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I Am Stepping Down From My Position As Manager


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#1 Heidi

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 01:28 AM

Hi everybody,

Due to life complications (not my health........right now things are stable for me with my health), I am stepping down as the Manager of the Forums effective Friday, May 18th. I am also taking an extended leave of absence from my position as a support specialist.

I have greatly enjoyed being the manager of the forums and working with each of you. You all are the greatest support group a person could ask for. You made my job so easy! So, thank you, thank you, thank you to each of you! I will miss interacting with you all in the capacity of manager, but I am not going anywhere. I will still participate as a member of the forums (just probably not with the same frequency as I do now).

Warm wishes,
Heidi

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 01:37 AM

We will miss you!! I will keep you in my thoughts. I hope all goes well for you!!!!
Peace :)
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 01:55 AM

Hi Heidi ,

I sure do hope everything turns out OK with your 'life complications.' Please keep posting, though, as I have learned so much from you.

Take care, Everyone.
Margaret

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 02:30 AM

((((((((((Heidi))))))))))))

What ever it is that is going on I will keep you in my thoughts that it all works out ok for you. Know that you will be missed around here. You really have been an inspiration to me and I am sure all the rest of this sclero family.

Big hugs and warm wishes,
Patty
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 03:06 AM

Heidi
We will miss you
Birdmans Wife
Hugs for All,

Julie (Bird Lady)

#6 LisaBulman

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 03:51 AM

Heidi,
Thank you for all that you have done on the board and the ISN throughout the past few years! You are a great inspiration to all of us and have taught me a great deal. Thank you for your time, effort, understanding and compassion. We will miss you a great deal!

Hugs,
Lisa
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:10 AM

Heidi,

I will miss your support. Glad to hear your health is good right now. Hope your complications work out soon and for the best.

Take Care,
Barefut

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:32 AM

Heidi,
I will miss you too, but mostly I am concerned for you. I hope things get better quickly. You are in my thoughts. Please check in to say hello often.
Jennifer

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:46 AM

Heidi,
I can't even begin to express how much you will be missed. You have touched so many people's lives. Thanks for being you!

Big Hugs,
Janey

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:48 AM

Heidi,
We will all miss you.

I can't say enough thankyou's for all of the support and information you have provided for our ISN Sclero.org family!
*WestCoast*

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:12 AM

Heidi, I had no idea how much stuff goes on behind these walls until you started training me. I am so impressed that you have managed to keep things running smoothly AND find time to talk to people and offer support, kindness and genuine friendship. You are one very important reason that the ISN forum support team is so effective. I know I will be able to cope with the technical side of things, because you are a great teacher and mentor. I only hope that some of your spirit will rub off as well. I do hope you enjoy your leave and that you come back posting as a member as often as possible.
Warm wishes,
Jefa

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:53 AM

Heidi,
I will miss you. Thanks for all you have done for this forum.
Take Care!
Nan

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:21 AM

Hey Heidi,

Thank you for all of your dedicated years here. I have learned so much from you and have enjoyed working with you! Glad to know you'll still be around.

Much love to you my friend.
Warm and gentle hugs,

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:54 AM

Heidi,

You have done a great job and I hope things go well for you. Life just gets overwhelming at times. You have been a great support system and always will. Take care. Susie54

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 07:49 AM

Although I don't know you personally -- it sure does feel like I do! I've come to regard you as a true friend indeed.
My blogs would never have gotten off the ground if it hadn't been for you and I wouldn't have learned so many different ways to spell stuff -- I'm English and you'd be surprised how many different way's you can spell humor or humour, color or colour. I even write on another board, an English site and I have to be really careful!
I'm so sorry to hear that you are stepping down but I fully understand the reasons. I too was a moderator and believe me there's more to it than people think! It got my brain cells working overtime!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the encouragement and help you've given to me, without that I wouldn't have the nerve to do half the stuff I'm now involved with and that my friend is down to you -- honestly!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Please keep in touch.

With sadness in my heart
Keep well, strong and good luck in all that you do!

Barbara Lowe ( The little blogger ) xxxx

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:01 AM

Heidi,


we will miss you, thank you soooo much for your support!!!!

Big hugs,
Irene

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:39 AM

Heidi,

Everyone before me has said much of what I would also say. But I want to say that you have been a rock of stability for this Forum, and we will miss you!

Unfortunately stuff happens in life, and if we fight it we only hurt ourselves. This even more so when we have scleroderma, as I'm sure everyone will agree. So "go with the flow" and do what you have to do, knowing that you can relax with the capable hands of Carrie at the wheel of the manager's position!

Love and warm hugs,

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 12:37 PM

Heidi, keep up with all of us. We will miss your labors. Hopefully, you will still be doing some research at times and keeping us informed on any new developments you come across. You have been great for all of us. I won't say fare thee well. I am sure you will be heard from often. All my love and good wishes for all things good to you and yours. Sheryl
Strength and Warmth,
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 01:48 PM

Heidi,
I am so sorry that you're leaving your post. I hope that the personal things going on in your life are not serious and can be "fixed" with little or no trouble. You'll be in my thoughts. I hope you're not saying good by and will visit us often. You'll be greatly missed!!

Sherion

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:48 PM

Awww Heidi,

I have a soft spot for you, and I'll miss you. You have such a kind heart and positive outlook not too mention that ton of knowledge you seem to always have at your fingertips!

I wish you well with the latest developments in your life. Do take care so that your health stays stable. And don't be a stranger! (I should talk...I've been the sclero.org professional lurker lately) Anyhoo, you're the best and you're passing a bright torch to Jefa who will carry it proudly!

xoxo emmie