Category: Multiple Sclerosis

MS Pie Charts

MS Pie Charts

    I love pie charts.  And I love pie.  Though not necessarily in that order. Pie charts are a fantastic way to present useful information. Or in this case, nonsensical info relating to our beloved multiple sclerosis. Take a peek at these pie charts and maybe you will come away with a smile. Enjoy… …

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Tale Wagging Fun

Tale Wagging Fun

Because I have writer’s block, please plug your nose and enjoy this encore My Odd Sock.   This is Maggie, a three-year old Cockapoo rescued from the shelter by my mother. Weighing just 11 pounds, Maggie is little pooch who gives my Mom big attention.     Maggie is very social, rarely barks and only …

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MS Skills

MS Skills

Because I’m feeling a bit lazy, here is something I wrote for the M.S.A.A. blog.  Enjoy.   It is difficult to accept when multiple sclerosis steals your ability to work. A lifetime of training and talent gone.  Poof. I know it was for me after giving over twenty years of sweat & soul in radio …

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Aim Of Throne

Aim Of Throne

        Multiple sclerosis does wicked things to a person’s psyche, confidence & soul.   The following is a dramatic account of one such event.     The parties involved include:   The toilet.         The floor.           And me, aka My Odd Sock.     …

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MS: How Much Do You Know?

MS: How Much Do You Know?

  So you are patting yourself on the back for your knowledge of multiple sclerosis, huh? You have read the research. Visited the websites. Books, journals, studys, ect ect. You know so much about multiple sclerosis YOU should be wearing a white coat.   But before we start calling you “Doc”, it’s time to test …

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A Clean Slate

A Clean Slate

  A clean slate. A do-over. Fresh start. Another shot. Mulligan (I ask for many in golf). Whatever you call them, everyone gets’em–and they come in darn handy!   You can enjoy a clean slate at work, school, meetings, church, gym, at home, anywhere. A chance to regroup, collect your thoughts & pull up your …

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Give It A Finger

Give It A Finger

    Multiple Sclerosis can affect so many areas of our mind & body, one needs a scorecard to keep track. One area that MS bothers me most is…my hands.   Fingers, in particular. Mind you, my middle finger works just fine.  Simply ask the driver who rides my bumper like a second coat of …

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Helping Hand

Helping Hand

  From time to time everyone can use a little extra help. Whether you are doing something around the house, filling out a complicated form or moving furniture to run the vacuum (Who does that?), a helping hand is welcome relief. Having multiple sclerosis, I routinely find myself in situations when I feel like a turtle …

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Games Your MS Will Play

Games Your MS Will Play

Let’s play this My Odd Sock one more time.  Please enjoy!   When coping with multiple sclerosis, you can learn a lot about your disease by simply looking in the toy closet. At least I did anyway.   The board games you played as a kid can provide you with a better understanding of MS.  …

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The F-Word

The F-Word

  The f-word. It’s offensive. Obscene. Vulgar. Who knew when you were knighted with the dubious distinction of having multiple sclerosis, the f-word would become a prominent part of your vocabulary. Everything seemingly revolves around the f-word. Er, wait.  Before I go any further, let’s be sure we are on the same page.   The …

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