Tag: Acceptance

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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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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Cane Play

Cane Play

  I have been using two canes for my main mobility about six years now.  My canes are never far from my reach. And they are ALWAYS together. Sometimes I wonder if they could talk—what would they say to each other? Time for some “Cane Play”…….                   …

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MS Has Taught Me…

MS Has Taught Me…

    Lessons? There is plenty to learn when you have multiple sclerosis. Here are just some of the valuable things MS has taught me.   MS has taught me…   …how to spell sclerosis, spasticity & exacerbation. …how to quickly reach my health insurance deductible. …how falling in grass is softer than the floor. …

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My Odd Sock’s MS Confessional

My Odd Sock’s MS Confessional

      Sometimes I fail to do the right things for multiple sclerosis.   Now is the time to enter the booth and admit my wrongs.     Forgive me doctor for I have stumbled (Sorry, no pun intended).   I have been in conversation with a familiar person while being unable to recall …

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Under Pressure

Under Pressure

    EVERYONE knows how temperature affects your multiple sclerosis but have you ever given a thought about barometric pressure? Sure you’ve heard the “weather-heads” on the news talk about barometric pressure. Do you know what it means?   Barometric pressure, or atmospheric pressure, is the force exerted against a surface by the weight of …

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Caption This

Caption This

    It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words. Well we’re gonna find out! In “Caption This” I will give you a picture and three possible explanations. Your job, besides staying awake through this lame bit, is choosing the best description of the picture.   Let’s begin…..   Does this picture …

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Go With It

Go With It

    You can’t make a pie if you don’t have the filling. Okay, how does that relate to multiple sclerosis, you ask? It’s a fatigue issue really.  If you don’t have the energy inside, not much is getting done out. Fatigue hits me hardest on warmer days.  Feels like I have concrete in my …

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Helping (is) Out

Helping (is) Out

  A recent event around the My Odd Sock household brought to light another ugly reason to despise multiple sclerosis. You see, I can’t do much to help.   Lending a hand is like having all thumbs. Pitching-in is more of pitching-out. Over time, I have learned it is best to back-up and stay out of …

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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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Making it official.