PeopleWithMS.com Newsletter

January 8, 2005

 

What's new in chat ?

We kicked off a exciting week with New Year's celebrations!

On New Years eve we tried to thank all hosts and RA's who have helped make PWMS  grow this year. These are very special people who have taken a two hour span and committed to be here for chatters. We take this very seriously.  If you were not able to be in chat on New Year's and we missed you, we want to thank you also. Red and I have been involved with MS chats now 5 years, We know how important it is to have people in a room as much as possible. 

BCTourbus  had a birthday January 2nd. Happy Birthday Eddie. Let's hope this is the best year yet !

We are looking into a voice chat with text, so we have a choice. This would not replace Dream chat. We are growing and it would be good to have a back up room. Dream chat does go down. And we have chatters who have problems with site and some get very tired typing, voice chat would be a nice addition for PWMS

We have picked a month for our 2005 get together. mid October seems like a nice time in CT. The summer heat is over, Winter far away, And foilage  We are working on a date. We will keep you posted on any firm plans as soon as we make them. We have been asked can a spouse come? Yes it would be great, we would love to meet spouses.

PaulG3PCT. Will be away visiting his Mum. He will be back mid January. 

Muff won't be online for a while.  Her computer has suffered a mechanical failure.

Multiple Sclerosis - 2004 Summary of Research Progress. The year of 2004 saw rapid research progress in the fields of science and medicine that impact our understanding of the unpredictable neurological disease of multiple sclerosis.MS year end review

Biogen Idec and Elan Announce Head-to-Head Study Comparing Safety and Efficacy of TYSABRI-R- to Rebif-R- Comparing Tysabri to Rebif

Some breakthrough news that will help researchers find help for MSers

Researchers at Cambridge and Harvard Universities have discovered a gene called Olig 1 can stimulate the re-growth of myelin.  

MS damage repair mechanism found

We have a few chatters who will be starting  Antegren AKA Tysabri (natalizumab) We will update any information they will let us pass on. My daughter Lisa, AKA Gemlady, will be starting Tysabri we believe in January. We will update you on her findings. 

Please help us remember to ask all chatters to sign the guest book.  It's our only way of sending them our weekly news letter. 

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 .

If anyone has any ideas on hosting daily or nightly Topic chats please contact us at PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com 


Chat Hosting Schedule

Our revised schedule can be always be found via the schedule link on the chat login page. 

We will keep it updated as soon as we get any change's. Hosting Schedule !

Keep in mind our chat is always open. Guests are welcome anytime of day or night. 

If you come in and one of our hosts or chatters is there, say Hi ! If it says AFK next to their name this means they are away from their keyboard. Please wait, they could be away for many reasons. Like getting coffee. Please be patient, they do return as soon as AFK next to their name this means they are away from their keyboard. Please wait, they could be away for many reasons. Like getting coffee. Please be patient, they do return as soon as possible.  

If you have any interest in hosting please contact us at  PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com 

Preface . . . 

"WE GO TO THESE ROOMS TO HELP THOSE THAT NEED IT AND TO FORGET OUR OWN TROUBLES.  IT IS NOT A REFERENDUM FOR POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS, OR MEDICAL DEBATE. HAVE AN OPEN MIND...WHAT WORKS FOR YOU MAY NOT FOR ANOTHER." copyright 2004 JLS (JEFFS)


Host a Party !

                      

Get involved, Be a part of what makes our chat the best!

We need someone to keep track of our chatters  Birthday's

If anyone wants to host a chat 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!

PWMS@peoplewithms.com   


New Stories and Pictures

Lonewolf

Story to follow . . . (more)
 This

Could

Be 

You

Your name, story, and photo in the spotlight, right here in our weekly newsletter.  Just send it along to: PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com

People like to read other stories about MS and dealing with the Every day 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  



Recipes

If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share, e-mail us;  PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com 


All of the recipes are saved on our web site! Check for more here.  click here


COMPUTER TIPS!

Starting now we need to get some tips on computer issues. They will be put in the news letter for one week, then put on the links page of our web site so we can share with others.  Please email any tips you think may help others PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com 

Our introductory section describes a few common on-line problems.  And presents three solutions which are reputable, well regarded, effective, and most importantly . . . >>>>> free <<<<<

In combination, they will prevent, or detect and remedy, a very considerable percentage of the headaches you will otherwise suffer.

If you can't afford these products . . . 

. . . you can't afford not to use these products !


New Link Sightings Latest Links 

News Sightings   Always check out the News Page for the latest, breaking news.

Every week we add new link sightings which may be of interest, as reported by our visitors.  This will highlight new links you may want to investigate, before they disappear into the obscurity of some huge link listing.  If you come across any site which you think may be of interest, please e-mail us PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com with the site address and a brief description of what you found interesting on the site.  We'll include it in the next Newsletter.


New on the Website

This will be a surprise !

*** We Need Your Help * * *

Helping Chatters Get Into Chat

People continue to have difficulties getting into Dreamchat.  Tell us in detail what you have to do to a firewall, anti-virus program, or Pop-Up blocker program in order to get in.  If you had to upgrade your Windows or Internet Explorer Service Pack, tell us from what, to what.  We will start a page devoted to all the different problems people have had, and how they have overcome them, as a resource page for new chatters.

*** One major trouble people have been running into recently is with their Internet Security & Firewall Programs.  Holding down the CONTROL key while entering seems to cure the problem.  So give it a whirl if you get stuck at the log-in page. *** 

DreamChat Trivia (repeated by popular demand)

  • New to Dreamchat and wondering how to make those neat little smileys and pictures in the text? Easy, here's the Cheat Sheet:

:) Smile   :* Kiss
:( Sad >-- Rose
;) Wink <love> Love
;} Wry <strobe> Strobe
:p Tongue <nuke> Nuke
:o Gasp <boom> Boom
:# Mad <star> Star
  • How do I copy and paste something?  Mark it as you usually would with the mouse.  Then use CTRL-C to copy it, and CTRL-v to paste it in the message window.

  • I'm a member.  I uploaded my avatar, and nothing happened.  What's up with that?  Even if your avatar is the specified 50 * 50 pixels, and no bigger than 15KB, there is no confirmation.  Apparently because DreamChat personnel review all permanent member's avatars to make sure they are acceptable.  (Whatever that means.)  If they are, they send back an approval in a day or so, and the next time you sign in, "poof" your new avatar appears.


 

Crystal's Corner 

 Crystal is back! 

Crystal will have something new next week for us.

Please click here Crystal's corner 


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