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April 13th, 2008 

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PeopleWithMS Newsletter 08-19-07 PWMS Chat Update: 

Chat continues to grow at over 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.  

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



 First let me introduce myself.  I am Terri House, the founder of the site.  I am 35 years young and I have MS (multiple sclerosis). I am a Daddy's girl (he is My Hero) and my Mom is my Best Friend. I was diagnosed in April of 1997 after only a year of testing and waiting, as well as some military doctors telling me I needed to go see a psychiatrist (thats seems to be a common theme with people being diagnosed with MS).  Well 9 years later I do have MS and I am having a bit of a hard time with it. Now you won't hear on my website about people who do miraculous thin\s in spite of having MS.  What you will hear is about real people who have real issues and how they overcame them or even how they came to live with their problems.  I do think it is wonderful to see people out there who are carrying on with their everyday lives and only having minor problems with MS, but there are many more people out there who have gone through some trying times and survived or are still trying to survive.  But first let me tell you my story.     (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.  

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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 ! 
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PeopleWithMS - Stories and Pictures

Jojo - Newf

My story – much the same as yours I suspect. Life was moving along as it should; married to a wonderful man, two children – a girl and a boy, great job and a dog. One day in 1998 I noticed numbness in my leg. Not too concerned really I put off any tests until after my “first ever” two week summer vacation. Returning from holidays I began notice weird things happening with me. The overwhelming tiredness was unable to ignore. I found a normal day in the salon to be quite challenging. My eyesight began to give me problems. I soon discovered my blurred vision was displaying at least two of everything. Other parts of my body like my face - became numb. Scary – for sure!  (more )

Don & Daughter

I enjoy the company on the board very much great place to sneak away to.

Ok I'm 48yrs old hopping I'm still kissable LOL. Was dx'ed in 1990 my sister Sue and I both have MS. I divorced five yrs have two daughters ANGELA 26 Marielena 17. I am a RN though not worked as one for 16 yrs. I do a lot of advocacy work as a volunteer for the NMSS ravel to DC and ALBANY all over Long Island NY where I live. 


Iʼve participated in two clinical trials. Iʼm proud of being in an early Tysabri trial as it seems to be helping to improve the lives of many MSerʼs.

Iʼve used Tysabri for the past 18 months  . . . . .    (more )


Well. I'm not sure how to start. I guess my journey started when I was 26 or 27, I am 30 now. It kind of starts out like the lights flickering and then finally going out. I had, had problems with my eyes first before anything else started and took EYE BRIGHT and went about my business. I was part of a electrician apprenticship and I was having a tough time getting off a ladder and I had parted ways with the electrician after 3 months and took a job at a catering business that I am still at and I love. When symptoms started to show I thought nothing of them, plus I didn't have health insurance so I was not in a good spot at all. I was driving a manual transmission at the time and on my way home from work some nights my legs would be numb, so all my motions and actions were to over compensate. I once lost my balance and fell down the stairs, My pops and I loved to throw the ball around and I could not pick up the ball, I was shying away from the ball and I chalked it up to the sun being in my eyes, when I went out drinking with my best friend I could not consume as much as I could before and finally after 1 or 2 beers I would stumble and I would get the question "are you ok man?" so to stop hearing that all together I stopped drinking.   (more )
What's the Story ?What's the Story ?What's the Story ?

One Tired Dog

The Dog With The X-Ray Eyes !

The Dog With The X-Ray Eyes !

Big        Mama

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.

Summer Cooling Ice Vest Info  

"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!!! 


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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!

LFShaw delivered an excruciating first two rounds of triva based on " The Year 1950 " and " April Fools Day in History, " demonstrating that we could all take lessons from a Second Grader.   In the closing round on " 1950's Music "  Deena pulled out all the stops and overtook all to seize the crown in the April Fools Trivia.

In the April 8th edition of Trivia, Yensid Queen Hemastat handily snatched back her crown

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

Sumo58 snatched another victory of the ever-challenging Game of the Craptual and Factitious, despite an amazing second round rally by MrRed, and the dogged persistence of Yensid Queen Hemastat and newcomer Boomergirl !

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
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for Recipes


Check out all of the recipes on our web site that chatters have shared with us  
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Healthy Eating 



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

Berry Good Smoothies Recipe

This recipe serves: 1 
Preparation time: 5 minutes

1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
1/2 small, peeled ripe banana
1/4 cup stemmed, sliced strawberries
honey to taste

Cooking Instructions
1. Peel the banana and measure the orange juice and yogurt.
2. Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 1 cup
Calories 257
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Protein 7 g
Total Carbohydrate 62 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sodium 70 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 3%
Percent Calories from Protein 10%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 88%


Turkey Panini Recipe

This recipe serves: 1 
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

2 slices rustic Italian bread
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 slices (about 2 ounces) cooked turkey
1 slice Asiago cheese
4 thin slices peeled and cored apple
1 tablespoon cranberry sauce
4 sprigs of watercress, large stems removed

Cooking Instructions
1. Brush one side of each piece of bread with olive oil and lay the bread oil-side down on the work surface.
2. Place the turkey, cheese, apple slices and cranberry sauce on top of one of the slices of the bread. Place the second slice of bread on top, oil-side up.
3. Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Grill the sandwich on each side until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
4. Transfer the sandwich to the work surface, lift one piece of bread and arrange the watercress inside, then replace the bread. Slice the sandwich in half and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Calories 388
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Protein 27 g
Total Carbohydrate 39 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sodium 552 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 32%
Percent Calories from Protein 28%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 40%


Eggs Scrambled with Fresh Spinach Recipe

This recipe serves: 4 
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped, fresh spinach leaves
4 tablespoons diced Vidalia onion
4 large eggs
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Cooking Instructions
1. Heat the oil in a 8" non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
2. Add the onions to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the spinach and cook one minute more. Remove the vegetables and set aside. Wipe the pan clean so that it can be reused for the eggs.
3. Whisk the eggs with the salt and pepper until well blended.
4. Pour the eggs and vegetables into the frying pan and stir constantly over low heat with a rubber spatula.
5. When the eggs have reached the desired degree of doneness, put them on warm plates and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 egg
Calories 80
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Protein 7 g
Total Carbohydrate 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sodium 152 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 56%
Percent Calories from Protein 34%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 9%

Make it Lower Fat: Substitute 4 egg whites for 2 of the whole eggs.


Lemon Angel Cake with Blueberry Sauce Recipe

This recipe serves: 6 
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour

For the lemon angel cake:
1 cup cake flour
1 1/2 cups superfine granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups egg whites (about 10 large egg whites) at room temperature
1 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 pint strawberries

For the blueberry sauce:
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
juice of 1/2 lemon
sugar (2 to 4 tablespoons, to taste)

Cooking Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Sift the flour twice with 1/2 cup of the sugar.
3. With an electric mixer on high speed, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form when the mixer is removed from the batter.
4. Add half of the remaining sugar and beat for 1 minute. Add the remaining sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating after each addition.
5. Stir in the vanilla, and add lemon zest.
6. Fold the flour and sugar mixture into the egg whites, 1/4 cup at a time, until just incorporated.
7. Put the batter in an ungreased 10" tube pan and bake until the cake is a light golden brown and springy to the touch, about 1 hour. Invert the pan and let the cake cool completely before removing from the pan.
8. While the cake is baking, puree the berries in a blender with the lemon juice. Blend in the sugar by the tablespoonful, tasting after each addition, until the desired degree of sweetness is reached.
9. Strain through a fine strainer, pressing with a rubber spatula to release the juices.
10. Place 1 slice of cake on each of 6 plates. Spoon the blueberry sauce on and around the cake.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 slice (1/14th of cake) with blueberry sauce
Calories 154
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Protein 3 g
Total Carbohydrate 35 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sodium 79 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 1%
Percent Calories from Protein 9%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 90%


Mixed Berry Jam Recipe

This recipe makes: 2 pints 
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

4 cups mixed berries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 package powdered fruit pectin
1 1/2 cups honey

Cooking Instructions
1. Mix the berries, lemon juice and pectin in a heavy-bottomed, stainless-steel pot.
2. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the honey.
3. Return to a boil and stir slowly for 10 to 12 minutes. The mixture will resemble a thick syrup when done. Let cool, then pour into a storage container, cover and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Calories 23
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Protein 0 g
Total Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sodium 2 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 0%
Percent Calories from Protein 1%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 99%


Dijon Chicken and Pasta Recipe

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

4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless (4 to 6 ounces each), sliced in thin strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 small onion, finely diced
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh basil
2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
3/4 pound pasta (rigatoni, penne or fusilli)

Cooking Instructions
1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over moderately high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add them to the pan. Sauté the chicken until golden on both sides, about 6 minutes.
2. Lower the heat and add the onions. Cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
3. Turn the heat to medium, add the wine and reduce until it is almost completely evaporated. Add the chicken stock and reduce by half. Add the mustard and low-fat sour cream, and stir until the sauce is creamy.
4. Meanwhile, place a large pot of water on to boil. Add the pasta and cook about 12 minutes until al dente. Drain.
5. Add the chicken and pasta to the sauce and toss until coated. Sprinkle with the fresh basil.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 591
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Protein 53 g
Total Carbohydrate 69 g
Dietary Fiber g
Sodium 1121 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 14%
Percent Calories from Protein 36%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 46%


Old Bay Shrimp with Linguine


1 1/2 lbs. shrimp shell on
1 lb. package of linguine
2 medium zucchini julienned
2 med yellow squash julienned
4-5 cloves garlic minced
2/3 cup virgin olive oil
2/3 cup of vinegar
2/3 cup of water
Black pepper
Old Bay Seasoning

Cook Linguine according to package directions, drain and return to pot it was cooked in. Set aside.
In a large skillet add 2/3 cup of Olive Oil and minced garlic. Saute garlic but do not brown. Add zucchini, squash, oregano, 1-2 tbs. of Old Bay Seasoning and black pepper to taste. Saute until tender. Add vegetable mixture to pot of pasta and toss.

Shrimp: In large skillet add 2/3 cup of water, 2/3 cup of vinegar, 2 1/2 tbs. of Old Bay Seasoning. Bring to a boil. Add Shrimp and gently stir. Cover and let shrimp steam for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain and serve with Linguine.


Border Grill's Easy Guacamole Recipe

This recipe serves: 4 
Preparation time: 10 minutes

2 ripe Haas avocados
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves chopped
1/4 medium red onion, diced
2 jalapeño peppers, stemmed, seeded and finely diced (optional)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions
1. Cut the avocados into halves and remove the seeds. Peel the fruit and place in a mixing bowl.
2. Mash avocados with a potato masher or fork until chunky. Add the remaining ingredients and mix with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Calories 57
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Protein 1 g
Total Carbohydrate 3 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sodium 84 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 75%
Percent Calories from Protein 5%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 20%


Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry Recipe

This recipe serves: 4 
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2" lengths
1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

Cooking Instructions
1. Heat the peanut oil in a skillet or wok (large enough to accommodate all the ingredients) over medium-high heat.
2. Add the garlic and ginger and stir quickly for 30 seconds.
3. Increase the heat to high. Add the asparagus, then the mushrooms, then the shrimp, stirring quickly after each addition.
4. Season with pepper.
5. Add the soy sauce and cook until the shrimp are fully cooked and opaque, about 2 minutes. Serve with steamed rice or noodles.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: about 1 cup
Calories 190
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Protein 27 g
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sodium 704 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 26%
Percent Calories from Protein 56%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 18%

Make it Vegetarian: Omit the shrimp for a delicious vegetable stir fry.


Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken

• 1/2 cup(s) milk, lowfat (1%), or buttermilk
• 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
• 1 cup(s) cereal, cornflakes, crumbled
• 1 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
• 1 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
• 2 teaspoon pepper, black
• 2 teaspoon pepper, red, crushed
• 1 teaspoon ginger, ground
• 4 chicken, drumsticks, skinless
• 4 chicken, breast, skinless
• 1 dash(es) paprika
• 1 teaspoon oil, vegetable


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Add half teaspoon of poultry seasoning to milk.
3. Combine all other spices with cornflake crumbs and place in plastic bag.
4. Wash chicken and pat dry. Dip chicken into milk, shake to remove excess, then quickly shake in bag with seasoning and crumbs.
5. Refrigerate for one hour.
6. Remove from refrigerator and sprinkle lightly with paprika for color.
7. Evenly space chicken on greased baking pan.
8. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for an added 30 to 40 minutes or until meat can be easily pulled away from bone with fork. Drumsticks may require less baking time than breasts. (Do not turn chicken during baking.) Crumbs will form crispy "skin."


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!

Norma April 7th
Kerri/KERRI14776 April7th
VanesR April 10th
FancyStuff April 19th
ShelleyApril 19th
RonB April 20th
Barry  April 27th
ROD May 11th
JAMES62 May 11th
Kathie May 30th

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

Xara Module - Ctrl-click here to edit

My daddy is my hero,

although I think he doesn't know.

A courageous man I do see,

a father of seven has to be.

An iron hand but loving heart,

from his beliefs he'd never part.

With a heart pure and true,

a better man I never knew.

When I was sick he held me tight

and helped me through the long cold night.

Though he holds it deep inside,

he looks at me with love and pride.

A better daddy there'll never be!

That is why a Hero I do see!

Written by Terri House

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My mother is my best friend

and she will be till the end.

She's someone I can talk to

and cheers me up when I am blue.

When I am scared she calms my fears,

when I am sad she dries my tears.

When I'm in need she's always there,

my worst of burdens she'd gladly bare.

So you see as a mother she's the best,

but as a friend she tops the rest.


                                                                                   By Terri House

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Thoughts twist and wind their way
through my mind. Caught up in the
cobwebs they struggle to be free.
As they surface through my pen,
the gnarled words confuse my eyes.
Like a puzzle I try to piece the words
together. Slowly a story begins to appear.
A story of pain, of love, of happiness,
and of sadness. A story of smiles and
tears, of hopes and fears. As these
obscure words begin to become clear, I
realize then that they were not twisted or
gnarled, but an intricate pattern like
tatted lace. Intertwined together to
make a beautiful story of life.
A life lived well, a happy life.
My life.

Terri Faye House


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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