Author: Doug Ankerman

Brain Drain #25

Brain Drain #25

    Time for a Brain Drain. “Brain Drain,” for those new to My Odd Sock, is a long-running post of my latest rants & observations.   (This is #25, so there are 24 previous versions if you care to dig into the archives.  But seriously, who has the time or the stomach?)   First up….. …

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MS The Musical

MS The Musical

  Since its debut in 2001, Menopause The Musical has entertained audiences throughout the world. Due to their phenomenal success, My Odd Sock thought it was damn time multiple sclerosis has a show of its own. And thus, presents….. Like the predecessor, MS The Musical will showcase tongue-in-cheek song parodies of popular tunes such as… …

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The Scary Stuff of MS

The Scary Stuff of MS

Please enjoy this look back at this old My Odd Sock from 2011…..   Thinking back to the day of your MS diagnosis, you may recall the fanatically-frightened thought pattern of your brain. A whirlwind of what-ifs, how’s thats and it-can’t-be’s. Heart pounding mental images of canes, walkers and wheelchairs, oh my! It was the …

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Blatantly Pathetic

Blatantly Pathetic

  You got me.  I apologize. This post is blatantly pathetic. An entry full of shameless self-promotion. Confessing my infidelities, I admit I have been writing for others.  And offer the following examples as proof. Please enjoy the fruits of my addiction…..     “29 Reasons I’m Thankful for Having MS.”   Sure the title …

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Answer It

Answer It

  Silly stuff about phones…..                                                                                                     …

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#10

#10

  If you didn’t know, I’m a fairly avid reader. Books, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, pamphlets, cereal boxes, even phone books. Honestly if it has something of interest, I’ll read it. Reading is knowledge, right?   So just last week I found myself immersed in the Winter edition of MS Focus Magazine. MS Focus is the …

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A My Odd Sock St. Patty’s Day

A My Odd Sock St. Patty’s Day

  St. Patrick’s Day is approaching fast as everyone readies their celebrations. Decorations are hung.  Green lights shine.  Bars and restaurants advertise Irish favorites for a day of Celtic fun. Yet, I am indifferent.  Uninterested.  Overwhelmed by the blatant commercialism of St. Patrick’s Day. I just don’t have the spirit of the holiday. Others tell …

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Cane Play

Cane Play

  I have been using two canes for my main mobility about six years now.  My canes are never far from my reach. And they are ALWAYS together. Sometimes I wonder if they could talk—what would they say to each other? Time for some “Cane Play”…….                   …

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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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Making it official.