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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
& 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 )
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 email@example.com
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
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.|
|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 )|
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
Look well to this day,
Thank you Bill!
We Met upon the Internet
We met upon the Internet,
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
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 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!
by Ogden Nash
Go hang yourself, you old M.D,!
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
Don't Give Up
THANK YOU SO MUCH BILL FROM ENGLAND FOR SHARING!
Deb's World Famous Chicken
Combine bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Dip chicken in orange
juice, roll in bread crumbs.
|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
NEW BIRTHDAY PAGE
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
you! He or she deserves a party!
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
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.
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.
| Down Under
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.
our new chat
our new chat
If anyone has anything they think ought to be added to the weekly news letter, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.