Author: Doug Ankerman

The 2018 Flemmy Awards

The 2018 Flemmy Awards

Just when you thought there were way too many damn award shows, My Odd Sock piles on another one!       It is time to celebrate (and wretch) at the best & worst of My Odd Sock during the past year.   It’s time for the 2018 Flemmy Awards!         The …

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My Chair With Wheels

My Chair With Wheels

 Please enjoy this old My Odd Sock “instant replay.”  I’m stuck for a new idea!      The wheelchair. Long associated with the weak. The feeble. And the disabled.         The old, shiny-metal designs accentuated a feeling of stale, medically induced flavor. Scary and intimidating.  No doubt.   Maybe that’s why so …

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

  I am a leaner. Can’t help it. And frankly, I blame multiple sclerosis. I lean.  On everything.  Have since about 2005.     I feel as though I am going backward on the evolutionary scale because of my prominent “poop stoop” leaning posture.       I point my shaky finger at MS for …

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Middle Squeezers

Middle Squeezers

  There comes a time when differences appear. A realization that one is alone.  Individual, not by choice, but habit. Where there is no right, nor wrong…just action, practice and propriety.   My fair and lofty sentiments reflect a conclusive feeling of aversion that I, as a end-squeezer, live amongst a family of…middle-squeezers.     …

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MS Has Taught Me…

MS Has Taught Me…

    Lessons? There is plenty to learn when you have multiple sclerosis. Here are just some of the valuable things MS has taught me.   MS has taught me…   …how to spell sclerosis, spasticity & exacerbation. …how to quickly reach my health insurance deductible. …how falling in grass is softer than the floor. …

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Breakfast Collusion

Breakfast Collusion

  Collusion is a touchy subject these days. You can’t escape the buzz of collusion anywhere in the media.  And now collusion has infiltrated your morning breakfast table. Yes, I am about to open the curtain wide…exposing the truth of collusion between cereal makers and those evil-doers threatening to sweeten the good part of your …

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My Odd Sock’s MS Confessional

My Odd Sock’s MS Confessional

      Sometimes I fail to do the right things for multiple sclerosis.   Now is the time to enter the booth and admit my wrongs.     Forgive me doctor for I have stumbled (Sorry, no pun intended).   I have been in conversation with a familiar person while being unable to recall …

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Under Pressure

Under Pressure

    EVERYONE knows how temperature affects your multiple sclerosis but have you ever given a thought about barometric pressure? Sure you’ve heard the “weather-heads” on the news talk about barometric pressure. Do you know what it means?   Barometric pressure, or atmospheric pressure, is the force exerted against a surface by the weight of …

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Having The Big O

Having The Big O

  After years of abstinence, I must confess I succumbed to temptation. Primal urge too strong to resist. The setting was bright.  And sterile.  But I didn’t care. My mind was made up.  My heart swollen with desire. Today I would be having the big O.   Ocrevus.   Wait, what were you thinking, you filthy …

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A Merry Christmas To All!

A Merry Christmas To All!

  My Odd Sock would like to wish the wondrous readers of this lame website a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for your loyal eyes and lively comments throughout the past year. Thank you for your smiles for the funny stuff…and retching tummy spasms with the not-so funny.   In a fitting tribute to the …

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Making it official.