As The Myelin Fades

As The Myelin Fades

Tis the season for summer reruns, and My Odd Sock is no exception.  Here is a silly look at life with MS…in a soap opera.  Enjoy…       As you know, multiple sclerosis is a disease of intrigue. A daily barrage of quirks.  An aberration of normalcy. Complete with the twists and turns of …

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Your Own Doc

Your Own Doc

      Looking ahead at the calendar reminds me I am three months away from my next appointment with the MS doctor. She sees me every six months with each visit lasting between 45 minutes to an hour in length. The twice-a-year visits seem to be the standard among those of us with multiple …

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Hit The Shower

Hit The Shower

    There’s nothing new about taking a shower. Most of us go through this routine process nearly every day. Yet lately I have felt strange in the shower. A closed-in feeling of claustrophobia. Between walls of fiberglass & a nylon curtain, I found my space was shrinking.  And I was determined to discover why. …

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MS Class of 1996

MS Class of 1996

    Throughout the land people young & old are donning caps & gowns in celebration of their hard work & achievements. It’s graduation season, where hungry minds look ahead, plying their knowledge to challenges & future opportunity.   It has me thinking back to my own days as a young grad.   The year …

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My Odd Sock’s Dumb Stuff

My Odd Sock’s Dumb Stuff

      Welcome to My Odd Sock’s “Dumb Stuff” where we feature absurd products that make little sense.   Today, we thumb our way through Parade Magazine.   As you may know, Parade is the weekly insert found in the Sunday paper.  It features celebrity news, tidbits, recipes along with ads for products that …

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MS Horoscope

MS Horoscope

      Everyone knows a horoscope is used to forecast futures and a person’s character based on the position of stars & planets at the time of their birth. Yeah, whether or not that is true is a toss-up. Some believe.  Others don’t. But mostly horoscopes are enjoyed for entertainment with a dash of …

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Know Your Abrasion

Know Your Abrasion

Because I have run out of time, let’s roll with a My Odd Sock from the archives.  I hope you enjoy…and can relate (safely)!      Let’s play an MSer’s favorite game of cuts, scrapes and bruises.  It’s time for…. “Know Your Abrasion”       Hmm, a bruise on your arm. Did you… A)  …

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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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