Friday, June 15, 2007

Can Ya Stand One More Post?

*Unfortunately the comment I speak of below was eaten by Blogger which I apologize for because it is suppose to be with the previous post. So that is why if you are trying to figure out who the commentor is, you're not able to find the comment. UGH.*

Don't worry, I'm not going off on a rant again. lol. After I posted earlier and the anger settled down I was left feeling somewhat badly. Not for anything I said to Ms. *she wants me to take her name off my site because you know, it's not like you can find it on her's or anything* personally because to be completely blunt and honest I still think she's *not a very nice person*, people like her make me sick, and there is nothing for me to apologize for...to her.

I do owe anyone with HPV or any form of cancer an apology though. It's my blog so I can say whatever the hell I want, true. I don't HAVE to apologize to anyone, that's the great thing about having a personal blog. I am apologizing because instead of just making my point on some things in my post I ended up coming across as one lady who commented was nice enough to point out, like I was "engaging in a pissing contest about cancer" and that was never my intentions. *The commenter emailed me and told me that she had meant the OTHER person not me. I always just instantly think I'M the one in trouble! lol*

I also will say that I haven't researched HPV enough to be considered even a novice in it much less an expert. The above commenter also stated that she has done alot of research and HPV is not exclusively sexually transmitted. When I searched the FDA site though it said "HPV (human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted virus. It is passed on through genital contact (such as vaginal and anal sex). It is also passed on by skin-to-skin contact". Stated the way they have it comes across to me that skin to skin contact would mean things like oral sex, anal sex, fondling, or "dry humping" as it has been put. Are there other ways? Anyone (BUT Ms. because I'm tired of her ass) that knows please feel free to educate me. I would greatly appreciate it. It won't change my mind on the vaccine but I never have a problem learning more about something.

The NIAID states "You can get them during oral, vaginal, or anal sex with an infected partner. You can also get them by skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal, or (rarely) oral sex with someone who is infected" which covers pretty much what I thought above.

WomensHealth.Gov, Cancer.About.com, and the CDC say the same thing but the CDC does state "Rarely, a pregnant woman can pass HPV to her baby during vaginal delivery" so there is at least one instance where it is not sexually transmitted. I just can not find any others is the problem. The only other thing I found was a site stating that the HPV that forms warts on other parts of the body is not transferrable by touching them.

I have only posted the links to sites because these are the places people turn to when searching for information on HPV not to go against what my commenter said or start another "cat fight". I would honestly greatly appreciate it if my commenter would come back and share some links or written references with us so we can all learn. If what she said is true then there is alot to this story and people need access to it.

Anyway- I apologize to anyone who felt I was trying to have a pissing contest over cancer. That was never my intention. My intention was to tell someone else that cancer affects everyone in different ways and no one cancer is more important or less important. I only posted the comments about my own health because I am the person whom I know about the most and not for a pity party or "my life is worse than yours" type crap. Those that know me know I would never do that.

As far as I'm concerned the pissing contest part of this all is over with. Ms. *yeah, same stupid crap here too. We having fun yet?* lost any chance of me respecting her views when she said she doesn't do cat fights and then not only reposted a comment of her's from this site onto her site so she could get the last word but also made sure to do another post letting us non-HPV vaxing mothers know how stupid we are. She even went so far as to mock a commenter here that I am very fond of. At least I'm honest about when I'm intentionally causing shit and when I'm not.

All I know is I might be a bitch, obnoxious, rude, and anything else people might think but I would never think so highly of myself as to ASSume my thoughts or way on ANYTHING was the ONLY way and Dr. Ruth can stick that in one of her books!. ;)

3 comments:

Lizz said...

Wow I have a lot to catch up on over here! I'm in Tennessee so I'll get back to my regularly scheduled posting Monday *lol* Thanks for thinking of me :)

David said...

i gess my edjumicashun isnut whut u wud cawl gudder then sum. i nut gunna run owt an stik a kneedler in me gurls cuz FDA sayz it iz az sayf az Vioxx ;)

We all get our guards up when it comes to our dearly held beliefs. Otherwise they wouldn't be dearly held! We all get upset and cross over the line and offend some people. Otherwise we aren't human. Maybe I'll do better at being less sarcastic and be kinder to others (which my wife is ALWAYS bugging me to do) tomorrow!

Jo said...

Lizz- it's good to see you dear. :)

David- you crack me up! Thank you for the laughs that your own sarcasm brings. Tell your wife that less sarcastic is less fun. Just kidding but definately don't start doing better until... tomorrow! Heck, give it the weekend to think about it. *snort*