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ellement66

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ellement66

Hi Everyone, I apologize in advance because im so new at this forum(chat) and the virus im pretty lost right now

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Chirpes

It will be ok, stay strong, learn as much as you can. You can make it.

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ellement66

thanks so much, im trying its been 4 days since i found out and this site is very helpful so im trying to stay positive

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MissHope

Ellement you've come to the right place for support.... there are many, many of us here living with the virus. Some have had it for years, some not so long and some are brand new.

Stick around and you'll soon see that you are not alone and that this is a very common virus affecting people from all walks of life.

Have a read through the fact sheets there on the right for some information and jump right in with any questions you may have, we're happy to help out where we can.

We hope you find this a nice place and hang out and share some posts with us.

Take care.

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