Things That Grow

Things That Grow

  There are obvious things that grow in life, children, the national debt, our waistlines. But I want to focus on the not-so-obvious. The kind of stuff that sneaks up on you.  Overwhelms.  And before you know it gets out of control. Here are ten “Things That Grow” in my home without any particular effort. …

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As The Myelin Fades–Episode #2

As The Myelin Fades–Episode #2

  You didn’t ask for it, but I promised it was coming. The following sad saga captures the raw emotion, the ups & downs, the unpredictability of chronic disease. It is the long awaited second installment of the only soap opera written specifically for multiple sclerosis. My Odd Sock presents…..     “As The Myelin …

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As The Myelin Fades

As The Myelin Fades

Let us revisit the original episode of “As The Myelin Fades” as a new version is in the works…       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 a bad TV soap opera.     …

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Getting Ready

Getting Ready

    The day’s social calendar features a wedding, thus let the preparations begin.  Chop Chop! Having multiple sclerosis you understand getting ready can be the most arduous process known to mankind. That’s why this post is for the other mere mortals in the world who may not understand our struggle.   Let these written …

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Sock Witless News

Sock Witless News

    Time to clear up and clean out. Time to get rid of a bunch of lame-o jokes written about news stories in recent days.  (Aren’t ALL my jokes lame?)   With that, My Odd Sock presents…”Sock Witless News.”       Today’s top story…a tanker truck carrying nearly 11,000 gallons of gasoline overturned …

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Putting It Away

Putting It Away

  I swear it’s not being picky. Or anal. Or some form of OCD. I’m not being bossy. Or a neat-nick. Or particular. I swear it’s it’s it’s multiple sclerosis’ fault!  MS made me this way. Here’s how… Multiple sclerosis eats up our energy like a Ford F-350 guzzles gas.  Therefore we need to get things …

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Gone Shopping

Gone Shopping

      Time to hit the stores for a little shopping. My Odd Sock style, of course.   Grab your charge card and let’s see what we find…..       Whoa, a whole stack of Squatty Pottys! The maker is so certain the Squatty Potty will help you, they have a money-back guarantee.  …

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Your Handy Dandy AFO

Your Handy Dandy AFO

  If you have multiple sclerosis, and have MS-related foot drop, you probably already own an AFO. AFO stands for Associated Foot Oreopie or something like that (Don’t quote me) and one is worn on the lower leg to help “pick-up” your foot when walking. Beneficial as the AFO can be, you can’t wear one …

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The Quiet House

The Quiet House

      The house is still.  Too much so. After ten days our family guests left several hours ago and already I miss them. The two children mostly, ages five and almost two-years old.     For ten days this house was a storm.  A chaos of activity. Patter of non-stop little feet.  Shrieks.  …

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In The Lobby

In The Lobby

Sometimes it’s good to revisit an old My Odd Sock.  Let this be one of them…..   You’ve had a rough go of it lately. The weather hasn’t been cooperative.  Neither has your body. Your spirits seem as low as your energy level. You try to shake it.  Change your routine.  Mix it up a …

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Making it official.