i'm here, too!
post #61 of 92
3/18/08 at 4:31pm
Heck, the govt stuff is freaky enough if you know what to look for!! Thankfully they don't think that parents will educate themselves to take the time to actually learn how to decode their stuff....and I'm sooo far away from being an expert but I'm getting better. Glad to have you here!
You know....I had the same thing going with my son when he was born...I knew about the vax controversy due to reading Mothering years ago....in my first marriage I didn't come HERE though...I tried to research on my own and got the way out there scare stuff that was anti-vax. I put it out of my mind...didn't want to think about it...I had a very rough pregnancy anyway and just wanted to get through that.
Then though...my gut always knew that it was wrong. I cringed, I worried. I also had a very bad first ped who gave HORRID bf'ing advice and I found out I was lied to (long story, not for this forum). It made me wonder what else was I being lied to about? It didn't make sense. And I let him be vaxed up to 6 mo, somewhat selectively. It wasn't until I came here that my eyes were opened. When I started questioning things to the doctor, they started spewing the same stuff that other people here had told to them. And that's when I realized that when people start telling you you're crazy, you're ignorant, you're this or that.....then you're doing something right!
Then I found out autism hits boys more than girls and that sealed it for me...my gut should have been listened to. I hadn't listened to it before and deeply regretted it in another area, I was going to listen this time. Autism was my first fear, but it just grew until I realized that autism is barely the tip of the iceberg of a whole huge disgusting mess. The first time I saw the ingredients in vaxes from the CDC themselves had me convinced. Researching the diseases, treatments, risk factors convinced me more.
It's nice to have a forum like this....selective and delayed have their own (and hats off to them for questioning and bucking the traditional schedules, even if it's not a decision I would make for my kids) and the main forum for general stuff...now we have our own
I am amazed at how similiar our situations are! From the first Ped who was a complete A**, to reading what the ingredients were in all vaccines from the horses mouth (I.E. CDC), to realizing that autism hits 1-93 boys (I have a 6 month DS) and the list goes on. I was fortunate enough to have a co worker who put a big enough bug in my ear for me to really buckle down and start researching. Of course the first PED told me its dangerous to read "junk" on the internet. I didn't bother to tell him what I was reading was infact documented cases of vaccine related injuries, information from the CDC and so on. I love how every "main stream" source you come accross when looking into a disease will tell you several times that the infections have decreased due to vaccines, or the numbers of infected have been down for a long time due to vaccines, or my FAVORITE, if everyone decided not to vaccinate, we would have epidemic after epidemic. What makes sense to me and I cannot believe it doesnt make sense to more people, is that the vaccines are KEEPING alot of these diseases in circulation. How do the powers that be explain how perfectly healthy teenagers still die from Meningitis every year? Not to mention the "epidemic" of childhood asmtha, allergies, autism, ear infections. I could go on? But I would only be preaching to the choir at this forum....