Hi Sno'Oh yeah, Braveheart! That's the movie I was talking about. LOL! Yes, Hollywood tends to take the easy way out when dealing with what they see as minutia!
No, it's no problem that you "jumped right in". I've been struggling to get this board more active, and my comments were more to prepare you for the fact that you might not get many replies. I am glad to hear that you hope to stick around for awhile, and I'm sure it will be helpful. Part of the problem is that so many people with CFS (here in the US) also have FMS. And the HealingWell FMS board is pretty active, so new members, I think, may just feel "at home" there. But I haven't given up. LOL!
Interesting, that's the first I've ever heard Bryn attributed to either the masculine or feminine. I've never really known what it means. My mom always told me that my dad invented it. Although I think that is entirely her spin on it. I'm aware that the name Bryn exists, other than just my name (which is Brynn)and that it has it's origins somewhere in the UK. But I think my mom never knew that it is a real name. She and my dad had this deal about naming their children, that she named the boys and he named the girls. It was the only way she was going to be able to get away with naming a son, a Jr., to which my dad was strongly opposed. I guess full control in naming his daughters was what it took to allow my brother to be named a Jr. You wouldn't believe her antics in trying to get my brother to name his son III (the 3rd), to which he was strongly opposed. But alas, she had no leverage with my brother! I never really thought about it before, but I suppose I could actually do some research on my name.
As far as "social rules" here--generally the "netiquette" that you mentioned. Here is a link to our Rules and Guidelines (which are supposed to be read before joining)(so you may have already read them):http://www.healingwell.com/community/?m=106997&f=46&p=1#m106997 Other than that, all the boards at HW tend to be VERY sincere, warm and helpful--almost to the extreme, it sometimes seems. But we don't expect members to follow any prescribed behavior pattern. Just be yourself, and keep it real, and I'm sure you'll be warmly accepted.
Hi again snohare,Oh dear! I could swear I had replied to this a few days ago. I'm sorry. I think I was going to look up the thread in question, on that board, before answering. But I must have gotten side-tracked.
Moderators, the HealingWell administrator, and the member him or herself have the ability to edit and/or delete messages. But the member can only edit and delete their own messages. And moderators can only edit and delete messages on boards that they moderate. Only the admin can edit and delete any message anywhere. And I just mention all that fyi.
Funny you should say that, Brynn !
If so happens that pretty much all my family suffer from serotonin-receptor related illnesses, and I suffer(ed) very badly from Seasonal Affective Disorder, so hibernation is something I pretty much used to do. I mean, we are on the same latitude as Murmansk here; I went to a talk once where the researcher had sent out questionnaires with every bed that a manufacturer sold, then correlated the answer according to latitude. It turns out that at the latitude of Aberdeen and above, up to 10% of the populace have some of the symptoms of S.A.D. (SubSyndromal SAD, would you believe);I can tell you, from mid October through to mid April, I'm a log sawing machine ! LOL
Mark you, pre-Prozac, I was climbing the walls. (These SSRIs can be the rollercoaster ride from Hell.)
Back in the days before viral pneumonia hit me and made everything worse, apart from exercise the best cure was winter sports. The snow reflected whatever UV was going about, it was enough to give a real high. Ah the joys of a heavily dissected Sub-Arctic plateau...
Nowadays I take Prozac and plan joint Halloween parties with my tenement neighbours; the lights in the stairway are all kaput, so I thought some lanterns would make good atmospheric lighting.... although obviously the overheads are going to be quite high.
But I couldn't throw a lively party if it was a live hand grenade, so I think my flat is going to be quite safe for our little hammock-hauler.
P.S. Did you ever hear about the female apiarist who was sacked from the trade association ? It was evident that she was "Miss Bee hiving."