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April 18, 2009 

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PeopleWithMS - Intro
Spring has been an incredibly tough time for a number of our chatters.  Trouble has befallen many.  However the chatters of PeopleWithMS have proven incredibly resiliant and supportive of each other.  Someone has always been there to help with a sympathetic ear, a helping hand, a letter or card.  As each of us runs into some troubles, be it medical, marital, or miscellaneously messy, someone has been there.  It is the unsolicited acts of help and support which are most impressive.  People stepping up to the plate to do whatever they can to help, in their own fashion, to the extent of their abilities.  Sometimes all it takes is a well timed joke in chat, an e-mailed picture, or a simple postcard to turn a person's day and attitude around.



Chat

PeopleWithMS Newsletter 12302008 PWMS Chat Update: 


Chat Star


 

Caliegirl



 



 

My name is Mary (caliegirl). I live in Wisconsin with my husband of 33 yrs. We have a son, a daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandsons.

I was diagnosed with MS in 2004 after having a spinal tap. I had symptoms for about 4 years before. Some of the symptoms I had were legs being heavy when walking, balance issues and double vision in one eye.   Hearing the words "you have MS"  were very deviating to hear but at the same time I was very relieved to finally get an answer after so many years of searching. The neurologist put me on Rebif but not for long because of the irregular blood test I had while on it. Then I went on copaxone but that drug didn't work for me. I went on Tysabri and had 13 infusions of this before I stopped it. I had to change neurologists because of insurance reasons. I was off all MS drugs until I got worried about not being on any shots so I told my current neurologist of my concerns and he suggested going back on Tysabri or do plasma exchange. I opted to give Tysabri another chance. So now I'm back on Tysabri (restarted Oct, 2008)  for 6 mo. to see how I do. Before going back on Tysabri I had a antibody blood test for Tysabri.

I worked for 17 yrs. as a day care provider before I had to quit due to the MS. When you work at a day care it is very stressful and you need to be on your "toes" all the time which is why I had to quit. I'm sure all you parents understand what I mean. :)

Now i'm taking one day at a time.  (more )  

 



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Norma is coordinating 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@att.net 

 

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Stories

PeopleWithMS - Stories and Pictures
Librarian


I am the librarian53. My name is Libby. I have asked the room to call me Lib. I am in Arkansas 40 miles from Graceland Elvis's home in Memphis, TN. I was dxed in July, 2005. As I was hit I was effected by the light alot. I couldn't walk without holding on to something. (The wall or anything.) I didn't need the strength, just the touch. I was normal in everyway except I did fall alot 6 months before I was dxed. I was taking care of my mom and didn't want to break anything, so I became the best faller!! My dad passed away in 2003 on Christmas Eve so I was taking care of my mom. She passed away Jan. 20, 2005, I was dxed with MS that July. I was married for the 2nd time June, 2004. I got divorced in the year 2000, so I never had MS during my first marriage. I use a walker or an electric wheel chair to get around now. I was an elementary librarian up until this June at which I retired on disabilities. I enjoy talking to people with the same problems like MS as I do. I am 53 now and have went through the adjustments of having MS. My husband supports me and is very caring towards me. I have 2 daughters 23 and 25. I have 2 grandsons 1 year and 6 months. I am on Tysabri infusions monthly. I took my 6th one 1/08/2008 Thursday. I think it is an amazing drug. Many that I have talked to have been helped out of the wheelchair and walking. I live in hopes in time it will help me too! The only other medicene I have taken for MS is Avonex. It did nothing for me and messed my mind up badly. My quality of life was bad. The only pain that I have is in my right arm and my bladder has been effected..............So for those two things I take medicene for. My sleep has been effective alot. That's my story!!   (more )
Dominick

I was born and raise in Rockford, Illinois been married twice the first one only last a year. Then my high school sweet heart mother came in hte store where i work and told me that she was getting a divorce and I told her I was too. So she gave her number and it took me 2 weeks to get the nerve to call her, because I was afraid she wouldn't want to go out with me. She only lived about 1 hour from my home town. We went through different high school she went to a high school that had some mixed people. My high school had some snotty kids that there butt didn't stink and there parents were rich and better off all of us. I didn't have nothing to with them at all my parents were rich too, but I just didn't believe in being a real stuck kid in high school. I was very different in my parents mind and my brother & sister mind. I just didn't want to hang out those kind of people at all. I really didn't believe in a lot money at all. When you have a lot of money people seem to look down on you and put you in a catagory of rich snotty kid. My wife now grew up on the west side of town where all the low income and poor people live. I spend a lot of time at my wife high school because her friends fit into my life style that I wanted to be. I told parents it was too bad that's the way I wanted to live and until this day they still do it I should keep our last name and keep up with our family image. So when my Uncle fired me from the family business that my Dad father started. My Dad and his 3 brother and their Dad before my grandfather death had 6 big grocery store I started working when I was 14. I was fired, because my Uncles was mad at my Dad for breaking up the family and leaving the business.  (more )
IQTEETH


Hi you all know me as IQTEETH or some may know me as Noelle. I am a married mother of two beautiful girls that are 14 months and 2 1/2, Amanda and Lillia. I am a stay at home mom who has put her career in dentistry on hold to give my family all I can.

I have had RRMS since 2004 and have had a rough go at it. I have been on copaxone, betaseron, and neither gave me any relief from constant flares. I have now been on Tysabri for about 14 months and have been pretty much flare free and I swear by the drug.

I have been through a lot, the multiple doses of Iv steroids caused me to develop a rare complication called AVN = avascular necrosis which ate away at my hip bones and in 2008 I had 2 hip replacements. I Am now doing much better from that and I know there will not be anymore steroids in my future.

If anyone ever has any questions about anything I'm easy to approach so feel free to ask me anything. 
(more )

SFMark




story to follow, but lots of interesting pics, and a real estate offer you can't refuse . .  .

(more )
Lorri


HI, 

I'M LORRI A DISABILITY PARALEGAL FROM MAINE. 
IN 1987 I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MS.
I STILL HAVE IT.
Want it ?
  THE END.

FrankC


My story actually begins seven years before I was diagnosed with MS. On July 11, 1977 I was working 3 to 11 shift in my job as a police officer. A very severe storm hit a tree. A limb that weighed over 2 tons was hung up on a small branch and down across the road. They sent my partner and I to see if we could get the limb down so that we could get traffic moving around it instead of under it. To make an extra long story a bit short I grabbed one branch to pull and my partner grabbed another to push; we figured if we could move the limb just a little it would fall and then we could move traffic around it. Instead of just falling the limb snapped and flew down hitting me right on my knees and going down to my feet crushing just about everything. Between 1977 and 79 I had seven major surgeries on my knees to my ankles from then to date I have had 30+ surgeries on my legs not to mention the surgeries that have resulted on other parts of my body directly resulted from the 1977 injury.. (more )
RWells


My MS story begins back in 1979 as far as I can remember … it started when I slept, waking up to a wet bed …I was 40 years old and not a drinker, I forgot about it till next week the same thing .. going to the family GP he took bold samples and did a regular check up found nothing wrong … this problem worsened over time …1981 I went to a Urologist he put me through a battery of tests including systscope bladder tests after several years of progressively more intense testing ... nothing worked ... it got worse ... 1988 eye problems started after seeing several eye doctors none could find the problem or cure the double vision ... 1990 started having Severe neck pain left foot drop caused me to fall down several times GP sent me to a neurologist He tests me for all kinds of things …. Electric muscle stimulation ... ect for two years …  (more )
TimJFloyd


I AM FROM THE BIG CITY OF CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA, HOME OF THE INFAMOUS CLEMSON TIGERS.  I GUESS MY MS STORY GOES A LITTLE SOMETHING LIKE THIS....... 

IN OCTOBER OF 2007 I STARTED HAVING A SHOOTING PAIN IN THE LEFT SIDE OF MY HEAD. I WOULD FEEL PRESSURE BUILD UP AND THEN RELEASE. WELL ME BEING THE STUBBORN GUY THAT I AM, I DIDN'T GO TO THE DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY. THE PAIN BECAME MORE AND MORE FREQUENT. I DID FINALLY GET TO THE DOCTOR, AND HE SAID OK TIME FOR A CT SCAN OF MY BRAIN.

ONCE MY CT SCAN WAS DONE I WENT BACK TO MY FAMILY DOCTOR. ALL HE COULD TELL ME WAS WE NEED TO DO AN MRI TOO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS OK BECAUSE SOME QUESTIONS AROSE FROM THE CT SCAN.BY THIS TIME A DX OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE HAD BEEN CONFIRMED AND MEDICATIONS STARTED. THE HEADACHES WERE GONE.

TWO DAYS LATER MY DOCTOR CALLS ME AND SAYS, "YOU NEED TO MEET A NEUROLOGIST IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM TOMORROW (SATURDAY). TALK ABOUT ANXIETY.....NOT GONNA LIE ABOUT IT I WAS SCARED. WHAT COULD BE SO BAD THAT I HAVE TO MEET A NEURO ON SATURDAY IN THE ER???
(more )

GGBEE


I WAS BORN IN WASHINGTON STATE DECEMBER 4, 1976. I MARRIED MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND JOHN, MAY 11, 1996. WE HAD OUR FIRST BABY RACHAEL, AUGUST 6, 1996, BUT SHE PASSED AWAY JUST TWO SHORT WEEKS LATER, DUE TO PREMATURITY. WE WENT ON TO HAVE FOUR MORE BEAUTIFUL KIDS SOON AFTER. TIMMY, JUSTIN AND TWIN'S, MCKAYLA AND MCKENZIE. 

WE MOVED TO ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, DECEMBER 7, 2001 AND HAVE MADE THIS OUR NEW HOME. IT WAS A WONDERFUL LIFE CHANGE FOR US ALL.

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DECEMBER 31, 2007 AND STARTED BETASERON JANUARY 1,2008. WE CAN DATE THIS ALL BACK TO AROUND 1997, THE FATIGUE PART. I HAD MY FIRST BOUT WITH OPTIC NEURITIS IN 2006, WHICH DOCTORS TOLD ME NOT TO BE ALARMED WHEN I READ ON THE INTERNET ABOUT IT, BECAUSE M.S. WILL POP UP. WHEN I READ THE SYMPTOMS OF THAT, I HAD QUITE A FEW ON THE LIST. MUCH OF WHAT I HAD ALREADY COMPLAINED ABOUT.  (more )
Ditto


I was diagnosed with RRMS in 1997. I worked as a processing supervisor in a commodities yard from 1980 to 1988. Took the whole year of 1989 off to ponder my predicament. Started driving a cab in 1990 and started an AUTOCAD class in 1993. After the class was over I finally got a job as a detailer at an engineering firm in Feb 1995. Was promoted to Designer in Oct. 1995. Quit driving cab in FEB 1995. Ultimately ending up at DANA CORP in Jan 1998. Lost that job in April 2001. The official reason was I was let go for making threats against a co worker. I was working on the PDGS cad system and training a 20 year old to use the system while I was taking classes for the SDRC cad system.  (more )
Cowpuncher


IT ALL BEGAN ON A COOL AUTUMN MORNING. THE AIR WAS THICK WITH ANTICIPATION, DO I OR DO I NOT HAVE THIS DREADED MONSTER. IF I HAVE IT, ONLY THE NEUROLOGIST CAN SLAY THIS BEAST..... OR CAN HE? I WAS OFFICIALLY DIAGNOSED ON NOVEMBER 15, 2005, THREE DAYS PRECEEDING THE BIRTH OF MY SECOND DAUGHTER (RILEIGH) I HAVE TWO BY THE WAY THEIR AGES ARE 3 AND 6, CAITLIN BEING THE OLDEST OF THE TWO. THAT I SUPPOSE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT "CHAPTER" IN MY SAGA CALLED MS SUCKS. I WAS INITIALLY DIAGNOSED AS RRMS, BUT TWO YEARS AFTER THAT I GOT THE WONDERFUL UPGRADE TO SPMS!!!! SCORE ONE FOR JOHNSON!!!! THAT IS THE BASIC "CLIFFS NOTES" VERSION OF MY MS STORY, I WILL GET INTO MORE DETAIL AT A LATER TIME AND DATE THOUGH..... SO........ STAY TUNED (more )
Erinn


I've been married for almost 14 years and we have 3 daughters and 1 son. I'm blessed to be a stay at home Mom. I love to cook, scrapbook, sharing coffee with a friend and taking care of the ones I love. I was diagnosed with MS in Feb 2004 at the age 29. I thought I was going blind. I couldn't see very well out of my Left eye. The eye doctor said it was a blind spot and then he sent me to a specialist and he said I had optic neuritis. I went to see a Nero doc and he told me they thought I had MS but wanted me to wait for another relapse to diagnosed it. I had a friend that told me I didn't need to wait. I went to get a second opinion. This doctor said I had it after looking at my MRI. I found out later he is the best doctor for MS in my area. I had to take steroids by IV for a week and the oral for another week to help with my vision. I have most of my vision back in my eye.  (more )
kleen


My name is Butch. Born and raised in Florida. 54 years old. Was in the Army 10 years

Gulf War veteran 89 to 91. It was sarin nerve gas while in war. Experienced a myriad of symptoms, with final diagnosis being, multiple sclerosis. I am currently living in Murfreesboro with Tennessee.  Near Nashville. (more )
Lexus


I was diagnosed with MS on October 23, 2008 after a bout of Optic Neuritis.  I had thought that I possibly had a dog hair stuck down in my eye (after a week + of my sight going in my right eye), so I had left work early and went to the ER.  The doctor asked if I knew I had “floaters” in both of my eyes, not just one.  I told him I didn’t and he said that this was bigger than they could take care of and set me up an immediate appt with the eye doctor.  I went there, he did all his tests and said you have optic Neuritis and needed an MRI ASAP.  He said it was a good chance I had MS, but wanted to be sure with the MRI.  My son took me to the eye doctor praying I wasn’t going blind, poor kid.  Next day, MRI completed, it was confirmed. I had MS lesions all over my brain and was set up with an appt with the neurologist 2 weeks later.  Of course I had to go through all the steroids prior, which to me was hell.  Granted, my house was never cleaner, but I could seriously do without the 10 lbs I gained!  I seen the neuro, very nice man, who wants me to get some good insurance before starting any treatment and getting a spinal tap and blood work.  Needless to say, I have no insurance as of yet, despite all of my searching.  (more )
ZIN


I WAS DXED IN 1995 BUT LIKE MANY OTHERS I COULD HAVE BEEN DXED 6 YEARS EARLIER AT THE AGE OF 29. I HAVE DONE PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING TO  FIGHT MY MS ,FROM AVONEX 2+ YEARS AND COPAXONE 2+ YEARS ALONG WITH 1 YEAR OF PLASMAPHERICES, ACUPUNCTURE, DIET,VITAMINS,JUICING MY FOOD  YOU NAME I PRETTY MUCH TRIED IT. I FOUGHT HARD TO BEAT MS PROBABLY  TO HARD AND ONCE I GAVE IN TO THE FACT THAT MY RIDE WAS NOT GOING TO BE A GOOD ONE AND I ADMITTED TO MYSELF THAT I HAD MS AND THERE IS A BIGGER PICTURE ALONG WITH THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON MY MS WENT ON HOLD. FIGHTING SO HARD I FEEL WAS FUELING MY MS AND ONCE I JUST DECIDED TO ENJOY TODAY FOR IT MAY BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE MY MS jUST CHILLED OUT BUT NOT BEFORE IT PUT ME IN A WHEELCHAIR.I WAS A  MAILMAN FOR 17 YEARS BEFORE HAVING TO GIVE IT UP DUE TO MY MS. I WAS  AN AVID WEIGHTLIFTER FOR 20 YEARS AND REALLY MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO  PUSH MY BODY. AT THE AGE OF 35 I ACTUALLY ENTERED 2 BODYBUILDING  CONTESTS AND WINNING THEM BOTH.OK NOW ON TO THE BEST PART MY FAMILY.  I HAVE MARRIED TO MY HIGH-SCHOOL SWEETHEART FOR 27 YEARS AND I HAVE  3 BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS AND A GREAT FAMILY. I ALSO HAVE MY 2 GERMAN  SHEPHERDS THAT KEEP ME COMPANY ALL DAY. WHEN WEATHER PERMITS WE ARE  OUTSIDE 80% OF THE TIME CUZ I HAVE TO STAY BUSY. "HENCE WINTERS SUCK".I AM KNOWN AS THE DOG-WHISPER AND I LOVE TO COOK  AND DRINK MY WINE.  (more )
TJ


Hello every one. My name is Terry Warren I am 45 years young and live in Winsford Cheshire England. I am separated; I have 2 kids Andrew 24 and Kathleen 20 and 2 beautiful grandkids Callum 6 months and Ameila 5 months.

I was DX in April 2008 after having 2 MRI and a spinal trap; I was told I had PPMS and when I move hospitals I was told is RRMS I have not had an attack since September 2005 when I lost most of the feeling in my legs and was out of work for 10 weeks. Since them I have problems with my legs on a daily basis I do use a working stick if I go out for the day and doing a lot of walking. I also have problems with my balance and I have daily headaches and I do find a get confused quite often. (more )
Vickie aka Torri


I LIVE IN POCONO PA, I'M 43 SINGLE MOM OF 3 FANTASTIC KIDS. I HAVE HAD MS PAST 16 YRS. PAST 4 IN WHEELCHAIR, I'M DETERMINED TO GET OUT OF IT. I SELL CANDLES FOR MS, ALSO SELL CANDLES AND AVON. I LOVE LIFE, LAUGHING, NASCAR, FOOTBALL, BASEBALL.  (more )
  Click a pic if you dare ... 

Take Us To Your Leader
Mike's Grandson
What  are you looking at ?
What are you looking at ?
LFShaw's Benjamin
Children from another Planet
Which One Is Mike's New Grandson ?
LFShaw's Benjamin, March 17th,, 2009
Children from another Planet
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
To Cool

Pick A Card, Any Card ! ! ! Pick A Card, Any Card ! ! !

Jack demonstrates one of his many world famous card tricks with his signature deck of

~~~~~ Bicycle Invisible 54's ~~~~~

The Incredible Invisible 54's


This Should Be You


Just send your name, story, and photo along to: PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com

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 PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com ; 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 ! ! !
Vickie aka Torri is selling Avon, Tupperware, Candles.
If you need something along this line, click on an image below to help her out....
Vickie's Avon Link

Vickie's Avon Link
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Vickie's Tupperware LinkVickie's Tupperware Link

Vickie's Tuperware Link
Check Out Mike's Youtube PeopleWithMS VideoOur very own Late Night Mike has created his own special version of a PeopleWithMS Video on Youtube.  Click the image to the left to hop on over and check it out ! ! ! 

Download the PeopleWithMS VideoLinda-NV has created a fantastic new video featuring many of your favorite PeopleWithMS chatters.  Download the video to see all your friends in action at:  ftp://ftp.peoplewithms.com/PWMS.wmvftp://ftp.peoplewithms.com/PWMS.wmv

(To save, right click the link and " Save As " to put it in some memorable place like your ' My Received Files ' folder.  If your computer, at that moment, helpfully offers the choice to 'Save or Open', you can probably open it with a program like Windows Media Player, Real Player, or something similar and play the video directly.  If you want to save it for posterity, open whatever program you have that can play videos, and navigate to your Documents & Settings, My Documents, My Received Files folder to play the video you saved.)


Happy Hour

PeopleWithMS - Healthy Eating

Deena also known as Freena!

 

Happy Hour! Our hosts with the mostest! Deena & Boomer

Monday 8-9PM EST

Bring a joke relax have a drink start your week with fun! This will be held in our Happy Hour Room.


MONDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR

We want to give you all an invite.
To Boomers and Deenas Monday Happy Hour Night.
No subject within reason is taboo here.
Just a little warning now to beware.
Come on in, come on have no care.
And this really is no joke.
We aim to give your week a big poke.
To give you the right attitude.
So you can master all that you must do.

 

Boomer also known as Bloomer!

 


Tuesday & Thursday Night Trivia

PeopleWithMS - Trivia Night


Tuesday & Thursday Night Trivia in the PeopleWithMS Chat

Tuesday & Thursday Night Trivia!

where the hosts Deb, MrRed, or asks the questions and rig the answers.

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

It's easy.  Multiple Guess, True or False.  Curious questions.  Answers changed to protect the innocent.  

(Scorekeeper bribes eagerly accepted.)


Tuesday & Thuursday -  8pm EST  -  7pm CST  -  6pm MST  -  5 pm PST


Womens & Mens Wednesday Nights

PeopleWithMS - Women's & Men's Chat Night

 

Please welcome our woman's night host

 Woman's night & Men's night! 

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

Come on bring a Topic! Some weeks we have a guest speaker!

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 Aileen! 

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

Friday Night Music Trivia

PeopleWithMS -Games

LINDAAILEEN

WELCOME'S YOU TO MUSIC TRIVIA


MUSIC TRIVIA

Friday nights at  8PM - 9PM

Join Linda and Aileen for a fun filled Hour of Music Trivia !


Saturday Prayer Chat

PeopleWithMS -ChurchChat
BobbyGene & Lady Di Prayer & Support Chat

Saturday  8 pm EST  - 7pm CST  -  5 pm PST

Please join BobbyGene and Lady Di on Saturday Nights

BobbyGene has pastoral training with the Assembly of God and has offered to host a chat broadly oriented towards prayer as a support method.  As he has stated, "In my training I've had to learn the in's and outs of many various religions and I believe we could keep the focus on support and prayer when needed."  

We are providing a special interest room for those interested in prayer of whatever fashion, and focussed discussion of prayer as a support mechanism by those so inclined.

Please seek other forums for spirited theological debates

Recipes

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 

Recipes

 

Please Email us with any recipes you would like to share with us PWMS@peoplewithms.com 
Your scruptious or silly recipe could appear right here . . . . . just email to PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com
HONEY BUN COFFEE CAKE


1 YELLOW CAKE MIX WITH PUDDING IN IT

1 CUP OF BUTTERMILK (OR 8OZ. OF YOGURT)

3 EGGS

3/4 CUP OF VEGETABLE OIL

1 CUP OF BROWN SUGAR (LIGHT OR DARK)

1 TSP. CINNAMON

COMBINE CAKE MIX, EGGS, OIL AND BUTTER MILK AND SET IT ASIDE

IN ANOTHER BOWL MIX SUGAR AND CINNAMON (SET ASIDE ALSO)

IN A GREASED & FLOURED 9X13 CAKE PAN POUR HALF THE BATTER......TOP WITH
HALF THE SUGAR/CINNAMON MIXTURE

TOP THAT WITH THE REST OF THE CAKE BATTER AND THE REST OF THE
SUGAR/CINNAMON MIXTURE

TAKE A KNIFE AND SWIRL THE SUGAR MIXTURE THROUGH THE BATTER (5 SWIRLS)

BAKE @ 350 DEGREES FOR 35 TO 40 MINUTES

COOL AND GLAZE IF DESIRED

GLAZE MIX
1 CUP OF POWDERED SUGAR
2 TBSP MILK
1 TSP VANILLA
MIX THOROUGHLY AND DRIZZLE ON A COOL CAKE

Thank You Rod!

 

Deb's World Famous Chicken

6 chicken breasts (I use legs also)
1 cup fine bread crumbs (I use Italian flavored)
1 teasp. salt
1/4 teasp. pepper
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup honey

Combine bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Dip chicken in orange juice, roll in bread crumbs.
Place in greased shallow pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Combine remaining ingredients and heat until butter is melted.
Pour over chicken. Continue baking 30 minutes basting occasionally.

 


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Rod's Music Shoppe

PeopleWithMS - Rod's Music Shoppe

Rockin' Rod's

Music

Shoppe

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  



Birthdays

PeopleWithMS - Birthdays

Birthday Clock


Off-Site Link in Pop-Up Window

YOUR BIRTHDAY CLOCK....

FUN FOR EVERYONE...

It tells you how many hours and how many seconds you have been alive on this earth and when you were probably conceived. How cool is that? This is cool. After you've finished reading the info, click again, and see what the moon looked like the night you were born. This is neat. Who says our time clocks aren't ticking.... 

Click this: 
Your Birthday Clock 

 

Linda's Birthday list!

 CLICK HERE CLICK HERE   

 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!


FancyStuff April 19th
Shelly April 19th
RonB April 20th
Barry  April 27th
ROD May 11th
JAMES62 May 11th
Kathie May 30th
Debby June 5th
LADY/Marlene June 9th
LISA JUNE 14TH
Kerri? KERRI 4776  Anniversary June 20th
Sumo's Dawg June 27th
LinnAnn50 July 1st
Dennis Anniversary July 7th
Lonewolf aka Bill July 10th
Gailpooh MN July 15th
RED JULY 16TH
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Steph July 20th
Game Junkie July 21st
Pitchmonke Anniversary July 22nd
BobbyGene July 23d
HappyHappy July 23d
PetsRUS6 Laurie July 26th
TruckersWife July 29th
Cfresque July 31st
Meredith August 8th
MS_Kitty70 August 11th
pitchmonke August 17th
Gutless Anniversary August 22nd
firecat's Anniversary August 23d

Thank you Linda!

 
 

 

Poems

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Check it out on our inspirational Poetry Pages

Please Email us with any poems you would like to share with us PWMS@peoplewithms.com

MY MS DREAMS

When I go to bed at night.
That's really when I feel alright.
It's when my eyes close.

That everything inside and outside of me goes.

And even though it's many years ago.
My mind now just won't heave ho.
I see myself as such.
When I really could do so much.
I can see myself run fast.

Oh that really was such a blast.
And at softball I was pretty good.
At the pitcher's mound there I stood.

Now I also really liked bowling.
That ball I could send a rolling.

On the water a skiing I would try.
Behind the boat getting up either do or die.

Being able to just lay out.
Oh how great that felt.

And being able to just go and ride my bike.
I'll tell ya that is just what I really liked.
To feel the wind blowing in my hair.

Tis nothing that can compare.

It was a time that there was no pain.
That everything and everyday felt okay.
No funny feelings that were there.
No no not even pain to bear.

In my dreams I am just so free.
That my inner self is filled with such glee.
Just think that there's nothing unattainable.

That right now is oh so available.

Back then there was just me, myself and I.
And I tell you really no lie.
No worries I had no not I.
All the stupid things that I did.
My parents had they known would forbid.

Now ski diving I was never so scared.
I still can't believed I dared.
Scuba diving oh that was so unique.
Of that I'm really glad did I complete.

Oh no, oh no what is this.
My dreams have all gone a miss.
And then I remember I went to bed at night.
But now reality comes back, it's light.

By Boomergirl

Not so cold

I' m bitter trapped inside
away from its bite
remember though when
I dreamed of it

Hadn't felt my nose or toes
for hours
twenty trips ago
 up and down

no fence separated us
that hill
cross Franks yard
three at a time on one sled

yep breakfast to lunch
darn its time to eat already
gotta get done first
red sled is faster   want it

The boots are wet
can' t get em over my shoes
I know im not allowed out
with out them darn it

Grandmas hot chocolate
with snicker doodles
and chocolate chips
guess the end of the days not so bad

fire place glowing
crackling I love that smell
slowly feel my finger and toes
getting ready for the nights card game

The house and the hill
are still there
wonder if they're lonely for yesterday
I carry its warm  smile with me

The memories of my youth

THANK YOU DONALD BARBIER

Change me

There are dreams
of new possibilities
when the seasons change

Especially when Spring
starts to smile her colors and warmth
Tomorrows sunrise reveals new beauty

So while its true
this changing environment 
require for me some adjustment

I'll gladly endure
when promised
the vibrant flowers bloom

I remain confident that fever
whose promise is a new love
will burn a path which leads me to her

For these are days when all is new and possible
What might take root and flourish
Could  be the answer to last winter prayers

 

THANK YOU DONALD BARBIER

 

0lla baby

There are walls so tall so smooth
that are difficult to scale
the guilt which lines them often  adds to the fear
of those who might try

For example it's understood that some won't love each other
 so foolish the reasons why
her grandma's country the year she's born
pretensions understood as fact

So they'd have you stop dreaming
Yes her blue eyes  glisten like no other
and her smile so sultry so sweet leave you longing
unrequited and impossible ?  yet this love is real

 My heart is challenged to find away
I can't walk but still get there
Find way's to inspire hope in others
Ever when I'm frightened I can't make it myself
 
The desire to bring  her happiness
leaves me determined to trust that love
knows away around disability and time
if only for just one moment our time together lies just ahead

THANK YOU DONALD BARBIER

Went to sleep
same way I awoke
hoping its easier tomorrow

can't recognize myself  any more
remember I think
i wore that uniform once

camouflaged hiding my despair
fearful my optimisms will has weakened
walkin the walk  but in a cage

cancelled this weekends plans
chains aren't long enough
keys to their locks are lost

I know I'll find away to dream
to again believe that a light will
lead to and illuminate a purpose

I've thrived on inspiring them
but never quite reach my goal
I seek not to endure but to glow

to radiate the happiness
I've always believed
might lie but  a moment ahead.

loneliness rescue  her soft voice
with powerfully  encouraging words
a hug and a kiss caring and kind

the warmth of this moment will
melt away the locks of despair
may this dream live tomorrow

THANK YOU DONALD BARBIER

 


General Information

PeopleWithMS Newsletter 08-19-07

OUR MISSION

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 Linda-NV Coordinator of RAs. Our current list of room administrators is: Aileen, Bette42, Cookie , Debby, Linda-NV,  Norma, Soporific, BobbyGene, JackIL, Mike , Mo, and 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.  Don't just be a bump on a log!  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, or off-topic stuff, and ignore a newcomer.

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.

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.  



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