After having received a lot of people ask me for re-post this, I've finally decided to do so. I might be late but I just wanted to make sure where the original thread would be going before re-posting as I didn't want a lot of valuable responses in it to be removed. Anyway, I have talked with the Mods here so here we go.
As some of you know, I am the founder/administrator of the Picture Forum where we share the information/advice/experience/pictures regarding our breast reconstruction surgery as well as the hair loss from chemo etc. It is a private online forum which I started several years ago when I was in the middle of treatment for my own BC and it is NOT part of BC.org in any way.
Obviously what we share on our forum is very personal and can be even intimate. In order to protect our privacy, our forum is password-protected and no one could even get the link without my approval. So anyone who wants to be part of us MUST ask me or Lilah who has been generously helping me as a forum moderator for access via PM (private message). Do NOT use this thread to ask for access. Your request has to be sent in PM to be reviewed.
However it does NOT mean you will be automatically granted access just because you ask for it. Our members are entitled to know who is looking at them. They should not be seen by those who are not legit or not willing to show who they really are. Thus anyone who is very new here or has not posted much will least likely be approved. We do not have definite requirement like how many posts are needed before request because it depends what you have said in your posts. I screen every applicant and decide who should be allowed based on their posts.
Please do not call us exclusive. We do this solely because we are responsible for our member's privacy and we have to keep our forum alive for those who will follow our path. Our forum is not a photo gallery. If people were only interested in looking at the pictures and didn't post at all, our forum could die at any time. So even if your request is ignored, please do not take offense. It only means that you have been added to the waiting list. You will be given access eventually as long as you continue with posting here on BC org so that we will learn enough about who you are from your posts. Do not expect me to ask you for information on yourself or your diagnosis so that I will know enough about you to give you access. It is pointless. As I said the above, the reason why you are asked to keep posting here is that every single member of our forum deserves to know who will be looking at them, not just me. Your request will be removed from our waiting list when I haven't seen you here for over a month but as long as you keep coming back and posting, your request can be granted no matter how long it has been since you asked.
One more thing - Please for whatever sake, do take the time and caution to read the instructions when you receive them in response to your request or you will waste your opportunity to be granted full access. I will not get back to you to tell you once again what I have already told you unless you ask me to. You have to do what you have been asked to do within a month after your account registration on our forum.
Thank you for your understanding.
Nowheregirl (former Timtam) @ Picture Forum Administrator/Founder
7/7/2005, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/8/2005 AC + T (Taxol)
3/22/2006 Lumpectomy: Right
4/7/2006 Taxol (paclitaxel)
8/21/2006 Breast, Lymph nodes
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