Moderators are from Venus and Members are from Mars??? I dont think so!!!

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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 11/28/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I thought i'd start a topic just to demonstrate that us mods are not as different from you guys as some people seem to think. Mods are simply members who volunteer their time to making sure other members have support and that HW rules are not broken. Aside from that... we are just ordinary members underneath. We have problems like you guys have, we have good and bad days just like you guys have and we even have a sense of humour just like you guys have.

On a personal level, I have a step-grandma with Alzheimers, I suffer with Depression and Epilepsy, I am a stressed out student and I have bad days just like everyone else. I just thought that it would be nice to demonstrate that us mods are not super-human beings who take pleasure in deleting/editing peoples posts, but we are human after all and that our goal is simply having a forum where we all love and support each other.

I hope that some other moderators will join in this thread as well.

Best Wishes to all

Darren
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/28/2007 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Great thread .........I know I decided I had to give back some of what I have been given in my time here at HW 

I lost mom to c/o of Alzheimers and Dad is going down as well with same DD....I am the caregiver for him and was for mom........I have a teen daughter 32 yr old son and 2 grandbabes.............10 and 7 yrs old .......Retired RN and come from Ontario Canada. I first found this site at my lowest and was taken in and supported and care for by so many of the ppl on all forums .......that was why I wanted to be a Moderator......To volunteer and try to keep HW running smoothly as well as getting to know members of old and all the new ones .....this site has grown so much in the last few yrs and has great rep for its support information sharing and caring

 

Moderators are sometimes thought to be out to " get ppl" because we have to edit or refer to rules BUT that is NOT ONLY what we are here for and why we spend endless hours reading posts and responding to them ..........For me it is because I am trying to give back as much as I can to HW and the ppl that helped me out and still do during those rough days ....I really enjoy seeing ppl make progress and be happy with the accomplishments they have made this makes it all worthwhile IMHO

Also to keep spammers in check and your info secure ( why we ask you to put personal info  in profile not post as Non members can get it then" not when in your profile)

Yep we do make mistakes we are only human and i am not above being corrected at all ..I welcome knowing if I have given wrong input .........and knowing right for next time ..........

I also hope more Mods will pop in and just give you an idea of them and why they are moderators

Anyone can apply as a Moderator ..at the side in yellow

If you feel you have the time and want to give something back to HW there is always volunterring

Take care all and know I too am the same as you I have really great days and then some really bad days but always a smile will come onto this face reading of your steps and successes...............

Please do remeber we ( I ) am only Human .......we are just like all others here..........LYN



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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 12/2/2007 2:14:38 PM (GMT-7)


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 11/28/2007 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
lol soooooooo true
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/28/2007 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey all,

Good Morning...........yes Moderators are just members with problems like everyone else here. yeah

I have A & P, Depression, Gerd, IBS and a hubby with Crohn's.  I have lost a son in a car accident and just yesterday buried my sister.

The love and support I have received these past 3  weeks from the members of HW has just reinforced in me that mods are human and soak up the love and support of all the members of Healing Well.

So today I may be the person with the ability to help, but tomorrow I may be the recipient of other member's  effort.  Volunteering as a Mod is my way of giving back the love and support I receive.

Gentle Hugs to all

Kitt



 
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 11/29/2007 1:34:09 PM (GMT-7)


ShynSassy
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   Posted 11/28/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitt
I am so sorry about your sister all of my sympathy is with you,if you need anything just let me know.


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ShynSassy
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   Posted 11/28/2007 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I have dealt with depression since I was 12 years old..maybe longer but that was when my life took a turn for the worst.

My mother did not want to be a mom,she gave me up for adoption when I was 3 months old,came back and got me at 1 year and I to this day wish she would have left me there.

Sexually abused at 12, scared to tell..

Got married to whom I thought was my high school sweetheart at 17, had 2 kids and stayed in the physical and mental abusive relationship for 14 years.
Suicide attempt 5 years ago.

Lots of meds,therapy and this site has helped me get better. But still deal with the depression,anxiety and panic attacks all of the time.

In a better relationship now,but still have alot of emotional issues that I deal with everyday...

Basically my story in a nut shell.


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Another Day
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   Posted 11/28/2007 11:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm just another member volunteering my time as a moderator.  I found HealingWell when I was diagnosed with epilepsy about 15 months ago.  I would have been lost without Darren and his group.  With some of the things that were happening to me, I really thought I was going crazy.  I got to where I would run it by the epilepsy group before I would even tell my daughters.  I was afraid they would think I was losing my mind and I thought maybe I was.  Then I would always find out that other people on the forum had suffered the same symptoms and I didn't feel crazy any more.  I felt o.k. to tell my daughters and to also call my neurologist and let him know.  He would tell me that was another kind of seizure you just had.  The epilepsy forum has been a lifesaver for me.
 
When I was asked to be a moderator on the allergies/asthma forum I was delighted to be able to give back.  I have had severe asthma for about six years and allergies for most of my life, so I have a little experience there.
 
The HealingWell group is like a big family.  It doesn't usually take a new member long to feel right at home and I really like that part of it.
 
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FamilyGuy
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   Posted 11/29/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I agree. We all do what we do to the best of our abilities. Have a great day and keep your stick on the ice. :-)
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getting by
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   Posted 12/2/2007 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I just want to thank all moderators for taking the time and for doing such a wonderful job.
Hugs,
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starbrite
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   Posted 12/2/2007 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey mods just want to say I think you are all great. Hopefully at times i will be able to help when you are down.

Star

Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/2/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
THanks so much for your posts "getting by" and Star
It means so much to know we are not just thought of as the " bad guys " lol..........

Take care

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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 12/3/2007 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Lyn... Its nice for us to hear that we are appreciated sometimes. Thank you so much for your kind words. Maybe you are the MODS of the future?
 
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serafena
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   Posted 12/3/2007 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys! This is very sweet and made me smile.

I co-moderate the Bipolar forum. I've been diagnosed with bipolar II for 4 years and before that, chronic depression for 10. I'm a stay at home mom with a toddler girl, I work at a bookstore, I have a husband and a messy house. tongue Same as all'a'you. (You all work in bookstores, right?)

I found healing well during a particularly bad bout of depression, and I was looking for information on a new drug my doc was putting me on. I've been here ever since. I stuck around long enough to ask if anyone wanted any help, and here I am. Come on over to Bipolar sometime and say hi. I'll zap your spam and blast your swear words but I'm otherwise mighty friendly.

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Howlyncat
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   Posted Yesterday 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL too funny Serafina ............

I do pop by occasionally and read.......sometimes add input .........have in past .......
You are doing a great job BTW

LYN


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 12/12/2007 8:13:50 AM (GMT-7)


Gemsi
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   Posted Today 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hiya!
I found Healing Well last year, I'd been struggling a lot. I know pretty mch everything I'm ever going too need to know abotu Cystic Fibrosis, but I needed support. My doctor's had been posting and having a go at me in clinic about my postings on another forum, rather than seeing it as a cry for help, and to be honest I was being totally truthful in my posts, they took it as a mark against them and got angry at me.
I then found this forum one day when looking something up. The support I received here, in my first couple of months, was fantastic, everyone had time too help me when I needed it, and when I didn't I found it very helpful, and helped me find my own answers, by helping other people on here.
I decided too voluteer too be a mod. I have a lot of spare time on my hands, so thought I would put that too something useful. I'm really glad I did though, Healingwell has been just amazing for me, and so many members and other mods have had patience for me, when I've needed it. At the same time, I've felt able too help people, and give something back in return.

Part of our jobs as mods, is too keep the environment friendly, happy and safe. This does mean removing Spam and swears-but, well someone has to do it! Most mods on here are normal-infact I may be the only one who realy crosses the barrier into weirdness. 21 year old uber geek and I also have a weird obsession with shiney things and gummy bears. I still have some normal in me though somewhere.........I think.
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   Posted Today 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all you MODS lol! I just want to add my bit in saying how great a job you all do, if it were not for you at 3/4/5 in the morning where would we be. I'm from UK thats why its usually during the night for me x
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 12/10/2007 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Its always nice when people tell us we do a good job. I too am from the UK so I often come online first thing in the morning (around 10.00 - 11.00 GMT) which works out to be the middle of the night US time. Having a UK and a US mod on Depression works well since we cover much more time.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/12/2007 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
It is really great to see the responses in this thread

Makes ya smile from ear to ear ...even when ya feel like ...........you know ...........

Take care all and be well

Luvs
'LYN
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 12/14/2007 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Its great that we can all get along as part of open big family unit. 3 cheers to HW!

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getting by
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   Posted 12/14/2007 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
To all moderators,

You do a wonderful job here and it is so clear that you really do understand what we are going through struggling with depression.

I have been mostly reading, I can see there are a lot of people having a difficult time during the holiday season. I usually seem to get depressed right afterwards. Long winter I guess. The moderators are right there to help them through.

We are so thankful to have you here and you are special to all of us.

I think that this is a wonderful forum. And a safe place to be.

Hugs,

getting by
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/15/2007 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Getting By
I am going thru some things and your post DID lift me up

THANKS........LYN
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