Tag: Diagnosis

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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What Gives?

What Gives?

    What Gives? That’s what I wanna know. One would think with over 20 years of experience, a person might know something. After twenty years of marriage, you are pretty familiar with your partner. Twenty years on the job?  It’s safe to say you know your way around the shop.   But after twenty …

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Change

Change

    A lot of change has occurred in recent days. A change in seasons. The weather changed. Some changed their clocks. In sports, champions change. Ranking change.  Relationships change. Even last week we had a change in leaders.   And through all this change, one thing remains steadfast—we have our multiple sclerosis. MS hangs …

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GooGooGagGag

GooGooGagGag

  As one with multiple sclerosis, you are well aware of all the crazy, wacky “cures” touted by a countless number of shucksters on the Internet. Cranberry, Ginko, Turmeric, Vitamin D, Diets, Bee stings, CCSVI and the list goes on & on. I’m not one to discredit a treatment option as it may just work …

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The Ol’ Switcheroo

The Ol’ Switcheroo

  There are times, whether you want to or not, when you are faced with doing the nasty deed. No, not that. I’m referring to changing your healthcare provider.     To someone with no major health problems, this isn’t such a big deal. But when you have a chronic illness, like multiple sclerosis, change …

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MS Crayons

MS Crayons

        Did you know since the introduction of Crayola crayons way back in 1903, more than two hundred different colors have been produced?   And did you realize NOT ONE of those over two hundred colors have anything to do with multiple sclerosis?   Shame really.     Instead, we have colors …

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Which Side Are You On?

Which Side Are You On?

      “Which side are you on?” is a question usually asked when referring to sports. Maybe a bed in a hotel. Or politics.  (I’m ashamed of BOTH sides!)   But if you have been blessed with multiple sclerosis, “Which side are you on?” takes on a whole ‘nuther meaning.   Because MS, like …

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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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MS Commencement Ceremony

MS Commencement Ceremony

It was held-back the last time, so enjoy this graduation post one more time! Tis that time of year when smiling, fresh faces cross the stage to receive their diplomas. It is a time to celebrate not only, the hard work and commitment of years past, but also the enticement of what lies ahead in …

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