The Sunday Ads

The Sunday Ads

    The Sunday ads. Some say it’s the only reason to get a Sunday paper. Everything you need (or could ever want) is on sale.   Here at My Odd Sock, I like to scour the ads for anything you wouldn’t want—and this week’s ads do not disappoint. Let’s get on with the silliness….. …

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Up & Down

Up & Down

  What is it? Is it me? The weather? Something I ate? Something I didn’t? Or, is it just plain MS?     I haven’t a clue what is causing mood swings lately. Upbeat for a few days…followed by a few dark, sour ones.   I place much of the blame-game on multiple sclerosis.  The …

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MS Goes To The Movies

MS Goes To The Movies

Let’s cool off in a movie theater watching some MS-related flicks…     Have you ever wondered what would happen if Hollywood was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? My Odd Sock believes our favorite movies would be quite different. Roll’em and let’s see how…….         “Officer And A Gentleman With Leg Spasms”   …

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As The Myelin Fades

As The Myelin Fades

Tis the season for summer reruns, and My Odd Sock is no exception.  Here is a silly look at life with MS…in a soap opera.  Enjoy…       As you know, multiple sclerosis is a disease of intrigue. A daily barrage of quirks.  An aberration of normalcy. Complete with the twists and turns of …

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Your Own Doc

Your Own Doc

      Looking ahead at the calendar reminds me I am three months away from my next appointment with the MS doctor. She sees me every six months with each visit lasting between 45 minutes to an hour in length. The twice-a-year visits seem to be the standard among those of us with multiple …

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Hit The Shower

Hit The Shower

    There’s nothing new about taking a shower. Most of us go through this routine process nearly every day. Yet lately I have felt strange in the shower. A closed-in feeling of claustrophobia. Between walls of fiberglass & a nylon curtain, I found my space was shrinking.  And I was determined to discover why. …

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MS Class of 1996

MS Class of 1996

    Throughout the land people young & old are donning caps & gowns in celebration of their hard work & achievements. It’s graduation season, where hungry minds look ahead, plying their knowledge to challenges & future opportunity.   It has me thinking back to my own days as a young grad.   The year …

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My Odd Sock’s Dumb Stuff

My Odd Sock’s Dumb Stuff

      Welcome to My Odd Sock’s “Dumb Stuff” where we feature absurd products that make little sense.   Today, we thumb our way through Parade Magazine.   As you may know, Parade is the weekly insert found in the Sunday paper.  It features celebrity news, tidbits, recipes along with ads for products that …

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MS Horoscope

MS Horoscope

      Everyone knows a horoscope is used to forecast futures and a person’s character based on the position of stars & planets at the time of their birth. Yeah, whether or not that is true is a toss-up. Some believe.  Others don’t. But mostly horoscopes are enjoyed for entertainment with a dash of …

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Know Your Abrasion

Know Your Abrasion

Because I have run out of time, let’s roll with a My Odd Sock from the archives.  I hope you enjoy…and can relate (safely)!      Let’s play an MSer’s favorite game of cuts, scrapes and bruises.  It’s time for…. “Know Your Abrasion”       Hmm, a bruise on your arm. Did you… A)  …

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