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Finding new friends with MS is free and easy!

How it works...

  1. See someone you want to write to? Click on the email address at the top of their ad to launch your email package.
  2. Nothing happens when you click? No problem. Just note the name/ad number (e.g. Jan1) of the person you want to write to, put it in the subject line of an email and send a message to them at joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk
  3. Your email will go to Jooly at Jooly's Joint and she will pass it to the person you want to write to along with your email address.
  4. If the person decides to write back you'll hear from them directly.
  5. It is then up to you both to keep the correspondence going!

Over the 18 years since Jooly's Joint began, thousands of people have made good friends here. Read their comments!

Tip: You are more likely to make a new friend if you write to lots of people!

Everyone with MS is welcome at Jooly's Joint - people of all races and all beliefs from every part of the world, including people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, without exception and without judgement. MS doesn't discriminate - neither do we.

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joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk Canada New (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Hilary (#Oct9)
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Lives in: Canada
Years with MS: 1
Hey everyone! My mother, JoJo, used this Jooly's Joint to chat with many others with MS. I know she made many great friends and drew much inspiration and strength from them as well. Since she isn't here today to give me any advice or answer any questions for me, I was hoping to connect with those of you who knew her.
Added 11 October 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk Italy New (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Marco (#Oct8)
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Lives in: Milano City, Italy
Years with MS: 11
Hello everybody, I've had MS since 2002. I had surgery last year and am feeling quite better. My big problem is my legs. I have difficulty moving them. I'm doing yoga which for me is fantastic for helping my body to move. I hope to hear from anyone with your experience of living with MS.
Added 11 October 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK New (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: John (#Oct7)
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Lives in: Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Years with MS: 5
I'm married and have three children and five grandchildren. I haven't been able to work since April 2012. I spend a lot of time on the computer as my wife has to work full-time to support us. I'd like to make new friends who also have MS.
Added 11 October 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk USA New (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Shereese (#Oct6)
Gender: Female
Age: 34
Lives in: Ohio, USA
Years with MS: 1
I'm mom to an amazing preschooler! It's been a year since my initial diagnosis of relapsing remitting MS and I'm definitely learning a lot! If you need a buddy feel free to write.
Added 11 October 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK New (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Neil (#Oct4)
Gender: Male
Age: 55
Lives in: UK
Years with MS: 29, diagnosed 13 years
I'm a quiet, shy easy-going type. I enjoy art (I'm in an art group where I do future works of art and potenial masterpieces). I also enjoy listening to music, such as Fleetwood Mac, Clannad, and various other styles. I do the odd bit of cycling, play on computers and video games, also like being out in the countryside and going to country pubs for meals and drinks.
Added 11 October 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk USA New (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Jane (#Oct3)
Gender: Female
Age: 54
Lives in: Fremont, Michigan, USA
Years with MS: 20+
I feel alone and in need of friends. I'm having an EMG test at the end of this month.
Added 10 October 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk USA New (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Ann (#Oct2)
Gender: Female
Age: 57
Lives in: Bloomingdale, New Jersey, USA
Years with MS: 22
When I was first diagnosed I had trouble with vertigo and nausea.
Added 10 October 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk Belgium New (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Brigitte (#Oct1)
Gender: Female
Age: 49
Lives in: Belgium
Years with MS: 2
Hello, I've been diagnosed for about two years following a sight problem.
I've had no exacerbations since then. I'd like to make new friends from all over the world. I'm going on 50, married with two children. I'd like to exchange experiences and encourage one another.
Added 10 October 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Lou (#Apr10)
Gender: Female
Age: 42
Lives in: Manchester, UK
Years with MS: 23
I live with my partner who also has MS. We are both powerchair users. I have all the usual MS things - spasticity, fatigue, bladder and bowel nonsense. My one interesting feature is eye tremors which are strange. I love reading and writing.
I am register blind but have enough useful vision to get about. I'd love to chat.
Added 11 April 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Lee (#Apr9)
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Lives in: Lincolnshire, UK
Years with MS: 7
As the time has gone by I've gradually become worse. I walk with two sticks now as my balance has gone. But I keep on smiling and get on with my life as best as I can. I'm going through a divorce after 19 years and three children.
Added 11 April 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Angie (#Apr8)
Gender: Female
Age: 45
Lives in: West Yorkshire, UK
Years with MS: 13
It would be nice to chat with people with MS. We are at all different stages of knowing how this will effect us later on in life. My MS was not noticeable until seven years ago. It now affects my left side. My relationship ended eight years ago I have two beautiful children who love me to bits. Recently, I was made redundant and am finding it hard to get back into work but I always stay positive and feel my life will get better!
Added 11 April 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk Australia (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Larry (#Apr7)
Gender: Male
Age: 62
Lives in: Australia
Years with MS: 27
I was diagnosed in 1986 and was on Canadian Crutches within 18 months. I was given a drug called Transfer Factor. It worked for me and I went back to work for 12 years. I ran my own business and sold it in 1998 after a car accident. I currently use a wheelchair but can still stand and support myself. I feel I've been lucky considering the circumstances.
Added 11 April 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Susan (#Apr6)
Gender: Female
Age: 45
Lives in: Worcestershire, UK
Years with MS: 12
I'm looking to meet and make friends with fellow MSers, so that we can share news, the good and not so good times and support each other. I'm married with no children. I have relapsing remitting MS. I recently moved from the West Midlands to Bromsgrove in Worcestershire and am feeling very isolated as my circle of friends has diminished since a) moving and b) people finding out I have MS. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Added 1 April 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk USA (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Mary (#Apr5)
Gender: Female
Age: 46
Lives in: Idaho, USA
Years with MS: 13
I was diagnosed about 15 years ago. Recently, my MS has decided to rear its ugly head and leave me with the gift of walking issues. I've had to leave my job and now am pretty much home-bound. I'm very fortunate to be blessed with a great husband of 19 years. He is a valuable support system but try as he might he doesn't always 'get it'. I would love to hear from someone who is experiencing the same things I am. So please contact me if you'd like to have someone to chat with.
Added 1 April 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk Canada (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Nicole (#Apr4)
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Lives in: Ontario, Canada
Years with MS: 7
I'm a scared mom to two beautiful children. I've had a lot of ups and downs. I'm trying to find a friend who can relate.
Added 1 April 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Louise (#Apr3)
Gender: Female
Age: 42
Lives in: England, UK
Years with MS: 23
I have secondary progressive MS and circumstances meant I sadly had to leave work.
Added 1 April 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk USA (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Mary (#Apr2)
Gender: Female
Age: 47
Lives in: Dallas, Texas, USA
Years with MS: 12
I'm a positive, happy, silly gal! I'm always up for a chit-chat, hugs and support! I was diagnosed in 2001. It seems my brain is the 'hangout' for lesions! My mobility is fine. I have cognitive issues (especially if I get stressed/too hot). Fatigue hits often! After 18 months off drugs, I'm back on Copaxone - hope to maintain stability! Writing and music are my therapy and my passion and have proven invaluable for my MS and more! They give me better focus, memory and attitude and I quit meds for depression/anxiety last year. Yay! Cheers to you all. I hope to chat soon!
Added 1 April 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Leanne (#Apr1)
Gender: Female
Age: 26
Lives in: England, UK
Years with MS: 6
I was told I have MS nine months ago, bu I've had it for around six years. I'm a mum and find it hard to cope with beeing a parent and a partner.
Added 1 April 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Elisa (#Mar4)
Gender: Female
Age: 40
Lives in: Hertfordshire, UK
Years with MS: 23
Hi there. I've had MS since I was 17. I won't lie, sometimes it's hard. At the moment I'm using grab rails indoors and my walker and I have to be pushed in a wheelchair outdoors as I'm unable to walk unaided. I've had good and bad times with MS but stress makes me worse. I'm recently divorced but happy about this. My MS has worsened but I never feel unhappy or depressed. Please send me a message as I'd love to have someone to talk to.
Added 30 March 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk Canada (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Shannon (#Mar3)
Gender: Female
Age: 35
Lives in: Saskatchewan, Canada
Years with MS: 7
I'm a mom of three kids and busy with them. I have no friends left between them and MS. I have relapsing remitting MS but have been in relapse for two years, since my last baby. Cognitive issues have caused me to stay away from people. I feel self-conscious when I fall or forget words. I'm looking to make friends with people who understand.
Added 30 March 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Michael (#Mar2)
Gender: Male
Age: 51
Lives in: England, UK
Years with MS: 25
I've been using a wheelchair for around 15 years. I have bowel problems. In fact, everything below the waist has very limited function!
Does anyone else have similar problems or advice?
Added 30 March 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk USA (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Ann (#Mar1)
Gender: Female
Age: 57
Lives in: New Jersey, USA
Years with MS: 20
I feel the older I get the harder it is to meet people. I'm either in unbelievable pain or I'm trying to catch up time-wise because I move so slow. I would like to make friends so I have people to talk to.
Added 30 March 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Rebecca (#Jan6)
Gender: Female
Age: 46
Lives in: Eastbourne, UK
Years with MS: 2
Hi all, I'm originally from Uganda. I have lived in the UK for 10 years. I had never heard of MS until I was diagnosed. I would like to get in touch with any one from Africa and especially Uganda with MS or anyone with good knowledge of the condition.
Added 13 January 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Louise (#Jan5)
Gender: Female
Age: 45
Lives in: Dorset, UK
Years with MS: 3
Hi, I'm a mother of two, divorced and was diagnosed back in 2009 with primary progressive MS. I've always led a busy, active life. Support from close friends since diagnosis has been fantastic but it would be even better from those who really understand what it's like to live with MS day-to-day, who can share suggestions of what really helps, what doesn't and why - it's a minefield! Look forward to hearing from you.
Added 13 January 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk Canada (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Mitch (#Jan4)
Gender: Male
Age: 67
Lives in: Canada
Years with MS: 40
I'm in a care home and lead an active life. I'm happy and positive gent. although there are times when I see what I cannot do and I feel left out.
I have raised a boy with cerebral palsy. It wasn't easy but the rewards cannot be measured. Now I'm saving for a vehicle to transport us around and see beyond our boundries. I'd love to communicate with others to share life's ups and down.
Added 13 January 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk Canada (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Elizabeth (#Jan3)
Gender: Female
Age: 63
Lives in: Ontario, Canada
Years with MS: 27
I'm raising my grand-daugher and we live out in the country. I'd appreciate responses from other people with MS seeking friendship. I'm a loyal correspondant and will answer all contacts. I like to laugh, try to stay upbeat and enjoy chatting with friends. I hope to hear from others.
Added 13 January 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk UK (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Sue (#Jan2)
Gender: Female
Age: 51
Lives in: England, UK
Years with MS: 6
I have secondary progressive MS and in the past six months my symptoms have steadily got worse. I'm having more bad days at the moment than good but I try to not let it get me down. I work part-time within the NHS. It would realy be nice to become webpals with people so we could try and help each other with our bad days and laugh with and share our experiences. I'm divorced. Hope to hear from you soon!
Added 6 January 2013


joolysjoint@hotmail.co.uk USA (click on my email address to write to me!)
Name: Mimi (#Jan1)
Gender: Female
Age: 59
Lives in: Arkansas, USA
Years with MS: 20
I'm a native Iowan but have lived in the south for most of the past 30 years. I have recently retired from teaching at the local university, have been a widow for seven years, and am sometimes scared about what my future might hold as I have no family near me. I am looking at places to retire that have good public transportation as I'm tired of driving. I use a cane for walking. I try to keep positive about my situation and would love to hear from you!
Added 6 January 2013


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