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How to do it alone? How to do it alone?

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  #11  
Unread 12-27-2005, 12:25 PM
How to do it alone?

Lori,
I looked at a map-girlfriend, you weren't kidding, rural! I hope you realize I was smiling when I said that! I was hoping that maybe you would PM me, if you get the chance...I wanted to talk to you a bit more, and didn't want to just blurt everything out here, so if you're up to it, drop me a line. Many hugs to you, Sister!

Christy
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  #12  
Unread 12-27-2005, 01:55 PM
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If it's ok with you I can contact a minister friend in Memphis and see about having them have someone check on you/help you out if you like. If they don't have someone in your area I'm sure they know someone. Let me know if that will work. If nothing else it will give you someone to call.
Kate
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Unread 12-27-2005, 04:36 PM
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Lori,

There are also groups on here that are grouped by location. Perhaps you can find a hyster-sister near you that can help.

Most of the time I wanted to be alone because I felt like I had to entertain whoever came by, but it's nice to know someone was coming to check on me in case I needed it.

I took a taxi TO the hospital - don't know if that's an option for you. Most churches could at least provide a ride to and from the hospital. As long as you are with your son, he could drive. I found riding more comfortable than driving.

Good luck and keep us posted.

Shelia
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  #14  
Unread 12-28-2005, 07:33 AM
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Hi, (((sisters))) !!

Just a friendly caution to all about sharing personal information over the Internet... You can certainly do so in pm's or e-mails if you wish. And many (((sisters))) have even met each other face-to-face (in a public place first -- you never know who's on the other side of that computer screen, after all!). But it's not a wise idea, safety-wise, to either offer or ask for any sort of personal information on a public message board.

Please, for your own safety, keep those requests or offerings in private messages and e-mails! Thanks all for understanding.
  #15  
Unread 12-28-2005, 02:44 PM
How to do it alone?

Thank you! I will be more careful about that. Thanks again!

Free
  #16  
Unread 12-28-2005, 09:10 PM
How to do it alone?

Well, I just had my pre-op appt and was going to ask a few questions in this thread, but, I am not sure anymore. I want to thank all who have responded so caringly. That has really meant a lot. Maybe it's the stress, but I am a little confused to mjd2491's reply. I don't feel as if anyone requested personal info on me or me asking of anyone else that could be a safety issue or harm anyone...if so, I am sorry. Maybe I misunderstood the "rules". It has been a pleasure! Good luck to all and thank you for all of your kind advise...as I will use it wisely!
  #17  
Unread 12-28-2005, 11:38 PM
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Hmmmm.... I just posted a response to your here, Lori -- but it's not showing up. I'll try again....

I don't think anyone meant to silence you -- it was a warning for all of us to be careful not to post our real home addresses, email addresses, etc. since there are people out there that could stalk any of us with this info. So, please, stay with us! Ask your questions! Just be careful to get your local info via private messages not on the public message boards.
  #18  
Unread 12-29-2005, 08:21 AM
How to do it alone?

I agree with Shelly 7200 - I think the caution was just to PM (or private mail) someone with more personal info and not post it in the forum. mjd is a hostess after all and tries to look out for the public safety...

Hang in there, and ask any questions you may have. Odds are some of us have gone through it or thought it and will have an answer, or at least some comfort.
  #19  
Unread 12-29-2005, 09:05 AM
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solo, it's funny, but none of us really think about the fact that anyone on a support site like this could be up to no good and want to do us any harm...I know that when I first came onto this site, it was before there was so much caution on websites...but our wonderful site hostess and the other sisters are right, no one is trying to silence you, just trying to make sure you don't give your info. to anyone unless you feel like you really know them, etc. I have several sisters that have ended up being my best friends from this site-who, over time, I've ended up talking to on the phone, and stuff like that-but the girls are totally right, you can't be too careful. Please keep in touch, solo!

Christy
  #20  
Unread 12-29-2005, 10:09 AM
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  Quote:
Originally Posted by sologal
Well, I just had my pre-op appt and was going to ask a few questions in this thread, but, I am not sure anymore. I want to thank all who have responded so caringly. That has really meant a lot. Maybe it's the stress, but I am a little confused to mjd2491's reply. I don't feel as if anyone requested personal info on me or me asking of anyone else that could be a safety issue or harm anyone...if so, I am sorry. Maybe I misunderstood the "rules". It has been a pleasure! Good luck to all and thank you for all of your kind advise...as I will use it wisely!
Sologal, you and no one else here did anything wrong, so please don't stop posting! The hostess mjd was simply giving a wise reminder to all not to post personal info on this public board. Unfortunately there are bad people out there (hopefully not on this board, but you never know) who misuse private info. For example, some nut might see your email address and think it funny to sign you up for porn websites or some other unwelcome spam. If they get your phone #, you could receive threatening or obscene phone calls. And if they get your address and know that you are often alone....... (I don't want to think about this one.)

If you did post your personal info, none of the above horrible things are likely to happen. In fact, it's very unlikely. But even though rare, it's still not worth taking the chance. And I appreciate the hostess for giving all of us this safety reminder.

But that doesn't mean you should be afraid to send a private email or pm someone. You can get to know someone through pm or email. Then you might feel comfortable to talk on the phone (on the phone you will at least know you are talking to a woman, not a man pretending to be a woman--not many men can really fake a woman's voice convincingly). Then if you decide to meet, it should be safe if done in a public place, like a restaurant. The most important thing to safeguard is your address. Don't give out your address until you know you can trust someone. If your email address gets in the wrong hands, you can change it. If your phone # gets in the wrong hands, you can change that, too (although a big hassle). But if your address gets in the wrong hands, you are very vulnerable.

I have never met anyone through this or any other board, but many people have done so safely and made good friends. Maybe those of you who have done this can explain how you did it safely.
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