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August 26th, 2007

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ChatStar
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Go to Crafts Crafts Famous People
Healthy Eating Poems
Recipes Rod's Music Shoppe

PWMS Chat Update: 

Who wants to go out?  Chats have been way too much fun! I think we all have a really great time in chat nightly. We have been getting lots of pictures and poems - please keep them coming! We will soon be sending out a latest hosting schedule.  We'd love to see your name on it !  We never ask for money, but if you have some time, that'd be fine !   What chat needs is just a little bit of your time, to be a part of the chat that belongs to all of us. Pictures and stories we all enjoy. And for the new chatter its great to see we are all real people. (Sometimes we all get crazy, but real )

Joke of the week!

Walking up to a department store's fabric counter, the pretty girl said, "I would like to buy this material for a new dress. How much does it cost?" "Only one kiss per yard," replied the male clerk with a smirk. "That's fine," said the girl. "I'll take ten yards." With expectation and anticipation written all over his face, the clerk quickly measured out the cloth, wrapped it up, then teasingly held it out.

The girl snapped up the package, pointed to the old geezer standing beside her, and smiled, "Grandpa will pay the bill."


Trivia Night in the PeopleWithMS Chat

Marlene & Rod have been the hosts for our Thursday Night Trivial Chat. They have the questions.  And the answers. 

Rod was our Trivia King this week! Displaying his intimate knowledge of the anatomy of the violin and the flight endurance of chickens?  Citrine still awaits her crown . . .


* * * 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 a ' bring your own ' Trivia night.   Everyone brings 5 or more questions and answers, ready to copy and paste into chat.   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.  

To keep things on the up and up, if a question is so obscure nobody could ever even guess it, the question gets tossed.  And if all the questions a person comes up with are too far out, the person gets awarded the Trivial Tom-Foolery Top-Hat.  ( so no trick questions about the un-ladened barn swallow's flight speed on the way to Capistrano )

Thursdays at 8 pm EST for some fun.  


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CRAFTERS


Debby is our craft coordinator. Please join her in our new craft room. Bring ideas with you. what do you know how to do. And what would you like to learn how to do.

Everyone will have a place to post there crafts so others can see them. We have a great start with some of Debby's great crafts she has made in the past. This week added are some great carolers from Sae What check her link out  This link will stay on our web site and also can be found on our links page. To post crafts EMAIL deb@durgin.net

Click here for Debby's Craft's and more 

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

 

 Woman's night & Men's night! 

Starting this Wednesday we will have Woman's chat in our WOMAN'S ROOM! AT the same time we will have Men's chat in the MEN'S ROOM. We will do this for one hour from 8PM till 9PM  EST. Then we can 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? For now we will see if anyone has any Topics. Or do we want to just play it by ear. 


Stories and Pictures

 

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!!! 

 

"I want to be a cowboy"

Who

are

these

two

teeny

boppers?

Memories!

"I want to date a cowboy!"

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.  

 

 

 ThisWeek's ChatStar

Shelley

 

My name is Shelley and I’m 53 years old. I live in Rockland County NY. I was dx in 1994 with RRMS. I am on Betaseron for 14 years. I am married with two daughters, ages 20 and 18. I have a puppy named Taylor. I am presently working as a speech therapist in the Bronx. I have been working in the same school for the past 27 years. I love my job! I like to read, watch soap operas, and make crafts. I also enjoy cooking, and gardening. I hope to make many new friends in this chat room!!    (more )

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!


Poems     We need more Poems !

Look Well to This Day
Anonymous, 50 B.C.  

Look well to this day,
For it and it alone is life.
In its brief course
Lie all the essence of your existence:

The Glory of Growth
The Satisfaction of Achievement
The Splendor of Beauty

For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is but a vision.
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

 

Thank you Bill!

We Met upon the Internet

 

We met upon the Internet,
A friendship electronic,
Expressed alone in words and thoughts,
Inevitably platonic.

We live too far apart for us
To mingle in the flesh,
But much more close than family,
Our hearts and feelings mesh.

Your dear, dear self reveals itself
Without a voice or face.
We have our own sweet home within
Our precious cyberspace.

by Nicholas Gordon

Thank you Bill!

Here is a poem that my daughter gave me before she handed me the baby's first ultrasound photo to tell me that she was pregnant. (I made it to the forth sentence before I burst into tears) LOL

I do not have a face to see
Or put inside a frame
I do not have soft cheeks to kiss
I dont' yet have a name
You can't yet hold my tiny hands
Or whisper in my ear
It's still too soon to sing a song
Or cuddle me so near
But all will change come October 18th
That's when they say I'm due
I am your new grandchild
And I cannot wait to meet you
All I ask between now and then
Is your patience while I grow
I promise I'll be worth the wait
Because of all the love we'll know
So as your waiting patiently
Please say lots of prayers for me
I cannot wait to be a part
Of this loving family

(Dylan Pelletier).... waiting to be born
 

Carol AKA Citrine has shared this with us. Click to see a Picture of her beautiful daughter in her 30th week pregnant!  CLICK ON THE STORK TO SEE CITRINE'S DAUGHTER >


How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.  So you mustn't be frightened...... if a sadness rises in front of you, larger than any you have ever seen; if an anxiety, like light and cloud-shadows, moves over your hands and over everything you do. You must realize that something is happening to you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall."
-Rainer Maria Rilke

Thank you for sharing this with us Lyn 

Check it out on our inspirational Poetry Pages

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

If

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them; "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

Bill,.......... England.

Common Cold
by Ogden Nash 

Go hang yourself, you old M.D,!
You shall not sneer at me.
Pick up your hat and stethoscope,
Go wash your mouth with laundry soap;
I contemplate a joy exquisite
In not paying you for your visit.
I did not call you to be told
My malady is a common cold.

By pounding brow and swollen lip;

By fever's hot and scaly grip;
By those two red redundant eyes
That weep like woeful April skies;
By racking snuffle, snort, and sniff;
By handkerchief after handkerchief;
This cold you wave away as naught
Is the damnedest cold man ever caught!

Give ear, you scientific fossil!

Here is the genuine Cold Colossal;
The Cold of which researchers dream,
The Perfect Cold, the Cold Supreme.
This honored system humbly holds
The Super-cold to end all colds;
The Cold Crusading for Democracy;
The Führer of the Streptococcracy.

Bacilli swarm within my portals

Such as were ne'er conceived by mortals,
But bred by scientists wise and hoary
In some Olympic laboratory;
Bacteria as large as mice,
With feet of fire and heads of ice
Who never interrupt for slumber
Their stamping elephantine rumba.

A common cold, gadzooks, forsooth!

Ah, yes. And Lincoln was jostled by Booth;
Don Juan was a budding gallant,
And Shakespeare's plays show signs of talent;
The Arctic winter is fairly coolish,
And your diagnosis is fairly foolish.
Oh what a derision history holds
For the man who belittled the Cold of Colds!

Thank you Bill!

I won't deny that these quotes make me smile.

If you want instant gratification, go suck a lollipop. 
Dr. Philip Mogul


Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. 
Margaret Thatcher

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations. 
Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Winston Churchill

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. 
Bertrand Russell

Your work, Sir, is both new and good, but what's new is not good and what's good is not new. 
Samuel Johnson

"Politics" is made up of two words, "Poli", which is Greek for "many", and "tics", which are blood sucking insects
Gore Vidal

A hungry man is not a free man 
Adlai Stevenson

"When a man goes on a date he wonders if he is going to get lucky. A woman already knows." 
Frederick Ryder

"In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy." 
Ivan Illich

It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. 
Knebel's Law

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. 
Mark Twain

Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not after me.
Woody Allen

 


Don't Give Up

By Anonymous

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, 
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, 
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest! if you must; but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow;
You might succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up 
When he might have captured the victor's cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown. 

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit;
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

THANK YOU SO MUCH BILL FROM ENGLAND FOR SHARING!


Recipes        

Deb's World Famous Chicken

6 chicken breasts (I use legs also)
1 cup fine bread crumbs (I use Italian flavored)
1 teasp. salt
1/4 teasp. pepper
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup honey

Combine bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Dip chicken in orange juice, roll in bread crumbs.
Place in greased shallow pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Combine remaining ingredients and heat until butter is melted.
Pour over chicken. Continue baking 30 minutes basting occasionally.

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

 

NEW BIRTHDAY PAGE 

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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 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  


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. 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.

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 Global Chat Schedule was comprehensive, but confusing. . . . . So it has been revised to break 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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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 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. 


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Breaking News

The PeopleWithMS NewsWire is now being updated on a daily basis.  But needs your help to spot all the latest from around the globe!  A big part of posting the news is finding actual, relevant news articles.  From the sources, not TV stations or self-promoting commercial product sites.  So if you see something, send the hyperlink and maybe a brief description to:

  NewsWire@PeopleWithMS.com

Chat access technical help!

The AddOnChat folks have made some substantial improvements in their support, knowledgebase, and help pages covering chat access and usage.  We'll be making some major updates to reflect this on our chat access help pages, as well as the Big Blue Button help in chat, and the macros.  Keep your eyes peeled. 

 

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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