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Great site, BUT....

New member here, however not new to this site.
I believe in reading as much as you can, because you never know when just one piece of the puzzle may help.

After extensive reading, there is one suggestion I have.

I notice a lot of posters use abbreviations here, and while it is easier, I cannot always guess what they might mean.

So, if you use abbreviations, couldn't you put that word [ just once] in parenthesis?

Maybe a sticky with abbreviations to refer to?

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  • sandisandi Posts: 6,343
    edited 04/17/2014 - 6:03 AM
  • thanks. I will enter the abbreviations in the search bar.
  • The glossary is good to find out the definitions, but i believe us newbees must just struggle to find out the abbreviations. I have discovered that PM is not a time of day but means pain managment, DDD means degenerative disc disease. It is going to take awhile to sort it out. Also, there is a history here of pain meds (old time released vs. New time released oxy, etc.) which has no meaning to newbees. Rather like walking into the middle of a movie or interrupting a close-knit bridge club.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,832
    edited 04/18/2014 - 7:37 AM
    The abbreviations can be cumbersome, especially in the beginning. I used to have to look every one of them to understand what people are talking about. I still have to do that for a few toady.
    It seems that once you become familiar with this site, those abbreviations are second nature.

    The development team is working on high priority projects for this site and as well as the Arthritis site. Remember, this site is a freebie, there is no money associated with it, especially it terms of time spent working on it. However, one of my moderators is going to take a look to see how she can create an abbreviation file. No promises, this all has to be done on her own personal time or while at Spine-Health. Remember, we are all volunteers, so time we spend on these forums have to be chosen wisely.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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