December 11, 2004

14 Day's before Christmas !

What's new in chat ?

Another fun week at PWMS. 

Lesley is on a trip to England! She will be back around the 20TH of this month. Just in time for Christmas. She is meeting a few chatters there and who have become very close friends. We miss her already! We have heard she's having fun :) 

Muff is back online at last. Please welcome her back ! She is hosting again. Nice to have you back Muffaroni :)

PaulG3PCT. Will be away visiting his Mom. He wont be in chat for awhile. We will keep you all updated.

Need a MRI and don't have insurance?

If you want to apply for a grant to get your MRI paid for by the MSAA, you need to contact them for the forms at 1-888-learnMS. You have to be a USA resident. The MSAA is a US organization, not world wide. 

Jack shared another link that explains the new drug Antegren more clearly  Antegren AKA  Tysabri (natalizumab)

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 .

If anyone has any ideas on hosting daily or nightly Topic chats please contact us at 


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 

Preface . . . 


Host a Party !

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

Get involved ! 

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!

Cheer !

Host a Christmas Party!     14 Day's before Christmas only!

Many of us don't get out as much as we'd like during the holidays.  Due to health, horrendous crowds, weather, or what not.  Be a host or hostess for one night during the holidays.  Donate some time to bringing cheer to others.  

 Email your address to   

PeopleWithMS contest!

This contest will have a cane of your choice from:

StumblinStyle's Ebay Store   

We thank Bette for coming up with this idea for our contest!

Now that the holidays are fast approaching, how about asking " How do you handle the Holidays?" or "What do you do for the Holidays? Are you on the sidelines?" It can written with a funny tone or regular tone. What ever the person feels at the time.

The start date is now! We will announce the winner in our newsletter December 18th  2004.

Bette submitted our first entry. click here Bette's Contest Entry

***** Just One Week Left To Get Your Entry In *****

All you have to do is email us your entry here

New Stories and Pictures





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

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  


We're starting Recipes again,  If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share, e-mail us; 

Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

1 3/4 Cups Oats
1 1/2 Cups Flour
3/4 Cups Brown Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1 1/2 Stick Margarine, melted
1 Cup Chopped Nuts
1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels
14 Ounces Vanilla Caramels
1/4 Cup Water

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 inch baking pan. Combine first 5 ingredients. Add the margarine. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool. Top with nuts and chocolate pieces. In medium saucepan, melt the caramels, (you can do this in a double boiler). Stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Drizzle over chocolate pieces to within 1/4 inch of pan edges. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. Continue baking for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool, then chill until set. Cut into bars. Makes 32 bars.



Fried Chicken

1 Cup Flour
2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1/4 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Poultry Seasoning
Fried Chicken Seasoning, as much as you want

Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Wash and pat dry chicken. Dip chicken in mixture and fry in deep fryer until done. Chicken is usually done when it comes to the top of the grease..



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



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 

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 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 back! 

Crystal will have something new next week for us.

Please click here Crystal's corner 

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