Author: Doug Ankerman

Brain Drain #27

Brain Drain #27

  Welcome to Brain Drain, the long-running bit where I let loose of things that disturb me. As you may have noticed, this is the 27th edition, and the first since “Brain Drain #26” in February. So either I am numb from annoyances…or nothing has happened in the world since then. (I wish that were …

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My MS Photo Album

My MS Photo Album

  I was looking at a calendar when I realized the date. Time to schedule a prostate exam with the doctor? Well, yes, but that’s not what I was referring to. I remembered it was my MS anniversary.  The date, way back in 1996, when my life changed forever. With that I thought I would …

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My View

My View

  My view is small, simple and low-profile. I don’t need much.  Certainly nothing fancy.  Save the frills for someone else.   With this perspective I have always preferred vehicles on the smaller side. And my current ride fits me like a well-tailored suit. Problem is, over the last few years, I have begun to …

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Rock & Rollator

Rock & Rollator

  There comes a day in life when you say “what the hell” and make the big purchase. The reckless abandon–you only live life once…purchase. For some it’s a boat or jet ski.  For others it’s a convertible sports car. For me, an MSer, it’s a new, shiny rollator.  (Wow are my nipples tender!) I …

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Bird On A Wire

Bird On A Wire

  I am thankful–thankful I’m not a bird. That’s right, a bird’s life is NOT for me. Oh it looks inviting from outside–winters in warmer weather, having the bone structure of a runway model & shitting wherever you want. But I am not that superficial.   I think there is more to life than sitting …

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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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Making it official.