Until a year ago, I didn't even know there was a vaccine controversy. At another board I visit, there was a mama there who did not vaccinate her son. This was the first I'd ever heard of not vaccinating. I am ashamed to admit, I challenged her decision and she pointed me here. She said this place was a great wealth of knowledge.
So, I came, preparing to sit and laugh as I read what 'you people' had to say.
My first time here, I read things, thoughts and ideas I'd never heard before. Some of what was said was so foreign to me. I went away and didn't come back for a month or so.
But, something brought me back. Just some lingering doubt in my own mind, I guess? What if I was wrong and 'you people' were right?
And so I've read and read. Dh has read and read. We've come to the conclusion that at the present time we don't want ds to have any more vaccines. We've even considered moving to another state because of this.
So, for me, tradgedy didn't bring me to the place I am now. It simply took 'meeting' another mama who did things differently than I to make me take a deeper look.
|Does it take a tragedy, in the form of damage for many people to 'wake up' to the notion that there is another side to shots?
You know, that's interesting. Never underestimate the power of denial.
Yesterday, as I stood on my driveway talking with my neighbor, she mentioned that her three year old didn't have to take his asthma medicine anymore. I said, 'asthma, didn't know he had it. Do you or your dh have it?' She said that no, neither of them had it nor was there any family history of it. I couldn't help but wonder if this child's asthma was a direct result of the 20+ vaccines that had been injected in him thus far. When I asked the mother if she knows why
her son has asthma, she said 'he just does, it doesn't matter why.'
To me, that about sums it up.
BTW, my neighbor and her husband both have PhD's and seem to be very intelligent people.