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PeopleWithMS Newsletter 08-19-07 PWMS Chat Update: 

What a busy week, meeting some very nice new chatters.  PWMS would love to have pictures and stories of all of our chatters. It's so nice to at least see who we chat with. Also, when no one is in chat and New MSers wander around, they do get to see that there are many MSers.  What they look like, and something of the path their MS has taken.  For some it's a great relief. What was the case with MS years ago, is no longer true. 

We are very excited Marlene has offered to do a Discussion Board for us all. It is a big job! Please join in post it will be fun. We have seen the work she has done before! We will post the link to it. It will be on our home page. look for Marlene's message board!  PWMS is growing everyday with the team work its like a family! You never know what we will all come up with next LOL! 


 

 

 ThisWeek's ChatStar

LadyCove

 

WELL, AS THE STORY GOES... IN DEC. 2004 MY 16 YR OLD DAUGHTER PASSED AWAY VERY SUDDENLY. NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS DEVASTATED WITH GRIEF. I RETURNED TO WORK 2 WEEKS LATER TO KEEP MY MIND BUSY. AS THE WEEKS PASSED I FELT THAT I WAS GETTING A GRIP ON MY LIFE. THEN IN JUNE OF 2005 I WAS OUT SHOPPING AND ALL OF A SUDDEN MY WHOLE RIGHT SIDE STARTED GOING NUMB. I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO PASS OUT, SO I HELD ON TIGHT TO THE BASKET I WAS PUSHING. (more )

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 

Or contact us at PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com  if you'd like to host on a regular basis.


Chat Hosting Schedule                                                                                                      

The Chat Schedule breaks things down by day, and show the equivalent times in different time zones.  Hopefully this will make it a bit clearer how an Eastern Standard Time relates to your personal timezone or country.    

Reading the schedule is easy: Just click on the day of the week to jump down.  and then look down from your local time zone on top to the time you are interested in => bold times are when hosts have volunteered to be present.  

Knowing someone is available to provide support at dependable, specific local times makes a chat more successful.  

Please, if you go in chat and a host does not answer you right away, please wait,  Our hosts do a 2 hours stretch and need bathroom time and coffee time.  So if they're away right at the sec you arrive, be patient, they will come back.

Click Here to jump to the full Chat Schedule Page  
It is always the final word on who's hosting, when ! 

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Stories

PeopleWithMS - Stories and Pictures
Gailpooh Hello! Iím Gail aka gailpooh MNófrom Minnesota. I was diagnosed with this MS thing in 1987. I was in a car accident the year before (1986), which brought out all my symptoms. And by 1999, MS just wasnít enough for me so I took on breast cancer. And after a mastectomy and some chemo, Iíve proven to be the winner so far. I am presently not searching for anymore diseases, honest!!! I put my faith in God and take it one day at a time. And I love the new family Iíve found in PWMS chat.

This could be you*

Your name, story, and photo in the spotlight, right here in our newsletter.  

Just send it 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 

Who are these chatters ? No one will tell you till Wednesday night chat after Woman and Mens chat!!! 

Who

is this

charming

couple ?

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. 

We need pictures and stories of our new chatters. It helps new MSer's to see that they can do it also. It helps to know your not alone. So please help others - we need your pictures and stories. They can be emailed to PWMS@peoplewithms.com . Or, anyone who wants to add Pictures or update their story, please do so.  

HeadsUp !

PeopleWithMS - Heads Up ! ! !

PWMS Welcomes Linda NV 

She is a Great addition to our MS Family!  She has stepped up and will be doing some hosting. Please look for her on our Hosting schedule - she is very comforting and lots of fun. 

 

Please say some prayers for Trucker's wife she will be having surgery on Monday. We will be here when you feel better Truckerswife so get better fast  xxxooo  

 

Argh, Mateys  ! 

If you come in chat on Wednesday and Captain Jack is in:   beware !   LOL you're in for a good laugh. We have warned you we are a MS chat . . . but do we chat about MS? Only when we need to, and ask away when needed. Most of the time we get silly and have a lot of fun.

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We are regrettably removing the links on our home page to the Australian and Canadian sections of our site. We simply didn't get enough participation from resident's of these countries. While we will continue to welcome any and all visitors from these locales, we will just be expanding our focus in different directions.

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Marlene has graciously volunteered to revive and manage The PeopleWithMS Discussion Board. From now on it will be known as "Marlene's Discussion Board". Please check it out, and help  her out by contributing any posts you would like to share. Look for her logo on our Home page!

Crafts

PeopleWithMS - Crafts

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CRAFTERS


Debby is our craft coordinator. Please join her in our craft room. Bring ideas with you on fall crafts. We did get some feedback on what would be interesting in crafts. We are going to do a Fall craft chat this upcoming week and for the month of October. This will include Halloween and Thanksgiving. 

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

 

 To post crafts EMAIL deb@durgin.net

Debby's meetings will be on Tuesday's at 8PM EST for some fun!

Womens & Mens Nights

PeopleWithMS - Women's & Men's Chat Night

 Woman's night & Men's night! 

Wednesday's we have Woman's chat in our WOMAN'S ROOM! AT the same time we have Men's chat in the MEN'S ROOM. We do this for one hour from 8PM till 9PM  EST. Then we join in the main chatroom as always. Sue was nice enough to say she would host it. I believe Rod said ok he would host the men's chat as long as he can give baseball scores LOL! What's the topic? We have been picking a topic as we go along. It's been a blast and has made us women really bond. Please join us I think it's the best night of the week! If you come in chat and Donny Doormat is there its Red to greet you and show you the way LOL

Trivia

PeopleWithMS - Trivia Night

Trivia Night in the PeopleWithMS Chat

Marlene & Rod have been the hosts for our Thursday Night Trivial Chat. 

Sir Rod is our Trivia King this week ! 


* * * Your Trivia Night * * *

Trivia has an entirely twisted new game plan . . . . . . . . . . Bring Yer Own Trivia ! ! !

So we don't burden our Trivia Mistress and Master, we're holding ' bring your own ' Trivia nights.   Everyone brings 5 or more questions and answers, ready to copy and paste into chat. 

The questions need to be multiple choice or true or false   We'll take turns tossing out questions, round-robin.   

I found a great site http://www.funtrivia.com/ that among other things, has an Encyclopedia of Trivia. With a gazillion categories of questions to choose from. Marlene also found a great Trivia site http://www.123facts.com  

Thursdays at 8 pm EST for some fun.  

Recipes

PeopleWithMS - Recipes
No Bake Pumpkin Pie

1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 envelope KNOX Unflavored Gelatine
1/4 cup water
1 can (16 oz.) pumpkin
1 HONEY MAID Graham Pie Crust (6 oz.)
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping


MIX condensed milk, cinnamon, ginger, salt and nutmeg with wire whisk until well blended; set aside.

SPRINKLE gelatine over water in medium saucepan; let stand 1 minute. Cook on low heat 2 minutes or until gelatine is completely dissolved, stirring constantly. Add milk mixture; stir until well blended. Continue cooking 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in pumpkin. Spoon into crust.

REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Top each serving with a dollop of the whipped topping just before serving. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.

Thank You Norma!

Key Lime Pie 

18 Reduced Fat OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, finely crushed
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1-3/4 cups boiling water
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Brand Lime Flavor Gelatin
2 tsp. grated lime peel
2 Tbsp. lime juice
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP FREE Whipped Topping

MIX cookie crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate.


STIR boiling water into gelatin in medium bowl at least 3 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in lime peel and juice. Refrigerate 30 to 45 minutes or until slightly thickened.


ADD whipped topping; stir gently with wire whisk until well blended. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until mixture will mound. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.

Thank you Norma 

Sugar Free Cheesecake
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
31/2 cup cool whip
8 oz Cream Cheese
Ĺ cup Skimmed Milk
1 package Instant Sugar Free Pudding

Let cream cheese reach room temperature and beat until smooth. Blend in all ingredients.

Pour into a 9Ē graham cracker crust and chill for four hours. Serve with Cool Whip or Canned whip cream.

I use Light Sour Cream and Reduced Fat Cool Whip and Light Cream Cheese and skim milk. That makes each slice 2 pts each

Thank You Norma!

Oatmeal cookies 

3 eggs
1 cup of raisins
teas of vanilla
put in a bowl and let soak for a hr and cover

1 -cup of butter - 1 cup of brown sugar
1 -cup of reg sugar
3/4 cup of walnuts or pecans
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 teas of salt
1 -teas of cinn
2- teas of baking soda
2 - cups of oatmeal

bake at 350


 Thank you Linda !

 


 
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Poems

PeopleWithMS - Poems

Autumn Courtship

October raps once,
and I sigh like a martyr
and go to the door.
I am not to be charmed
by this kiss-and-run lover;
I've known him before.

I am braced for the hazel-
flecked gaze and the
flash of his insolent grin.
"I am busy with summer,"
I tell him, as always,
"You may not come in."

But he laughs in my face
as he holds out the gift
I can never withstand--
A maple leaf, bright as flame,
on the palm of
his winter-chapped hand.

--Lois Duncan

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell. --Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
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Once In A Lifetime

Once in a lifetime,
You find someone,
Who touches not only your heart,
But also your Soul.


Once in a lifetime,
You discover someone,
Who stands by you, not over you.
You find someone,
Who loves you for who you are,
Not for who you could be.


Once in a lifetime,
If you are lucky,
You find someone,
As we have found each other!

REDNDEB'S WEDDING POEM


 THE POET'S PAINT BRUSH. 

 Beauty lies in the beholder's eyes,
 So say sagacious men,

 But I theorize it also lies

 At the tip of a poet's pen.
 
 His pen is the brush that yields to his touch,

 His words are his colorful paints,

 He mixes and blends each color he pens,

 His words emerge without restraint.
 
 Sizes and shapes, shadows and shades,

 All flow from the poet's pen,

 Length, depth, height, breadth; warm life, cold death,

 Over and over again.
 
 Hot summer days, cold winter nights,

 Must be shown in suitable hues,

 Reds and yellows, blacks and whites,

 Are the words most often used.
 
 Obviously, the color blue

 Has meaning without end,

 Black and blue means a man is bruised,

 While true blue means best friend, 
 
 Blue may also show a man is cold,

 As it describes a nose or toe,

 And blue, too, may say a man is sad,

 While The Blues are songs sung low.
 
 How great to have a brush-like pen,

 With such beauty at one's command,

 That the sky becomes a crystal blue,

 That the blind can see and understand.
 
 To vividly portray with words,

 A sunset on a rolling sea,

 Takes a very special paint brush

 That will allow a heart to see.
 
 The power of the paltry pen,

 Cannot be measured or be told,

 But it can turn a meager tablet,

 Into a palette filled with gold.
 
 Virginia (Ginny) Ellis

 Copyright April 2007
 http://www.poetrybyginny.com

Check it out on our inspirational Poetry Pages

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

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  You can also meet Rod in a early AM chat on Saturday's !!!  Check times!

You can also fond some of Rockin Rod's music in craft's, in our Fall and Halloween section!

 

Birthdays

PeopleWithMS - Birthdays
 

NEW BIRTHDAY PAGE 

 CLICK HERE CLICK HERE   

Upcoming Birthday:  

PeopleWithMS - Birthdays, Anniversaries, Etc.

 If anyone wants to host a chat Birthday Party, we provide the room, we clean up! We will send out invitations. 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!

Book a room and tables for your ' Surprise ' Birthday party while there's still time by e-mailing
PWMS@peoplewithms.com

 

 

Famous People

PeopleWithMS - Famous People
 
FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH MS PAGE   

We're making up a new Famous People Page and we need your input . . . .

So far, we have some semi-famous people.  Not really a lot, and not really terrifically famous.  Kind of a sad excuse for a list.  You're sure to know the name of one or more people that are way more famous.  Send us the name of any well known person with MS, and perhaps a one liner about them: PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com

 CLICK HEREFAMOUS  

 

 

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 Norma, Marlene, Debby, MS_Kitty,  JackIL,  Eddie, Sae What and Spikers room administrators. They have been using the chat.  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 existance, 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 webcam chats. If you don't find what you need, or think you can do better, we encourage you to go buy your own webserver, 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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