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|MS Canada||Famous People|
|Recipes||Rod's Music Shoppe|
Jeffs is at the helm of our bold new daily news effort for PeopleWithMS. Jeffs energy in researching, digging, and news follow-up is amazing.
Re-engineering continues on this portion of the site in order to provide you with the most easily accessible and comprehensive posting of all the news out there to be found. It includes our own Customed search engine ! ! !
If you spot something new before Jeffs gets it listed, send the link along to him: NewsWire@PeopleWithMS.com
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PWMS Chat Update:
Debby is hosting late-shift chats nightly starting at 10:00pm EST on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This rounds out the late shift, along with Kanga's mid-day Aussie chats (from noon to 2pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday - Victoria Time), which fit smoothly into North America's evening prime-time. So no more excuses for those in the Midwest or West Coast. Or Aussies, with mid-day Aussie chats every day of the week from 10:00 am to 2:00pm Victoria time!
Perfect for the Midwest, Rocky Mountain & West Coast evenings shift. An ideal chance to volunteer to co-host some later chats. Support later chats => invite your friends !
Snowdogs, also from the state of Victoria, downunder, is hosting afternoon Aussie-time chats on Thursdays and Saturdays from 4 to 6 pm. (That's an eye-opening 7am for the UK, and a perfect 11pm Wednesday and Friday for the West Coast Night Owls )
Early-Birds: You Know Who You ARE ! Support Nancy on Monday's & Friday's from 9 to 11 am EST. Grab your coffee & danish and join our hosts. RonB does the Wednesday morning shift from 9 to 11 am EST. If you are an early-bird, too, consider volunteering to host or co-host some morning during the week while you smell the coffee.
We also want to thank the many others who helping out by hosting, with their presence, or behind the scenes help.
Techie Tips for Chat
Java SE Runtime Environment Version 6 , Update 1
Those of you with your systems set to "Automatic Update" may have seen the notice of this new version. To set your mind at rest, this new version works just fine with chat.
Caveat: You SHOULD NOT enable the Google Toolbar or Desktop for automatic installation with the upgrade.
Nancy had a recent problem getting into chat. . .
Suddenly her computer didn't want to work in chat using Internet Explorer. She'd log in, type a few characters, hit the spacebar, and lose everything, or poof-be-gone. None of the usual suspects (pop-ups, multiple copies of Java) seemed to be the cause.
What's important to learn from this ? Installing and using a different browser for chat and visiting "trusted sites" may avoid some of the complications of browser add-ons. It's not difficult, and need not interfere with your regular usage of Internet Explorer, or another browser your ISP may have provided.
Bigger Fonts, Fast Scrolling, and &)$&($)*$#)! !! !!! Flashing Avatars! &)$&($)*$#)! !! !!! Flashing Avatars!
Move your mouse cursor up into gray chat text area and right click your mouse to display a very useful pop up menu.
is easily controlled by un-checking the avatars and emoticons items on this menu.
Chat Hosting Schedule
The Chat Schedule has been revised to shows times, time zones, and even the day of the week when chatters have volunteered to host chat on a regular basis. This makes a chat more successful; people knowing there is someone available to provide support at dependable, specific local times.
Norma is coordinating all chats please contact her for any changes. All you have to do is look below and find a place that fits when hosting is good for you. Just let her know what you choose!
Contact us at PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com if you'd like to host on a regular basis.
The National MS Society is kicking off our annual MS Walk. I am
planning to be a part of that event and I am asking you to join me in
the fight against MS by making a contribution to support my effort.|
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS. They simultaneously fund research for a cure while also helping people who currently live with MS lead more fulfilling lives. I believe in the work they do, and I invite you to see for yourself all the good they've done for the MS community. More than 400,000 Americans live with MS, and your support can and will make changes in their lives.
Please help by making a donation - large or small - to fight MS. Or, why not join me on the day of the event? Become a participant and side by side, as teammates, we can work together to raise the funds to make a difference.
challenging anyone to match her donation!!
Stories and Pictures
MSers Meeting MSers
Today Citrine and I finally met after becoming online MSchat friends first. We both live in Maine and we only live 10 minutes apart. We met when Citrine offered to drive me to the bus station to pick up my son. While we waited for my sons' bus to arrive, we went and had a nice breakfast out. We had a good time. Citrine is such a sweetie!!! I am sending you a picture of us that was taken today, our first meeting.
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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.
NEW BIRTHDAY PAGE
* * * We need someone to keep track of our chatters Birthday's. *
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)
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.
PWMS Welcomes MSer's from all over
online edition of Kanga's Australian Newsletter, Mentioning
Stuff, is on our newstand !
Kanga is publishing a great newsletter with tons of local color and international contributions. You will all be seeing Kanga more in chat. You can read it here http://PeopleWithMS.com/OZ/
|This is the week we've started on the OzLinks page. If you have any favorite links to resources, now's the time to mention it. . . Post us at PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com|
|Kanga, Snowdogs, and Wayno are organizing and advertising some Down-Under chats fitting the topsy-turvy times. Mid-Day chats pretty much continue right along from our North American evening chats. So hang around chat a bit on those nights to help Kanga, Snowdogs, and Wayno welcome newcomers.|
If you are interested in lending a hand on starting a Canadian Newsletter, let us know. Or let us know where you have seen information we should add to help us build up the Canadian portion of the web site.
COME ON CANADA - HELP US OUT HERE!
|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!|
MS BRACELETS OF HOPE
One of our chatters is making MS Bracelets of Hope. She is selling them and donating part of the proceeds to the MS Society. I have to say, they are the very best I have ever seen. Excellent quality sterling silver with Swarovski crystals. The Women's one is shown to the left. The Men's one is sterling silver with wooden beads. She has started a web site http://www.freewebs.com/msthings/ If her web site is down you can email her at email@example.com
Inspirational pages called thePoetry Pages
Please Email us with any poems you would like to share with us PWMS@peoplewithms.com
Our Wednesday evening > Healthy Eating support group has started out so well that we added 3 pages to our web site, and more to the pages. You can find a print out journal, recipes, and check out the exercise page.
We will meet every Wednesday evening - check below for your local time
Recipes NEW RECIPES IN BOTH CATEGORIES!
|Check out all of the recipes on our web site that chatters have shared with us|
Please Email us with any recipes you would like to share with us PWMS@peoplewithms.com
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 (like 'World Renowned Chia Rancher ' ) PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com
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, JeffS, JackIL, PhilNE, Kanga, and Wayne room administrators. They have been using the chat. They walked through the set up with us. They can help you if you need help.
If anyone has anything they think ought to be added to the weekly news letter, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.