Seeing The Light

Seeing The Light

  A broken collarbone changes life temporarily. But little did I know my situation would have me seeing the light.   Unable to climb the stairs to our bedrooms, a make-shift sleeping area was established for me in the living room with a nice big picture window. My bed.  Plenty of room.  Cozy & comfy. …

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National MS Days of June

National MS Days of June

  All the time you hear things like the day being National Cheese Day, National Plant-A-Flower Day or National Take-A-Hike Day. It’s crazy.  It seems as though EVERYTHING has a national day of its own.   June is plumb full of such days. Including many of which pertain to life with multiple sclerosis. Never heard of …

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Doggone Silly

Doggone Silly

  As pet owners we go over-the-top for our furry friends. The choices of toys, bedding, even food & treats are overwhelming. The days of a tennis ball, blanket and a bowl of Purina are so passe it is ridiculous. We treat our pets better than some nations care for their people–but that’s a whole …

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A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Sometimes you need to take a moment to see where you are. Take in your situation. Realize how lucky you have it. Because there is always someone worse. Recent events changed the party theme for me as I tumbled down our stairs and broke my right collarbone. (Also broke the index finger on my left …

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Hit The Shower

Hit The Shower

Time to clean-up with this older My Odd Sock sudsy post.  Enjoy!     There’s nothing new about taking a shower. Most of us go through this routine process nearly every day.  (Once a week for me.) Yet lately I have felt stranger in the shower. A closed-in feeling of claustrophobia. Between walls of fiberglass …

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Agony of Da Feet

Agony of Da Feet

    This post has been rated “G” for gross by the American Podiatry Association. What the heck is going on with my feet?  (Maybe yours too?) Having multiple sclerosis, the number of steps I take in a day barely exceeds double-digits.  Yet my feet look as though I run several marathons a week. Take …

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Brain Drain #25

Brain Drain #25

    Time for a Brain Drain. “Brain Drain,” for those new to My Odd Sock, is a long-running post of my latest rants & observations.   (This is #25, so there are 24 previous versions if you care to dig into the archives.  But seriously, who has the time or the stomach?)   First up….. …

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MS The Musical

MS The Musical

  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 tongue-in-cheek song parodies of popular tunes such as… …

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The Scary Stuff of MS

The Scary Stuff of MS

Please enjoy this look back at this old My Odd Sock from 2011…..   Thinking back to the day of your MS diagnosis, you may recall the fanatically-frightened thought pattern of your brain. A whirlwind of what-ifs, how’s thats and it-can’t-be’s. Heart pounding mental images of canes, walkers and wheelchairs, oh my! It was the …

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Blatantly Pathetic

Blatantly Pathetic

  You got me.  I apologize. This post is blatantly pathetic. An entry full of shameless self-promotion. Confessing my infidelities, I admit I have been writing for others.  And offer the following examples as proof. Please enjoy the fruits of my addiction…..     “29 Reasons I’m Thankful for Having MS.”   Sure the title …

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Making it official.