> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bernie and Beverly Doucette [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 3:13 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
> Subject: Re: DR. REICH & DR. REDAN
> As long as your going to share unpleasant information as well as defame a
> character of the surgeons, why not say who had the second surgery and why?
> To play games with the desperately suffering people of this society is
> cruel, and to only state parts of something without substantiating your
> statement, implies to me that there is no factual basis to your comments.
> This society does not have funding to pay for peoples surgeries, to date I
> know of no society that does that for any type of disease. What we do
> offer to those who are in need of a surgery is to assist them with ways to
> raise funding for it, how to address and appeal their insurance company's
> if needed and much needed support until,
> or if ever, surgical intervention can be secured for them.
> I recently read about research groups using web site support groups to
> accomplish certain research projects and assignments...what these research
> assignments asked for, was to have the student pose a negative statement
> to the group and then record the responses to it. Now, this is not illegal
> of course, and it is not invasion of privacy, as that is not regulated in
> the Internet at this time, BUT, it is a very dishonest, self serving thing
> to do to an already suffering group of people. Things like this will not
> only cause negative feelings, instill unnecessary fears and thoughts, but
> it may inhibit those who need the support so desperately NOT to utilize
> the support group.
> Not all those who post on the IAS will bring good news, and that is okay,
> but those who do post on here do not defame or put down another person.
> They do not blatantly try to discourage or create negative feelings...not
> for one moment do they do that intentionally, as in this posting.
> It is easy to see why one would use the " anonymous " route, therefore
> they cannot be asked directly to account for their statements. A cop out
> in this case.
> May God look upon you with forgiveness for inflicting suffering on those
> already suffering way to much...for trying to sow hopelessness where there
> IS hope, and for cowering behind unsubstantiated statements verses
> offering proof of your words...YOU, of all who have posted on this board,
> need prayer much greater then any of us who post on this wonderful IAS
> support group!
> Folks, lets not react to this stuff as stuff is what it is and with no
> valid purpose of function on the IAS posting board. And if it is a
> researcher....ask before you use us to complete your studies...and let it
> be something positive..as that is what we need right now, something
> positive in our lives!!
> You all take care...and reach out to one another as you have been...
>> ----- Original Message -----
> From: anonymous < firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>>
> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <
> Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 12:04 PM
> Subject: DR. REICH & DR. REDAN
> > For all you hopefuls, don't get discouraged but if you don't have
> > financial help don't bother contacting this group! Also I have found out
> > that there was an operation in June that already had to be redone! There
> > are some of us that just make adhesions 8(( We need to make the best of
> > what we can!
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