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MS An Adage

MS An Adage

    Everyone is familiar with an adage….those old, well-worn truths. “Out of sight-out of mind.” “Birds of a feather flock together.” “Look before you leap.”     Seems there are a million of ’em! And did you know, many pertain to multiple sclerosis? It’s true. Here are some of the more familiar MS adages….. …

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MS Goes To The Movies

MS Goes To The Movies

Let’s cool off in a movie theater watching some MS-related flicks…     Have you ever wondered what would happen if Hollywood was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? My Odd Sock believes our favorite movies would be quite different. Roll’em and let’s see how…….         “Officer And A Gentleman With Leg Spasms”   …

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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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Do You Prep?

Do You Prep?

      There is a big day looming on my MS horizon. Appointments. Not one.  Not two.  But three appointments in a single day.   A trifecta of care at the Mellen Center of the Cleveland Clinic.         I’ll begin with a morning session of Botox injections in my legs to …

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MS Anger

MS Anger

   Go ahead, vent & let it out as you read this previously used My Odd Sock…..       When faced with something bigger than oneself, fear is a common response. Then over time, fear is slow-cooked, crock-pot style into a steaming stew of anger.   That’s where I find myself on occasion these days. …

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MS Bingo

MS Bingo

    If you are reading this, two things are certain: 1)-  You have multiple sclerosis (Or some related chronic ick.) and 2)-  You LOVE playing Bingo.   That’s why My Odd Sock has combined the two to present “MS Bingo!!!”   Below are several specially-created, MS-inspired Bingo cards to get us started…..   Card …

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Or Maybe

Or Maybe

Please enjoy this re-do of an older My Odd Sock while I take a breather.  Best wishes.     Quite possibly, the most over-used phrase of this MSer is “Or maybe.”   (“Quite possibly” ranks a close second!)   “Or maybe” comes in handy as I try to assess how I am feeling (good or …

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I Hope…

I Hope…

  Hope is an important aspect of our lives. You hear it in our daily conversations…”I hope you do well on the exam.”  “I hope they win the game.”  “I hope you have a good day.” Add a difficult situation into the mix, like a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, makes hope an even stronger feeling …

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War On Spasticity

War On Spasticity

    The picture on your left is :   A-  A medieval torture chamber. B-  Devices of a Dominatrix. C-  Things I use to battle spasticity.       Although there may be some truth to both answers A and B, my intention was for you to choose answer C.   Because C includes many of the weapons I …

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Happy MS Anniversary To Me

Happy MS Anniversary To Me

    Feeling rather lazy today, I decided to post an article I wrote for the Ohio Buckeye Chapter Fall 2014 MS Connection newsletter.  (Yes, it is amazing someone else would let my work ruin their fine reputation!) But they did.  And here it is….     Fall holds a special place in my heart. …

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