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      A very WARM WELCOME to new members of Power Surge's Message Board.  Before you jump right into the board discussions, I strongly recommend you to take a few minutes to READ THIS NEWCOMERS MESSAGE to help familiarize you with the board and site.   This message board is just one area of an enormous, multi award-winning Web site with a wealth of information. You can visit any area of the site by clicking on the "Power Surge Quick Links" drop down menu at the top of each page of the message board, OR by clicking on the links on the MENU on every page of the Web site.   After you've read the Newcomers Message, CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE FROM THE MANY FORUMS available to discuss any subject you wish.color>   Again, a warm welcome to Power Surge to women in all phases of their transitional years, and to the men, children, friends and others in their lives who want to gain a better understanding of menopause.   I can promise you one thing . . . if you felt alone before finding Power Surge . . . you won't feel alone any longer   Dearest Power Surge Founder


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  1. The Boards are Back but...

    Mary, you're very welcome. I'm very appreciative of you!
  2. The Boards are Back but...

    Mary, Just made my (appreciative) donation. Thanks for keeping things running. Made two posts this morning, they're still not showing up. I wonder how difficult the delays might be when ladies are hoping for replies to queries? Any idea how long the posts will be moderated? Thanks, Annie
  3. Thanks-- I shall give it a try!
  4. Mary, I tried to search under my profile / content to see the I threads I had participated in over the past 4 years...and my search was limited to the past year only. How do I find my prior contents? Thanks-- ☺️
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    God bless you Mary. This hasn't been easy for you and we know it. Thank you for taking on such a labor of love. Alice's legacy lives because of you. Xo, Annie
  6. Wow-- the site looks beautiful. Mary O, thank you for all your hard work! I tend to agree with Gracie about keeping the boards open to viewing by guests. That's how I found my way here... Wouldn't have ever joined off the bat, because I didn't yet know what I was experiencing "fit". Once I read post after post the light went on in my head and I began to understand. Heaven knows many women will be searching desperately just like we all were. If we can make it simpler for them find their way, I'd be in favor of keeping posts open to view. Just my opinion... And thanks again!- (the only issue I'm having is that the print when posting a reply isn't contrasted in color so it's difficult to see what I've written)
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    To all of my meno partners-- Today the realization hit me that the secure, constant, reassuring place I've turned to help me sort thru my peri-meno journey is going away. It feels like someone pulled the floor from beneath my feet, yet I'm so grateful for the fact that Alice/Dearest had the foresight to create this site all those years ago, and for the wonderful support I've received and shared while here. I believe in my heart that this place quite literally kept me sane when no one else could figure out what was wrong with me. I'm not kidding. I'm weepy today, and it isn't my hormones this time; It's grief over the loss of all of you. It's almost like being thrown into graduation, ready or not! Each of you have grounded me, taught me, helped me grow, given me courage-- and when I didn't think there was anyone who possibly could understand, I was shown that I WAS NOT ALONE. May god bless each of you on the rest of your journey. Always, --Annie
  8. Ok, sent an email to you giving you my address. No error sign showed up on your profile, but part of the page went dark when I tried to message you and I couldn't open an area to type the note. Weird. Thanks, will wait to hear from you. And let me say that again: THANK YOU. I really appreciate you for shouldering this for all of us. --A
  9. Hi Mary, I cannot get your "send me a message" to open on your profile page. I'd like to join the Facebook page...help!
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    The Facebook page? How do we find it, and how do we protect our privacy? I like flying under the radar with my intimately personal questions. Am grateful for this site, and sorry to hear about Alice. In time, would really love to know what happened. Somehow she has become like a dear friend to many of us--not in the sense that you were, Mary. But never the less, I'm really sad about losing her. Bless your heart.--A
  11. Still the case today. Any updates?
  12. Anyone else unable to pull up 24 hour updates? I have my settings on "last 24 hours" / forums, but I keep getting bounced off the forum selection, and the thing keeps insisting on using the filter "just topics I started" (won't let me choose "forums").
  13. Everything is loading really slowwwwwllllyyyy...... Wonder what's up.

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