Flyer, I will not participate in a heated debate over which is right for some and not for others. As I am the 2nd sibling in my family to have a brain tumor, trust me, my family's attitude is the same as your's... "if it don't belong, cut it out". Yes, I agree that we all speak from our own individual situations, thus, we must also be open-minded to what others share. Many that I know that have had radio have done well and have moved on with their lives. Many remain here to support those that are just diagnosed and need to hear of experiences on all levels, but in all fairness, many that have had radio do not participate as they do well, life moves along and they choose to support in means that suits them. Those of us radio-posties that do remain do so from the heart to help others with research and support, regardless of what treatment options are done.
We try to remain as unbiased as we can out here. Doesn't always work. I commend you for sharing what you do about your micro-surgical perspective/experience. Know, that in fairness, the radio-patients are here for the same reason.