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My Turn....

Jul 31, 2009 - 15 comments

So with the list of long time members here that have been leaving recently or taking breaks, I think my time has come as well.

I have found MH has been so helpful to me in the past, and it was a Godsend when I was ttc and pregnant. However, My children are growing now, I am no longer in the running for pregnancy anytime soon (if again) and I feel like other than some of the good friends I have made here, it has little left to offer. Or maybe I have even less to offer...

With my health problems and some undisclosed family issues and the upcoming school year, I really think it is just time to take a break, permanent-- possibly.

Once I start coming on here on a daily basis, it becomes routine and then I am using the computer to keep my mind off of things that really need to be dealt with. Just need some fresh air I guess.

Anyway, I don't want this to be dramatic or out of place, but I did want to say thank you to the 100+ friends I have made here over the last 2 1/2 years. I have needed you all at different points in my life over that span of time, and many of you have been nothing but supportive and helpful. So thank you. Take care all.


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by April2, Jul 31, 2009
I'm so sorry to see you leave. I felt like I was just getting to know you. :( I can understand if you need a break. Just please come back from time to time and let us know how you are, ok? I hope you get all the answers you are looking for with the Crohns and your daughter. I wish you and your family well. God bless,

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by turkee23, Jul 31, 2009
how come people leave here??.... im sorry to see you go even tho i didnt know you.... just dont understand i guess... so many people say its been wonderful, but they have to leave ...... forever......

have a great day ....

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by AHP84, Jul 31, 2009
I wish you well and I hope we get a chance to see you around the site from time to time--I really hope you decide not to take a permanent break.
Take care and God bless!  -AJ

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by boldsojah4christ, Jul 31, 2009
Amen you will be missed!! I guess its just a fork in the road that we all must take 1 day!!! God bless take care ur in my prayers & ur fam!! love shannon::

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by msniki412, Jul 31, 2009
Awww bops so sad to see you leave! But we totally understand your reasons. Just to let you know you will be missed and in hopes you will stop by maybe once in a blue moon to let us know your doing ok. I guess we all will have to take this road at some point. I know with my family issues it's been hard to keep things going on here, so it's just a matter of time for us all. Good luck in all you do! :-)

We'll miss you!!!


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by lovethebops, Jul 31, 2009
I really never thought I would be one of those "I'm leaving--good bye!!" kind of people here. But I think it is time. I don't know what I will do, I just know, I need space. I just have too much I am dealing with. Rather than bring some down with some of the things I am dealing with, I just need to step back. I need to find some real answers and support for many things. You just cannot find that through an online forum, no matter how long you have been here. I hope things change and I feel differently in the future. Right now, my time needs to be spent elsewhere.

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by zodiacqueen, Jul 31, 2009
Hi, we haven't talked all that much, but I wanted to let you know that I've enjoyed reading your posts!  =)  I also understand completely how this forum/computer is a way to escape and not deal w/ problems.  I bet you've been thinking, like I do, that you could've gotten so much more done if you hadn't been on the computer.  You wind up getting mad and frustrated w/ yourself.  To fix this, I started to limit my time on here.  Let me tell ya, that wasn't easy at first....but NOT impossible.

Why not try to limit your time on the computer?  If you try, it can be done.  =)  Whichever way you go, I wish you well!


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by Quinns momma, Jul 31, 2009
After I had Quinn back in Dec 2006 I took an almost 2 year break away from Med Help. I left being Harley-girl and came back as Quinns Momma. I will take a break after the new baby comes and will come back at some point with another new user name. LOL :) Frankly I did not have the time after Quinn was born. I came back when ttc baby #2. Everyone seems to take much needed breaks.   Best of luck to you and your family.

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by mami1323, Jul 31, 2009
Hey bops, I've been feeling the same as you lately.  Perhaps I will leave some day or take a break as well.  It's easy to check in at work but when I'm at home I rarely come on.  I hope whatever is going on in your life, you can find some solution, but I do wish you the best.  You have helped me through some tough times and hopefully one day I will see you back again.  If I'm still here to :)

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by peekawho, Jul 31, 2009
I think Zodiac's idea of a time limit is a good one.  

I just don't see how cutting yourself completely off from those who care about you is the best of ideas.  Perhaps set a limit--you will not spend more than 2 days a week, max of 30 minutes?  

But you are the best judge of yourself and your needs.  Know that even if you leave for keeps, there are many good friends you've made who will think of you, wonder how you are, and will remember you.

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by tatorbug40, Jul 31, 2009
I have actually considered asking our computer guy here at the office to restrict/block my access to this site, like they have with myspace, facebook, etc...  so that I have to limit myself to home time on here only-  but then I am afraid I'd have withdrawl-  that is why my threat of leaving last week was a weak one.  :)  

I sent you a PM...  call me or e-mail me.

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by jenstam, Jul 31, 2009
bops, I, too have considered leaving due mainly to a few things that have happened recently. I have made some friends that I consider good friends and keep in touch with outside of here. I'll send you a pm with my email and find me on FB! **HUGS**

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by have 2 kids, Jul 31, 2009
I had thought about leaving but like Peek said I didn't want to completely cut myself off from people that I care about and that care about me.   I don't spend as much time on here (still too much, but)  I haven't really limited my posting and any journals are for friends only.  

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by mami1323, Jul 31, 2009
I decided that I was going to limit my journal entries to meaningless vents.  I do still answer some posts, but not as much as I used to.  I keep in touch with people that I have developed close relationships with.  I talk to my girl GNicole outside of medhelp.  You can exchange contact info with people and check in every now and then.

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by Aydensmommy, Sep 09, 2009
Bops, I haven't been on since the birth of Lukas so I completly missed your post.  I have also missed everything that has been going on with you recently because I don't get on much at all.  It was great knowing you for the past two years and hopefully someday we'll catch up again.  I really hope you find what your looking for during your break from mh.  Take care.....Lynne

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