Category: Multiple Sclerosis

MS Mug Shots

MS Mug Shots

  Personalized coffee mugs are everywhere. Who doesn’t have a coffee mug shoved in the back of the cabinet emblazoned with some photo, witty quote or the logo of a company that closed in 1979. I have a dozen and I don’t even drink coffee! That being said, multiple sclerosis needs a mug or two …

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Socknac the Magnificent

Socknac the Magnificent

  Johnny Carson will forever be my comedy idol. Delivery so smooth.  Wit razor sharp.  Often he was at his funniest when the joke was a dud (which was a rarity). As a kid I struggled to stay up (with permission) to watch him non-school nights.  As an adult I struggled to stay up because, …

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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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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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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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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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I Have Changed

I Have Changed

    “I have changed.  I am a different person now than before I was diagnosed.  My personality has changed.  The old me is coming back.  Slowly, but.  That’s part of the reason my wife and I are getting a divorce.” “How long have you been married?” she asked. “Thirty years.  We are high school …

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Making it official.