PeopleWithMS.com Newsletter

November 6, 2004


What's new in chat ?

It was much busier in chat this week! We are happy to say Steve NL is feeling better. Hopefully this coming Wednesday he will be back to work. This means his nightly visit in chat will also begin. Jack is at a MS facilitators retreat. This event is being put on in appreciation of the efforts that facilitators put forth. Thanks for getting involved Jack. We have two chatters Laura and Roger who are going through 2 different chemo therapies. If anyone has any questions about Novantrone or Cytroxan. I know they would be able to help with some of the questions you may have. 

Halloween was a blast! We had special guest appearances by Brain Fart, Chunky Cheese, Jacks own Pizza, Count Chockula, Jeckle Hyde, Screwg, and more.

Muff will be online asap her computer is being sent to Doctor Red's house. This is for emergency surgery. Muff asks how everyone is every time we talk she misses chat very bad. Crystal is up and moving her trailer as soon as settled she will be back online.  And best of luck to Dreamcicle; she'd going in for surgery on the 17th.  Out prayers are with you.

We want to thank all of our hosts. They are willing and ready to help any MSer when they can. They also make chat a real relaxing, fun time. 

Granny B.J. has added another time slot in our hosting schedule. Please join her. She is from Calif. Granny is a very supportive person . We are very lucky to have her with us.

Lesley has added a chat for UKers. We want to welcome the new people she has brought in chat. We look forward to meeting all of you. This is a real fun chat join in! Everyone is welcome. 

We try to update our hosting schedule as fast as we get any changes. Check hosting schedule.click here 

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


Chat fun ! 

Host a Party !

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.


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 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 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)


Contest Coming Soon !

Please email PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com with any suggestions of interesting contest ideas you think we should consider. For example, the last contest was for the best new M.S. news story. So what do you think the next contest should be ? 

This contest will have 3 prizes ! 


New Stories and Pictures

PattiK

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in September of 1998. Thinking back on all the signs given me, I feel so ignorant. I never heard any information about this disease. I knew that my Fatherís boss had it and used a cane to assist him when walking.

My first clue was how clumsy I was.... (more
Riggorog

Story peddling . . . (more )

P. S. - He's SINGLE and Cuddly as a Teddy Bear.  He's a Keeper ! 

 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

We're starting Recipes again, and starting off with two goodies from Lesley Anne.  If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share, e-mail us;  PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com 


BANANA BREAD

MASH 3 VERY RIPE BANANAS IN A BOWL. ADD...

1 CUP OF WHITE SUGAR, 4 TABLEPOONS OF CRISCO OIL, 1 LARGE EGG

WHISK THEM ALL TOGETHER...OR USE A WOODEN SPOON

IN A SEPARATE BOWL MIX

1 1/2 CUPS OF ALL PURPOSE FLOUR, 1/4 TEASPOON OF SALT, 1 TEASPOON OF BAKING SODA, 1 TEASPOON OF BAKING POWDER

ADD THE DRY INGREDIENTS TO THE OTHERS... AND MIX WELL.  YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE AN ELECTRIC MIXER.  SPRAY YOUR LOAF PAN WITH PAM SPRAY. BAKE AT 350 FOR 45 MINUTES

YOU CAN MIX A BIT OF CINNAMON IN A BOWL WITH SOME SUGAR...AND SPRINKLE ON TOP BEFORE

 IT GOES IN THE OVEN...THAT IS WHAT I DO


CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CAKE

  • 1 DUNCAN HINES ( PUDDING IN THE MIX) CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX <*> 
  • 12 OZ. OF MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS <*> 
  • 3/4 CUP OF FINELY CHOPPED PECANS OR WALNUTS <*> 
  • 4 EGGS <*> 
  • 1/4 CUP OF WATER <*> 
  • 1/2 CUP OF VEGETABLE OIL ( CRISCO) <*> 
  • 1 TSP. OF VANILLA <*> 
  • 8 OZ. PACKAGE OF CHOCOLATE "INSTANT" PUDDING MIX <*> 
  • 1 CUP OF SOUR CREAM <*> 
  • 1 1/2 CUPS OF FROZEN/OR FRESH RASPBERRIES 

COAT THE NUTS AND CHOCOLATE CHIPS WITH 1 TABLESPOON OF DRY CAKE MIX. SET ASIDE. 

COMBINE CAKE MIX, EGGS, OIL, WATER, VANILLA, PUDDING MIX, AND SOUR CREAM. BLEND 3 MINUTES IN LARGE BOWL ON MEDIUM SPEED OF MIXER.

FOLD IN THE COATED CHOCOLATE CHIPS , NUTS, AND RASPBERRIES. TURN INTO WELL GREASED TUBE PAN AND BAKE AT 350 FOR ONE HOUR, OR TIL KNIFE IN CENTRE COMES OUT CLEAN. COOL FOR 30 MINUTES AND TURN OUT ON RACK.

GLAZE

  • 3 OUNCES OF PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE
  • 3 TABLESPOONS OF ICING SUGAR
  • 2 TO 4 TABLESPOONS OF CREAM
  • 1/2 TEASPOON OF VANILLA ( OR ALMOND EXTRACT)

MIX TOGETHER TIL THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY TO DRIZZLE OVER TOP AND SIDES OF THE CAKE


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

Message Board We are slowly working on a message board. Crystal's Husband Daver has given us hope and help! This will give us a forum for discussion of MS topics. And fun stuff too. It really will come it's much more detailed them we expected ! There is so much time in a day.

*** 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 recovering from surgery. She is also busy moving her trailer to a new location ! She is a busy lady. She has asked me to please say hi to everyone. once settled she will start up Crystals Corner again. 

Update she will be back the beginning November !

Let's hope its soon !


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