Just wanted to say, "Hi!"

<p>I haven't visited these forums in quite a while...And now that I've come back it seems that forums have gotten a complete makeover! This will take some getting used to...Things are going well at Yale. I have a ton of work to do today that I should be starting right now:). I just wish to thank everyone on CC for their support and those who make this forum the wonderful place that it is. I'm finally going to be released by my sub-contracted Medicaid HMO on Nov. 1st and will be seen at Yale-NH hospital, though I've hit some rocks with that (had to pay for medication with student account money, had to refuse x-rays on chest and hips), things are fine now.</p>

<p>What's this I hear, however, of Mom101 and Annieivy not being who they claimed? Can someone illuminate this for me? I find it saddening.</p>

<p>Hi Candi,</p>

<p>It is sooo good to hear from you and I am glad that you are doing well. I feel as if I have talked you up (on a recent thread about health insurance). I am glad that everything has worked out for you as far as your health insurance and are enjoying classes.</p>

<p>I can't comment on the Mom 101/Annieivy situation because some of it just went over my head. </p>

<p>Thanks for giving us an update and we will still be here if you need us
:) :) :)</p>

<p>Hi Candi,
It is good to hear from you and glad that things are working out. Does this mean you have found doctors at Yale NH hospital who will see you regularly for all your ailments? What does being released from your HMO mean? Is this the HMO in New York that released you? If so, glad it worked out! </p>

<p>I echo Sybbie, if you need us, just post here...</p>

<p>Yes, I'm going to be seen by specialists at Yale-NH. When I said being released from my HMO, I meant the HMO that Medicaid sub-contracts in NY. </p>

<p>Thanks a lot!</p>

<p>Candi, it is great to hear from you and how you are doing at Yale. You are a very promising young lady. I am glad your medical insurance issues are being worked out. I would love to hear how your baby nephew is doing as well. </p>

<p>I don't know much about the Mom101 / Annie Ivy thing either. My understanding is that Mom101 may have been banned as she is no longer posting. SOME posters claim that she came back as AnnieIvy and that this was the same poster. I have no idea. I don't see AnnieIvy posting any longer either. That is all I know.</p>

<p>Susan</p>

<p>Candi:</p>

<p>It's so nice to hear from you! Nice also to know that you are doing well at Yale, though I never doubted you would. I hope the new arrangement with Yale-NH works out well for you.</p>

<p>I really don't know what happened with Mom101/AnnieIvy. Although I did not always agree with her views on education, I welcomed her postings on the Parents' Forum. But she also posted on the Cafe, and it is there that whatever happened to get her banned happened. I don't read the Cafe myself, so I'm not clear about what got her banned. As for AnnieIvy, it has been claimed that she was Mom101! Don't know how one finds that out. </p>

<p>It does feel rather differently from last fall, and it's not entirely due to the new format. Have a great Halloween!</p>

<p>Thank you so much for letting us know how you are. I also wonder about the nephew. Best of everything.</p>

<p>LA</p>

<p>My nephew is doing okay, not so well right now at this moment. He enjoys eating, but has severe allergies, so he has tried new foods that make him wheeze and vomit. Also, this week he has managed to catch both conjuctivitis and an ear infection. What's amazing, though, is how he always seems so bright and happy. I will see him on Tuesday (because I have to vote and didn't send in my absentee ballot) and I'm pretty excited about that. Thanks for asking.</p>

<p>One thing that is concerning me is my mother. She cries when I come, cries when I leave, cries when I'm on the phone with her. I knew me leaving would be hard on her (we are so close, we even shared a bed since there are only two mattresses in our apartment...as much as I love her, I say yay! to having my own room and my very own bed). Before I left, she woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me that she didn't know what she was going to do without me, because "I'm the only one she has left", that she can confide in, trust, etc. (Because my twin has her own problems.) I thought she was just being overly sentimental and it would wane. I'm afraid that she is not adjusting well.</p>

<p>Candi, good to hear from you. Sorry to hear about your mom. Sounds as though she is lonely. However, I trust you understand that it is up to her to make the adjustment, hard as that will be. It sounds as though you are keeping in touch, which is great. Glad to hear Yale is going well for you and you have straightened out your healthcare situation.</p>

<p>Candi:</p>

<p>I'm sorry that your mom has trouble adjusting to your going away. It's true that she is facing many problems with your sister and your nephew and that it would be nice to have someone to confide in on a daily basis. But you both need to remember that you have been away from only a few weeks, and the early period is the hardest. It will get better, I promise. I hope that your mom also find another adult to share her concerns with, perhaps not to confide as fully as she has with you, but open up a little, and talk about what she's seen on TV or read in the papers or in classes.</p>

<p>Wonderful to hear about your happiness at Yale. Don't worry about your Mom. Mixed in with those tears are tears of joy. She wouldn't cry in front of you if she wasn't sure she had your unconditional love--and understanding. </p>

<p>Keep on keeping on!</p>