My Partner & I

My Partner & I

 

 

My partner & I?  We couldn’t be more opposite.

Ying & Yang.  Felix & Oscar.  Barrack & Boehner.

 

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Me?  I like to be active.  Always on the go.

Always doing something.  I get fidgety sitting around for a long time.

 

 

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My partner?  Very low key.  Likes to take it easy.

Have a seat.  Don’t hit a lick.  Idle mind.  Idle body.

 

 

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Me?  I like things tidy.  Everything in its place (so I can find it next time).

Anal?  Maybe a little, but not to obsession.  I don’t plan to be a subject of a TV show on TLC anytime soon!

 

 

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My partner?  Eh, who cares.  Leave it there.  You can always put it away some other time.

Sit down & relax.  Aren’t you tired?  I’m feeling a nap.

 

 

 

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Me?  I enjoy dressing nice.  Miss wearing business casual for work…button-down shirt, nice pants, dress shoes.

When you look good—you feel better, right?

 

 

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My partner?  Forget it.

Likes to wear something that can be pulled over the head.  Sweat pants with an elastic waist-band (no ties) for those sudden potty urges.

Shoes?  Duh, slip-ons!

 

 

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Me?  Early to bed, early to rise.  I’m a morning person.  I like to get started on the day when my energy is at its highest.

I can tell my partner hates mornings by the way it makes me so stiff early in the day.

 

 

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My partner?  A true night owl.  I go to bed before it is ready.  So, he tries to keep me awake by making my legs twitch & jump.

Rat bastard.

 

 

 

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Fact is, I don’t like my partner at all.  And it doesn’t like me.  (Sure you feel the same way about yours!)

Sometimes, after a hard fall, I’ll curse at my partner like a sailor.

It probably does the same to me as I pop a baclofen to stave off the stiffness.

 

 

But we must learn to live together.

Live in harmony?  I don’t know about that.  But at least compromise.  Give a little.  Take a little.

My partner will let me proceed with my morning activity…and, in return, I’ll let it win by wearing a pullover shirt & sweats.  (They ARE comfy!)

My partner & I are a true odd couple.  Complete opposites, who are slowly learning to respect each other.  (I guess that is the “acceptance” of a disease.)

But I still promise to fight.  To stake a claim to what’s mine. 

And I hope you join me in battle.  Because we can’t give in.

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8 Replies to “My Partner & I”

  1. As a girl recently diagnosed with MS, I’ve loved reading through. Your blog! I have recently started a blog of my own, moments0fclarity.wordpress.com. I also have taken the path of looking for the humor! Keep up the fantastic writing!

  2. That’s my biggest problem……..I have MS, with a “Me” (A+)personality. I hope that ink washes off!
    🙂

  3. Karen,
    So funny. I hear ya!

    Estizer & Kelly,
    Thank you for your comments…and welcome to the bizarro world of My Odd Sock!

  4. Wow, I just realized I could do a sweatpants fasion show, lol. Yes, to all of the above,. Except not sure who my partner is yet, still dating you know…peripheal neuropathy, ms, unspecified demylenating disease , we will see who ? Keep fighting, and accepting, such a strange awkward dsance 🙂 olivia

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