Tag: Canes

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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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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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

  I am a leaner. Can’t help it. And frankly, I blame multiple sclerosis. I lean.  On everything.  Have since about 2005.     I feel as though I am going backward on the evolutionary scale because of my prominent “poop stoop” leaning posture.       I point my shaky finger at MS for …

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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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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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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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Party Pooper

Party Pooper

        I’m always sorta glad when the holidays are over. The social atmoshere of family gatherings, Christmas parties & New Year festivities make me stick out like Santa Claus during Hanukkah.   Mind you, I was never a life of the party. But I was certainly a more active participant in years …

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Raising Canes

Raising Canes

    Although being “blessed” with multiple sclerosis for over 20 years now, it has only been the last eight or so that I have been leaning on a cane.   Or ‘canes’ as I now use two. In the beginning there was the typical public embarrassment. Getting use to the stares as a seemingly …

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Royal Flush

Royal Flush

    I shuffled into the restroom at the roadside McDonalds. With multiple sclerosis, when the urge hits–you must take care of business! That’s the great thing about McDonalds–they’re everywhere.  I call them “America’s corporate rest stop.” It also may explain why the arches are golden…but that’s a whole nuther discussion!     Making my …

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Super Slo-Mo

Super Slo-Mo

  Things are moving slowly these days. Especially when you include my feet. It feels as though I am moving through molasses.  Like the world is covered with the scratchy side of velcro–and my feet are soft & fuzzy.  (They truly ARE soft & fuzzy.)     Foot drop in both tootsies doesn’t help matters. …

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Making it official.