Author: Doug Ankerman

Quiet As A Moose

Quiet As A Moose

  Quiet as a moose. That’s right.  It’s not a typo. Moose.  Not mouse.  Moose. Multiple sclerosis has turned me into a walking, err, scuffling noisemaker.   Hospitals could hire me to wake people from a coma. I don’t understand how it happens.  I am trying to be quiet but the harder I try-the more …

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MS The Musical

MS The Musical

Sing along with one of my fav posts…   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 …

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Postal Boogers

Postal Boogers

  Enjoy this old, old My Odd Sock from 2013.  It is so yucky it deserves a 2nd look!  (New stuff coming soon!)     We’re in a sticky situation here. One from which we need to wash our hands of the problem. (And use anti-bacterial lotion if available.)       You see, we …

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MS Jeopardy

MS Jeopardy

Time for a rerun of an old, dog-eared My Odd Sock blog post.  Enjoy!…     Let’s challenge our brain a bit with MS Jeopardy! You know how to play…I’ll supply the answer–you give me the question. Let’s begin…..     The Answer: The Question: What is a well-balanced diet? **********   The Answer: The …

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World’s Smallest

World’s Smallest

  “World’s Smallest” is a phrase thrown around with great regularity. You will often see pictures of the world’s smallest Pekinese or world’s smallest bicycle. Lots of stuff hawked on TV claims to be the world’s smallest. But it all means nothing to me.  I’m numb to it, as daily, I live in my own …

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My Odd Sock’s MS Face Masks

My Odd Sock’s MS Face Masks

  In the age of personalized everything why not your face mask? (You ARE wearing one, right?) Shop around and you will quickly notice there are NO face masks catering to those of us with multiple sclerosis. That is, till My Odd Sock enters the fray! Here are a few ideas of how a MS …

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Antistipation

Antistipation

  You hear it everywhere… “These are difficult days.” “We are in challenging times.” Hey, you are preaching to the choir, sister! And if you have multiple sclerosis like me, you probably know it as well.     You see, every so often I suffer from a severe case of “antistipation.” Never heard of it? …

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Sneaky Snacks

Sneaky Snacks

    Hmm, maybe I’ll have a snack. Not really hungry just something to tied me over. A nosh. Just pecking on a bit. You know the feeling.   Time to amble over to the pantry and take a looksy to see what I can find.  Always something in the pantry, right?   Behold on …

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Talking Telehealth

Talking Telehealth

  So an upcoming MS check with my specialist will take place via telehealth. My first time.  And I have so many questions! Nothing about MS, mind you.  But about everything else.   First off, what will we talk about? I’m doing fine.  Plugging along. I’m happy with my treatment regimen (Ocrevus for MS, Botox …

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One Tucked Nerd

One Tucked Nerd

  It shouldn’t feel awkward.  But it does. Like the time I forgot pants at Applebee’s.  Hey, the sign said “No shirt, no shoes.”  They made NO mention of pants whatsoever! Sorry I brought that up.  It’s the subject of a whole ‘nuther blog post. I’m talking about shirts here.  To tuck or leave untucked, …

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Making it official.