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Topic: Finally Worked My Courage Up to Say . . .

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Subject: Finally Worked My Courage Up to Say . . .
Date Posted: 8/31/2007 9:13 AM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
Posts: 375
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I think I may have mentioned in my first post that I am severely computer challenged - this admission will well prove it.  You would never guess that I have been using (living on, some days) this blasted thing.  The first time I was on bed arrest it became a lifeline of sorts.  Now, many years later, when my ouchies are too bad to get up and moving, and in the middle of the night when the infomercials and QVC and televangelists bring me no humor - I know I can find all the late breaking news on TMZ :) and add another book or 2 or 100 to my "I must really get this from the library or figure out which book I must remove from my 200 on the WL", read an email or something to pass the time when picking up something else to read just won't do on my computer.

When this group was mentioned on another forum, I hurried on over and posted and read all the posts.  I thought to myself, how wonderful to find other people dealing with ouchies and such who want to chatter about things and stuff and maybe even, dare I hope, books.  Told the warden (aka my darling hubby), I have found some people just like me (I told him to hang up the phone - there was no need to call 911 - you guys aren't JUST like me), I can chatter away about the ouchies and not be told that if only I went to a tai chi class (I always mispell it, and not out of passive-aggressiveness - who needs to be passive- really?) all would be well.  This is in spite of the fact that I must be in my wheelchair more and more, with my cane always - she is a dear friend and someday perhaps I will go and play dominoes with the group - I can see the gang topple and make a nice straight row! :)

I bookmarked the forum - I tend to bookmark everything I like - I am one of those people that read a blog - find something funny or meaningful or maddening or something I must send to a friend or a foe or a quote I must put in my quote books or something to copy in a letter or greeting card and then, of course, I read their favorite blog list and go on to the ones that the title gets to me and then I start the cycle all over again until hours later  my bookmark finger cramps and I look up at the clock and say where did those hours go?

I have looked for the posts that linked to this forum - didn't find any of them - but did find more books to list and more blogs to read and on and on.

So, amidst the thunder and warden chattering away about the end to his first week back at school - can we all say hallelujah? and then stop as he reminds me that Monday is Labor Day - he makes a triumphant return home for a 3 day week-end and I get no mail - I love the mail run - have yet to meet a catalog or magazine that I can't find something to add to my decorating journal or quote books or . . .  Friends constantly remind me of the trees I am destroying - I remind them that we keep adding some to our backyard - the neighbors to the right irk me to no end - I even dream about the thought of kudzu - if only I could make a hardline to end it just on their side!

I was searching for a site and lo and behold - there you guys were!  I quickly hit the key and now here I am!  Of course, if you have made it this far - you are probably hoping it is a while before I find the forum again. 

This brings my courage back to ask - how the heck do I get here?  I think by looking up top and finding the last words to be " Health, Mind, Body" that that is the "top" subject, right?   But, it is not listed like Gems, or Games, or the like.  So, where on earth is this located?  I feel like I should have a magic decoder ring or something.  I have no doubt that someone will post and tell me how easy it is to get here and then my cheeks will be even redder - if that is possible with the already red cheeks I have from my Sweet's Syndrome.  Fortunately, because I am so challenged when it comes to this blasted thing - I hope I will be able to just shake my head and then type a big THANK YOU and write down how to get here and add it to my paper pile.  Though I am fortunate enough to have a new pile of sticky notes right here by the computer, so if I get an answer fast enough and still have this screen opened - I will put it right on top of the screen.  Then I can get back here and catch up with the group, and hope that everyone is not just like me and couldn't get back here after the initial posts

So, will someone please help me out?  And don't go saying she definitely talks too much and blackball me from the gang!

Happy to have found you guys again and hope to be able to chatter with you guys (now, that you may have already noticed!)

Happy Friday!

Paula

Date Posted: 9/1/2007 12:57 AM ET
Member Since: 4/27/2007
Posts: 3,596
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Lol Paula!  From the main page, you go to community and hit discussion forums in the drop down box, just like for the other forums.  The Health, Mind, and Body is listed further down the page than the games, etc.  There are two boxes, this is in the second one...so just keep scrolling down and keep your eyes peeled, and you should find it!  Good luck!

If you like, add me to your buddy list, and if you keep having problems finding us, send me a note and I will try to help :  )  I am glad that you found us again, and would love to help you keep in touch with the people who can give you some support and understanding!

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 1:30 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
Posts: 375
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Hi Lindsey!

I was feeling REALLY blackballed when I saw 30+ people had looked at my post and NO ONE had responded.

I just had never given it a thought that we were using the genre forum to post in.  In the future, when I can't find things, I will just have to be nosy. :)

Thanks SO MUCH for pointing me in the right direction and for letting me know I have one white ball in my corner.

Happy Monday All!

Paula

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 11:22 PM ET
Member Since: 4/27/2007
Posts: 3,596
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You are most welcome Paula!  Glad you found your way back again : )

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 8:41 AM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2006
Posts: 6,854
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Paula - I am glad you have found us again as well.  And you can make that two white balls in your corner!

Date Posted: 9/25/2007 6:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2007
Posts: 123
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Hi Paula, I'm new to this part of the club as well. Feel free to add me to your buddy list as well. I'm online almost 4 hours every day.

 Best to you.

Vicki B

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 3:51 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
Posts: 6,421
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Hi, Paula & VIcki!!! Joy & Lindsey, I know you've been here a while, but Paula & Vicki, I'm so glad for yo that you found this forum. It is such a wonderful place to be. I will tell you that it seems most of the people stay in the topic "Cronic Pain - What's hurting you?" and don't worry about rambling on, my I think people that hurt have the biggest knack for doing it, but by the same token, we also have the biggest ability to just keep on reading and not feel like we've been monopolized or bored!!!

Please go over there and share you story and read someof the others, you might pick up a piece of advice or a tip that just helps soooth you when the going gets rough! Again, I welcome you both, and hope you enjoy yourself here, and find some peace :)