Author: Doug Ankerman

Good Stuff In–Good Stuff Out

Good Stuff In–Good Stuff Out

  I may get somewhat preachy here–so beware.   Every single one of us looks for the magic pill…the infusion-palooza…the divine answer to slaying the MS monster.  We know a cure doesn’t exist yet we search anyway.  (No harm in looking, right?) Because MS has a mind all its own, best you can do is …

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Well-Worn

Well-Worn

  I added this shirt to our charity pile today. But for an embarrassing reason. Oh it is in good shape.  No rips.  No holes. It fits well.  Not too big.  Not too small. And it looks good whether dressed up or casual. I like it. So why give the shirt to charity if everything …

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The Mueller Report of MS

The Mueller Report of MS

  Unless you have been living in a cave the past couple years, everyone is familiar with the ongoing investigation by Robert Mueller. Well, finally the nearly 400 page report has been completed.  Although it claims no collusion—it DID cite many examples relating to multiple sclerosis. Here are some of the interesting results found in …

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Progressive MS Day

Progressive MS Day

    As we all know March has been MS Awareness Month.  (Timely of me to mention this with only a couple of days remaining.) But did you realize March 28th in particular has been designated as Progressive MS Day? Well if you didn’t that’s okay too because this is only the second year of …

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10 Years

10 Years

  I am not a numbers guy. I don’t believe numbers influence life’s decisions or events like some may think. But looking back I begin to wonder. The number ten, or a factor of ten, really seems to rule what is going on in my world lately.   For example, February of 2009 was my …

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Shopping At The Club

Shopping At The Club

  They go by names like Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s & the Warehouse Club but the business is the same…membership stores selling product in outrageously humungous sizes. This is confirmed by the fact that the shopping carts come bigger than my Honda Fit. Having just received a sale catalog from a neighborhood Sam’s Club, let’s …

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Food Allergies & MS

Food Allergies & MS

  Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital sought to find a connection between an allergy & the activity of inflammatory disease. Their work found new evidence linking food allergies with relapses of multiple sclerosis.  And results were published just this week in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. (My copy was somehow lost in …

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Your Free Gift

Your Free Gift

    “Free” is the most appealing word in our language. Admittedly it got my attention on a recent mailer from an area hospital. “Your free gift is enclosed” it said in big words. Maybe a coupon for free angioplasty I pondered ripping open the envelope.     Boy was I disappointed to learn the …

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Candy Hearts

Candy Hearts

Enjoy this sweet treat of a past My Odd Sock…..     Everyone adores the little candy hearts so popular this time of year. In fact, Neeco, the world’s renowned Sweetheart manufacturer, has been making them & sharing love since 1902! The touching phrases found on each heart have changed over the years, but they …

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Over/Under

Over/Under

  In sports betting the “over/under” is a popular wager. Mind you, I am not a gambler but over/under is so easy to explain even I understand. For example if a predicted score has been set at “10” the bettors can wager if the actual score will be higher or lower than that number. And …

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Making it official.