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We have three main moderators on the Forum. Contact them with questions about etiquette, membership, tech support, or anything else that's confusing. Helen does a ton and she's on U.K. time; Amy is our chief spam banner (she's great at spotting them!). And of course Jenni is also here for you. 

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a few notes on etiquette and guidelines for a healthy online support group:

- please be respectful, even when you disagree. i encourage you to share your opinion and perspective, and discuss alternative approaches and ways of thinking.

- offer support and suggestions when you can. in fact, on days when you feel tapped out, try to do so anyway... it feels great to help others and it can lift you out of a funk to know you've brightened someone's day.

- if you discuss a particular medication or treatment modality, remember that what works for you may not work for others. you should never try a new treatment approach without discussing it with your health care team. i'm not a doctor.

- please do not use profanity. i don't tolerate any bullying, bigotry, racism, or judgment of others in any way, so check your judgment at the door. we can all learn from each other no matter our color, sexual orientation, ability, religion or fashion sense.

- if you participate in the conversation, you must follow these guidelines. meanies will be banned. awesome people will be hugged (virtually). smooches!

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A few words on thoughtfulness

We are a community, which means there are many of us, all from different backgrounds and experiences. When we talk on the forum, we bring unique benefits - and biases - to the table. Please use care when responding to another member's question or statement; she (or he) may be going through a hard time, or may come from a different perspective. Try to be as factually accurate and respectful as possible, and remember that medical advice from another member should never take the place of a health care provider's advice. XO Jenni

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** Disclaimer **

Babes, I'm not a doctor or lawyer or healthcare provider. I'm just a sick chick who loves helping others - and the same is true for just about every member of our forum. So please be careful what you do after reading medical advice here. Always speak to your healthcare professional before trying a new medication, supplement, exercise routine, etc. ChronicBabe.com, my staff and our volunteers are not liable if bad stuff happens to you, and we would hate for bad stuff to happen to you! So be smart, savvy, and do your own research. XO, Jenni

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Welcome to the ChronicBabe Forum! You're now part of a community of nearly 3,000 members, women (and a few men) who are crafting incredible lives beyond chronic illness. YES! Join the conversation...and be sure to "friend" Jenni Grover Prokopy, founder of ChronicBabe.

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    Lovely insurance

    Posted by Brooke B on June 15, 2016 at 10:10pm 0 Comments

    so I learned recently that if you need a medical necessity such as a travel size oxygen concentrator they won't cover it at all not one penny will they spend on it.  I made a Go Fund Me account just for that and it has been very helpful to me so far with people who have donated.  I need this machine because my CO2 level will go up at night without it if we go to places.  My lungs do not work well and I use a home oxygen concentrator as well as a Bipap machine; it is not easy traveling with…

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    There is nothing worse the doctors who pretend they are God

    Posted by Paige Lovelace on June 10, 2016 at 4:08pm 0 Comments

    I am so sick of having to fight for every scrap of care I get! I am annoyed and upset right now because i have had the same conversation over and over with my back doctor and he just cant get through his head that i have gone to the pain specialist and have taken shots for 3 year and no relief is in sight!  I have done everything he has asked me to do and when i finally get mad and stand up for myself he just sits there and laughs at me! I have no choice but to stay with him because he wont…

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    Walk a Mile in my House Shoes

    Posted by Anne Rachall on June 9, 2016 at 10:06pm 1 Comment

    Your just tired. You need to lose weight. If you would take vitamins. My mother had that. She ate goat fat fried facing south in clarified butter for 6 weeks but only on days that had a "d" in it and she was cured. You should try now look at my horrible hang nail!

    If only all those, tho a bit silly, well meaning folk would walk a mile in my house shoes. No go from the bed to the bathroom first thing in the morning. Or go get the paper in the yard.

    Cook a meal in our aching, on…

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    I just want my life back

    Posted by Paige Lovelace on June 9, 2016 at 9:00am 1 Comment

    There is so much that pain has taken away from me and my numb foot has taken from me! I went from walking three miles a day to being house bound! I want more then anything to be able to dance again and not hurt for days afterward! I just miss me and i miss a normal life!

    To me a normal life isnt going to doctors all the time and it isn't hurting so bad that you cant get out of bed in the morning! I dont even know how to get it back again! I wish my family would walk a mile in…

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