Tag: Disability

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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MS The Musical

MS The Musical

  Since its debut in 2001, Menopause The Musical has entertained audiences throughout the world. Due to their phenomenal success, My Odd Sock thought it was damn time multiple sclerosis has a show of its own. And thus, presents….. Like the predecessor, MS The Musical will showcase tongue-in-cheek song parodies of popular tunes such as… …

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Blatantly Pathetic

Blatantly Pathetic

  You got me.  I apologize. This post is blatantly pathetic. An entry full of shameless self-promotion. Confessing my infidelities, I admit I have been writing for others.  And offer the following examples as proof. Please enjoy the fruits of my addiction…..     “29 Reasons I’m Thankful for Having MS.”   Sure the title …

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#10

#10

  If you didn’t know, I’m a fairly avid reader. Books, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, pamphlets, cereal boxes, even phone books. Honestly if it has something of interest, I’ll read it. Reading is knowledge, right?   So just last week I found myself immersed in the Winter edition of MS Focus Magazine. MS Focus is the …

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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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MS Has Taught Me…

MS Has Taught Me…

    Lessons? There is plenty to learn when you have multiple sclerosis. Here are just some of the valuable things MS has taught me.   MS has taught me…   …how to spell sclerosis, spasticity & exacerbation. …how to quickly reach my health insurance deductible. …how falling in grass is softer than the floor. …

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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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Under Pressure

Under Pressure

    EVERYONE knows how temperature affects your multiple sclerosis but have you ever given a thought about barometric pressure? Sure you’ve heard the “weather-heads” on the news talk about barometric pressure. Do you know what it means?   Barometric pressure, or atmospheric pressure, is the force exerted against a surface by the weight of …

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Having The Big O

Having The Big O

  After years of abstinence, I must confess I succumbed to temptation. Primal urge too strong to resist. The setting was bright.  And sterile.  But I didn’t care. My mind was made up.  My heart swollen with desire. Today I would be having the big O.   Ocrevus.   Wait, what were you thinking, you filthy …

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Making it official.