Studies Show

Studies Show

 

Sharpen you pencils.
Sharpen your pencils.

 

We live by the numbers.  Or so it seems.

Apparently the number-crunchers do studies & collect statistics on every crazy, conceiveable thing you can imagine.

Those of us with multiple sclerosis aren’t exempt from the studies either.

 

Did you know…..

85% of people are diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS at onset.

And of those…

50% with RRMS will transition to secondary-progressive MS within a decade of diagnosis.

 

Well here at My Odd Sock, we (I) have conducted our own (my own) extensive research study on how MS affects our lives.  Here are the results.

 

Studies show…..

 

Amazing.
Amazing.

 

 

will find the toilet lid down when you have to pee the most.

 

 

 

 

 

About right.
About right.

 

 

 

will find an open disabled parking space at the mall.

 

 

 

 

Did I?
Did I?

 

 

 

will re-read several pages of a book before realizing you read it the day before.

 

 

 

 

 

Woops %$&@!
Woops %$&@!

 

 

 

of clumsy MSers will drop the soap in the shower.

 

 

 

 

 

Hmmm.
Hmmm.

 

 

 

will leave the doctor’s office with more questions than when you went in.

 

 

 

 

 

Attention shoppers.
Attention shoppers.

 

 

 

will choose the grocery shopping cart with the squeaky wheel.

 

 

 

 

 

Gimme a hand here.
Gimme a hand here.

 

 

will need a push getting their wheelchair/scooter over the large bump of the “handicap-accessible” curb.

 

 

 

 

 

You flasher!
You flasher!

 

 

 

will be embarrassed by an unzipped zipper or unbuttoned button because you have no sensation.

 

 

 

 

No shit.
No shit.

 

 

 

MSers who reach their yearly insurance deductible before the end of February.

 

 

 

 

 

Please give.....again.
Please give…..again.

 

 

 

People who donate to a charity then tire of the charity’s relentless requests to donate more.

 

 

 

 

Give it the sniff test.
Give it the sniff test.

 

 

 

will wear the same clothes two days in a row because “I didn’t do anything to get them dirty!”

 

 

 

 

Hoarder please.
Hoarder please.

 

 

 

Rollator users who need to empty trash they’ve collected in the basket under the seat.

 

 

 

 

Who is this?
Who is this?

 

 

 

will forget whose number you just dialed.

 

 

 

 

 

It counts, right?
It counts, right?

 

 

 

MSers have leg spasms so often they count on a FitBit.

 

 

 

 

 

VERY accurate!
VERY accurate!

 

 

know they are wasting their time reading My Odd Sock.

 

woman-yawning-150x150

 

 

 

 

The studies don’t lie.  OK maybe mine does a tad.

Defy all stats and make this your best day ever!

 

sock

 

 

 

 

 

6 Replies to “Studies Show”

  1. Good stuff again odd sock. I drop my soap in the shower every day and don’t get me started on body wash instead! Having “no hands” in the shower, that’s just soap down the drain lliterally, without even being used. Keep on keep on odd sock and don’t forget to wash behind your ears! 😊

  2. Joanne,
    I drop the soap…then play “soap soccer”—kicking it to the end of the tub to pick it up.
    Thanks for your comment!

  3. You nailed it again!!! I didnt know that within 10 years most become secondary MS. Is there ever a parking space? I use soft soap so less likely to drop? I miss my dexterity in my hands so ziplock is a pain. I could rack up on Fitbit lol. I am not a hoarder it is called cleaning up with my rollator lol

  4. Kim,
    You relate to so many of these points I am beginning to worry.
    Better hook you up to specialized care!
    Thank you for reading!

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