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Heather
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Hey, all.

So, the long story short is that I'm afraid I picked up a pretty serious illness (whooping cough) over the last couple of weeks. Combined with some prexisting health issues, it's pretty much tanked me, and the low blood pressure dip the whole works has caused, as well as the medication for the whooping cough has me basically totaled. Alas, it appears on top of wiping me out and leaving me unable to stop coughing, all of this also has made my brain awfully slow, and I need to be really careful about any stessors, too.

I'll be working things out with the volunteers here in the next day so we can make sure everything here keeps flowing as smoothly as possible while I recuperate, but if anyone is waiting on me, specifically, for something, or to continue a conversation, I'm afraid it looks like I'll be out of commission for another couple days at least with most things.

I'm sorry for that, but it seems it just can't be avoided.

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Sans
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Please do take a good rest, Heather, and take care of yourself.

Please don't stress. Your health is the priority!

I'm sending a virtual hug over to you. [Smile]
My best wishes, as well!

Sincerely

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Sorry to hear (well, read) that Heather. I hope you have a speedy recovery and I hope that you're as comfortable as possible until recovered.

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Oh no!
I hope you are feeling well and are on your way to a speedy recovery by now!

Illnesses are a terrible thing.

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Heather
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Thanks so much for the well-wishes, y'all. [Smile]

I am FINALLY getting my brain and some modicum of energy back, so I'll be able to get back to the boards here tomorrow. Will have to be here less than usual for a little while so I don't overdo it, but I'll be back around shortly.

And everyone should basically go around and put gold stars all over all the volunteers (just watch it with the eyes): they've all been amazing while I've been so useless.

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Super glad to hear that you're starting to feel better Heather!

And I second the gold stars for the volunteers, they've all been amazing!

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Horizon
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Hi, Heather & everyone. I've been gone for a couple of years from the site, but I would like to get back into helping a bit around here (if that's okay!)

When I was volunteering before, I remember we had some protocols to follow when answering questions, but I assume that some of that has changed in the time I've been gone. Anyone have a link to any changes that we made/what we are doing now?

Thanks. [Smile]

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-Kayla
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Heather
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Kayla, how great to see you! A lot has changed in terms of the systems we have now for volunteer communication, so why don't you drop me an email and I'll get you all set up!

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Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
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First, a big carry-on-getting-well to Heather, and remember to take it easy for a while [Smile]

Second, Heather, when you feel able, would you look in on peachie764 on the Relationships board and Helen439 on the Abuse board? I think I've been alright to chat to, but that both would benefit from more solid practical advice than I've got.

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Heather
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Cheers, Redskies, and thanks for letting me know about those outstanding discussions. Getting caught back up has been tough! I'll be sure to check in on those tomorrow, though I'm sure you've been fantastic as always. [Smile]

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It's fantastic to hear that you're starting to feel better, Heather! [Smile]

Lots of hugs coming your way!

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Go Heather! [Smile]
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