We are all very pleased that KellyinTexas has agreed to be an administrator with us,. she has been busy answering questions in detail with a lot of expertise for a long time now, so this is a natural progression of that. It will also help us straddle the time zones a little. So a big cheer from us lot. Thank you very much for agreeing to do this KellyInTexas MaryF
A big welcome to our new Adminstrator... - Hughes Syndrome -...
Our other Texan! ( well, she got here as fast as she could, as we native Texans say about our new Texans we cherish!)
This kind lady has gently offered to drive to me and hold my hand recently in sickness.
Wow. I hope I can take her up on her offer for something a lot more fun! Like... shopping and coffee in Fredericksburg? That’s 1/2 way for you!
I’m not very sure about that at all, but thank you for you kind reply. It took quite a while to commit, as I feel such a responsibility with it.
I know for certain if it were not for the women administrators on this site when I first joined, I likely would not have lived. It was literally that dire for me.
That’s really nice to hear, thank you. I hope this can always be a safe space and refuge in a what is a chaotic and confusing world for especially newcomers to the forum. This is incredibly important.
Remember those early days? Remember what it felt like to land here with knowledgeable admins? I often felt Safer here than with my doctors. ( I was always very clear and they were always so careful to say- “ We are not medically trained, so please check with your doctor or go urgently now, but here is a pertinent article you can print off to take should they need it.”
This forum is a safe haven emotionally and educationally, and we have Lynn and Mary to thank for starting this for us, and the other administrators who then joined in tirelessly as well.
Gratitude beyond measure , ladies ( and the occasional gentlemen...who have come before.)
KellyInTexas you are a marvel and have been giving excellent advice over a very long time. Your replies are always knowledgeable and courteous, thank you for giving up your time to help us all.
This was exstremely good news!!
We absolutely need a knowledable person of INR etc and also have someone from the US as so many of our members are from this country. You are so interested to help others and know a lot of this illness.
I am not painting much for the time beeing (that was the reason I stopped being an administrator as you know) perhaps later on, but I can not stop writing here as i am interested in our illness. GOOD LUCK my friend!
Love from Kerstin
Thank you. I’m going to advocate just as you taught me for the INR regulation with green vegetables. And careful note taking. I always did exactly as you said. It was extremely helpful. I could go back to my notes and find important patterns to manage my INR better. My doctors learned from it also. It’s when surprises happen that it’s especially useful. Like illness. Medication changes .
Keep helping us with this, among all the other things you teach us. If I still have questions or things to learn-I’m going to keep asking you- keep teaching us!