I am intrigued by the idea of a caregivers venting section as I am by a section for patients. While we are all in the fight against CC, we do have different perspectives and needs.
I have found myself "self-sensoring" when I post because I am cognizant of everyone who my read my post - just as I have read so many posts (some of which broke my heart and gave me nightmares). However, those same posts that were so hard to read have given me an idea of what might be coming for mom and have helped my prepare myself, help her and have helped my family understand a small fraction of what she is facing. They have also helped me act as an advocate for her, and put forward ideas about her health that her physician might have missed or not seen quite as quickly.
When people come to site like this, it is to find answers that are elusive and hard to find somewhere else. It is for comfort, the ability to find a "family" that gets what you are going through. And it's a place to ask hard questions and hear hard truths. But most importantly, it's a place of acceptance; a place with no judgement and a feeling of not being alone in what is generally a dismal situation.
I think that Kristin and Kris nailed it when they said they avoid sections that are potentially upsetting. I know I've done the same as a caregiver. We all can also stop reading at anytime - we do have that choice.
So all this to say... I'm not sure anymore but I feel pretty good having a place to share my thoughts. A "caregivers corner" could work well - it would let people know from the outset if they want to read or participate and let others aovid it all together.
As a caregiver, the absolute last thing in the world I would want to do is to cause any guilt, pain or saddness for my mom or anyone who is battling CC.
Yet having a place to be honest and open is invaluable and might make me a better caregiver for everyone I love, including myself.