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Welcome and ask anything...I hope we can provide some very helpful information!
I am so thrilled that so many people have joined already....we will get some very good and varied advice i hope that Will help everyone...and remember, don't be afraid to seek support here too!!! No one will judge you for being overwhelmed or depressed!
I will try to check this forum every other day at the least but probably every day.... And if i run into a question i have no idea about i will try to ask around or direct you towards someone who might have an answer. I am by no means an expert but i think that sharing our experiences with one another is going to be very helpful!
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