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    Top User maryaz's Avatar
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    Where to ask general questions?

    Where do I go to post general questions.

    First is regarding the link to my story in my signature box. How do I make it a link. It seems you all have links and everything doesn't allow html. I am confused, again? I should use 'confused' for a user name. 2nd good one I have found since this cancer trip.

    My 2nd questions I tried to avoid asking but I am getting tired of logging back in. Why do I have to keep logging in. I mean when I am reading and writing. Don't tell me so I learn my password.

    I know I did tell Jim before that I was familiar with message boards like this one and I really like them BUT this one is not fully functionable. I tried to bold and got no link and no html.

    I finally got the story up. Late again. Will try to get back earlier. I am just not on a regular schedule even for me. Thanks,

    Disregard question about link as it is okay now. Thanks,
    Husband (year of birth 1941) dx'd 2008 NSCLC - Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    Chemo and Radiation Treatments together. Allergic reaction to Taxol & Taxotere.
    The Story 2008 to 1/2011: http://www.cancerforums.net/about9079.html

    2010/2011: Returned & spread to lower lumbar bone/marrow. Stage 4.
    Chemo & Radiation together. Allergic reaction to Erbitux. Chemo was only Navelbine.
    The Story continues 2/2011: Story continues 2/2011: http://tinyurl.com/68qpmym

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    Hi Mary,

    Yes, the bold, italic, underline, and quote features don't work on this board. I've never understood why. Maybe Jim can enlighten us?

    PBJ
    Husband diagnosed with NSCLC Stage IV in 3/2005. Fought & lived over 2 1/2 years with multiple lines of treatment.

    Post describing our journey: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.ph...er=asc&start=0

    Left my embrace to live with our Heavenly Father in October of 2007 and now breathes with ease forever. I will miss this gentle, giving soul with the easy smile for the rest of my days, but have faith we will be together again. He's just getting a little break from me!

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    Mary, thanks for asking these questions:

    Q1: First is regarding the link to my story in my signature box. How do I make it a link. It seems you all have links and everything doesn't allow html. I am confused, again? I should use 'confused' for a user name. 2nd good one I have found since this cancer trip.

    A1: html and the bbCodes are disabled on this forum. There was abuse of these in the past and the owner disabled them. I see that the link to your story already works so you must have figured that one out. But for those who still do not know, the secret is just to place the URL for the page you want. For example, in order to link to this topic, I would enter http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=9080 . No html or bbCode required but be sure to leave a space before and after the address. Notice that I left a space after the "9080" but before the period. If I had not done that, the computer would thing the period was part of the address and therefore the link would not work.

    Q2: My 2nd questions I tried to avoid asking but I am getting tired of logging back in. Why do I have to keep logging in. I mean when I am reading and writing. Don't tell me so I learn my password.

    A2: I have no idea why you are getting logged off all the time. I do know that there is an overall "time out" on the forum. If you are not actively doing something on the forum, it will log you off automatically.

    Q3:I know I did tell Jim before that I was familiar with message boards like this one and I really like them BUT this one is not fully functionable. I tried to bold and got no link and no html.

    A3: The bbCodes located above the Post window are intentionally disabled as is html. See A1

    By the way, most of this information can be found in our FAQ section...

    http://cancerforums.net/viewforum.php?f=28
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    2005 Recurrence this time said to be an Oligodendroglioma grade 3, same location.
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    My Story Part 2: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?p=7350
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    Okay Jim, guilty as charged for not reading the FAQ myself. I thought I had covered all my "reading" bases. Sorry!

    PBJ
    Husband diagnosed with NSCLC Stage IV in 3/2005. Fought & lived over 2 1/2 years with multiple lines of treatment.

    Post describing our journey: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.ph...er=asc&start=0

    Left my embrace to live with our Heavenly Father in October of 2007 and now breathes with ease forever. I will miss this gentle, giving soul with the easy smile for the rest of my days, but have faith we will be together again. He's just getting a little break from me!

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    Thanks Jim for the reply. I think I had a period in the way on my link. I only got it to work by accident. I changed something. No biggy on the log in. I will watch closer. I thought I checked FAQ and must have missed it. I just checked topics of interest.

    Jim, It all sounds good to me. BTW, I read a lot of your Story/blog. I hope I can soon read it all. Sorry to hear you are having problems. Boy, I related to some things. I only had a Siberan Husky for short time in the 60's but that is my favorite dog. Too hot here for them. I do live in Arizona which you mention.

    I couldn't get thru all this without a sense of humor. Actually mine may be slipping lately. I got a kick out of reading about your stuttering and in church.

    Someone asked you: QUOTE:
    "There may be something that could help. Does the stuttering get worse when you are around people? If so, maybe an anti-anxiety pill may help you with some of your symptoms."

    You responded: QUOTE:
    "I notice it more when I am around people because I try to avoid talking to myself "

    I thought that was hilarious. But I really shouldn't because I do talk to myself.

    Thanks agian.
    Husband (year of birth 1941) dx'd 2008 NSCLC - Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    Chemo and Radiation Treatments together. Allergic reaction to Taxol & Taxotere.
    The Story 2008 to 1/2011: http://www.cancerforums.net/about9079.html

    2010/2011: Returned & spread to lower lumbar bone/marrow. Stage 4.
    Chemo & Radiation together. Allergic reaction to Erbitux. Chemo was only Navelbine.
    The Story continues 2/2011: Story continues 2/2011: http://tinyurl.com/68qpmym

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    This looks like a good place to post a general user question?

    Is info about paper books OK to post, or would that be like putting up a URL when you're not allowed? I'd like to start a thread about recommended books. I have several that have been lifesavers to me, and I'd like to see what other people here have found useful.

    (And how long does one have to be a member to post links?)

    Thanks.
    Dxed with Stage IB2 cervical cancer by one doctor and IVB by another in 10/11. Finished six weeks of pelvic chemorad in 12/11. Lung tumor found in 10/11 dxed as IB NSCLC in 8/12. Dec. '12 scan showed clear pelvis, no growth in lung tumor and new activity in remote lymph nodes. Is it a Stage I and a Stage IV, three Stage Is, or a cured cancer with something benign going on? Lost interest and went off the reservation after a year of unsuccessfully fighting for a good biopsy.

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    Hi Barnabelle

    Go ahead and link away. The policy only covers new users and providing you are not touting a bussiness site then anything that can help our fellow members is most welcome.

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    This thread is from 2008.

    It is my understanding that forum FAQ questions are to do with the running of the forum. At least they are in other forums I have been on.

    Regarding membership and posting links there is a policy for new members rules at the TOP of EVERY forum here.
    It states that members have to be here a month as well as posted 10 or more significant posts.

    The place for talk that is not about cancer in in the Lounge.
    Questions pertaining to cancer issues are best in their own board or in the general Cancer section.
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    1987 CIN 111. Cervix lasered, no further problems.

    Dx Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma stage 2B bulky, aggressive Dec/09.
    6 chop14 and Neulasta.
    Clean PET April/10, 18 rads 36gy mop up. All done May 2010
    Iffy scan Nov. 2011.
    Scan Feb 2012 .still in remission.
    Still NED Nov 2012. On to yearly bloods now.

    May/2012. U/sound, thyroid scan, FNB. Benign adenoma. A lump in otherwords, nodule if you wish to be specific.

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    Thank you, Didee! I was just looking for an appropriate place to post the question and didn't think it merited starting a whole new thread. I did see the policy, but wasn't sure whether 10 of my posts so far rise to the level of "significant." Thanks, though, for taking the time to reply. I am sure getting the same questions from new people over and over can be exasperating, especially when they are answered so well in the FAQ. I apologize for being too lazy to look back over it before firing off a dumb question!
    Dxed with Stage IB2 cervical cancer by one doctor and IVB by another in 10/11. Finished six weeks of pelvic chemorad in 12/11. Lung tumor found in 10/11 dxed as IB NSCLC in 8/12. Dec. '12 scan showed clear pelvis, no growth in lung tumor and new activity in remote lymph nodes. Is it a Stage I and a Stage IV, three Stage Is, or a cured cancer with something benign going on? Lost interest and went off the reservation after a year of unsuccessfully fighting for a good biopsy.

 
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