I can't begin to thank all of you for your great wishes and messages. We aren't able to return to our home yet but it will be safe as the Hot Shots finished some burnouts yesterday. My granddaughter and support specialists (she calls them Nannys) are having a great time at the Hotel as it has a water park Attached among other things. She discovered room service (which we put an end to really quick.
The fires are not so good three small fires of less than 10 acres each blew up yesterday and a now a complex (you never want to hear complex in regards to wild fire) They jumped the Highway and joined each other were over 7500 acres last night. The highway was closed and will remain closed I can get home but its a 300 mile drive now.
8 homes ares ash. While that may not sound like a lot compared to what we see and hear from the fires in Cali, These homes are often a mile apart. It would have been thousands of homes in more developed areas.
So what does this have to do with PsA. Well it appears we have had a forest fire here.
Yesterday afternoon and night as we are used to doing we helped evacuate our neighbors. The "real cowboys" showed up with stock trailers/ They are ranchers used to handling stock. Its quite a shock to the Californians living on their 20 acre ranchettes with a horse a couple of llama's and some chickens to find out the Ranchers are their to help but animals are animals and we need to get them moved and to the corrals at the stockyards and fairgrounds. They aren't treated as special pets. The cool thing is that in time of crisis people get it. and they pull together the gruffness and get it done attitudes of the ranchers is understood (when the job is done they can even have a beer together and) the ranchers understand the different attitude the gentleman ranchers have towards their pets. but make sure it doesn't get in the way (even the crustiest are likely to have sugar cubes in their pocket)
We have a similar community and job to get done here. For some its very critical, others its not. If we keep the job in mind, it will get done and we can all have a glass of wine together sometime (it won't be blackberry they are on the other side of the fire)
I understand all the natural approach, and can explain in detail with charts and graphs why it works for some of you. It just doesn't work for enough. I also understand why some of you have no choice but to go that direction. We provide a place for you to discuss and share Please use it. But for the vast majority of PsA victims, aggressive medical treatment is necessary. We have a job to get done. I asked SK to come over and help for a while, we have added as of today one new moderator and will be adding several more in the next little while. WE ARE UNITED however. Discuss what you wish but keep it in the proper area. I want to make it perfectly clear none of the mods will tolerate anything that appears to discourage anyone from seeking mainline evidence based treatment. If you have a disagreement or question what is being said/done all the moderators take messages the main boards are not the place for it. It doesn't matter which one so don't bother looking for the easy one we discuss all decisions amongst our selves)
I was pretty much working alone, and whether you saw it on the boards or not there were many many complaints about way too much natural stuff getting in the way of learning. I chose not to stop it lock it or delete it in my stubborn way I decided to deal with it head on. Big mistake! My frustration showed and I am sorry. The board has come together to help. We have additional moderation, they reviewed the membership and there will be changes.
In short I am not going anywhere, but I hope you will see a less uptight me. Understand I see a very definite mission and job to get done. The one member who suggested I had many handicaps might not have been far from the mark. I am very driven. My wife took over her family business and suggested I take a few accounting classes to help her understand the numbers she was getting so I did. Just finished my MBA I took no small amount of ribbing from my colleagues as I showed up in their classes. One gave me B. (I get to vote on his tenure so there is justice as I have pointed out to him)
Please don't misunderstand my drive to make a difference as anything else (somewhere is my sisters story and a big part of my motivation and dislike of natural) I'm no different that those old ranchers showing up to help.
Lamb, Hope you're not out of your house for too long, and that the forests around you aren't totally incinerated. It's horrible.