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    Re: Death Tweets?

    My mother got diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer a couple months ago. Though it's a huge deal to my family and to me and it's an issue that's been at the forefront of my mind every single day, I made a conscious decision to refrain ever posting any public status updates on Facebook about it. I think it's just tacky. Sure, I've e-mailed people I'm close to and asked them to pray but they are people I know who are naturally concerned in some way.

    Maybe it's just a personal style sort of thing, but I have seen way too many of my other friends on FB carry the hourly status updates about sick relatives to the point of it being self-serving and narcissistic. I choose not to take that route. It's my mom's struggle and I'm not going to ask people to PLZ PAY ATTN 2 MEEE!!! because I have a sick mamma.
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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I have secret mom powers. Now, go clean your room.
    My actual mom can't get me to clean my room nowadays.
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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Bog View Post
    My mother got diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer a couple months ago. Though it's a huge deal to my family and to me and it's an issue that's been at the forefront of my mind every single day, I made a conscious decision to refrain ever posting any public status updates on Facebook about it. I think it's just tacky. Sure, I've e-mailed people I'm close to and asked them to pray but they are people I know who are naturally concerned in some way.
    I'm not trying to be a dick, but you do realize that you've just shared the information here within your first three posts on this site, right?

    That kinda contradicts what you are saying.
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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I'm not trying to be a dick, but you do realize that you've just shared the information here within your first three posts on this site, right?

    That kinda contradicts what you are saying.
    Yes, I shared it to illustrate a point. If I had shared it because I wanted everyone to make over me I could have done that on Twitter.

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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Bog View Post
    Yes, I shared it to illustrate a point. If I had shared it because I wanted everyone to make over me I could have done that on Twitter.
    Could you not have illustrated the same point without details such as what type of cancer it was, what stage it was in and who had the acner?

    Something like "someone very close to me was recently diagnosed with cancer and while it's a huge deal to my family and to me and it's an issue that's been at the forefront of my mind every single day, I made a conscious decision to refrain ever posting any public status updates on Facebook about it. I think it's just tacky."


    I'm not knocking you for sharing. My mother was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago as well, so trust me when I say I'm completely sympathetic to your situation and hope nothing but the best for your mother.

    I'm just pointing out that in trying times, we often reach out for support.

    I've been in a hospital waiting room waiting for word about a family member in a life-threatening state. I know for a fact that on-line updates would never enter my mind.

    But, personally, I simply won't judge a woman harshly over asking people to pray for her child. Nor will I judge someone harshly for trying to release the pain they are feeling about a sick loved one by talking about it, whether it is online or in person.
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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Could you not have illustrated the same point without details such as what type of cancer it was, what stage it was in and who had the acner?

    Something like "someone very close to me was recently diagnosed with cancer and while it's a huge deal to my family and to me and it's an issue that's been at the forefront of my mind every single day, I made a conscious decision to refrain ever posting any public status updates on Facebook about it. I think it's just tacky."


    I'm not knocking you for sharing. My mother was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago as well, so trust me when I say I'm completely sympathetic to your situation and hope nothing but the best for your mother.

    I'm just pointing out that in trying times, we often reach out for support.

    I've been in a hospital waiting room waiting for word about a family member in a life-threatening state. I know for a fact that on-line updates would never enter my mind.

    But, personally, I simply won't judge a woman harshly over asking people to pray for her child. Nor will I judge someone harshly for trying to release the pain they are feeling about a sick loved one by talking about it, whether it is online or in person.
    Well, so sorry I didn't illustrate my point the way you wanted me to. I guess the only reason I went into the level of detail I did was to illustrate how important the issue was to me on a personal level yet I still chose not to post it on Facebook or Tweet about it to all my friends and "fans" the past two months. I certainly don't take the laptop with me to her chemotherapy appointments:

    AT TEH DR NOW MOM OK THKS 4 UR PRAYERS!!!11


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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Bog View Post
    I certainly don't take the laptop with me to her chemotherapy appointments:

    AT TEH DR NOW MOM OK THKS 4 UR PRAYERS!!!11

    Did you bring a cell phone?

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    Re: Death Tweets?

    I think it is abusive behavior. Instead doing something to help her son, her first action is to send a Tweet about it!

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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Schön View Post
    I think it is abusive behavior. Instead doing something to help her son, her first action is to send a Tweet about it!
    That wasn't her first action. It was over 30 minutes after 911 was called, actually.
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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Bog View Post
    Well, so sorry I didn't illustrate my point the way you wanted me to. I guess the only reason I went into the level of detail I did was to illustrate how important the issue was to me on a personal level yet I still chose not to post it on Facebook or Tweet about it to all my friends and "fans" the past two months. I certainly don't take the laptop with me to her chemotherapy appointments:

    AT TEH DR NOW MOM OK THKS 4 UR PRAYERS!!!11

    But that's not how it went in this case, either.
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