Author: Doug Ankerman

MS-A-Caroling

MS-A-Caroling

  ‘Tis the holiday season and not even multiple sclerosis can sour the spirit here at My Odd Sock!   Let’s add a sprinkle of MS to our favorite Christmas songs. Join in & sing loudly as we go “MS-A-Caroling”…..     Sung to the tune of: “O Christmas Tree”   O  A-F-O, O  A-F-O, …

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Dude, Where’s My Small Car?

Dude, Where’s My Small Car?

  2018 has not been kind to the small car. Back in April, Ford announced plans to eliminate all models except for the Mustang, SUVs & trucks. Just last week General Motors did the same. Chrysler shut down the Dodge Dart.  While, VW will sqwish the Beetle come next year.   All this news crams …

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Given Up?

Given Up?

  Have I? Have I bowed out? Pulled out? Backed out? Copped out? Ducked out?   Have I given up?  Have you?   I was reading an online advertisement about a new brand of sweatpants.  The makers claimed them to be the most comfortable, thinnest, stylish brand on the market. “You (and others) won’t even …

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The Faces of MS

The Faces of MS

      As you know there are many many faces of multiple sclerosis. With the help of a novelty item called “Face Coasters” I will try my best to recreate a small sample of our MS challenges & emotions. Shall we…..         Doctor:  “I’m sorry but you have multiple sclerosis.”   …

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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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Making it official.