Hi Ann and Helena! Thanks for your kind and encouraging words. The troll has not bothered me again since I responded to their nasty opinionated comments and I have had support from some of my other FB friends who have applauded me for speaking out and for having justthe courage for just being 'me'. Sending hugs to you both xxx
I would say well done for challenging this & it sounded like this person could do with being put straight.
As we all know, there are some people spouting dubious stuff out there & it should be challanged, so good on you!
Do take care
Hi all. Just thought I would update you - I have been trolled on FB yet again by somebody who disagrees with my lifestyle choices. This time it was because of a response I posted months ago on a site called Nutritional Facts. Org on some scaremongering thing that eggs caused breast cancer. As at the time I was sick of all the do's and don'ts and said why not just eat grass or stop breathing as at this rate everything will cause cancer. Then suddenly out of the blue today I am accused of being stupid and angry for refusing to adopt an organic or microbiotic whole foods diet! FFS!! As the person asked why I was like this ? I gave her a swift response saying more or less what I have already commented on this forum, also that there was no evidence for her claims that this sort of diet can stop cancer, but I was not going to be drawn into an argument but we are all entitled to our opinions. The trolling stopped but I still feel quite down as I can't stop thinking am I doing the right thing in being so opinionated but a good thing is that I have not commented on anything for some time now it is just unfortunate that someone came back on an old post!
Hi Old spice I'm sorry you're feeling like this you are right that it seems to be everywhere social media is fantastic but has its drawbacks too I think it's distressing that you are being attacked like this for your choices it's your life and to be honest it's hard enough living in fear of recurrences without being reminded by others what you should or shouldn't be doing, I've given up alcohol but was an easy descion.for me but everonev seems to not incandescent get on my case for not letting my hair down you can't win, I'm not the same since being diagnosed I suffer with outs of anxiety and I can sympathise as it's bloody awful when it gets in I have managed to go it alone without meds but noonen actually warns you about the effects on diagnosis on mental health maybe its the stiff British upper lip thing that people don't want to admit it's happening as it might make us look weak as if!!!!!! Listen oldspice don't beat yourself up you are not the only one I'm sure many of the lafieswho post here get anxious otherwise why would we seek solace here in the first place just pat yourself on the back for what you have been through and survived not long now till winter will leave us which is usually good for the mood take care xxxxx
Hi me again. Please help! I just can't seem to stop the anxiety attacks and all this BC stuff is driving me round the bend! Every day there is something on social media or in the news with all these do's and don'ts to stop it coming back but low income non-professional people like me ( 'povs ') don't have the money or time to do even half of what is suggested! Where I live there is very little recreation opportunity and what is available is only in work hours but I work 40 hour week plus extra 10 hours commute so no use to me. So the bottom line is for me a few drinks at the weekend is my way of unwinding. However there are now so many scare stories, (even on this website it recommends 5 or less units per week and sometimes that's hard to stick to). If I comment on any FB posts saying I am a BC survivor but want to drink in moderation I get trolled as a selfish bitch who is ungrateful to the NHS and negligent of my future health. On top of this my husband refuses to support me and go teetotal and has even voiced he will go out on his own and leave me home alone! This would really suck as I have Aspergers Syndrome so no real friends to call on and my family are not close either because they are not comfortable with my condition. I can do some things on my own on Saturday afternoons, such as sewing classes and I love walking but it is nearly always raining on weekends so I am confined to barracks. Evening TV on weekends is rubbish too - mostly alternative comedy, foreign drama, game shows or reality shows which I HATE but I can't afford cable or sky. So I end up either twiddling my thumbs or die of boredom! I feel like Odo in Deep Space 9 and just want to get away from everything and regenerate in a pail! I can't adjust to a new normal and I feel a failure. Life doesn't feel worth living having this fear in my rear view mirror all the time 😵 Sorry for the long post but wanted to get it out of my system somehow.