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  • Hints on posting a message

    Hi all!
    Some of us get into habits when we write and may not know that it makes it difficult for others to read. Here are some helpful hints.

    Space between paragraphs - you do not write in paragraphs you say - - try to use no more than 4-5 sentences then give a line of space it helps others read it faster.

    Stick on topic. If you find you want to comment on something that is an "off shoot" of the current line of discussion - dont be shy start your own thread and speak your mind!

    Be open minded and share share share!!!

    Thank you all for all of your contributions!

    Best wishes,
    Lisa
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    Re: Hints on posting a message

    Lisa,

    Thank you!

    And very timely!

    I have been thinking the same thing!

    Posts with paragraphs are much easier to read!

    Doesn't everyone agree?



    (a little humor)

    Have a great day

    Debbie

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    • #3
      Re: Hints on posting a message

      Yes

      Yes

      and Yes

      I am also guilty as charged.

      This is a good reminder for us all. I know when I try to follow this little rule , I tend to stay more focused and organized.

      Pam
      Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
      Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
      Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
      SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
      [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
      Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
      Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
      Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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      • #4
        Re: Hints on posting a message

        Thanks for the reminder. I'm guilty of rambling from time to time.

        Reenie
        Reenie

        ****************
        Husband has HCM.
        3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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        • #5
          Re: Hints on posting a message

          Ramble? Ramble? Sometimes I don’t do that.

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          • #6
            Re: Hints on posting a message



            AR! AR!

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            • #7
              Re: Hints on posting a message

              You guys crack me up

              Lisa
              Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
              YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

              Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
              lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
              Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
              Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
              Currently not obstructed
              Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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              • #8
                Re: Hints on posting a message

                Lisa,
                I am sitting here laughing because this thread has reminded me of how I was raised in school and home and how I have caught myself trying to get my kids to follow the same thinking.

                When I was in elementary school ,it was the 50's. As our parents and teachers had lived through the depression era , we were constantly being told to not waste paper. They did not care if we crowded everything as long as we did not ask for more paper.

                I guess I personally took the drilling into my head good cause I still cringe when I have to crumble a paper and start over. Besides that I tell my kids " Don't throw out that piece of paper that gets printed with the 2 lines of useless information on it, we can use it for scrap." It is so funny because I bought some paper for the printer yesterday , it was $1.88 for 500 sheets.

                I remember as I post that same thinking has come into play," Now don't take up too much space!"

                I guess new brain training is needed in this computer age, for me at least.

                Pam
                Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
                Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
                Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
                SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
                [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
                Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
                Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
                Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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                • #9
                  Re: Hints on posting a message

                  I thought I was the one Lisa was talking to! Linda

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hints on posting a message

                    I was not speaking to any ONE -- I was speaking to everyone

                    Take care

                    Lisa
                    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
                    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

                    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
                    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
                    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
                    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
                    Currently not obstructed
                    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hints on posting a message

                      Is there a psychologist in the house?

                      I think we're all having 'guilt issues' over this!!!

                      And before I forget...sorry for all the lengthy posts I usually make!!
                      Lynn Stewart
                      HOCM 4/2002
                      Cleveland Myectomy Crew 8/2002

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hints on posting a message

                        Make posts as long as they need to be...just use SPACING so our eyes do not fall out!


                        Lisa
                        Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
                        YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

                        Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
                        lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
                        Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
                        Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
                        Currently not obstructed
                        Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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