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I just wanted to say, we are all amazing you know :-)

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Ineedmorepatience Thu 07-Feb-13 21:27:56

I want us all to give ourselves a pat on the back.
People often ask me where I get my knowledge from, I do read quite a lot but I can honestly say most of what I know comes from this board.

I cant imagine how I coped without the support I get off this board. I dont get alot in RL but I know I will always get it on here.

I just needed to say that grin

inappropriatelyemployed Thu 07-Feb-13 21:31:29

Here honk here!

All questions answered - big or small. Support is always offered and time is always made to offer critical guidance.

You guys as the best!

zzzzz Thu 07-Feb-13 21:37:32

I luffs you all too.


Honk! I woukd have fallen apart if it were not for you lot.

A recent pasting in AIBU reminded me how little our experiences can be understood but others and that few in RL woukd believe some of my stories.

RinkyDinkyDoo Thu 07-Feb-13 21:49:01

Yes, you lot are bloody amazing. The school I work in has a motto- "together we can" and I thnik it's a motto we should adopt, because on here, together we can and we bloody well do.
I am stronger because of you, yes all of you! HONK HONK.xxxx

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Thu 07-Feb-13 22:08:22

Thanks for this thread, it's nice to celebrate the camaraderie of our board. It's been a tough few weeks on MNSN, it seems, and while we can be a bit prickly sometimes wink I really value the friendship and empathy from you all.


PolterGoose Thu 07-Feb-13 22:42:40

Honks here too

It is lovely to be part of something when real life is so isolating. Not only do we all get amazing personalised support when things are bad, we get to pass on what we've learned and sometimes just saying 'me too' is enough to make a difference.

Handywoman Thu 07-Feb-13 23:12:18

Thanks for this. Love this place. The knowledge and support is amazing. Keeps me going. HONK HONK HONK

Bluebirdonmyshoulder Thu 07-Feb-13 23:27:02

Agree with all of the above, think this board has saved my sanity on more than one occasion.

HONK HONK and a bloody big flap.

coff33pot Fri 08-Feb-13 00:00:37

Honking and doing the shaking the tail feather dance to you all grin

You certainly are all amazing smile

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 08-Feb-13 11:32:34

yes you are all amazing. I was drowning in isolation until I found you 18 months ago.

LabelsGalore Fri 08-Feb-13 11:44:17

Yep a very very BIG thank you to all of you.
It's this board that made me realized the issue with ds2, this board that kindly confirmed that I wasn't going crazy, this board that gave the best advice re GP, CAMHS, going private. And this board that was able to explain me what I could expect help wise from the school.

I know for a fact that wo MN and MNSN, ds2 would still the shy boy that doesn't make a fuss and wouldn't be getting any support at all.

At least now the ball is rolling.


bigbluebus Fri 08-Feb-13 11:46:46

It is indeed a great board and so good to 'talk' to people who understand what you are going through.
My big regret is that it didn't exist when DD was little (18 now) and I was feeling at my most isolated as DH was out of the house 12 hrs a day and I had no family nearby and my days were filled with watching Dale Winton on Supermarket Sweep and other such trash on TV

Ineedmorepatience Fri 08-Feb-13 17:21:19

I have just been reading this thread and am so glad I posted itgrin

I know what you mean bigblue I didnt even have a computer when I tried to get Dd1 a diagnosis but MNSN would have definately given me the strength the fight for it.

Strongecoffeeismydrug Fri 08-Feb-13 17:32:24

You bunch have helped me more than you can imagine smile
It really is fab knowing if I've got a worry or just want to boast about a new development that you ladies know how I'm feeling.
Honks to everyone

I agree. I have learnt so much from reading here. I am about to start the statement process with DD and am feeling completely over awed with the whole thing and out of my depth. But all along I've been thinking - it's alright I'll post on MNSN and they will help me work it out.

I don't post often, but I read a lot and it really does help smile

hazeyjane Fri 08-Feb-13 18:59:53

A lovely thread to see after some of the discord in the campaign thread.

I would have been utterly lost without all the geese on this board, to give advice, support, hold my hand and generally always be there, with a kind hand and a wise word.

It has been an awful few weeks, with ds in hospital and some serious concerns over his lungs, and as lovely as my rl friends are, there is only one who really 'gets it', but, as always my mnsn friends have been by my side.

Thankyou, especially lovely mnetter who called earlier to see how I wassmile

marchduck Fri 08-Feb-13 19:06:14

Yes, a big thank you from me. I read more than I post - this board has been invaluable to me.

bialystockandbloom Fri 08-Feb-13 20:43:51

Poltergoose: sometimes just saying 'me too' is enough to make a difference

God yes! ^ ^

Me too wink

If it hadn't been for this board, and certain posters particularly, I would not have started the most amazing help for ds, wouldn't have got such a good statement, wouldn't have had the strength to fight, wouldn't have known where to start with anything, and wouldn't have anyone to make me feel better just by knowing someone else 'gets it' too.

My belated new year's resolution is to try and give as much help here as I have received.

NameChanger4 Fri 08-Feb-13 20:54:31

Hear,hear. Without all the great advice on here I would never have been such a pita to my LA and secured a good placement without tribunal smile.

That's lovely, - but who the feck are you? grin

inappropriatelyemployed Fri 08-Feb-13 21:03:13

Yeah mysterious namechanger!

NameChanger4 Fri 08-Feb-13 21:04:05

I've been around ages Star - a couple of years at least. Nc a lot though so not considered a 'name' like you, Lougle, IA,keep,coff,moose etc...

Oh, well just as well. My 'name' has gotten me into a LOT of trouble in the past in rl and today in AIBU!!

bialystockandbloom Fri 08-Feb-13 21:08:52

<narrows eyes at NC4 suspiciously>

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Fri 08-Feb-13 21:09:45


bialystockandbloom Fri 08-Feb-13 21:10:27

Ooh star what have you got yourself into today grin

<btw I've had a few glasses of champagne and am pissed tipsy so might be a bit lairy tonight>

ah, well go and have a shout at me on AIBU then. Everyone else has.....

Why are you drinking champagne?

Oi? Ellen?

Warning bialy, - It's a Looooooooong AIBU!

bialystockandbloom Fri 08-Feb-13 21:13:36

It's my birthday! Yes, what a saddo being on MN but I do have a lovely night out planned for tomorrow!

Will it be obvious which AIBU thread it is?

There's been some shocking goings on on MN recently haven't there. sad

It's got a probably stupidly provoking title - bfing NHS one!

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely time tomorrow. Sorry i didn't respond to your very kind offer of helping out with childcare in a crisis. I sorted it but really did appreciate your offer.

bialystockandbloom Fri 08-Feb-13 21:19:59

Thank you, and no worries smile
Gonna go and stalk you check out that thread now.

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Fri 08-Feb-13 21:20:40

Sorry, x posted. grin

dietstartstmoz Fri 08-Feb-13 21:30:45

I am a bit late to this thread, and I havent been on MN much recently, but the past 2.5 years have been hell, and I have received more support and advice from MN than anywhere. Thanks to MN I am able to kick the schools arse on a regular basis and my lovely DS has a Statement and loads of support. Thanks all.

Davros Fri 08-Feb-13 22:07:11

I'm probably not very familiar to any if you but have been on MN for nearly 10 years. DS (severe ASD) is nearly 18. I used to be a prolific poster on SN some years ago. I think MN SN is amazing and you girls still teach me stuff. I always recommend it to newbies. These days I usually go straight to Telly Addicts, how times have changed! One day you too may go to Telly Addicts or the equivalent instead of SN, just think!

ROFL Davros

PolterGoose Fri 08-Feb-13 22:17:37

Davros grin

MareeyaDolores Fri 08-Feb-13 22:24:22

Yay Davros!
Without MNSN I would be LoonyMama whose pathological anxieties are creating illness in her maladjusted dc.
With it, I'm just SlightlyLoopyMama with mostly healthy, mostly happy, mainly non-NT dc. Who all appear oblivious to her maternal anxiety grin

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