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   Posted 2/10/2009 2:45 AM (GMT -6)   
So I saw this:
I thought it would be good to give a little cross-forum recognition.  Karen and Kitt do yeoman service over there and it's a tough place - they manage to stay positive and helpful.  Due to my own depression I can't read too much there without it starting to drag me down some.  (Don't think I "should" feel that way but ....)
Then I thought - we should thank our forum mods too - Chutz, Sherrine, Marlee, Karen .. and please help cause I'm sure I can't remember everyone - cause they work so hard to give this forum its personality.
And then I thought - really, it's also all the people here that share their feelings and support that make this forum such a great place.
So this is kind of like being on stage and not knowing how to get off so I'll just say -
Thank You!
and please excuse me for not mentioning someone ... memory problems and all ..
Lyme, anxitey, depression, chronic C. Pnuemoniae
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   Posted 2/10/2009 3:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Rich, What a wonderful idea to say thank you to our moderators, including Ginny.  They do such a good job of keeping this a place we can come & not have to worry about being spammed or scammed or judged.  We never have to worry about bad language or ****ty jokes because they are just not here.  I haven't really appreciated that enough, I don't think.  So I do want to say thank you, Moderators, one & all.  Thank you, also, to all who come here & help make this site what it is.  Hugs to all FMily,  Denise 

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ,

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   Posted 2/10/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes, Rich... what a wonderful idea!!!!  I, too, would like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of our mods.  They all do an awesome job and that keeps me coming back every single day to check on my FMily and friends.  This is a wonderful site and it couldn't be that way with out their hard work and true concern for all of us.  We love our mods and really appreciate everything they do for us.


With love,

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   Posted 2/10/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Can I geta "WhoopWhoop!" for all mods and caring,unselfish,totally fabulos people that are here!(Does the happy dance)uh-oh,the vicodin for the teeth just kicked

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   Posted 2/10/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey you guys,

Thank you for the compliments. It is my pleasure to be able to help.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 2/10/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
rich-what a great idea!

i think we have THE best moderators around here! thank you all SO MUCH for the time you put in and the work you do to make this such a safe, friendly, wonderful place to come and "hang out". you guys truly do rock!!!!!!
love and hugs

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   Posted 2/10/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks but Rich is right it is everyone on here that makes this such a great family. I don't visit other fibro forums but I think it would be hard to find one like ours.
Rich years ago when I was having horrible anxiety and panic attacks I joined a forum for anxiety and I had to quit going to it cause it caused more anxiety reading the post. I couldn't do what Karen and Kitt do, it would bring me down. I don't even visit the anxiety and depression forums on Healing Well. Negative energy brings me down but here I can keep the positive energy going.
luv and hugs
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   Posted 2/10/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Great idea Rich!!  I want to join you all and give my thanks to the dedication all you mods bring to everyone despite the fact that you are suffering along with us

Group Hugs


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   Posted 2/10/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I join you Rich and everyone else in saying THANK YOU ALL!!!! :-)

((Soft Hugs to y'all too!))

This has been the best forum by far of all that I have visited on other websites.

Keep up the great work!

Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis

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   Posted 2/10/2009 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Amen to all the posts! tongue We have great moderators and everyone else make this a place I have to come to everyday. If I miss a day, I fell weird, like a finger or something is gone. Sorry, that's sick. Diane
Fibromyalgia since 1984, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Auto-immune eczema, GERD, osteoarthritis, IBS, RLS, sleep apnea

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   Posted 2/10/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you to all who keep this forum going in a postitive, healthy direction!

Bless You!!
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I had severe spinal stenosis, had fusion done on C5-7, and my life has changed. 

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   Posted 2/10/2009 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   

WE have wonderful moderators. I am still amazed that they manage to keep a lid on quackery with such phenomenal diplomacy. In addition, their support and willingness to learn is wonderful.

Thanks to all of you,


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   Posted 2/10/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone!  But Marlee is so correct in saying it is EVERYONE that makes this forum the best one out there!  We all help one another and we really do care about each other.  That makes us a family.
Thank you, everyone, for all of the help and caring you show each other.  This is what makes this forum a "safe" place to be.
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   Posted 2/10/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you, thank you!  This forum is the best on the net and really strives to help people!




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