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Lisa

So Many Newbies Have Joined Us

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Hey Guys & Girls:

I know that I am not the only one who have noticed the addition of many Newbies on Celiac.com. What a wonderful thing that is. People are being dx's and public information has improved. So many have come to us for help.

I have also noticed, that some of their questions have gone unanswered, or minimally addressed. Not everyone will have an answer, but a concerned knock on the door is an opportunity to ease a great deal of anxiety.

Before you go to that comfort thread, brows through the threads and add some input, whether just to say hello and welcome, help interperet their dx numbers, or just add a suggestion for a meal or a safe product.

Make someones day. :)

"be-be-be-beep...This is the end of this public service announcement"

Thank You for listening.

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I would also add, as a pretty new member myself, that a lot of the best information can be found by doing a search on past topics and seeing if what I need to know has already been covered. Sometimes a new topic won't get as much attention because it's been discussed a good deal in the past. Nothing wrong with asking something a second time, but the depth of the archives here can be a newbies best friend. I know it has mine.

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How well you have put everything Lisa. I will certainly try harder to help in some way. And if I can't be of any help, I will at least say hi.

THANK YOU for the public announcment! Sometimes we need to be reminded.

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Lisa,

Agreed.

Please, newbies, speak up. Badger us. If we don't respond, post a second post and say, HELP ME. (It will be a slap on the wrist for us).

Please feel free to PM any of us. Honestly. If you see something you've read (that say, maybe I posted about), PM me and I'll try and expand. I can almost guarantee that 99% of board members will agree.

We are here to help!

Laura

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Please feel free to PM any of us. Honestly. If you see something you've read (that say, maybe I posted about), PM me and I'll try and expand. I can almost guarantee that 99% of board members will agree.

We are here to help!

Laura

Lisa

What an OUTSTANDING POST!

Thank you for putting this up again. Never can hear it too often.

There were alot of other great suggestions added ...as usual..!

We have such great minds and experience on this forum...and as we are EACH struggling with our new issues after months and years of gluten-free eating..the search for answers never seems to go away of get easier.

I agree to with LauraJ..if anyone here sees a post from me and wants to pm me PLEASE DO.

I have not been a regular poster for the past 4 weeks but will try harder to at least add a welcome when I come on line even if I don't feel I have any info on the topic posted.

Wishing Everyone Good Health

Judy in Philly

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Hey Guys & Girls:

I know that I am not the only one who have noticed the addition of many Newbies on Celiac.com. What a wonderful thing that is. People are being dx's and public information has improved. So many have come to us for help.

I have also noticed, that some of their questions have gone unanswered, or minimally addressed. Not everyone will have an answer, but a concerned knock on the door is an opportunity to ease a great deal of anxiety.

Before you go to that comfort thread, brows through the threads and add some input, whether just to say hello and welcome, help interperet their dx numbers, or just add a suggestion for a meal or a safe product.

Make someones day. :)

"be-be-be-beep...This is the end of this public service announcement"

Thank You for listening.

I will be out of town for about a week, in and out...and therefore, I will be not posting. I just did not want to appear hypocritical with not posting, but will continue upon my return. :)

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I would also add, as a pretty new member myself, that a lot of the best information can be found by doing a search on past topics and seeing if what I need to know has already been covered. Sometimes a new topic won't get as much attention because it's been discussed a good deal in the past. Nothing wrong with asking something a second time, but the depth of the archives here can be a newbies best friend. I know it has mine.

I agree with both bklynceliac and momma goose.

I usually try to post on newbie threads. Some days I don't have much time though.

People can also pm me. I will try to answer or make suggestions on who could help.

I have had pm's before after newbies have read some of my posts.

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i try as hard as i can to make it through to the newbie posts but i am not the person who reesponds to PMs cause i subscribe to all the forums that i am interested in and get the e-mails and if i feel like i should respond i click on the link, i don't have time to read all my PMs so sorry if anyone sends me them i hardly ever get to them.

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Another relative newbie here, and I just want to say that all you veterans are awesome!

If I hadn't found this message board, I'd still be floundering, instead of making actual headway toward being healthy again. I feel like the collective experience here has knocked 3 years off the gluten free learning curve for me.

Honestly, I haven't posted a new question yet, because every time I have one, a search through the archives comes up with an answer. But I won't hesitate to start a new thread if I need to.

Thank you all!

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Nooner,

I am so happy this board has helped you so much. It really is an amazing source of information, research, and comfort.

Just think, soon YOU will be one of the oldies, answering everyone's questions. It really is a "pay it forward" board. We are all so grateful to be better, we just want to help everyone :)

Laura

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I'm so glad I saw this thread; my mission this morning was to post one of my own just to say thank you to all the veterans - and other newbies - for all of the help you've given me through the gracious sharing your stories and tips...I'm still poring through all the old posts a few pages at a time when I can until I can't see straight!!! I spent a a happy hour or two last night poring through Amanda's Mommy's Blog to see which personal products I can use. You guys and this site are a God-send!!! I've gained many ideas of how to manage having multiple allergies/intolerances, dealing with people who don't understand (and sometimes it's so frustrating to explain things when you're still learning it yourself) ;) and how to navigate the "minefield" of dating ( I just met someone new and have been open about it from the get-go...we go where I know I can eat safely, and that's it for now!)

I wish I could give you all a big hug. I will be PMing some of you, so be forewarned!

Have a wonderful day!

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As a newbie I so appreciate all the responses to my first posts, you have no idea how much it meant...the day I found this board I was at the depths of depression and confusion and I was very sick, weak and fatigued, I actually sat here with tears running down my face when I started reading...I not only got support and hope from the new posts, but I have learned so much from from all your past posts. I knew nothing about cross contamination until I read it on your board...I had no idea that restaurants offered gluten-free menus and I think the biggest shocker of all was that cosmetics, lotions, shampoo and external products could have an effect on me. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. Sissy

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I think back to the days when I first came on here and was shocked that I could get glutened by using the same toaster as the rest of my non-gluten-free family!

We've come a long way, baby!!!

Hugs.

Karen

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I remember when all the now old people were asking all the questions that the new people now have, we've all been there.

I think im member like 30 or soemthing like that

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i agree with nooner. thanks to everyone for their help. i have learned a lot here. beth

Another relative newbie here, and I just want to say that all you veterans are awesome!

If I hadn't found this message board, I'd still be floundering, instead of making actual headway toward being healthy again. I feel like the collective experience here has knocked 3 years off the gluten free learning curve for me.

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Ah, Lisa, and here you were, afraid of impending fallout from your insightful, very necessary post... :)

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Just a thought. I have been here on this forum for about 6 months, and have been diagnosed for about 8 months. What I want to know, is when do you go from being a newby to a veteran? I really should've been a veteran the moment I joined, since I am creeping up to fifty. But being a newby sounds fine, it sort of re-juvenates me. But I guess I should be moving on to veterans status.

Catherine

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Just a thought. I have been here on this forum for about 6 months, and have been diagnosed for about 8 months. What I want to know, is when do you go from being a newby to a veteran? I really should've been a veteran the moment I joined, since I am creeping up to fifty. But being a newby sounds fine, it sort of re-juvenates me. But I guess I should be moving on to veterans status.

Catherine

I think it's just a matter of when you know enough to answer questions. At first, you keep asking questions, eventually you get to the point where you think, "Wow, I know the answer to that!" Then you are one of the veterans. :)

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