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March 29th, 2008 

Healthy Eating Monday
Chat Schedule Tuesday Night Trivia
ChatStar Women's/Men's Wednesday
Stories and Pictures Thursday Game Night 
Recipes & Healthy Eating Friday Night Singles
HeadsUp ! Saturday Pets Chat
Famous People/Birthdays Poems
Rod's Music Shoppe Newsletter Archive

PeopleWithMS - Intro
PeopleWithMS - Women's & Men's Chat Night

" Live from Las Vegas . . . "

Friday Night Singles !

with Linda-NV

By popular demand,  we are starting a  . . . . .

Friday Night Singles Chat Room at 8pm EST

Casual attire - shoes required on the dance floor. . . .

Only the finest imported and domestic wines served from our virtual vinyards

BobbyGene joins us as host and chaperone for the early Friday Night Married* Folks Festivities from 6 - 8 pm EST  
* or otherwise unavailable

PWMS Dream Team The Morning Dream Team . . . Bette42, Barry, and Dennis bring you early morning chatter, coffee, croissants & kreullers starting at 7am EST Monday through Thursday, 8am on fridays.  Join them for some great early morning discussion !


MS_Kitty70's NewsWire MS_Kitty70 is doing a superb job on our NewsWire.  If you want to keep up on all the latest, without rooting through 28 technical journals, check it out!

See something newsworthy ?  


PeopleWithMS Newsletter 08-19-07 PWMS Chat Update: 

Chat continues to grow at 1,000 visitors a week!  If you are newly arriving, or a returning friend from MS Watch, MS World, Jooly's Joint, or another chat, let folks know.  It's great to catch up on what old friends have been up to. At the same time, we have seen that the room become more in touch with helping the newbie to feel welcome.   We're getting new chatters weekly and it's very rewarding to see everyone helping out the newcomers to chat.  

Recent events dictate a restatement of certain facts of life about the PeopleWithMS Chat.    

Our primary focus is Multiple Sclerosis and our objective is support.  Not just boring clinical information - support is under a big tent, with broad expanse of fabric.   So we have many rooms to cover the many topics and personal perspectives.  

Remember -This is your house as well as ours.
We donate the chatroom, and solicit no outside sponsors:  We rely on our chatters to volunteer their time and effort to make this the best it can be.  We keep a very open mind about our chat rooms, recognizing that we are catering to a wide audience. We really don't want to make rules about what you think is relevant help. But we do expect some display of common sense and respect.  
  • The Lobby is the Town Common, where people have the least in common.  So exercise restraint and patience!
  • The Rooms List covers some common general interests or attitudes, and special purpose rooms, so if that is what you and other chatters are into, go there, and others may follow.  
  • Private Messages are for quick exchange of private or side-conversation information, like an e-mail address, interesting web site address, or company phone number.
  • Private Discussion of personal, perhaps embarrassing physical or other issues can be taken to a special-purpose room such as the WomenOnly, MenOnly, or OffTopic Room
  • Other Topics simply belong outside this chat.  Dubious personal topics, commercial activities, and proclivities such as media piracy & warez, cybersex, snakeoil miracle cures, etc. have no place in any public or private room on PeopleWithMS.  Please take it out of PeopleWithMS onto an instant messanger. 

Transcripts are maintained for the safety and security of our chatters, just like any other major chat site.  They allow us to identify the IP address and location of problem chatters, who don't might not belong.  When someone reports misbehavior in chat, transcripts allow investigation and substantiation of the accusation.  We don't want to throw anybody out.  However, we also don't want creeps harrassing chatters.  

***  Please Be Advised:  Some recent visiting chatters have held the firm opinion that since they live in a free country they can go anywhere they want on the internet, and say anything they want, in any chatroom.  Regardless of disruption to other chatters in the room.  And are indignant when they can't immediately utter their latest ill-formed thought.  

Do not do this in PeopleWithMS.  Many of the regular chatters are a$$hole intolerant and extraordinarily short-fused.  

The Rooms List


Main Chat Room

aka " The Lobby "

This a main chat room for all chatters. The best place to start at any time of the day or night. Some stay in here always. 

But now you can head off to another room, the choices are below.


( rated PG )

Grab some friends, have a latte!  Or kick back with a Cappuccino.


( rated R )

Bring your friends in here when the off-color jokes, rowdy discussions, or other topics start offending delicate sensibilities in other rooms. !  If discussion goes XXX, get out of chat and onto IM, or book a hotel.
No Graphics

This is the place to hang out if your eyes just can't deal with fast-moving chat text and flashing graphics. Please turn off Avatars and Emoticons to eliminate flashing and conserve display space.

Special Rooms 

Special Rooms 

Newly Diagnosed RA's, Hosts, or any concerned chatter should suggest newly diagnosed chatters head into this quieter, special purpose room.  There should be no casual or off topic discussions here => the focus is on the questions, concerns, and fears of that new person. 
Trivia & Games

Organized Triva and Games are held 2 nights a week. However, you can organize games anytime you want.  Or leave a trivia question and play tag.

Women Only This room is only for Women! It can be used anytime at all. We do have Women's Night  Wednesday 8PM EST
Men's Only This room is only for Men! It can be used anytime at all. We do have Men's Night  Wednesday 8PM EST
Singles Only A Special Room for Friday Night Singles Fun & Flirting 8PM EST

The room for discussions of limited interest subjects.  Computer repair.  Pasta farming.  Furniture Refinishing Techniques.  

BikerBar HarleyVickie had the idea, and we made it a reality.  Now it's up to you to keep the room filled with lively discussions of whatever seems appropriate.  

Join PetsRUs6 in the PetShop on Saturdays nights for discussion about all things pet.  All Animals, Anytime !


No one in chat, or the room you are interested in chatting in ?  Leave a message. They will catch you later.

Staff Lounge A closed room for occasional staff meetings.

Who's Chatting Where?  Plus Signs to the left of room names click-expand to show who's in there !

Who's logging in and out ?  Regular users should only see those logging into and out of a particular room.  RAs see all  entry-exit so they can greet newcomers.

Chat Star



My name is My name is Rob a.k.a Bobby Gene born of Chicago, raised in Southern Illinois. I served 18 years in the U.S. Navy on submarines, before being DX'd with MS. I was DX'd with MS Nov 1995 after going blind in the right eye (long since corrected with IV steriods). I have been blind in the left eye, it too was corrected with IV steriods. Currently my legs are going numb, in combination with poor vertigo, I find myself needing to walk with a cane more often to keep from falling. Beside having a wonderful Care Giver and Personal Assistant, I have five Grand Children (ranging from 1 year old to nine), all of which helps keep my attitude positive and striving to do my best to overcome my disability.   (more)

Coordinator of Room Administrators

JolyRox is coordinating all Room Administrators Please contact her with any problems. She may make some suggestions about how to be a more effective Room Administrator. Work with her she has some very good ideas. We need Team work! She will help with anything she can when it comes to helping others in chat.  

Or contact us at

Chat Coordinator!

Norma is coordinating all chats.  Please contact her for any changes. All you have to do is look at the schedule for and find a place that fits  when hosting is good for you.  If somebody is already hosting then, pop in to support them, and let them know you'll back-up, or buddy host with them.  Just let her know what you choose! Norma's email is NORMAJJOHNSTON@SBCGLOBAL.NET  


Chat Hosting Schedule                                                                                                      

The Chat Schedule breaks things down by day, and show the equivalent times in different time zones.  Hopefully this will make it a bit clearer how an Eastern Standard Time relates to your personal timezone or country.    

Reading the schedule is easy: Just click on the day of the week to jump down.  and then look down from your local time zone on top to the time you are interested in => bold times are when hosts have volunteered to be present.  

Knowing someone is available to provide support at dependable, specific local times makes a chat more successful.  

Please, if you go in chat and a host does not answer you right away, please wait,  Our hosts do a 2 hours stretch and need bathroom time and coffee time.  So if they're away right at the sec you arrive, be patient, they will come back.

Click Here to jump to the full Chat Schedule Page  
It is always the final word on who's hosting, when ! 
Click Here 

to enterClick Here to go to Chat

our new chat

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Click Here to go to Chat !to enter 

our new chat


PeopleWithMS - Stories and Pictures


Hello to all my MS friends!!!!!! My name is Vanessa from SW Missouri. I am 31 years old, single mother of 2 wonderful daughters... Ages 9 & 7. I am currently a welder... where I have been for 9 years.. & I would like to share a little about me & how I was first diagnosed with the stuff, they call MS.

It all started in June of 06.. I was sound asleep in the middle of the night, when the phone rang. I jumped up suddenly to go answer it.. noticing a complete numbness on my right side. First thought, that came to my mind, was I just slept on that side to long. Well, needless to say, I kept geting attacks from there on out. I would have like 15-20 attacks/ day , where my hand and foot would draw up and the whole right side completely numb. I continued to work for the following week, until it was just to painful & I just knew it was time to seek some medical attention. I went to my family doctor and he ordered an MRI of my brain, where they did find lesions and so he referred me to a neurologist. During all this time, I started going to a chiropractor also and the pain finally stopped before they even started me on the injection I now use, which is Betaseron. I finally got in to see a neurologist.. and he ordered an MRI of the spine as well as a few other testings... to be sure that MS was the answer & indeed, August 11th 2006, I got my final answer.     (more )

What's the Story ?What's the Story ?What's the Story ?

Who is this ?Far Out Fish TankThe Dog With The X-Ray Eyes !

Where are these cool cats going ?Visit the Junior World of Wheels !

 Visit RonB's Tornado Alley

More pics being added real soon now . . .

This could be you*

Just send your name, story, and photo along to:

People like to read other stories about MS and dealing with the everyday life with MS.  Everyone's M.S. is different and everyone's story is different. Get to know the chatters we chat with. 

Stories and Picture's 


PWMS  Welcomes!   

Please, we have issued an All Points Bulletin for any new chatters !   Come in, ask them to send us their e-mail addresses at ; it is the only way we can send them out our weekly newsletter.  Also, let them know about your stories and pictures, and perhaps ask if they'd like to submit one.! A great way to get instant recognition, by appearing in the newsletter.  Most of us love to know more about each other and see who we chat with. When no one is here and a new MSER comes in and reads our stories and poems it helps to read and see how MSers deal with life.

 Anyone who wants to add Pictures or update their story, please do so.

HeadsUp !

PeopleWithMS - Heads Up ! ! !





The National MS Society is kicking off our annual MS Walk. I am planning to be a part of that event and I am asking you to join me in the fight against MS by making a contribution to support my effort.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS. They simultaneously fund research for a cure while also helping people who currently live with MS lead more fulfilling lives. I believe in the work they do, and I invite you to see for yourself all the good they've done for the MS community. More than 400,000 Americans live with MS, and your support can and will make changes in their lives.

Please help by making a donation - large or small - to fight MS. Or, why not join me on the day of the event? Become a participant and side by side, as teammates, we can work together to raise the funds to make a difference.

Click Here to go to learn more about Norma's MS WalkClick here to learn more about supporting Norma's WalkClick Here to go to Norma's MS Walk Page


Montel Williams is promoting the new prescription program 

" Partnership for Prescription Assistance " :

call 1-888-477-2669  /  1-888-4PPA-NOW

There are over 150 different programs that can help you get your meds for free, or at a low cost.  Check it out ! ! !

We also have some links up on our web site that may help. Check it outPatient Assistance Programs


Norma alerted us to this important National Multiple Sclerosis Society Program; Direct Assistance. This provides durable medical equipment and other financial aid to those with demonstrated need . Program details vary by chapter.  However, the following will give you an idea of what might be available. Check with your local chapter ( Find Your Chapter ) if you think you might be eligible. A number of our chatters have had luck with this program.

Direct Assistance Now Available

The National MS Society, Michigan Chapter is offering new financial services to address the needs of individuals with multiple sclerosis and their families.

The goal of Direct Assistance is to provide financial assistance to enhance the quality of life and help individuals with MS achieve their highest level of independence.

This program helps chapter members with MS obtain financial assistance in the areas of:

  • Transportation - to and from medical appointments ONLY
  • Home Care - short-term personal care and homemaker/chore services. This service offers assistance in the home with tasks that individuals living with MS are having difficulty completing (meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, bathing, and dressing).
  • Respite Care - care when the usual caregiver is temporarily unavailable because of travel, illness or other demands.
  • Short-term counseling - counseling for those facing unexpected challenges as a result of their MS. Limited counseling services are available through in-person and telephone sessions.
  • Medical equipment - the purchase or repair of a variety of equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and bath equipment.
  • Equipment Loan Closet - for people with MS to borrow, free of charge, equipment that they need for a short period of time.
  • Home & auto modifications - such as lifts, ramps or hand controls.
  • Window air conditioners - limited to no more than one window unit per year with a minimum of five years between requests. This service is offered from April 1st - September 30th of each year.
  • Cooling vest - limited to no more thatn one cooling vest per year with a minimum of five years between requests. This service is offered from April 1st - September 30th of each year.
  • Emergency response systems - ensures that adults living at home get quick assistance whenever needed - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

All assistance is based on financial need and provided according to a sliding fee scale. To obtain assistance, the Chapter requires:

  • A verification of diagnosis.
  • Completion of a confidential financial assistance application
  • Some items/services also require a physician's prescription

For more information or to apply for financial assistance call  800-344-4867.

Services provided depending on available resources. Advance notice required for all services.

Partial support underwritten by the R.M. Gerstacker Foundation.

We are starting to talk about our JUNE 2008 Get Together. 

It is still too early to make any solid plans, but keep it in mind.


"I Dropped My Chicken Soup:

Stories about Multiple Sclerosis"


So I want to apologize. I haven't been keeping up on on book updates. I've been to preoccupied with my own health, which has been having a few issues and that really hasn't been fair of me. And once again I do want to thank everyone for the Anyways I'm ready to concentrate on book updates

Now on to the book update. The book is going over fairly well. (But don't worry if you haven't purchased your book yet, or you want another copy there are still books for sale. Just go to my for ordering infomation.)

I've had some really positive reviews which I've posted on my website I've also had a lot of people tell me the book hit very close to home, which is what I wanted. I want everyone to know that they are not alone!!! But I am sorry if it was hard for anyone to read. I hope that you also found it informative!!!

Since October I've also had a number of book signings, 1 radio interview and a couple of articles in the news paper. Although I haven't posted copies of the newspaper articles. There are pictures from my book signings and the radio interview. And I will get the newspaper articles on there shortly!!

I love feedback on the book both positive and constructive negative comments. 

I hope everyone is happy and holding steady in their health!!!

Take care!!! 


It is also available at OR OR OR OR OR

Tuesday Night Trivia

PeopleWithMS - Trivia Night

Trivia Night in the PeopleWithMS Chat


7pm CST

8pm EST

5 pm PST


LFShaw hosts our Tuesday Night Trivia!

Trivia Tuesday, where the host ask the questions.

Sit back, relax.  It's Tuesday night.  Enjoy!

Our Trivia will start Tuesday!

Mags07 pulled out an amazing recovery in the later questions to take the cake and the crown in the March 18th Trivia

This week YENSID Master Hemastat Regained her crown with an intimate knowledge of the dead, animal  arcana, and the tools of the Ancient Woodworker

Womens & Mens Wednesday Nights

PeopleWithMS - Women's & Men's Chat Night

Please welcome our woman's night host Citrine! 

 Woman's night & Men's night! 

Wednesday's we have Woman's chat in our WOMAN'S ROOM 

  At the same time we have Men's chat in the MEN'S ROOM.  

We do this for one hour from 8PM till 9PM  EST. If anyone wants to stay in the woman's room for longer,   feel free to stay. We have had such a great time it seems for some it's not long enough.  Then we rejoin in the main chat room as always.

Please welcome our woman's night host Citrine! 

Donny Doormat mans the doorway, 

ready to greet you and 

guide you into the right room. 

And remember:  Any one can use these rooms at anytime.

Thursday Game Night

PeopleWithMS -Games


8 pm EST

7pm CST

5 pm PST 

ChiChi & Mr Red host Fact or Crap! ?

our Thursday Game Night

BobbyGene took on all comers and walked away with the crown on March 20th

ChiChi-1992 had health issues and this weeks game was cancelled.

All you need to bring is a sharp mind and a loaded index finger.

We need your Game Night ideas !
Talk to MrRED or send e-mail to

Friday Night Singles

PeopleWithMS - Women's & Men's Chat Night

" Live from Las Vegas . . . "

Friday Night Singles !

with Linda-NV

By popular demand,  we are starting a  . . . . .

Friday Night Singles Chat Room at 8pm EST

Casual attire - shoes required on the dance floor. . . .

Only the finest imported and domestic wines served from our virtual vinyards

Saturday Pets Chat

PeopleWithMS -petrus chat


8 pm EST

7pm CST

5 pm PST 

Pets-R-US Chat

Please welcome Petrus she will be hosting our Tips and Tricks for pet owners.

Petsrus has been dog grooming many years and has seen and worked with all breeds of cats and dogs. She has a font of knowledge that she would like to share with us. Please join her in the PetShop chatroom! Bring your pet questions!

Pets is also doing a weekly newsletter for us with Tips and Tricks!

Click here for Pet Shop Talk!

PeopleWithMS - Recipes
Click here

for Recipes


Check out all of the recipes on our web site that chatters have shared with us  
Click here for 

Healthy Eating 



Please Email us with any recipes you would like to share with us 

Irish Beef Stew Recipe

This recipe serves: 8
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes

3 lbs. beef stew meat, (top round) cut into 2-inch cubes
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
Flour for dredging
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs thyme
1 bay leaf
12 ounces beer, ale or lager
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups diced, canned tomatoes, with their juices
4 cups low-sodium beef broth
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 large Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup frozen peas
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Instructions
1. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Dredge it in flour and shake off the excess.
2. Heat the olive oil in a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sear the meat on all sides. Adjust the heat so that the meat browns well, but does not burn.
3. Add the onions, garlic, thyme and bay leaf and cook 2 minutes more. Add the beer. Stir with a wooden spoon to release any caramelized bits that may be stuck to the bottom of the pan and cook until the beer is almost completely evaporated.
4. Add the Worcestershire sauce, the tomatoes with their juices and the beef broth and bring to a boil. Adjust the heat so that the stew simmers. Cook until the meat is tender, about 1 hour.
5. Add the carrots and potatoes and cook until the vegetables are completely tender, about 15 minutes more. Add the peas and continue cooking until they are warmed through, about 5 minutes.
6. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper, remove the thyme sprigs and bay leaf and serve in a deep tureen garnished with parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: about 1 bowl
Calories 445
Protein 42 g
Total Carbohydrate 35 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sodium 611 mg
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 3 g 
Percent Calories from Fat 21%
Percent Calories from Protein 37%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 31%


Thank you Nellie

E-Z Lasagna

Lasagna noodles
1-1.5 lbs Hamburger
1 -2 Jars of Spaghetti Sauce
A 15oz Container of Ricotta cheese
1-2 eggs
2 8oz bags of shredded Mozerella Cheese
A 4 oz bag of shredded cheddar cheese

Brown hamburger (drain) 
Mix Spaghetti sauce (Type? Your choice) with cooked hamburger.
Line a 9x13 glass baking dish bottom with lasagna noodles. (uncooked)
Combine egg(s) with Ricotta Cheese.
Then spread Ricotta on the noodles.
Next layer is sauce/meat (combination)
Then add a layer of shredded (to taste)
For color sprinkle a bit of cheddar cheese.
Repeat steps until pan is full.

Bake at 350 Degrees for 30-40 minutes. 

Thank you NANCY

 Pineapple Pudding Pie:

1 graham cracker crust
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1 8oz sour cream
1 20oz can pineapple(drained)... use only 3/4 of can and couple teaspoons of the juice
1 small container cool whip

In a bowl quicky mix with whisk (not electric mixer) the pudding with the sour cream and 2 teaspoons of juice, mixture will be thick, add pineapple and put in refrigerater for a few hours or overnight. Top the whole pie with cool whip before serving.

It was so yummy, everyone loved it at Easter dinner!

Thank You Carol aka Citrine

Cajun Steak Sandwiches Recipe

This recipe serves: 4 
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

For the steak and onion:
1 yellow onion, sliced about 1/2-inch thick
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 top sirloin steaks, about 8 ounces each
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper

For the sandwiches:
1/2 cup cream cheese, low-fat whipped
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
4 small loaves focaccia, sliced in half
4 large lettuce leaves (green leaf, bibb or romaine), shredded

Cooking Instructions
For the steak and onion:
1. Preheat the grill to high.
2. Brush the onion slices with olive oil and then season the steaks and onion slices with salt and pepper. Cook them on the grill to the desired doneness, about 6 minutes per side for medium on the steaks and about 2-3 minutes per side for the onions. Use a spatula to flip the onion slices in order to keep the rings together. Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and slice on the bias.

For the sandwiches:
1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and Cajun seasoning.
2. Lay out the focaccia on a work surface in front of you. Divide the cream cheese mixture among the sandwiches, spreading it out on each slice of focaccia. Divide the lettuce among the sandwiches, top with a few slices of steak and a slice of grilled onion. Place the focaccia tops on each sandwich.
3. Slice the sandwiches on the diagonal and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Calories 443
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Protein 35 g
Total Carbohydrate 46 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sodium 814 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 26%
Percent Calories from Protein 32%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 42%


Thank You Nellie!

Grilled Chicken with Tomato-Avocado Salsa Recipe

This recipe serves: 4 
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

For the salsa
4 ripe plum tomatoes, chopped or 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeņo chili pepper, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 avocado

For the chicken
1/2 cup non-fat, plain yogurt
1/2 small red onion
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 4 to 6 ounces each
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions
For the salsa:
1. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, red onion, pepper and cilantro.
2. Chop the avocado and sprinkle it with 2 tablespoons of lime juice to keep it from browning. Add the avocado and remaining lime juice to the bowl and toss to combine.
(This can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.)

For the chicken:
1. In a small food processor, puree the yogurt, red onion, lime juice and cilantro to make a yogurt marinade.
2. Transfer the marinade to a shallow bowl or a plastic bag. Add the chicken and coat well with the marinade. Refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
3. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
4. Remove the chicken from the marinade, discard the remaining marinade and season the chicken with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken on both sides until it is cooked through, about 6 minutes per side.
5. Serve the chicken with tomato-avocado salsa.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with salsa
Calories 283
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Protein 43 g
Total Carbohydrate 16 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sodium 341 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 18%
Percent Calories from Protein 60%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 22%

Thank You Nellie

Healthy Eating

PeopleWithMS - Healthy Eating


7pm CST

8pm EST

5 pm PST

Healthy Eating 

'support group'

Healthy Eating support group has started. We added 3 pages to our web site. You can find a print out journal, recipes, and check out the exercise page. Please join Shelly and Norma in there weekly. Everyone needs extra support . Bring idea's! Join us in getting back on a positive way of eating. 

Submit recipes that will be posted 

Please email them to

click here


Rod's Music Shoppe

PeopleWithMS - Rod's Music Shoppe

Rockin' Rod's



Some of you have met Rod, one of our Florida chatters. He has been also been known as our DJ ! He has a very large collection of music. Rod has offered to do his best to find any song you're looking for, and email it to you. He needs the obvious: Name of singer ! Name of song ! He's not a mind reader LOL !   You can email him your requests at:  LINGRAM1@TAMPABAY.RR.COM  



PeopleWithMS - Crafts


Everyone will have a place to post there crafts so others can see them. This link will stay on our web site and also can be found on our links page. Click yarn ball for fall music, crafts, and more!

Click here for our chatters Craft's and more 


Judy is selling her dish cloths. They are made of cotton and she's selling them for $2.00 per towel plus shipping. It's a great deal! They last a real long time and make great gifts!! 

Email Judy for orders or questions


Busy Bees Nursery...Where Dreams Come True 

Hello. My name is Audrey and I am the artist here at Busy Bees Nursery. I have been creating these precious reborn babies for about 2 years, and I truly have a love for what I do. It is very rewarding, and I enjoy making people happy with my Reborn Babies! It is such a joy to create and reborn each baby, as they seem to develop their very own personalities and characteristics.

I am proud to say I am a Award 

Winner in CONTACT ME:  

BusyBeesNursery...Where Dreams Come True:

 To post crafts EMAIL

Famous People

PeopleWithMS - Famous People

We're making up a new Famous People Page and we need your input . . . .

So far, we have some semi-famous people.  Not really a lot, and not really terrifically famous.  Kind of a sad excuse for a list.  You're sure to know the name of one or more people that are way more famous.  Send us the name of any well known person with MS, and perhaps a one liner about them:





PeopleWithMS - Birthdays

Linda's Birthday list!


 If anyone wants to host a chat Birthday Party, we provide the room, we clean up! We all have birthdays, some have Anniversary's.  Help make a friend feel very important. We are all important in chat! Throw a surprise party for a chat buddy. Thank your best friend for being there for you! He or she deserves a party!

If your birthday is not on our list please tell Linda when in chat! Linda has been really helping with getting this all organized.

We will post 2 months at a time below!

Aileen March 11Th
DennisWW March13th
JolyRox Anniversary March 16h
Ruby Slippered One/Cindy March17th
CINDY March 19th
Bob Theisen March 23d
Norma April 7th
Kerri/KERRI14776 April7th
VanesR April 10th
FancyStuff April 19th
RonB April 20th
Barry  April 27th

Thank you Linda!



PeopleWithMS - Poems

Check it out on our inspirational Poetry Pages

Please Email us with any poems you would like to share with us





by Lloyd E. Lawrence Sr

When I was an infant tucked in my crib,
I nursed from a bottle and spittled my bib.

Then as a toddler, before I knew it,
My foot was so wide they hardly could shoe it.

Kindergarten was a wonderful place,
I learned with others to share the space.

Going to Middle School in my teens,
Prepared me for High School and chili-beans.

I went to the service to win a war,
As so many others had done before.

It was a wife and the kids following that,
With plenty of grand-kids to love and pat.

Alas! Now I'm old and tucked in my crib,
I nurse from a bottle and spittle my bib.

BILL.......... ENGLAND
Remember When...

Author Unknown

A computer was something on TV
From a science fiction show of note.
A window was something you hated to clean,
And ram was the cousin of a goat 

Meg was the name of my girlfriend.
A gig was a job for the night.
Now they all mean different things,
And that really mega bytes.

An application was for employment.
A program was a TV show.
A cursor used profanity.
A keyboard was a piano.

Memory was something that you lost with age.
A CD was a bank account.
And if you had a three-inch floppy,
You hoped nobody found out.

Compress was something you did to the garbage,
Not something you did to a file.
And if you unzipped anything in public,
You'd be in jail for a while.

Log on was adding wood to the fire.
Hard drive was a long trip on the road.
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived.
And a backup happened to your commode.

Cut, you did with a pocket knife.
Paste, you did with glue.
A web was a spider's home.
And a virus was the flu.

I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper
And the memory in my head.
I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash,
But when it happens they wish they were dead.


General Information

PeopleWithMS Newsletter 08-19-07


Our objective is to provide an informal, supportive site for people seeking on-line information about  Multiple Sclerosis.  We aren't doctors, we aren't experts.  We just live it everyday.  We formed this site to share what we have learned, provide a focal point for exchange of information,  and give back to the community. 

Support is a very big word when it comes to MS.  Doctors can only tell you so much during an office visit.  Leaving unanswered questions, concerns and issues.  People with any disease can often learn best from each other.  To this end we provide a chat forum to share information and suggestions, posting of the latest news, and links to authoritative sources of information. 

There are many informative sites out there.  Visit them all!  You can never have enough information.  We do not intend to compete with any other sites Like coffee shops, each has it's own unique atmosphere and clientele.  There can never be enough of them.  

Our chat is open for anything that has to do with MS. Some topics are not pleasant. But need to be talked about. If you have a problem, no matter what it is, chances are there is someone in chat that can help you. The one thing that PWMS will not accept is being laughed at for any MS problem. We expect all chatters to be considerate of others. 

We have appointed JolyRox Coordinator of RAs.  Our current list of room administrators is:  Norma, LFShaw,  Debby, Linda-NV, MS_Kitty70, JackIL, Aileen, Soporific, Pixie_Dust, Barry, and RubySlipperedOne, Sumo58! .  All host at scheduled times and frequently chat off-hosting hours as well.  They can help you if you need help. 


Chat Etiquette Reminder

Please make a point to welcome any new chatter that comes in our room. Introduce yourself.  Ask if there is anything special they want to ask about, know about.  Don't ignore the new chatter.  Offer them coffee and a muffin.  Make them feel at home.  Don't keep chattering about peripheral MS stuff with others, or off-topic stuff.

Just keep in mind the one rule we have:  nobody gets to play Doctor in chat.  What we mean by that is;  don't go diagnosing chatters ailments or recommending medications.  Share your experiences, and what any of the drugs have done for you.  Don't encourage the idea that any medication is a miracle cure. Or dismiss any, or all, medicines as doing nothing.   Even the well known medications have a wide range of effectiveness.  The effectiveness of non-traditional and alternative medicines is even less certain.  So talk about your experiences, factual studies and medical trials.  Offer your opinions with care, and never recommend.  Third hand medical testimonials from a friend of your auto mechanic's wife aren't welcome, unless they are really funny.

Also keep in mind that Laws and Health Care options also vary widely both within countries and across the globe.  So be sensitive to the personal situations and tribulations chatters face.  Don't rub in how great things are for you. 

Between the laughs, a serious note:  We are a support chat. With that said, we can only help by listening; none of us are professionals. In our years of chatting with MSers online, one of the most common problems is depression.  This is a very serious problem. We do feel sometimes just being a good friend, listening, and kidding around can help. And sometimes is just the right thing to turn the a bad mood around.  But when things just don't appear to be getting any better in a reasonable amount of time, and chat is just a temporary fix, it is time to get professional help. Many times it's as simple as a medication change.  Or something else.

I have not told many, but when my daughter was dx'd 12 years ago, I had to learn as much as I could. I wanted to know what is the worst case scenario, and what is the best with MS.  What courses could it take? How likely one versus the other? I wanted no more surprises.  Having my one and only daughter dx'd with MS was enough of a surprise. I went to Gaylord Rehab for a very long seminar on MS. It was the mental problems that really got most in a lot of troubles, because they were not ever taken seriously. I have seen this many times in my years online.  If you see someone in chat that seems headed down this road, try to cheer them up, focus on the positive, and give them some suggestions. If they come back just as bad off, try again.  If they keep coming back, let them know that they might be in need of some support beyond what any of us can provide in chat.  

So, About Our Chat:  We try to maintain a positive, upbeat attitude.  We may have MS, but MS doesn't have us.  It's not the focal point of our existence, it's just one part.  So if there's a problem, no need to moan and groan - it just needs solving.  Go over it, around it, blow it up, or joke about it.  We won't ignore somebody's problem because it's gross, unseemly, or offends somebody else's sensibilities.  We'll help figure out a solution.  If somebody want's to wallow in their problem, we're not going to be too sympathetic.  

Don't feel bad if you visit our chat and don't like things:  The folks in it, what's talked about, the limited avatars and emoticons, the sounds, or anything else.  We don't have room for every MSer in the universe, and don't claim to cater to every taste.  If you want something different,  we encourage you to search out another chat room.  There are chats for those that want to wallow in pity, moan and groan. sing songs on a voice chats, fantasy-date, or do whatever comes after that on web cam chats. If you don't find what you need, or think you can do better, we encourage you to go buy your own web server, start your own website, and run your own chat to cater to that unmet need.  Please let us know about your site and chat, so we can direct any like-minded folks your way.

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