with cars, the differences in opinion that exist here are not much different than any other MS site. Dealing with MS, whether you are a patient or care-giver, is extremely frustrating and takes its toll. The amount of pain and suffering experienced by MS patients used to be ignored by the MS medical community but in the past few years after some studies have been done, the docs now realize that MS patients do indeed have a lot to deal with.
Keeping this all in mind, it is not surprising that some people may say and/or do things that they normally wouldn't when dealing with this disease. Some comments are made in the heat of the moment and later regretted. So it shouldn't come as a surprise to read those comments here, other MS forums or like you stated, on "car forums".