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PeopleWithMS - Intro
We want to thank all who have helped to build PeopleWithMS and those who are keeping it going.  You know who you are.  PeopleWithMS is a very special online family, that we can all depend on when we need to share good times and bad times. There is no other MS chat quite like ours, so if you fit, you know it. We'll drop everything to help the Newly Diagnosed.  However, we don't talk endlessly about MS all day and night. Support is a whole lot more than the specifics of MS itself. Sure, there are times somebody is down and just needs cheering up.  On the more positive side of life, there has to be some fun and less serious diversions. To that end . . . . .

We have resumed all of our nightly specials like Happy Hour, Trivia Tuesdays & Thursdays , Wednesday Woman's Chat, Friday Night Music Trivia and Prayer Chat after a holiday break.  Please join us.  Sunday night is open for any special any ideas anyone might have.  What would you like to do ?

We opened an Inspiration Room.  Please stop by and give it a read.  We leave thoughts for the day, as well as candles and prayer for anyone who needs them.

Chat weekends daytime can be really slow.  We see many come in and go right back out,  though a revolving door, missing each other by minutes.  If you come in,  stay around a while.  Are you are home weekends ? Want to get your name in lights ?  Host your own weekly chat!  Contact Norma or Bobbygene.

Late Nighter Chat   There has been a lot more late night chat action even to 3 -4 AM EST.  And EarlyBird action at  6-7 AM.  So join us whenever you are up !  The sleep fairy has been cutting back on the flyby activity due to the economic downturn.  Some of our homes are only being visited every-other-night, others not at all  ! ! !


PeopleWithMS Newsletter 12302008 PWMS Chat Update: 

Chat Star


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 )


Coordinators of Room Administrators

Linda-NV & AILEEN are coordinating all Room Administrators Please contact them with any problems. They may make some suggestions about how to be a more effective Room Administrator. Work with them they have some very good ideas. We need Team work! They will help with anything she can when it comes to helping others in chat.  


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Chat Host Coordinator's!

Norma & Bobby Gene are coordinating chats.  Please contact them 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 one of them know what choose! 

Norma                   Bobby 

Bobby Gene



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.

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the 20 Second Rule
Take 20 Seconds when departing chat to allow for goodbyes, any last minute questions, whatever . . .    


PeopleWithMS - Stories and Pictures

In November of 07, I lost consciousness and was in a coma for 3 days, then  was told I had a stroke.I was hospitalized for one month. Upon release I was  able to walk 3-4 miles before tiring, and MS had not been diagnosed as of yet, I was able to take buses around and for a shot period i seemed to be recovering nicely, I was able to shop for myself etc. Then the falling, freezing of the legs began. around February of 08 i was given the MS diagnosis, and that i would be able to live a somewhat normal life using copaxone. Relapsing/remitting was the call, these last 6 months it seems to relapse only. Yesterday the MRIs shown no progression of lesions and yet my condition grows worse.  The spinal MRI shows 2 compressed discs narrowing my spinal cord and I will be seen at the spine center soon.  My strongest ally is my hope as i am fortunate to live in San Francisco close to the bio tech center of the country, We have many stem cell research centers, and UCSF hospital has all the latest meds. To me hope, good doctors, and hope keep me going, as well as this site.   (more )

My name is Kim. I live in the Buffalo NY area. Was DX in 2004 after 14 years in limbo. First Sx was On. Went blind in left eye for a month. Doc never said a thing about MS.  FancyKim

I am like a nut that fell from the MS Tree and planted myself in the PeopleWithMS dirt and now I am growing strong.  (more )
Baby Emma . . . . .
Bobby Gene's Baby Emma
Cookie & son Stephen visit Sumo58 in Maine
East meets West

Sumo58 of Maine hosts  .. .. ..
Cookie & son Stephen of California

 @ " The Olde Mill Diner " in Morrill, Maine

BobbyGene & Lady Di

meet Caliegirl  &  husband

RUFAIR addresses future world leaders 
  Click a pic if you dare ... 
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Summertime, and the living is easy

This Should 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.

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.!


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


Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 pm Eastern

It's fun !  It's easy when you have the answers. 

Trivia Formatting How-To Page 

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





Friday nights at  8PM - 9PM

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

While Organized Trivia is on vacation, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THE FUN IS OVER

You can leave your own trivia questions and answers for others.  It's easy, and here's how with our:

Feel Free to set up your own Trivia Match for a Friday Night.  Just announce it ahead of time in the Trivia Room and Lobby

In the event large, unruly throngs of chatters congregate in the trivia room at the regular times, a game might spontaneously occur.  No guarantees. . . .

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


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 



Please Email us with any recipes you would like to share with us 
Your scruptious or silly recipe could appear right here . . . . . just email to

Tomato, Cheese ,and Basil Salad

4 large ripe red tomatoes, sliced

1/2 lb. sliced bocconcini (balls of fresh mozzarella) or other mozzarella

2 chopped green onions

1/2 cup slivered fresh basil

2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar mixed with 6 tbsp. good quality extra virgin olive oil

In a flat bowl, layer tomatoes, basil, cheese and onion. Repeat until all gone. Generously salt and pepper the tomato layer. Drizzle salad with the oil and vinegar mix and let stand for 30 minutes before serving.

 Deb !


No Bake Cookies

1 stick butter

1/2 cup regular milk "not 2%"

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

2 cups sugar

cook on medium heat in sauce pan stirring constantly until boiling. Then remove from heat. add quickly one at a time

1/3 cup peanut butter

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 cups (1 minute) oatmeal

drop mixture by spoon onto wax paper that's on a cookie sheet. After filling up cookies on the wax paper covered cookie sheet set in refrigerator for about an hour to an hour and a half to let harden. Keep refrigerated any leftovers until all is used up.    

                            Thank you Nellie!


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PeopleWithMS - Birthdays

Birthday Clock

Off-Site Link in Pop-Up Window



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!


 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!

LinnAnn50 July 1st
Dennis Anniversary July 7th
July 8th
Lonewolf aka Bill July 10th
Gailpooh MN July 15th
Donnie " The Doormat "
July 16th
Sumo's Sister July 17th
July 17th
Steph July 20th
Game Junkie July 21st
Pitchmonke Anniversary July 22nd
BobbyGene July 23d
HappyHappy July 23d
July 23d
PetsRUS6 Laurie July 26th
Padraig/Joe Ireland
July 26th
Cfresque / Trevor
July 31st
Mrs. Hopefaith / Jami
July 31st
MS_Kitty70 August 11th
pitchmonke August 17th
August 17th
August 18th
Gutless Anniversary August 22nd
firecat's Anniversary August 23d
Judy F  September 1st
September 5th
Pooh/Jeannie September 11th
Winfield / Doug
September 12th
Ralf/ RJump September 13th
Sweetness September 18th
Vickey62 September 23rd
September 23rd
firecat / Dot
September 27th

Thank you Linda!



HeadsUp !

PeopleWithMS - Heads Up ! ! !
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pitty, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins???” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Vickie aka Torri is selling Avon, Tupperware, Candles.
If you need something along this line, click on an image below to help her out....
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Check Out Mike's Youtube PeopleWithMS Video 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:

(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.)


PeopleWithMS - Poems

Check it out on our inspirational Poetry Pages

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

                                                     MY MS PRAYER
  I woke up one morning.
  And without warning.
  I was just so afraid.
  I turned to God and prayed.
  I asked him why why why.
  Cause all I wanna do is cry.
  All I think is now I'm gonna die.
  No answers do I get.
  No decisions are met.
  This all makes me so uneasy.
  That my stomach gets very queasy.
  For I am just so sure.
  That they'll never be a cure..
  Lord I need you're tender care.
  To make me more aware.
  That you will be always there.
  Never far but always near.
  That all the uncertainties that I'll face.
  Will be meant with your loving grace.
  Calm my fears so I'll always know.
  Your loving arms around me will go.
  That calm soothing healing voice I'll hear.
  A whispering in my ear.
  Come to me, come to me at your darkest hour.
  To feel faith's everlasting healing power.
  And that is why Lord I'll always believe.
  That no matter what happens you will never leave.


A twitch in my hand or a tingle in my toes

what happens next nobody knows.

Sometimes we can't remember what we want to say

but we have to carry on from day to day.

The pain we all endure is hard to comprehend

and all we can do is pray for a cure to make the pain end.

Fear of the unknown is always there

and the feelings that some people just don't care.

People can't see what we feel

and some even say it's not even real.

The sadness comes and strangles your heart

and makes the next day hard to start.

But don't give up hope there's always tomorrow

and don't give in to the heartache and sorrow.

We have to believe there's an end in sight

and for our health we'll continue to fight.

                                                                                                                                                Written by Terri House


Find ME.

Find me beneath all these outward things you see,
Look deep within my heart and soul and tell me now do
you see me?
Don't stare at my w/c, or cane, or walker, or braces
that I have to use to walk,
They don't have feelings that can be felt nor can they
even talk.
Look at the smile on my face that I wear proudly
Stop and talk to me not act like im not there and
stare while you walk away.
M.S. isn't something that I asked for or did anything
wrong to end up with,
Nor would I wrap it up with a pretty bow to give to
you as a gift,
Is it really that hard to see I'm the same as you and
have feelings to?
Surprising isn't it that even with M.S. I still have
needs, wants, hopes, and dreams to.
All I'm asking is to not look at the stigmatism
society has placed on me because of my disabilities,
Look past the disabilities, Look Inside my heart and
soul and Please Find ME.....

written by Debbie Frensley November 07, 2002

*On Every Journey There Is A Meaning*


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 Linda-NV & Aileen as the RA Coordinators. Our current list of room administrators is: Aileen, Bette42, Cookie, Debby, Linda-NV,  Norma, Soporific, BobbyGene,  JackIL, 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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