Oh please. I count 21 people besides the OP who have posted in this thread and it looks like only two that I can see who criticized or called his or her authenticity into question (my guess is the OP is a woman fwiw) and those comments looked to be pretty mild to me.
I could say more on the subject but I'll drop it now. I wouldn't want Tom or any others of you who are so deeply offended at the OPs treatment to require hospitalization.
I have come to the conclusion that people who respond to forum posts with "tl;dnr" should really be writing "add;dnr".