Tag: depression

I Am Different

I Am Different

  It pains me to admit since my MS diagnosis in ’96—-I am different. REALLY?  How did you come to that conclusion, Einstein?  Was it the wheelchair?  Rollator?  Hand controls on your car?  Or was it the half dozen canes scattered throughout the house & garage? No no no, of course I am different physically…heavier, flabbier, …

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Good Stuff In–Good Stuff Out

Good Stuff In–Good Stuff Out

  I may get somewhat preachy here–so beware.   Every single one of us looks for the magic pill…the infusion-palooza…the divine answer to slaying the MS monster.  We know a cure doesn’t exist yet we search anyway.  (No harm in looking, right?) Because MS has a mind all its own, best you can do is …

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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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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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The F-Word

The F-Word

  The f-word. It’s offensive. Obscene. Vulgar. Who knew when you were knighted with the dubious distinction of having multiple sclerosis, the f-word would become a prominent part of your vocabulary. Everything seemingly revolves around the f-word. Er, wait.  Before I go any further, let’s be sure we are on the same page.   The …

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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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MS and the Makeup Mirror

MS and the Makeup Mirror

    MS and the makeup mirror? What on Earth does a makeup mirror have to do with multiple sclerosis? Now before you think My Odd Sock has blown a hole in the toe, let me explain.   It’s no surprise to someone when I tell them I have MS. Outfitted with canes, a wheelchair, …

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My MS Life In A Comic Strip

My MS Life In A Comic Strip

    Despite my five-year journey writing deplorable, low-brow web content for My Odd Sock, a very reputable firm asked me to create some fun, MS related stuff for them as well. Healthline Networks is an online provider of trusted health information, news and doctor-reviewed resources for readers and their families. At their website, Healthline.com, …

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One Dedicated Worker

One Dedicated Worker

    Have you heard the one about the Americans being too afraid to take a day off work? It’s no joke. A recent survey conducted by a market research firm, polled over 1,300 workers to find that 40 percent of us don’t use all of our paid time off. Never takes a vacation.  Never …

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Quit Your Belly-Aching

Quit Your Belly-Aching

If you don’t mind, I gotta get something off my chest. It’s been bothering me for some time now, so maybe it gets your knickers in a twist as well. Fact is, I have multiple sclerosis.  You probably have MS too. Either that or you have some other gimpy malady that lumps you in with …

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Making it official.