Friday, September 25, 2009

Thanks Chatters!

Thanks for another interesting Friday night chat! We talked about everything from music to MS Clinics; from cruises to six degrees of separation; and from mystery books to MS books.

Here is a list of the titles we touched on with any details I could find.

Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir by Richard M. Cohen (2004, Harper Paperbacks)

The First Year: Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Margaret Blackstone. (2002, Marlow & Company)

Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies (2007, Wiley Publishing)

MS and Your Feelings – Handling the Ups and Downs of MS, written by Allison Shadday a licensed counselor who also has MS (2007, Hunter House Publishers,

Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis by Judith Lynn Nichols and her Online Group of MS Sisters (1999, Hunter House Publishers,, ISBN 0-89793-218-8)

Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, Overcoming the Challenges by Patricia K. Coyle and June Halper (2008, Demos Medical Publishing,

JUST FOR FUN: Stephen White is a best selling mystery author who has MS. In his Dr. Alan Gregory mystery series, one of the main characters has MS. These are wonderful mysteries and I highly recommend them for fun. You can see more at

Don't want to buy books? Take advantage of lending libraries from various MS organizations. MSAA has the most extensive on-line inventory which can be found at

Note that the Delaware NMSS chapter has transferred their books to the Delaware Public Library System but has a lot of brochures available.

NEXT CHAT: 9 Oct 09



  1. To Mary from Dover, were you trying to join the chat this evening? If so, provide me your e-mail and we can figure out what happened. Thanks! Joan

  2. Hi Joan,

    I'm an idiot. I remember too late about the chats and I specifically thought about it this week when I came across a flicker in my yard(without my camera) and immediately thought of you. Arg. At least I was thinking of you.


  3. Hey Joan!
    I was sorry to miss the chat on Friday BUT... it was my birthday AND
    I was in Lana'i having my every need catered to by "Gerald" my cabana boy!
    It was so wonderful... there aren't words. Today I am having alot of trouble adjusting back to reality. See you next chat... I'll bring Macadamia nuts and Umbrella drinks!

    Hope all is well with you!
    Nancy D.