PeopleWithMS.com Newsletter

December 25, 2004

Christmas News Flash !

Some breakthrough news that will help researchers find help for MSers

Researchers at Cambridge and Harvard Universities have discovered a gene called Olig 1 can stimulate the re-growth of myelin.  

MS damage repair mechanism found

What's new in chat ?

Another fun week at PWMS. 

PWMS Welcomes Lesley Anne back from England. Its' great to have her back. Hopefully some of her friends will join us. 

Roger has been a real help in chat with many interesting new words. Listen carefully for his next gem of a word hahahah!

PaulG3PCT. Will be away visiting his Mom. He won't be in chat for awhile. We will keep you all updated.

Muff is back and spending  a lot of time in chat. This helps us all, People can find her in chat, popping in and out most of the day. 

Steve will be back after the New Year. He is at home with his family. 

Granny BJ has a new grandson. Noah, 3lbs 12oz, decided to come before Christmas! Congrats Granny, we are very happy for you.

We have a few chatters who will be starting  Antegren AKA Tysabri (natalizumab) We will update any information they will let us pass on. My daughter Lisa, AKA Gemlady, will be starting Tysabri we believe in January. We will update you on her findings. 

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. 

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 PWMS@peoplewithms.com .

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

 

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  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)

Host a Party !

                      

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

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!

Spreading

 

New Year's

 

Cheer !

Host a New Year's Party!     

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 PWMS@peoplewithms.com   

New Stories and Pictures

 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 will start Recipes again after New Year's,  If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share, e-mail us;  PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com 

NEW TURKEY RECIPE

Here is a turkey recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a stuffing, imagine that.When I found this recipe, I  thought it was perfect for people, like me, who just are not sure how to tell when poultry is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try.

BAKED STUFFED TURKEY
15 lb. Turkey
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is good.)
1 cup uncooked popcorn (ORVILLE REDENBACHER'S LOW FAT) 

Salt/pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush turkey well with melted butter, salt, and pepper. Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan with the neck end toward the back of the oven. Listen for the popping sounds.When the turkey's ass blows the oven door open and the f..... flies across the room, it is done.

And, you thought I couldn't cook.

Thank's James !


TEQUILA CHRISTMAS CAKE

1 cup water
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup of brown sugar
Lemon juice
4 large eggs
Nuts
1 bottle tequila
2 cups dried fruit

Sample the tequila to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the tequila again. To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point its best o make sure the tequila is still OK.Try another cup...just
in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit up off the floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the tequila to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Check the
tequila. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.Greash the oven.Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window. Finish the tequila and wipe counter with the cat.

CHERRY MISTMAS! 

Thank you Judy !


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

COMPUTER TIPS!

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 PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com 

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 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 back! 

Crystal will have something new next week for us.

Please click here Crystal's corner 

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