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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 4/27/2007 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new here.. was referred by a friend of mine who is also a member. Gina are you out there? :-)  
I am newly diagnosed (8/06) and currently taking Rebif.  I live in California, am 35 years old, married with 2 children (ages 2 and 5). 
I am having alot of walking difficulties, currently on a cane sometimes.  If I don't need it I put it away though (it's retractable)!  
Well just wanted to introduce myself. Looking forward to connecting with everyone.
Have a wonderful evening, God Bless!!!
Stephanie aka Butterfly Doodle

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2146
   Posted 4/27/2007 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Stephanie!!

Welcome to the board! We're sooo glad to have u and very thankful to u'r friend for referring u!! What a great friend u have! This is a wonderful site with some really supportive and helpful people and i hope u'll feel comfortable posting and asking any questions u have. Also, we have live chats on Mondays at 6:00 pm (cst). It's a great chance to get to know some of he other members and get some real time answers as well. I hope we'll see u there! Boy...u have u'r hands full with a 2 and 5 year old!! Kudos to u! Take care of u'rself and i hope to get to know u better in time to come. Again, welcome to the board!
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Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 4/28/2007 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Stephanie!! It's me Gina! YEAH!! I'm so very proud of you for joining!! As you will learn quickly, there are some awesome people on here who are more than willing to offer their support. You know that I'm here for you always. Welcome!! Love you. I'm surprised you didn't know me by my screen name "MSBLESSED" . You can take it either way, but I know that I'm blessed!! Espcecially have friends like you!!! :-) Now that I know you're a part of the forum I'll make sure I log on everyday. Will all my "issues" going on lately, I haven't spent much time. I'm SO glad when I saw your post! For the 2nd time today, you've made my day!!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 329
   Posted 4/28/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Stephanie! This place is great, hope you feel the same once you get around here more.
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Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 334
   Posted 4/28/2007 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Stephanie,


Welcome, from one California girl to another  :-) I have found this site to be of great support and also a good place to learn, and I hope you have the same experience. I look forward to seeing you around and getting to know you better.



Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 4/28/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Stepahnie,
Welcome to the board! Make sure you come to chat on Mondays. Everyone is soooo nice and funny too. My word your sx's sound just like mine with the walking issue. I am so off balancce too and walk with a cane most of the time. I find exercise helps alot for balance issues. I am also on rebif since January 07. DX'd Dec 06.
Looking forward to talking with you.
Dx Dec 06, Rebif,44mcgs 3 x wk, Baclofen

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3553
   Posted 4/28/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Stephanie,

Welcome, welcome, welcome.  I live in California too.  We hope you have a blast on this site.  You'll find people to be very supportive and helpful.  We have lots of regulars who know tons and are always willing to lend an ear or answer a question. We are very glad to have you join us.

Love and prayers,


diagnosed: MS  July 2006
Treatment: copaxone, prayer, laughter, and positive thinking

New Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 4/28/2007 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for welcoming me with such great enthusiasum! I am looking forward to it and will do my best to be on tomorrow's evening chat at 6 pm or 4pm my time. Talk to you all then!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 1852
   Posted 4/29/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Stephanie,
   Welcome, so happy you decided to check us out!  I hope you find us both supportive and helpful.  Please feel free to make yourself at home, you're among friends. 
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Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 161
   Posted 4/29/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Stephanie,

yes it is truly an amazing site! Welcome, I hope you get as much out of being here as I do!

Not diagnosed
Neuro says he'd "bet on me having MS"

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