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….
A) Catch your arm on a closet door.
B) Run into the fence post.
C) I have MS, I don’t remember.
A) Reach into the tool box.
B) Touch the sharp edge under the sink.
C) I have MS, I’m not sure.
A) Scrape it on the concrete steps.
B) Scratch it on the edge of the deck.
C) I have MS, what scratch?
My point is, living with multiple sclerosis, I (and you) tend to acquire many unexplained nicks, marks, cuts, bumps & bangs.
Often we can’t explain how we got them!
Having no feeling from the armpits down, My Odd Sock seems to collect skin abrasions like a Salvation Army kettle collects pocket change!
I find marks on my body and have no idea where they came from. Family & friends find that truly amazing. Heck, I don’t even feel the blood running down my leg!
Sometimes I’ll be doing something and realize “that may leave a mark.” And you betcha, later, I’ll be drying off after a shower and find blood on my towel.
Are we superhuman?
Do we have high pain tolerance?
Nah, we just have MS!
Are you one with multiple sclerosis who finds unexplained “ouchies?”
Tell me your side—and don’t get any blood on the keyboard!
A) Scrape it trimming the roses.
B) Fall in the laundry room.
C) I have MS…it matches my knee.
A) Bump into the car door.
B) Hit the corner of the cabinet.
C) I have MS, sh#t happens.
Answer Guide: “C” is the correct response to all five questions!
Congratulations, either you have MS or know someone who does! Thank you for playing. Be safe. And we’ll see you next time on “Know Your Abrasion!”