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    Question I've jjjjjust joined an slightly confused help?

    when reading others posts people use words like v* and d* and sv, i'm not sure what these means and this is probably a stupid question but can someone please explain these abbreviations?

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    Default Re: I've just joined an slightly confused help?

    I think people are doing this because some don't even like to see the words vomit, diarrhea, stomach virus.

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    Default Re: I've just joined an slightly confused help?

    sv* = Stomach Virus
    v* = vomit
    d* = diarrhea
    fp* = food poisoning

    There are some others, I think but I can't remember them...

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    n* = nausea and sometimes people say s* as sick to add to the previous list...
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    Default Re: I've just joined an slightly confused help?

    Some people don't like to type these words and other people just use the * as a kind of short form. The "rule" on this site is that there's no reason to use the abbreviation - it's your own choice. In fact, the more you look at these words the less power they will have over you. It's a small thing but it's a step in the right direction.
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    Default Re: I've just joined an slightly confused help?

    I sometimes just use the abbreviations for other people's comfort. I don't have a problem seeing the words myself, but I figure, I don't want people to read them accidentally in a post of mine and be uncomfortable.

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    Default Re: I've just joined an slightly confused help?

    Quote Originally Posted by KaydeeJayde View Post
    I sometimes just use the abbreviations for other people's comfort. I don't have a problem seeing the words myself, but I figure, I don't want people to read them accidentally in a post of mine and be uncomfortable.
    I do the same Kaydee. It isn't a problem for me to type or see the words. But I know some people's emet is very acute and I do it as a courtesy to others.

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    Default Re: I've just joined an slightly confused help?

    A lot of people do this as it feels more comfortable for them rather than typing the actual word. I cant even say the actual words so typing them in abbreviations is much nicer! x

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    Default Re: I've jjjjjust joined an slightly confused help?

    I have another ?...haha sorry, I kinda jumped in. What is GP? General Physician? That's my guess but I wasn't positive..
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    Default Re: I've jjjjjust joined an slightly confused help?

    Yep. GP is general physician.
    By the way. welcome to the site!

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    How are you finding the site so far?
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    Default Re: I've jjjjjust joined an slightly confused help?

    Hello everyone...I am new here as well and I cant figure out how to post a new thread. I am so happy that I found this website. There are so many things I want to talk about but I am not sure how to post things. Can someone please help! Thanks =)

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    Default Re: I've jjjjjust joined an slightly confused help?

    Well to send a message you go on the preferred message board, e.g general, private forum and then you will see towards the top of the page it will say write new message in a grey little box so you click on that, write your message and then scroll down and click post. And there you go Welcome to the site x
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    Default Re: I've jjjjjust joined an slightly confused help?

    Welcome! i usually use the abbreviations for other people because some emets don't like to see the words (Myself included) so i just do that so no one gets a slight heart attack like me

 

 

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