Stepping down as moderator.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3571
   Posted 7/7/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone.  After a lot of thought, I have decided to step down as moderator.  It has been a wonderful experience moderating this amazing board, but I am off to do other things!  I will be around as a member.  I may be here a bit less, however. 
I wish you all the best of luck.  I am very very glad to know you all.  If you are interested in being a moderator, you just need to email Peter at  He will consider all applicants.  You just need to have an interest and a willingness to be supportive.  You don't necessarily need a diagnosis of MS. 
Love and prayers,
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 7/7/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry to see you go, Gretchen. Good luck with your other things, and we'll look forward to seeing you from time to time.
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"

Forum Administrator

Date Joined Jan 2003
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   Posted 7/7/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I will miss you also Gretchen! You are welcome back as a mod anytime :)
Peter Waite, Founder/Editor - Community, Information, Resources

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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 7/7/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
We're going to miss you, Gretchen :-(
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

New meds thread

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   Posted 7/7/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Gretchen,You did a great job moderating.Wish you the best.Ed
Ed-Moderator Parkinson's disease forum.
Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1998.As long as I can fish life is good.Keep a great attitude.It benefits all.Meds:Stalevo,Mirapex
support Healing Well thru the sponsors and with donations.The light is always on stay well,and listen to your neurologist.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2146
   Posted 7/7/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey G

I will miss seeing u here as well. U have been a fantastic co-mod and I've loved working with! Thanks soul sister!
Co-Moderator, MS Forum
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 7/7/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Aw...sorry to see you go Gretchen, but I wish you all the best for the future.
They're not brain lesions, they're 'BRIGHT IDEAS'

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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 50
   Posted 7/8/2009 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
You have always had wonderful advice, take care and good luck!                 

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 7/8/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Gretchen

While you have indicated from time to time that you may be leaving, your message today came as a bit of a shock. Mainly, because I have gotten used to reading your frienly words on regular basis. The word we live in today and the turbulations a person goes through tends to make one slightly jaded and cynical, at least, it has done that to me. However, your unfailing enthusiasm, somehow was a reassurance of the fact that the simple joys still exist.

Though we had a very short association, it has been a valuable one for me. My confidence in the goodness of people has got affirmed after my interactions with you. Wish you all the best for whatever you do in life. We are definitely going to miss your advice. By the way, I do not suffer from MS myself, but used to enjoy your supportive and caring messages.

Thank you for all the warmth and goodwill you have imparted during your tenure here.
To meet and part is the way of life, to part and meet should be the hope in life".

Wish you all the success, happiness and good health.

With lots of love and best wishes always,
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 7/10/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
We are going to miss you sooooo much. Good Luck Sista!! You better not go to far. You are an AWESOME FRIEND.
Love you
Dx MS December, 2006
Started Tysabri March, 2008
Zanaflex as needed

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 271
   Posted 7/11/2009 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for all your kind advice.

Have fun and live it up.
Have had relapsing/remitting MS since 10 yrs old. Secondary/progressive since 1995. Baclofen pump since 2008.

"The past is history, the future is a mystery, the present is a gift."

Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 7/11/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gretchen,
I too am sorry you will no longer be moderator.  You have gave me lots of advice that has helped and also helped me through a sad time in my life.
I wish you all the best and please stay in touch
Meche xxx
Meche xx

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