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Healthy Eating Monday
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Recipes & Healthy Eating Saturday Prayer Chat
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Birthdays Poems
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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.  



Chat Star

cfresque

cfresque in action !

I am a 35 year old male from NC, diagnosed in 2008 after optic neuritis showed up. It turned out that I had been missed diagnosed for many years. After 2 wks of testing my neuro, optic neuro and another neuro that my neuro called in, confirmed in April of 2008 I have RRMS. I was scared at first as a career firefighter I didn't want to loose my job that I dearly love. I just put my faith in God and accepted the fact that I have MS. My wife of 12 yrs Kathryn had a harder time accepting it than I did, we are still learning. Doc has me on steroids to get a handle on my ON. As my wife says I need to slow down, but I don't know how to. So I am going back to built furniture in my spare time, you don't rush craftsmanship and my 8 year old son enjoys being in the shop with me.  (Action Pic)


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 PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com

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  
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Stories

PeopleWithMS - Stories and Pictures

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 ! ! !
Windows & Internet Explorer Nightmares ?
FireFox 3 is Out Now ! ! !Firefox 3 is out !  A great replacement or alternate to the misbehavior of Internet Explorer.  Over 8 million users downloaded this latest version in the first day of release !  Free, Opensource, Multi-platform

Easy to install in parallel with your existing Internet Explorer
Novell OpenSuse 11.0 Linux is Out Now ! ! !Totally Fed up with Windows ?   Novell's openSUSE 11.0 Linux is the free operating system alternative you have been waiting for.  This is a full, Professional grade replacement for Microsoft's Windows - not some techie geek-crap tinker-toy.  With a free Live-CD so you can take it for a test drive on your computer and see if you like it before you ever even install anything.  Free, Opensource, Multi-platform
Ask MrRed about these if you are curious
 

"I Dropped My Chicken Soup:

Stories about Multiple Sclerosis"

 

Just go to my websitewww.msstories.zoomshare.com for ordering infomation.)

I've had some really positive reviews which I've posted on my website www.msstories.zoomshare.com. 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!!!

Rebeka
www.myspace.com/msstories

It is also available at www.amazon.com OR www.target.com OR www.totallywell.com OR
www.wellnessbooks.com OR www.target.com OR www.bordersstores.com


Check out " The Great Tribulation "The Great Tribulation
by Robert Williams, Jr. of Johnston City, Illinois.

The Great Tribulation is a phenomenal, comprehensive book on the end time with a profound, action-packed thriller about life during the end time. Cities leveled by earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, and meteor showers could it really happen?
Rod suggests this link if you need to be on top of the game while in chat.  Just open up this link in another browser window before you log into chat.


Tuesday Night Trivia

PeopleWithMS - Trivia Night

Trivia Night in the PeopleWithMS Chat


Tuesday

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!

Trivia Tuesday July 1st
fireworks

Independance Day themes were the play-of-the-day.  LFSHAW blew us all away with an explosive array of trivia.  Proving that none of us were smarter than a Japanese 5th grader !  After a second round snack break and sugar high, BoomerGirl was all charged up.  Ready to nuke any competitor on her way to victory.

Womens & Mens Wednesday Nights

PeopleWithMS - Women's & Men's Chat Night

Please welcome our woman's night host's 

 Woman's night & Men's night! 

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

Come on bring a Topic! 

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's Norma & Aileen! 

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

Thursday Game Night

PeopleWithMS -Games

Thursdays

8 pm EST

7pm CST

5 pm PST 

Thursday Night Games

ChiChi-1992 hosted an exciting evening of Fact or Crap? this past Thursday, July 3

Kathlame returned the favor by handily defeating all comers in a varied game covering a wide range of trivia topics


Kathlame hosts her thrilling, fast moving new game, Urban Legends, on July 10  


We are seeking host volunteers.  If you have an idea for a simple online game we can all play in chat, bring it on !  Hosting is easy & MrRed will help you get set up and will keep score!

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


Talk to MrRED or send e-mail to
:
PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com

Saturday Prayer Chat

PeopleWithMS -ChurchChat
Prayer & Support Chat

Saturday  8 pm EST  - 7pm CST  -  5 pm PST
Please join BobbyGene and JolyRox 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.
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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  
Click here for 

Healthy Eating 

Recipes

 

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

Steak Teriyaki Recipe

This recipe serves: 6 
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup beer
2 pounds London broil

Cooking Instructions
1. For the teriyaki marinade, combine the soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, sugar,
ginger, garlic and beer in a small saucepan. Cook over high heat until the
mixture reduces by half. Let cool.

2. Marinate the London broil in the teriyaki marinade, cover and refrigerate
for at least 20 minutes or up to 8 hours.

3. Preheat the grill.

4. Grill the steak on each side until it is cooked through, about 4 to 8
minutes per side, depending on the desired doneness and thickness of the
steak.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: about 1/3 pound
Calories 240
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Protein 60 g
Total Carbohydrate 10 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sodium 584 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 25%
Percent Calories from Protein 53%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 17%

THANK YOU NELLIE!

Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Brochettes Recipe


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

Ingredients
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 2-inch pieces
8 pearl onions, unpeeled
2 small yellow summer squash, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 small zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 cherry tomatoes
12 bamboo (soaked in water) or metal skewers

Cooking Instructions
1. To make the marinade, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, rosemary,
garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

2. Place the chicken in a separate bowl, toss it with half of the marinade
and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

3. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, add the onions and cook for 5
minutes. Drain the onions and rinse them under cold water and peel.

4. Add the onions, summer squash and zucchini to the remaining marinade and
set aside at room temperature for a few minutes or refrigerate overnight.

(This can be done in advance and refrigerated for up to 2 days.)

5. Preheat the grill to medium-high.

6. Thread the chicken and vegetables, including the cherry tomatoes, onto
the skewers. Grill the brochettes on each side until the chicken is cooked
through and the vegetables are tender, about 4 to 6 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 brochettes
Calories 315
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Protein 42 g
Total Carbohydrate 15 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sodium 244 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 27%
Percent Calories from Protein 53%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 20%

THANK YOU NELLIE!

Vanilla Frappť Recipe


This recipe serves: 2 
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
1 cup low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
2 cups skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cooking Instructions
1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed to
combine.

2. Serve in tall glasses.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 12 ounces
Calories 192
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Protein 12 g
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sodium 206 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 2%
Percent Calories from Protein 26%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 69%

THANK YOU NELLIE!

Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipe



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

Ingredients
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste
1 98% fat free flour tortilla
1 ounce shredded, reduced fat Cheddar cheese (or other cheese such as
Monterey Jack or Mozzarella)

Cooking Instructions
1. Heat 2 non-stick skillets over a medium heat on the stove (one for the
tortilla and one for the egg).

2. In a small bowl whisk the egg with salt and pepper until the yolk and
white are evenly mixed.

3. Place the tortilla in one skillet to warm it, about 1 minute per side.

4. Pour the egg mixture into the other skillet and stir until cooked through
and the egg is light and fluffy.

5. Lay the warmed tortilla on a board and place the cooked egg in the
middle, sprinkle with the cheese, roll up tightly and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 burrito
Calories 269
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol mg
Sodium 456 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 15 g
Percent Calories from Fat 37%
Percent Calories from Protein 22%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 41%

THANK YOU NELLIE!

Healthy Eating

PeopleWithMS - Healthy Eating
 

 

Healthy Eating 

We added 3 pages to our web site. You can find a print out journal, recipes, and check out the exercise page. Please Everyone needs extra support . Join us in getting back on a positive way of eating. If anyone has any interest in hosting or any ideas on a one hour Monday night chat! Please share the ideas. 

Submit recipes that will be posted 

Please email them to deb@durgin.net

click here

 

Boomergirl's Lite Side

BoomerGirl's Lite Side
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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  

 

Crafts

PeopleWithMS - Crafts

CRAFTERS

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 judydionne@verizon.net

 

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 RebornArtistry.com CONTACT ME: Audbug2410@aol.com.  

BusyBeesNursery...Where Dreams Come True:

 To post crafts EMAIL deb@durgin.net

Birthdays

PeopleWithMS - Birthdays
 

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!


Sumo's Dawg June 27th
LinnAnn50July 1st
Dennis Anniversary July 7th
Lonewolf aka BillJuly 10th
Gailpooh MN July 15th
RED JULY 16TH
Sumo's Sister July 17th
Steph July 20th
GameJunkieJuly 21st
Pitchmonke Anniversary July 22nd
BobbyGene July 23d
HappyHappy July 23d
PetsRUS6 Laurie July 26th
TruckersWife July 29th
Cfresque July 31st

Thank you Linda!

 
 

 

Poems

PeopleWithMS - Poems


Check it out on our inspirational Poetry Pages

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

Lake of linen


†The woman that I love does not consider my frail body to be anything more than a skipping
stone hydroplaning across a lake of linen. The lake empties into the river of desire, stream
of fire

Beware the undertow, take it slow, oh no, here we go, soaking in each otherís arms, in our
lake of linen there is no sinniní, no drowning in our lake of linen. When you catch your
breath; there is no death in our lake of linen.

The woman that I love sails the stormy water, fishermanís daughter, to find me here, island of
fear, sweet searchlight, hold me tight, no land in sight. Just her and I, Waves so high in our
lake of linen.

Beware the undertow, take it slow, oh no, here we go, soaking in each otherís arms, in our
lake of linen there is no sinniní, no drowning in our lake of linen. When you catch your
breath; there is no death in our lake of linen.

Elbows bend, tissues mend. Wrists strain, muscles pain. In our lake of linen pain is sinniní,
but its not winniní, cast it out; hear your shout, across the water, fishermanís daughter, in
our lake of linen.

Beware the undertow, take it slow, oh no, here we go, soaking in each otherís arms, in our
lake of linen there is no sinniní, no †drowning in our lake of linen. When you catch your
breath; there is no death in our lake of linen.

Time for drifting, tide is shifting, out and in, smooth linen, rest is pure, sleep is sure,
muscles slack, time is back, breathing calms, dreaming psalms, safe harbor now, ride the bow,
land in sight, hold on tight, in our lake of linen.

Beware the undertow, take it slow, oh no, here we go, soaking in each otherís arms, in our
lake of linen there is no sinniní, you canít drown in our lake of linen. When you catch your
breath; there is no death in our lake of linen.

©2008 kcjohnson

Imagine strong legs

I find myself still afraid to dance, even in my dreams
A lone misstep, a head long fall, like murder it would seem
I rarely danced when I had the chance, rhythm was not my friend
I wish I had dared confront the fear and danced until my end

I don?t dream about wheels attached to my heels, or long boards breaching the surf
I imagine two legs, long and strong, once again walking this earth

I know my self so much better now, I go inward most everyday
I confront my fears, bless my tears and thankfully go on my way
But, damn, damn those danceless years when I had the chance
I could have strolled, waltzed and rolled or made-up an all new prance

I don?t dream about wheels attached to my heels, or long boards breaching the surf
I imagine two legs, long and strong, once again walking this earth

If again I could run, I would give thanks to the Son, worship Him everyday
But, I lie on my ass, smoking His grass and praise Him anyway
And damn, damn those praiseless years, when I had the strength
To walk and skip and walk some more, no matter what the length

I don?t dream about wheels attached to my heels, or long boards breaching the surf
I imagine two legs long and strong, once again walking this earth

My long muscles strode down any old road, about three steps at a time
If I saw something shine on the side of the street, this cat could stop on a dime
And all that time that I could have strode, instead I usually rode
Now I must ride, just roll on and hide, trying not to do what I?m told 

I don?t dream about wheels attached to my heels, or long boards breaching the surf
I imagine two legs long and strong, once again walking this earth

I don?t dream about wheels attached to my heels, or long boards breaching the surf
I imagine my legs again long and strong, humbly walking this earth


© 2008 kcjohnson

Don't Give Up
By Anonymous

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest! if you must; but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow;
You might succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit;
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit

THANK YOU BILL FROM ENGLAND!

MY MS
DIAGNOSIS 



My life with MS----oh what a big mess.
Such fear and wonderment you can guess.
For my doctor many questions I'll ask.
Please, please calm my fears all at last.
He says to me there is no cure.
I'm afraid many symptoms you'll have to endure.
Oh brotherr not what I wanna hear for sure.
But doctor look I'm only 28.
Surely that can't be my only fate
Also he says I'm sorry to relate
That no MS drugs are available to date
And so he looks me in the eye.
MS you see will not make you die.
Go live your life as best you can.
Okay I thought, I'll just show him.
That was in 1979.
And so far I'm doing just fine

 

 By Boomer Girl

Look Well to This Day
Anonymous, 50 B.C.

Look well to this day,
For it and it alone is life.
In its brief course
Lie all the essence of your existence:
The Glory of Growth
The Satisfaction of Achievement
The Splendor of Beauty
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is but a vision.
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Bill..................England.

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 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 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.


If anyone has anything they think ought to be added to the weekly news letter, please email me at deb@durgin.net.

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