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October 30, 2008 

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PeopleWithMS - Intro

Friday is Halloween! Everyone wants a Party! So we will have a Party.

By popular demand, Just for one night! Come in with any name you want! Pick an avatar! Have fun ! 

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VoTe !!!
The most important election of our generation is happening right now. Job losses, home foreclosures, major housing value drops, disappearing 401k Retirement Accounts, unaffordable or unavailable Health Insurance are all part of our personal financial meltdown.  Our automobile factories are closing down, products and jobs being outsourced overseas.  We're borrowing money from China to pay for Middle Eastern fuel for tanks to liberate the citizens of other Middle Eastern countries from a two thousand year old civil and religious war.  And the Global economy is racing into the dumpster along with ours.  

It's no longer time for belly aching.  It's your time to act !  Tell your government just where to go !  Vote for those you think have the best chance to lead this country, and represent your interests in the Senate or House of Representatives.
You have the power to select this year's Thanksgiving Turkeys

SSA's Convenient Summary of Medicare Prescription Drug Plans - 2009 Plan Data

Review Your Medicare & Part D Drug Supplement Now ! ! !

Each year from November 15th through December 31 you may make a change to your Medicare Plan and Medicare Part D prescription medication coverage for the period starting January 1, 2009.  Now is the time to hop on it and see if you can save a little on those supplements and copayments.  

The PeopleWithMS family continues to pull together, getting each and every one of us through all the daily ups and downs of life.  Many of us have been having a real tough time the past month or longer.  Deb and I have certainly had a real hectic month and a half due to a variety of health issues.  As have many others.  Chat provides a place to stop, take a break, relax for a little while. Forget the troubles, have a few laughs.  


PeopleWithMS Newsletter 08-19-07 PWMS Chat Update: 

Chat Star




 Ok, letís get to the DX. I really never had any symptoms at any time in my life. I was not an athlete or any thing like that but I was pretty active. My father was in the Military, we moved around a lot as I was growing up. I think that the only corner of the US that I didnít live in was north east. Of all the places I lived, Alaska was the most memorable. Cold there? Um, yaw. I remember it getting to 82 deg below zero once, we almost froze to death. I really never put any thought into it at the time, that some day down the road that this incident could have an impact on my life. I am not sure that it ever did for that matter. But I do feel it still today. The cold really bothers me. It wasnít until I had a child that the symptoms started, my newborn son was just 3 weeks old, I was numb and tingly all over, it was really hard to hold my new baby. I even fell once while holding him, he wasnít hurt, and neither was I, just my ego maybe. And no one saw it, as I was at home, and it was private. I went to the Dr, they ran just about every test they could, that were not MS related, at least I donít think so, and they didnít even mention MS. The only thing the Dr could say was, I see a problem, but I just canít quite pinpoint it. I am sure that this saying is in the Dr Dictionary, I decided that I needed a second opinion, so I went to another Dr, this Dr wasnít much better. But he says Multiple Sclerosis, and a couple of other things, but I only heard the Multiple Sclerosis. They did a battery of blood tests and hooked me up with wires on machines me among other testss, They did MRIís of my back, brain and neck, they came up with their DX. I had Multiple Sclerosis. Wow. That was just about the worst news I had, my son was now 10 months old, and it was 2 weeks before Christmas. It was a shock. I still didnít really need any medicine as of yet, but I did have my DX. They gave me some meds to take as I was dealing with depression, and hadnít really gotten over the postpartum depression due to the struggle of what my life was dealing me.    (Lots More

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PeopleWithMS - Stories and Pictures
Mike name is Mike (AKA Mike)...there are a few that know me as Bunny,
but that ID in chatrooms can cause complications, attention from males or scare some if I sit too close to them.

I was born in Wales UK on 3rd april 1954, hanging on for 2 days to avoid making a fool of myself, but since then I have made a fool of myself on numerous occasions. 

I had a normal childhood but with lots of freedom, made my own explosives at the age of 10 and burnt both my eyebrows off perfecting the formular for gunpowder....I would wave to my mother from the top of 100ft trees and go for walks on my own into the wilderness at the age of mothers hair went white at a young age.  
(Tons More )

I'm Dana. I have MS since 01. I take Copaxone since 02.  My father commited suicide in Oct 21st, 2000. 1 year later I was dx with MS.  Also a Katrina survivor. Lived it, don't know how, must be here for a reason. I have a great husband and very supporting. been together 16 years, will be married 10 years in Nov 7th.  Also have a son who will be 21 years old in May. Also have a kitty cat named Menew.  Hubby is also disabled awww... We are the blind leading the blind. We have faith. It's great to be in this room, due to Cookie , etc xxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooo   More

My name is Joseph Zimmett. I have been in the army for the last 11 years. I deployed to Kosovo in 1999 with the 82nd Airborne Division and was there for 6 months. In 2001 I was stationed in Vicenza, Italy. While assigned to the 173rd Airborne Bridgade. while in the 173rd I deployed to Iraq in 2003-2004, Afghanistan in 2005-2006, and then again to Afghanistan in 2007-2008. Near the end of my first Afghanistan deployment I started having problems with my right ankle and knee. I had broken my ankle before so I was convinced that it was the pins still in my ankel causing the problem. When we returned from the deployment I went to see the orthapedic surgeon and he said that there was nothing wrong with me. Throughout the entire year of 2007 I continued to go to sick call about my ankle and knee. Eventually I was no longer able to preform my duties as an infantrymen. They put me in another position where I sat behind a desk all day. In 2007 we deployed to Afghanistan again where I worked in our battalion's Tactical Operations Center. In March of 2008 the symptoms started to get worse. I went to the medics and they sent me to Bagram Air field for further treatment. While I was in BAF I talked to a neurologist and she could not find anything wrong with me but I was showing signs of Multiple Sclerosis. She sent me to Landsthul Regional Medical Center in Germany where I was diagnosed with MS in April 2008. Since then I have had to alter my life style dramatically. Now only now only 7 months into this process I am starting to accept the changes that I have had to make.  More
Trick or Treat Just Take One Piece . . .
Where's our Cookies ?Where's The Candy ?Where's The Candy ?We need treats, too ! ! !

C'mon Toto . . . Dorothy and TotoDorothy and TotoOff To See The Wizard . . .

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.

HeadsUp !

PeopleWithMS - Heads Up ! ! !
Review Your Medicare & Part D Drug Supplement Now ! ! !

Each year from November 15th through December 31 you may make a change to your Medicare Plan and Medicare Part D prescription medication coverage for the period starting January 1, 2009.  Now is the time to hop on it and see if you can save a little on those supplements and copayments.  

SSA 2009 Benefits News Release

Social Security Online - The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration5.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2009

(For Immediate News Release:  Thursday, October 16, 2008) - Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 55 million Americans will increase 5.8 percent in 2009, the Social Security Administration announced today.  The 5.8 percent increase is the largest since 1982.

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits increase automatically each year based on the rise in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), from the third quarter of the prior year to the corresponding period of the current year.  This year's increase in the CPI-W was 5.8 percent. 

The 5.8 percent Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that over 50 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2009.  Increased payments to more than 7 million Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries will begin on December 31.

Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages.  Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $106,800 from $102,000.  Of the estimated 164 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2009, about 11 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum.

Medicare premiums and coinsurance rates for 2009

Part B: (Medical Insurance) Premium: $96.40 per month*

*Note: If your income is above $85,000 (single) or $170,000 (married couple), then your Medicare Part B premium may be higher than $96.40 per month.  For additional details, see our FAQ titled: " Medicare Part B Monthly Premiums in 2009"

Figuring Your 2009 SSDI/SSA Benefits Check . . .

(Your Current Benefit Check) + $96.40 per month Medicare Part B = 2008 Monthly Benefit Total

2008 Monthly Benefit Total * 1.058 announced COLA increase = 2009 Monthly Benefit Total

2009 Monthly Benefit Total - $96.40 per month Medicare Part B = Your 2009 Benefit Check)

MS_Kitty70 Provides us with the following News Alerts ...
PeopleWithMS - NewsWire - September 2008  

PWMS News Search Results


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October 2008 Off the Wire . . .



10-04-08 BioMS Medical's Phase III U.S. Multiple Sclerosis Trial Receives Positive Safety Review From Data Safety Monitoring Board
10-05-08 Developments In Technology May Help Diagnose MS In The Future
10-07-08 Autoimmune Disease May Be Triggered By Neurotransmitter Defect
10-07-08 MS Pushed Up The Agenda At Party Conferences
10-07-08 Glasgow-based Researchers Develop 'Ground-Breaking' Blood Test
10-14-08 Pathology Of Multiple Sclerosis Determined By Response To Immune Protein
10-16-08 Early Treatment With Betaferon At First Sign Of Disease Can Delay Progression To MS
10-17-08 Support Multiple Sclerosis By The Book - MS Talent Project Publishes Second Anthology On 19 November, 2008
10-22-08 Commision For Social Care Inspection Proposals Need Action Now - MS Society Cautiously Welcomes Today's Proposals, UK
10-23-08 Underlying Cause Of Multiple Sclerosis Targeted By Alemtuzumab
10-23-08 Statement On University Of Cambridge Miltiple Sclerosis Drug Study
10-23-08 Drug Offers Hope For Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers - Not Only Does It Stop The Disease, Research Indicates It May Restore Lost Function
10-23-08 Light Shed On Motor Neuron Diseases Like ALS Folowing Gene Discovery
10-23-08 MS Damage May Be Reversed By Leukemia Drug
10-25-08 Multiple Sclerosis Disease Activity Reduced After Taking Oral Fumarate
10-26-08 BG-12, Biogen Idec's Novel Oral Compound Shown To Significantly Reduced Brain Lesions In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
10-27-08 Dalton Pharma Services And Myelin Repair Foundation Enter Into Chemistry Collaboration
10-27-08 MS Patients Have Significant And Sustained Reduction In Disability And Risk Of Relapse On Alemtuzumab Versus Approved Therapy, Rebif(R)
10-29-08 The Right B Cells At The Right Time Fight Nerve Disease
10-29-08 AbleNet's Impulseô Bluetooth(R) Technology Access For Computers For People With Significant Physical Limitations
10-30-08 Obesity, Other Health Problems Delay MS Diagnosis
10-31-08 Interferon Could Be A Key To Preventing Or Treating Multiple Sclerosis

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"I Dropped My Chicken Soup:

Stories about Multiple Sclerosis"


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I've had some really positive reviews which I've posted on my website 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!!!


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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?

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.


Hear ye hear ye come one and all.
To a special invite please heed our call.
We are gonna have a special happy hour night.
It will be on Halloween at eight alright.
Beware, becareful you might get a fright.
We'll have fun and games for all.
So pick out your favorite aviatar.
Dress up real cool and be a star.
And please remember don't tell us who you are.
You see the big game will be to guess who is who.
And to see later if the right person comes into view.
A special witches brew will help you get into the mood.
To have an adult kids night I think will be good.
So again we extend our special invite to you.
To miss out, oh boy, would really not be cool.


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

Tuesday Night Trivia in the PeopleWithMS Chat

Tuesday Night Trivia!

where the hosts Deb asks the questions and MrRed rigs the answers.

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

It's easy.  Multiple Guess, True or False.  Curious questions.  Answers changed to protect the innocent.  
* always check the on-line Newsletter for latest Trivia Results and upcoming Trivia topics *

(Scorekeeper bribes eagerly accepted.)

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

Womens & Mens Wednesday Nights

PeopleWithMS - Women's & Men's Chat Night

Please welcome our woman's night host'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


8 pm EST

7pm CST

5 pm PST 

Ghostly Thursday Night Games

We are always seeking game ideas & 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!

* always check the on-line Newsletter for latest Game Results and upcoming game topics *
All you need to bring is a sharp mind and a loaded index finger.

Talk to MrRED or send e-mail to:

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

Corn and Chicken Chowder

2 large ears of corn, shucked
1 slice uncooked bacon, diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
6 small red potatoes
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" pieces
2 cups reduced-fat (2%) milk
1 red pepper, diced
1 teaspoon chopped, fresh dill 

Cooking Instructions
1. Preheat the grill or broiler. 
2. Grill or broil the corn until it turns golden brown. Set aside to cool. 
3. Put the bacon in a soup pot and heat over low heat. Add the onion, celery, thyme and bay leaf, turn the heat up to medium, and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, slice the corn kernels from the cob.
5. Dice the potatoes and add them to the soup pot with the chicken broth. Simmer until the potatoes are just tender, about 10 minutes. Add the milk, peppers, chicken and dill and cook until the chicken is just cooked through. Remove the thyme and bay leaf. Adjust the salt and pepper and serve. 


Judy Dionne

Basic Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

This recipe serves: 6 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour
nonstick cooking spray
1 egg
1/2 cup grated onion
1 cup bread crumbs
1 3/4 pounds lean ground turkey
1 cup low-sodium ketchup
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup water

Cooking Instructions
1. Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray and preheat the oven to 350įF.
2. In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the egg, onion and bread crumbs. Add the ground turkey, 1/2 cup of ketchup, red pepper, parsley, salt and pepper and mix to combine.
3. Form the meat mixture into a loaf and place it on the prepared pan. Spread a 1/4 cup of the remaining ketchup on top of the meatloaf and bake until cooked through, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 slices
Calories 335
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Protein 29 g
Total Carbohydrate 26 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sodium 482 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 34%
Percent Calories from Protein 35%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 31



For the grilled portobellos:

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly chopped basil
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
2 portobello mushrooms

For the wraps:
1/2 cup cream cheese low-fat whipped, or goat cheese
4 large flour tortillas
4 slices roasted red bell pepper, from a jar

Cooking Instructions 
For the grilled portobellos:
1. Preheat the grill.
2. Mix the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of the basil together. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and brush both sides of the caps with the olive oil mixture. Set aside.
3. Grill the mushrooms until they are soft in the center, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Slice each cap on the diagonal into 1" strips, and let cool.

For the wraps:

1. Mix the cheese, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of basil, salt and pepper together. Set aside.
2. Lay the tortillas out and spread 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture on each of them. Place one slice of roasted red pepper on each tortilla and divide the mushroom strips between the tortillas. 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).
3. Cut the wraps in half on the diagonal and serve.




2 lb. haddock
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 c. melted butter
3-4 slices American cheese
Salt & pepper
1 stack Ritz crackers
1/4 c. melted butter

Cut fish in serving sizes. Salt and pepper. Mix 1/4 cup melted butter with lemon juice. Put fish in buttered casserole. Add butter and lemon mixture. Lay cheese over fish. Mix 1/4 cup melted butter and Ritz cracker. Spread over fish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

Enjoy...I am serving this one tonite

Judy Dionne

Pineapple Cheeseball Recipe

3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded fat-free sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 
2 teaspoons grated onion
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, well drained
1/2 (8-ounce) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley


Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and chill 30 minutes. 

Shape cheese mixture into a ball; roll in chopped parsley, coating thoroughly. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. 

Serve with Melba toast rounds or crackers...


Judy Dionne

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Rod's Music Shoppe

PeopleWithMS - Rod's Music Shoppe

Rockin' Rod's



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  

Rockin Rod's   Halloween Music!
















PeopleWithMS - Birthdays

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!

Kanga October 28th
Mags06 October 29th
Tater Queen October 29th
Wayno November 1st
PhilNE November 5
007 November 7
Miller13 November 7
Glenda Lee November 10th
Citrine November 18th
Gutless November 20th
WCGirl December 1st
BoardWalkAngel December 2d
Sandra UK December 3d
NANCY December 27th
Lynne December  27th

Thank you Linda!




PeopleWithMS - Poems

Check it out on our inspirational Poetry Pages

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

I don't wanna do the dishes
I don't wanna do the wash
I sprinkled clothes a week ago
And now my iron is lost!

I don't wanna rattle pots
I don't wanna rattle pans
I see the mail light flashin'
I wanna chat with friends!

Oh, the table needs some dusting
and the floor could sure be mopped
But I know if I get started
there'll be no place to stop.

The closets are so full
things are falling off the shelves
I wish for cleaning fairies
and magic little elves.

They could sprinkle fairy dust
and twitch their little nose
The windows would be sparkling
I would have no dirty clothes.

Oh, I know that I'm just dreamin
My head is in the sky
I must cook that meat that's graying
and bake that apple pie.

The hubby needs a bath
the dog needs attention
Oh...the other way around I mean
My brain is in suspension

I am runnin round in circles
I am getting nothing done,
I keep thinking of my web
I am missing all the fun!

Well, I know I'm not addicted
Though I hear that all the time
But I quess this stuff can wait on me
Cause today I'll be ONLINE!!!

By Boomer Girl

Subject: Broccoli casserole

A woman goes to her boyfriend's parents' house for Christmas dinner.
This is to be her first time meeting the family and she is very nervous.
They all sit down and begin eating a fine meal.

The woman is beginning to feel a little discomfort, thanks to her
nervousness and the broccoli casserole. The gas pains are almost making her eyes water. 

Left with no other choice, she decides to relieve herself a bit and lets out a dainty fart. 

It wasn't loud, but everyone at the table heard the poof. 
Before she even had a chance to be embarrassed, her boyfriend's father
looked over at the dog that had been snoozing under the woman's chair, and said in a rather stern voice, 'Skippy!'.

The woman thought, 'This is great!' and a big smile came across her face.
A couple of minutes later, she was beginning to feel the pain again.
This time, she didn't even hesitate. She let a much louder and longer rrrrrip.............

The father again looked at the dog and yelled, 'Skippy!'
Once again the woman smiled and thought 'Yes!' A few minutes later the
woman had to let another rip. This time she didn't even think about it.

She let a fart rip that rivaled a train whistle blowing.
Once again, the father looked at the dog with disgust and yelled, ' Skippy,
get away from her, before she shits on you!'


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 Coordinator of RAs. Our current list of room administrators is: Aileen, Debby, Linda-NV, MS_Kitty70, Nancy, Norma, Soporific, BobbyGene, JackIL, Mo, and Sumo58.  All host at scheduled times and frequently chat off-hosting hours as well.  They can help you if you need help. 


Chat Etiquette Reminder

Please make a point to welcome any new chatter that comes in our room. Introduce yourself.  Don't just be a bump on a log!  Ask if there is anything special they want to ask about, know about.  Don't ignore the new chatter.  Offer them coffee and a muffin.  Make them feel at home.  Don't keep chattering about peripheral MS stuff, or off-topic stuff, and ignore a newcomer.

Also keep in mind that Laws and Health Care options also vary widely both within countries and across the globe.  So be sensitive to the personal situations and tribulations chatters face.  Don't rub in how great things are for you. 

Between the laughs, a serious note:  We are a support chat. With that said, we can only help by listening; none of us are professionals. In our years of chatting with MSers online, one of the most common problems is depression.  This is a very serious problem. We do feel sometimes just being a good friend, listening, and kidding around can help. And sometimes is just the right thing to turn the a bad mood around.  But when things just don't appear to be getting any better in a reasonable amount of time, and chat is just a temporary fix, it is time to get professional help. Many times it's as simple as a medication change.  Or something else.

So, About Our Chat:  We try to maintain a positive, upbeat attitude.  We may have MS, but MS doesn't have us.  It's not the focal point of our existence, it's just one part.  So if there's a problem, no need to moan and groan - it just needs solving.  Go over it, around it, blow it up, or joke about it.  We won't ignore somebody's problem because it's gross, unseemly, or offends somebody else's sensibilities.  We'll help figure out a solution.  If somebody want's to wallow in their problem, we're not going to be too sympathetic.  

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