Tag: Diagnosis

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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A Glimpse of MS

A Glimpse of MS

It doesn’t take much. Just a peek. A glance. A look. That’s all you need to recognize a fellow MSer. It’s in the way they hold themselves.  The slight hitch in their giddy-up.  The lift of a hip to throw their leg forward. You know the tell-tale signs of MS because you have experienced them …

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My MS Evolution

My MS Evolution

As a species, we are evolving. Taller.  Stronger.  Faster. That is unless you are looking at those in the buffet line at Golden Corral. “Would you like beef or ham?” OK besides that, we ARE evolving. Just take my word on it for shits & giggles. But since my MS diagnosis back in 1996, I …

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Day One

Day One

Like being etched in stone, you remember the day you were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. For some it was a long awaited answer to lingering health problems. While for others, our “d-day” was filled with fearful thoughts of what the future holds. You remember that day like it was the back of your hand. But …

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It Could Be Worse

It Could Be Worse

You will never forget the day you learned you had multiple sclerosis. It was difficult.  Traumatizing.  Maybe a relief for some. But over time you realized being saddled with MS wasn’t so bad. In fact, during your life, you’ll probably hear far worse things than the little sentence…”You have MS.” As an example, My Odd …

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Do You…

Do You…

When you receive a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, it changes you. Slightly, but it changes you. To help you gain a better grasp of the person you have become, My Odd Sock has come up with this simple, seven question quiz for a better understanding of how you are coping with MS. There are no …

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Making it official.