Do You…

Tue, Jan 14, 2014

Multiple Sclerosis


When you receive a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, it changes you.

Slightly, but it changes you.

To help you gain a better grasp of the person you have become, My Odd Sock has come up with this simple, seven question quiz for a better understanding of how you are coping with MS.

There are no right or wrong answers, so choose what best suits your personality & temperament.


Question #1

It’s summertime and you are decked out in your hat, sunglasses, cooling vest, ice necktie, sunscreen & shade umbrella.

Do you…

A)  feel as though you are dressed as a radical terrorist.

B)  realize it is cloudy & cool—the friggin weatherman was wrong again!

C)  think maybe you are a tad underdressed..this being an outdoor wedding.

Question #2

You are attending a dinner party at a home with extremely thick carpeting.

Do you…

A)  stay in the kitchen.

B)  tread slowly & surely as best you can.

C)  fire off a signal flare as you are certain to get stranded.

Question #3

Preparing for your next MS injection, you notice your skin is hard & lumpy.

Do you…

A)  go ahead with the shot.

B)  attempt to read the lumps like braille.

C)  realize your days as a supermodel are behind you.

Question #4

You are parked in one of the stores’ disabled spaces.

Do you…

A)  nod to others as a sign of gimp allegiance.

B)  wonder if they are thinking the same of you, as you are of them.

C)  try your skill as a handicap prognosticator guessing their affliction.

Question #5

Congrats, you have decided to eat healthier.  Experts say to eat foods of a variety of colors.

Do you…

A)  make wiser choices at the market.

B)  try new foods for you & your family.

C)  get depressed because Skittles and M&Ms are NOT the colorful foods the experts were referring to.

Question #6

The water aerobics class is great for your MS.  But the session has become too crowded for your comfort.

Do you…

A)  hope a few folks get sucked into the filter drain.

B)  led several to the deep end & pull the plug on their floaties.

C)  make bubbles in the water so others steer clear of your wake.

Question #7

It’s been another “nothing new” visit to your neurologist.

Do you…

A)  thank him/her for making you miss “Ellen.”

B)  trash the drug literature display in the lobby.

C)  put your pants back on as you mistakenly thought this appointment was with your gyno/proctologist.

Yep, MS affects each of us in different ways.

Hopefully, this post has helped you achieve greater balance in your search for meaning.  (What a load of crap!)


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2 Responses to “Do You…”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I TOO eat healthy…..carrot cake IS a vegetable…..isn’t it…..

  2. Ms. CrankyPants Says:

    HANG ON. Skittles and M&Ms are NOT healthy? Sock, you’ve ruined another perfectly fine day. You better not tell me Runts aren’t healthy. After all, they’re shaped like fruit…