MS Stands For…

MS Stands For…

    By visiting My Odd Sock one can assume: A) you are extremely bored & B) you know “MS” stands for Multiple Sclerosis.   Though I can’t help you much with your boredom, I CAN show you that when one has the dreaded ick known as “MS,” those two letters mean so much more. …

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Dear Sir

Dear Sir

        The following is a letter to the man I spoke with last week.           Dear Sir, Not sure if you remember me, but I was the guy with two canes slowly shuffling on the school track . I remember you as you described a recent heart attack …

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How Soft Have We Become?

How Soft Have We Become?

    “How soft have we become?” I ask myself examining the toilet paper just purchased from the store. We seem obsessed with terms like soft, plush, cushiony, comfy & delicate when it comes to our backside. Like we’ve been using asbestos all these years & we want to change it up. It is amazing …

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I Want Ocrevus!

I Want Ocrevus!

    We have been hearing about this new MS medication in the works for several years. And finally this week, the FDA granted approval for Ocrevus (short for ocrelizumab). Now what? All the high-fives surround Ocrevus because it is the first & only approved treatment for progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.   (That’s my …

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Brain Drain #24

Brain Drain #24

      Welcome to “Brain Drain,” where I pull the plug to drain the cranium of absurdity. It has been some time since the last dump, so I must be mellowing in my AARP years! Here are a few items of note that have floated to the top in recent days.   Like a …

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MS Motivations

MS Motivations

    When you have multiple sclerosis, who can’t use a little motivation now & again. But where do you find such messages? Well, look no further than My Odd Sock for spirited quips sure to put a skip in your gimpy step!     Here are some specially crafted gems of positivity for your …

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Sleep Pattern

Sleep Pattern

      Of all the silly, crazy things multiple sclerosis does to your body during the day, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Heck no! With a shift change, the MS Night Crew clocks in & takes over for even more merry mischief.     While most MS-free folks are peacefully …

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Odds & Evens

Odds & Evens

    My Odd Sock works hard to be your agent of the absurd, proctor of the pointless & steward of the stupid. And this quick post certainly lives up to my low standards. Here are a couple of items, I’m hopeful will leave you with a weekend smile. Enjoy!     Attention Editor:  A …

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What Gives?

What Gives?

    What Gives? That’s what I wanna know. One would think with over 20 years of experience, a person might know something. After twenty years of marriage, you are pretty familiar with your partner. Twenty years on the job?  It’s safe to say you know your way around the shop.   But after twenty …

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not A Planet

I Can’t Believe It’s Not A Planet

  All my years in school (including the repeated years), we learned of the nine planets in our solar system:  Mercury, Venus (where women are from), Earth, Mars (where men are from), Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus (the fav of immature males), Neptune and Pluto.   All was well & good as the stars aligned in perfect …

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