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August 17, 2008 

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PeopleWithMS - Intro
I had a dream 13 years ago when my daughter was diagnosed. What could that be, other then a cure? I wanted a chat room for MSers to come to where no one was judged, and all were listened to. I wanted someone there 24/7. DO WE HAVE THAT ?  IT'S SO VERY CLOSE!  Now I have help.  Much help.  And it is needed with the amount of MSers we have coming in and out each day.  It takes a team of people to run.  My husband, who takes care of all web work, and chat room fixes.  And teaching me to make a better Newsletter with every one we do.  We have Room administrators and hosts who greet our chatters. We no longer can do it, just on our own. We want you all to know it is never unnoticed when you have chipped in to help us keep the room running well, making sure someone is always hosting.  Hosting is so very important for chat. We need friendly hosts to take control, greet newcomers as they come in, and guide conversation when it lags. Its not always easy and we know that. Some days a nap would feel so much better. But it's the best feeling when you touch a fellow MSers heart and make then feel better, take some fear away, or just plain listen while they bitch and moan. You know how important it is to have a friend to listen and really understand how you feel - whether it's 7 am or 12 pm.  We have been able to cover a lot of time now in chat with scheduled hosts.  The regulars all help, simply by being in chat, and lending support.  

Chat is healing to many.  We laugh. We cry. We share! It helps us all deal with life in a more positive way. 

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.)

Chat

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

Tazzy69

MY NAME IS TAMMY AKA TAZZY69 AND I LIVE IN WISCONSIN. I AM MARRIED, HAVE 2 BOYS LUCAS 13, WILLIAM 19, AND A BOSTON TERRIER, BRUTUS, 7 YRS OLD. 

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MS MARCH 14, 1997 THE DAY I FINALLY HAD AN ANSWER. IT TOOK THE DR'S OVER 3 YRS TO REALIZE THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING REALLY WRONG WITH ME, AND IT WASN'T ALL IN MY HEAD! I STARTED ON BETASERON THE WEEK FOLLOWING MY DIAGNOSIS. THAT LASTED ABOUT A YEAR OR SO. MY BODY REACTED TO THE POINT WHERE I WAS PUT IN THE HOSPITAL AND IN A COMA FOR 9 DAYS. AFTER RECOVERING, I THEN WENT ON AVONEX, WHICH WAS A HUGE NONO , AS I LASTED ONLY 1 MONTH(4 INJECTIONS) ON THAT.  (More)



Coordinator of Room Administrators

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

Or contact us at 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                                                                                                      

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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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Stories

PeopleWithMS - Stories and Pictures
12 Steps To Redi-Whip Recovery ? Life-Style Choice or Aerosol Abuse ?  
Ask Linda about 12 Step Programs for Redi-Whip Recovery
Cereal Criminal on the Run ?  
Ask Sister LoriFL about the Glow-In-The-Dark Fruit Loops Relocation Program
Hands Off The Binky IF You Know What's Good For You  

Animal Sightings . . .
 Ginny


Hi My name is Virginia,aka Ginny

I am 52, married mother of 3 (boys 32 and 26,girl 31) grandmother of 3 (boys 10 and 6,girl 6)  I live in Australia in a beautiful country area close to the mountains but grew up in Sydney.

I was diagnosed with MS at 48 in 2004 on my son's birthday,so I always remember the date. 

I definately started getting symptoms back in the 90's but I may even be able to go back further with cognitive problems. My feet use to flap when I was walking for exercise and my friend use to say "your feet are bad today" of course I checked it out but because I have a back condition and long term Raynards Disease (from a teenager) the Dr put it down to that. When shopping I would feel off balance if I went up or down escalators,so tried to shop in flat centres( when told to the dr I was told I was suffering anxiety,I knew I wasn't) I worked in pharmacy for many years and was always having problems remembering orders etc.The last shop I was there for 7 years and we had a photo lab which I mangaged, as well as the everyday running of the shop front and helping in the despensary. I started feeling foggy in the head a lot of the time,knocking into things and tripping.I was seeing a new Dr for unrelated things and didn't tell her about the tripping etc,I just thought I was clumsy and the fogginess we put down to low blood sugar levels and I also thought the chemicals could be causing the fogginess as perfuime etc gave me headaches (I have many food and chemical intolerances)    (much more )

Cheekie

Hello my name is Karen, I'm from Quebec Canada I am 44. I have secondary progressive ms and use a walker and wheelchair. I have been on 2 interferon meds, Betaserone and Avonex and have also been treated with solumedrol aka corticosteroids for flares. I have 2 children; a daughter 20 and son 18. I was probable for many years before i got a firm dx in 1997. MS has changed my path of life - not always what I expected or wanted, But site's like this that help make it a little easier to get through the unbearable days..knowing we are not alone. =) More
Get to know:

StarTrekDon

 

Don & Daughter

In our lives, all of us living with MS find ways to overcome the challenges the disease presents each day.  Racing to the toilet, needing a nap at inopportune times, Were you drinking? words slurred wobbling  and all the others. It can be easier to stay away from life than to confront these obstacles and live. Letís all be honest, what lies ahead, even just ten minutes from now, can at times be frightening. How we feel can change so rapidly, however, not always for the worse.  This fact taught me an important lesson, keep trying to accomplish your goals; while any given day can be tougher than the next the opposite is also true.  Tomorrow might in fact be easier than today.  If you are actively pursuing a goal the effort, overcoming the obstacles MS puts in the way, makes success so much sweeter. Tougher for us than some others, maybe, but can I or canít I.  The answer is I can and do.  I am a father, small business owner, elected official and a committed MS advocate. I live with MS. The story I have to tell revolves around striving to over come the obstacles that the illness presents More

MrsMel

Meet MrsMel .........
My name is Katy (mrsmel). I'm 64 years old. I'm from Cedarcreek, Missouri. I have 3 married children, and 5 grandchildren. I am
married (33 years) to my very best friend and supporter -- Mel. We owned and operated a family restaurant for 18 years in Wichita, KS. I have "different" ideas from many MSers, but feel that I've learned a few things over the years, and think I can offer hope to some of the younger members who might fear that life is over, or on the downhill slide because of an MS diagnosis.

My MS history goes back to my teenage years (puberty?). I didn't know at the time that the strange "episodes" that I had were either abnormal, or indicative of long-range problems. The secondary & progressive phase of my disease began with a sudden and violent vertigo in March of 1990 (menopause?). I have been dizzy ever since. But, the scariest part of the progression was not the gradual loss of use of my legs, but the diminishing use of my arms! Life in a wheelchair I considered to be tolerable. But, not without the ability to feed myself, turn the pages of a book, wipe myself, or hold my loved ones.  More

Sweet67

Picture to follow ..........

IN JULY 1999 TOM AND I HAD A REAL BAD SUMMER FLU AND TOOK OVER A MONTH TO GET OVER. IN AUG. I STARTED TO HAVE SOME DIZZINESS AND JUST CHALKED UP TO GETTING OVER THE FLU. THEN THAT WENT AWAY AND THE NEXT MONTH MY FEET WENT NUMB AND STARTED TO TINGLE LIKE THEY WERE ASLEEP BUT DIDNT HURT. I COULD STILL WALK AND ALL. I DIDNT TELL TOM TILL SOME TIME IN NOV. BOUT MY FEET AND HE WANTED ME TO GO TO THE DR. THEN BUT, I REFUSED . TOLD HIM THERE WASNT ANY SINCE IN GOING TO THE DR AND PAYING FOR ALL OF IT CUZ I HADNT MET MY DECTUTABLE FOT THAT YR AND THEN HAVE TO TURN AROUND AND DO THE SAME THE NEXT MONTH OR SO. SO I PROMISED I WOULD GO AS SOON AS THE NEW YR WAS HERE.

JAN. 4, 00 WENT TO DR AND THEY DID THE USUAL BLOOD TEST AND URINE TEST AND EVERYTHING AND IT ALL CAME BACK THAT I WAS PERFECTALLY HEALTHY WITCH WAS KINDA GOOD. SO THEY SENT ME TO SEE A NEURO.  More

Pegasus

ITS DIFFICULT TOO TALK ABOUT THESE LAST TWENTY ONE YEARS OR MAYBE EVEN MORE. BEFORE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS I WAS IN PRETTY GOOD CONDITION. I THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS DEFINITELY WRONG I WAS GETTING DIZZY A LOT AND I COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHY SO I WENT TOO THE CLINIC, THEY RAN A SERIES OF TESTS ON ME.  THE NURSES WERE STUMPED.   More

Ok who is it? We chat daily with this little girl !!!

These pictures are of the same person we chat with daily! Who is it?

What do these 2 chatters have in common ? 

 

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 ! ! !
MS_Kitty70 Provides us with the following Tysabri News Alert ...
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Pharmaceutical Company Confirms Two Cases Of PML In People With MS Taking Tysabri

Main Category: Multiple Sclerosis
Article Date: 04 Aug 2008

A report from Biogen Idec has confirmed two further cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the EU.

The first person had an aggressive form of MS and had been taking Tysabri for approximately 17 months. They are now in a stable condition at home. The second person had taken Tysabri for around 14 months and is currently in hospital. Possible signs and symptoms of PML were identified through the risk management program which monitors for signs of the condition.

As of the end of June 2008 more than 31,800 people worldwide are being treated with Tysabri. The two new cases of PML were confirmed at the end of July 2008, bringing the total of people who have developed PML to five.

Lee Dunster, Head of Research at the MS Society, said: 'We know the reports of two new cases of PML will be of some concern to people who are taking the drug, however we would reassure people that the risk of developing these serious side effects remains very small. As with all treatments, the benefits must be weighed with the risks of side effects and these issues should be discussed fully between you and your doctor.'

More information about Tysabri and PML

MS Society

View drug information on Tysabri.

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European Medicines Agency Update On Progressive Multifocalleukoencephalopathy (PML) And Tysabri

Main Category: Multiple Sclerosis
Article Date: 14 Aug 2008 



At the end of July 2008, the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) received two reports of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) who have been treated with Tysabri.

PML is a rare brain infection with symptoms that are similar to those of an MS attack. The two cases occurred in patients who have been treated for MS with Tysabri only for more than 12 months. The two cases were reported as part of the continuous safety-monitoring of medicines following their authorisation and placing on the market.

The risk of PML with Tysabri is known and is kept under close monitoring by the EMEA. The product information advises healthcare professionals that the medicine must not be used in patients who have PML and that patients taking Tysabri should be regularly monitored for signs and symptoms suggestive of PML.

The two cases are currently being assessed by the EMEA's scientific Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). Elan, the marketing authorisation holder for Tysabri, has also been asked to provide any additional information they may have. Following assessment of all available data, the CHMP will determine whether any changes to the currently approved product information or the existing risk minimisation measures, including the 'Physician Information and Management Guidelines for Multiple Sclerosis Patients on Tysabri' are necessary.

Notes:

1. Tysabri is used to treat relapsing-remitting MS in patients with high disease activity despite treatment with a beta-interferon or whose disease is severe and progressing rapidly.

2. More information about Tysabri is available on the EMEA website.

3. The 'Physician Information and Management Guidelines for Multiple Sclerosis Patients on Tysabri' are part of the agreed risk management plan for Tysabri. In accordance with this plan, the marketing authorisation holder for Tysabri committed to provide an information pack to all physicians who intend to prescribe Tysabri. The pack contains, among other elements, also information about the diagnosis and management of PML. For more information see here.

European Medicines Agency

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Fingolimod & BG0012 Updates ...

There have been some unsubstantiated rumors about recent incidents with both of these medications. However, we haven't seen any documented evidence. If you have seen some information from a reputable source, please share the link with us: PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com


"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.


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 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!

"Twisted Knickers Trivia Tuesday"

started  the celebration in honor of National Underwear Day on August 12.  LFShaw tried to slip in some slippery questions about grape leaves, leather bras, Spinning Minnie & her Cotton Gin, and codfish crotch-covers, but our wily contestants were having none of it!  National Inventor's Month started off the second round.  In a question leftover from the Underwear Round, no one was buying Theodore Roosevelt as inventor of the "Teddy."  Silk, Straw, and Feeding Tubes helped MrRed demonstrate the masterly art of misdirected guessing and misplaced answers.  The Olympic Third Round ended in an unprecedented four way tie between BoomerGirlHemastat, JackIL, and MrRed.  With a lightning-fast answer to the origin of the word Aardvark, MrRed delivered to coup de gras faux answer, faking out all competitors and seizing the Trivia Crown in a repeat of last week! 


Trivia Mythica Tuesday August 5

Cues from the MythBusters TV Show, and more, were the subject of the evening's competition.  BoomerGirl, DeenaHemastatRod, Sumo58, and MrRed were the players.  MrRed easily took the first round with arcane knowledge of fan-capitation and salsa recipes for toilet seat cleaning.  And was just as quickly overtaken by the roaring engines of the second round's automotive myths.  Sunburns, Wedding Dresses, Pythons & Snakeskin Shirts were just part of a Totally Terminal Third Round.  Vending Machine assaults, and the Coleco Cabbage Patch Coroner could not prevent MrRed from demonstrating that he was truely the Mythmaster of the Morbid


Trivia Tuesday July 29

Topic: Television Trivia - Technical & More.  From the Golden Age of TV, when picture tubes were round and the colors a vividly flickering black and white  !  When character actors were mere child stars.  A full house of players shone brightly in a thousand shades of white and grey.  Neck in neck through two rounds as TV trivia moved from the earliest days to the Middle Ages.  Rod and BoomerGirl breaking away from the pack in the final round as the trivial became merely vintage television, with a Sudden Death Showdown in the OK Chat Corral.  Amazingly, having nothing whatsoever to do with television.  In which, BoomerGirl's knowledge of Latin put the crown on her head !


Trivia Tuesday July 22

LFShaw returned from vacation and escaped stormy weather to host 'Temporal Trivia ' - with a focus on the 50's , 60's , and 70's.  BoomerGirl, DeenaKathlame, JackILRod, Sumo58, and MrRed were the players.  50's and 60's Trivia provided a level playing field, with no one gaining an edge.  In the final segment, Rod demonstrated his commanding knowledge of the 70's (or perhaps the other players proved their attention was elsewhere) and thus Rod retained his crown for another week.



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

August 14th - Science & Technology Games

Round One:  Edible Organic Chemistry saw all the masters of the Game at their best, with LFShaw and MrRed bringing up the rear so no one would be self conscious.   
Round Two:  What is my MP3 Player ?  Saw BoomerGirl, newcomer CalieGirl, and Deena rockin' out and breakin' ahead of the pack, (despite the injection of some trick answers from Mischevious Host Mistress Kathlame)   
Round Three:  Basic Forensic Science  BoomerGirl demonstrated an uncany, almost unnatural, knowledge of Forensic Favorites, knocking off all competitors and letting the heads rol where they may, as she became our GamerGirl of the Week.  

Big Game Hunting - July 31st

A small group of tough competitors gathered for a furious game all about animals.  Big and small, common and rare.  Trick questions on low flying penguins, voles, vaquitas, and rabid squirrels could not deter Big Game Hunter 
MrRed from claiming the big, jewel encrusted crown of animal thorns as:
 BIG GAME MASTER OF THE WEEK 

July 17th's Game featured Food Facts & Fantabulations, plus more Urban Legends 

BoomerGirl, ChiChi-1992, Deena, LinnAnn50, BobbyGene, and MrRed were the players.  Food turned out far more frightening a subject than one would suspect.  Food fights and foul play kept the scores down in the first round.  Our second round featured more salacious celebrity and other slightly ludicrous legends.  In the end, LinnAnn50 took the crown, delivering a surprise upset to the traditional rivals, BoomerGirl and Deena.


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
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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 debate

Recipes

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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 

Border Grill's Watermelon Juice Recipe

This recipe serves: 2 
Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
2 cups watermelon chunks, seedless
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup cold water
5 ice cubes
juice of 1 lime (optional)

Cooking Instructions
1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve over ice.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 tall glass
Calories 105
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Protein 1 g
Total Carbohydrate 26 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sodium 3 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 5%
Percent Calories from Protein 4%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 91%

THANK YOU NELLIE

Sliced Apples With Cinnamon Pudding


1 large egg
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
1 cup low-fat milk
granulated sugar (optional)
8 tart apples (Granny Smith or other variety)


Cooking Instructions

1. In a 1 or 2-quart stainless-steel saucepan, whisk the egg, cornstarch, salt and vanilla together for 2 minutes. Set aside.
2. Melt the butter in another saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook over low heat until the butter and sugar blend together. Add the milk and heat until the sugar dissolves. (The sugar will get hard when the milk is added; it will melt again as the milk heats.)
3. Whisk a few tablespoons of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture.
4. Gradually whisk in the rest of the milk mixture. 
5. Over medium heat, whisk the combined mixture constantly until it comes to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat.
6. Pour into a bowl. (If you don't want a skin to form on the top of the pudding, sprinkle it lightly with granulated sugar.) Refrigerate. Cover with plastic wrap when cool.
7. Place 1 sliced apple into each of 8 serving bowls. Top with a few tablespoons of pudding. 




THANK YOU Judy Dionne

GERMAN SWEET AND SOUR RED CABBAGE DISH

5 OR MORE STRIPS OF BACON
RED CABBAGE
SUGAR OR YOUR FAVORITE SWEETNER
WHITE VINEGAR

IN A FRYING PAN, FRY UP THE BACON. WHEN DONE CUT OR BREAK THE BACON UP INTO LITTLE PIECES.

TURN THE HEAT ON STOVE TO LOW

CUT THE RED CABBAGE INTO LONG THIN SLICES. THEN PLACE ALL THE THIN SLICES INTO FRYING PAN WITH THE BACON. WITH HEAT STILL ON LOW, COVER THE PAN, AND SIMMER UNTIL ALL THE CABBAGE SLICES TURN MOIST.

WHEN THE CABBAGE IS MOIST, STIR IN SUGAR AND VINEGAR TO TASTE. THE MORE SUGAR YOU STIR IN THE SWEETER THE DISH, THE MORE VINEGAR YOU STIR IN THE SOUR THE DISH.


THANK YOU  BOBBYGENE

Asparagus Soup

1 tbls. peanut oil
1/3 cup finely -chopped carrots
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 Quart Vegetable Broth 
5 cups chopped asparagus stalks
Fresh dill to taste...optional

Heat peanut oil over low heat-Add carrots, celery and onion, season lightly with salt and pepper and cook over high heat for 10 minutes.

Add the stock and bring to a boil quickly over high heat.

Lower the heat and simmer until the vegetables are completely tender, about 15 minutes.

Add the asparagus and simmer until just tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Puree in a blender and strain. Add the dill if desired. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

You can add a dollop of low fat sour cream to each portion if you like.


THANK YOU  Judy Dionne

Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Wraps
with Tarragon Cream Cheese Recipe

This recipe serves: 4 
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
For the tarragon cream cheese:
1/2 cup cream cheese, low-fat whipped
2 tablespoons minced, sweet onion
1 tablespoon freshly chopped tarragon

For the wraps:
4 large flour tortillas
3/4 pound sliced smoked turkey breast
4 slices roasted red bell pepper, from a jar
4 lettuce leaves, green leaf, bibb or romaine, shredded

Cooking Instructions
For the tarragon cream cheese:
1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, onion and tarragon.

For the wraps:
1. Lay the tortillas out and spread 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture on each of them. Divide the turkey among the tortillas and spread the remaining cream cheese mixture on top of the turkey. Place one slice of the roasted red peppers on each wrap. Divide the shredded lettuce among the tortillas and tightly roll each tortilla into a cylinder, ending with the seam side down.
(The wraps can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.)
2. Cut the wraps in half on the diagonal and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 wrap
Calories 365
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Protein 34 g
Total Carbohydrate 31 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sodium 546 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 27%
Percent Calories from Protein 38%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 35%

Make it Fancy: Try it with smoked turkey and add a few slices of avocado to each wrap.

 

THANK YOU NELLIE 

Orange Shortbread Tea Cookies


3/4 cup butter, unsalted (1 1/2 sticks)
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
4 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour

Cooking Instructions 

1. Preheat the oven to 325įF.
2. With an electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar and beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
4. Beat in the egg yolks, vanilla extract, salt and orange zest.
5. Stir in the flour.
6. Chill the dough for about 15 minutes, until firm enough to handle, or 1 hour if you want to make cut-out cookies. Shape into 4 logs that are 1 1/2" in diameter and cover with plastic wrap. Chill. (This can be done in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 1 month).
7. When the logs of dough are very firm, slice them about 1/4"-thick and place 1" apart on an ungreased baking sheet. If making cut-out cookies, roll the dough on a floured surface and cut as desired.

8. Bake until very pale golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the baking sheet and let cool.

THANK YOU JUDY DIONNE

Brown Sugar Meringues Recipe



This recipe makes: 36 cookies Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes 

Ingredients 1/2 cup egg whites (about 4 large eggs) a pinch of salt

1 cup brown sugar 

Cooking Instructions

 1. Preheat the oven to 300įF. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment or wax paper. 

2. With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and salt on high speed until soft peaks form. 

3. Continue mixing on high speed while adding 1/2 cup of the sugar. Add the remaining sugar by the tablespoon. Beat for another 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is stiff and shiny. 

4. Drop by the spoonful, onto the cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly with the back of a spoon. 

5. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool. 

Nutrition Facts Serving size: 1 cookie Calories 25 Total Fat 0 g Saturated Fat 0 g Protein 0 g Total Carbohydrate 6 g Dietary Fiber 0 g Sodium 9 mg Percent Calories from Fat 0% Percent Calories from Protein 6% Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 94%

THANK YOU NELLIE

'Chocolate pudding pie in a pecan nut crust, topped with whipped topping tastes like heaven. Also known as a Voo Doo Pie."

 

1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
2/3 cup milk
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed


DIRECTIONS

Mix together pecans, melted butter, and flour. Pat into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until lightly browned. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool. 
In a mixing bowl, blend 1 cup whipped topping, cream cheese, and confectioners sugar until creamy. Spread into cooled crust. 
Whisk together pudding mix and milk. Spread evenly over cheese layer, and the spread remaining whipped topping on top. Chill 1 1/2 to 2 hours. 

PREP TIME 
20 Min

COOK TIME 
10 Min

READY IN 
2 Hrs 30 Min

Original recipe yield 1 - 9 inch pie

THANK YOU DEBBY!

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Rod's Music Shoppe

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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

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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

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Linda's Birthday list!

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 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!


MS_Kitty70 August 11th
pitchmonke August 17th
Gutless Anniversary August 22nd
firecat's Anniversary August 23d
Judy F  September 1st
Pooh/Jeannie September 11th
Ralf/ RJump September 13th
Sweetness September 18th
Vickey62 September 23rd
Shar September 25th
firecat September 27th

Thank you Linda!

 
 

 

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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


Thank You for the Gift of Life...

by nicholas gordon.

Thank you for the gift of life,
For letting me be me,
For all that I can know by words
And all that I can see,

For all the music I can hear
And all the songs I sing,
For all the joy that comes to me
And all the joy I bring,

For all the food that I can taste
And all the sweet scents smell,
For all the loved ones I can touch,
Who love and wish me well,

For all the beauty of the world,
Ever fresh and new,
I don't know whom else I can thank,
And so I'm thanking you.

THANK YOU bill.... england

MY MS DAYS

I wake up in the morning and hope that this day.
Hey maybe my symptoms will go away.
But getting out of bed.
All my hopes are fled.

So up outta bed I'll just go.
On wobbly legs going to and fro.
I'll take my shower then.
Just as its always been.
Be careful be careful to not fall.
For this will not do, no not at all. 

Clothes are put on, breakfast I eat.
Now I feel totally complete.
My goal for the day.
Is driving to the store out my way.

Now when I get there.
I never despair.
My favorite hanging blue poster.
Will help me park closer.
 So into the store I will go.
Oh stop, oh stop don't stare at me so.
It makes me walk more gimpy.
Which makes looks so much more limpy.

No, no  I need no scooter today.
But thank you for asking me anyway.
A shopping care is what I'll take.
For all the purchases that I'll make.

My shopping trip is now over.
And boy a nap is sure in order.
Now when I awake.
Some light exercising I'll partake.
For pushing my body as such.
Gives me back  so very much.

A supper I must prepare.
Which sometimes can be quite an affair.
So as the night is drawing near.
I hope that I have made it clear.
Even though I thought my life with MS.
Would certainly be a quite a mess.
But having MS as you can see.
Can be as prosperous as can be. 

By Boomer Girl


The Awakening 

by Sonny Carroll


A time comes in your life when you finally get it... 
When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you
stop dead in your tracks and somewhere, the voice
inside your head cries out - ENOUGH! 

Enough fighting and crying, or struggling to hold on. And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes, you begin to look at the world through new eyes. 

This is your awakening... 

You realize that it's time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that he is not Prince Charming and you are not Cinderella and that in the real world, there aren't always fairy tale endings (or beginnings for that matter) and that any guarantee of "happily ever after" must begin with you and in the process, a sense of serenity is born of acceptance. 

You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are ... and that's OK. (They are entitled to their own views and opinions.) And you learn the importance of loving and championing yourself and in the process, a sense of new found confidence is born of self- approval. 

You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you (or didn't do for you) and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected. You learn that people don't always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and that it's not always about you. So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself and in the process, a sense of safety & security is born of self-reliance. 

You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties and in the process, a sense of peace & contentment is born of forgiveness. 

You realize that much of the way you view yourself and the world around you, is a result of all the messages and opinions that have been ingrained into your psyche. You begin to sift through all the junk you've been fed about how you should behave, how you should look and how much you should weigh, what you should wear and where you should shop and what you should drive, how and where you should live and what you should do for a living, who you should marry and what you should expect of a marriage, the importance of having and raising children or what you owe your parents. You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. You begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for. 

You learn the difference between wanting and needing and you begin to discard the doctrines and values you've outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with and in the process, you learn to go with your instincts. 

You learn that it is truly in giving that we receive and that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a "consumer" looking for your next fix. 

You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a by gone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life. 

You learn that you don't know everything; it's not your job to save the world and that you can't teach a pig to sing. You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO. You learn that the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake. 

Then you learn about love. Romantic love and familial love. How to love, how much to give in love, when to stop giving and when to walk away. You learn not to project your needs or your feelings onto a relationship. You learn that you will not be more beautiful, more intelligent, more lovable or important because of the man on your arm or the child that bears your name. 

You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes. 

You learn that just as people grow and change, so it is with love; and you learn that you don't have the right to demand love on your terms, just to make you happy. 

You learn that alone does not mean lonely. You look in the mirror and come to terms with the fact that you will never be a size 5 or a perfect 10 and you stop trying to compete with the image inside your head and agonizing over how you "stack up." 

You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs. You learn that feelings of entitlement are perfectly OK and that it is your right, to want things and to ask for the things that you want and that sometimes it is necessary to make demands. 

You come to the realization that you deserve to be treated with love, kindness, sensitivity and respect and you won't settle for less. You allow only the hands of a lover who cherishes you, to glorify you with his touch and in the process, you internalize the meaning of self-respect. 

And you learn that your body really is your temple. And you begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You begin eating a balanced diet, drinking more water and taking more time to exercise. You learn that fatigue diminishes the spirit and can create doubt and fear. So you take more time to rest. Just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul; so you take more time to laugh and to play. 

You learn that for the most part in life, you get what you believe you deserve and that much of life truly is a self- fulfilling prophecy. 

You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen, is different from working toward making it happen. 

More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and

 

THANK YOU LFSHAW!

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, Kathlame, 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.  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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