Before we post comments to respond to someone who has shared their concern, please be mindful to be encouraging and sympathetic to their fears. 

Best not to find criticism or try to minimise their concerns. This a safe platform for those who need understanding and for those who are willing to understand.




Couldn’t agree more

by Gemita - 2022-06-11 04:41:35

It sometimes takes courage to post on an open forum and I would like to believe this is a safe platform.  Most members genuinely care and have patience, understanding and a real desire to offer sensitive support to other members who come here looking for help.  We don't always get it right, respond in the most helpful manner or provide the answer that the original poster is really looking for (and I have been guilty of this too in the past), but most of us do our very best.

It needs to be remembered though that another member's personal opinion or experience may well be different from our own but this should in no way be taken as a criticism towards the original poster's views, concerns, understanding of their own situation. Thank goodness we are all different and can bring our own very unique experience to this forum for healthy debate.

I hope you will continue to feel safe posting here CMH22567


by PapaMike - 2022-06-11 06:22:09

If you're referring to the replies to your post about airport security then I have to say I thought the answers were polite, factual and were written with good "manners".

You are perfectly entitled to voice your fears, but others are perfectly entitled to respond with facts to ease or rationalise those fears.

The replies you got were based on manufacturer's own information. See the website for uour own manufacturer and you will find the same. The security staff will have rules and procedures that are mandatory, and if science and fact says its safe to go through the scanners then people will be directed through those scanners. Its not fair to criticise them for keeping everyone safe in a time of increased terrorism threat.

As a forum we value truth not falsehoods. Fears aren't necessarily based on truth, but perceived threat, which often has no rational or factual basis whatsoever. Thank you to the posters who replied with correct information.

Thank you

by CMH22567 - 2022-06-11 07:26:37

Thanks for your comments. I'm not offended by comments to my previous posts. It was more when I read comments to other posts, when people are at the beginning of their journey and it is ok to be confused. Sometimes their posts are confusing, it's ok. 

I agree

by godrew - 2022-06-11 10:10:58

I agree. I had comments made about my own questions that I had pre procedure that I really didn't appreciate.   

Respectfully agree

by skigrl3 - 2022-06-11 12:38:50

I respectfully agree and am glad this forum exists to share experiences and trade advice and encourage. I was glad to find some ski related encoragement when i reached out, there was really no one I could ask, other than cheating it with my cardiologist. I hope others feel the same. Thanks to all.

Thanks for sharing your sentiment

by Persephone - 2022-06-11 14:51:26

This is an important topic, CMH, and I appreciate you sharing your comment.


by Good Dog - 2022-06-12 10:37:54

godrew - I just want you to know that I understand where you are coming from. I am speaking for myself here.

Regardless of the question. We all appreciate thoughtful, kind and caring responses. Not what may be perceived as condescending criticism, lectures and/or value judgements based upon the opinion or perception of someone that thinks they have more experience or knowledge than the person asking it. If you think a question is inappropriate, it is my opinion that you should either; not answer or use a great deal of diplomacy in explaining why it is not appropriate. In-fact, there are no questions here that should be considered inappropriate unless they are so far off-topic that it is obvious. As others here have already mentioned, many people have to overcome a level of fear and insecurity in asking what are sometimes very personal questions. That last thing I would ever want to do is discourage anyone from further participation in this forum.

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