Tag: Disability

Given Up?

Given Up?

  Have I? Have I bowed out? Pulled out? Backed out? Copped out? Ducked out?   Have I given up?  Have you?   I was reading an online advertisement about a new brand of sweatpants.  The makers claimed them to be the most comfortable, thinnest, stylish brand on the market. “You (and others) won’t even …

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The Faces of MS

The Faces of MS

      As you know there are many many faces of multiple sclerosis. With the help of a novelty item called “Face Coasters” I will try my best to recreate a small sample of our MS challenges & emotions. Shall we…..         Doctor:  “I’m sorry but you have multiple sclerosis.”   …

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As The Myelin Fades–Episode #2

As The Myelin Fades–Episode #2

  You didn’t ask for it, but I promised it was coming. The following sad saga captures the raw emotion, the ups & downs, the unpredictability of chronic disease. It is the long awaited second installment of the only soap opera written specifically for multiple sclerosis. My Odd Sock presents…..     “As The Myelin …

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Getting Ready

Getting Ready

    The day’s social calendar features a wedding, thus let the preparations begin.  Chop Chop! Having multiple sclerosis you understand getting ready can be the most arduous process known to mankind. That’s why this post is for the other mere mortals in the world who may not understand our struggle.   Let these written …

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MS Jeopardy

MS Jeopardy

    Let’s challenge our brain a bit with MS Jeopardy! You know how to play…I’ll supply the answer–you give me the question. Let’s begin…..     The Answer: The Question: What is a well-balanced diet? **********   The Answer: The Question: What is the average annual cost of MS medications ($60,000)? **********   The …

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Bath Time

Bath Time

  Life with multiple sclerosis is all about making adjustments. Small changes to make things easier. Convenience over struggle. It’s what coping with chronic disease entails. But I’m not telling you anything you anything you don’t already know.  It’s what we do, right?   Like my situation lately.  Due to an injury during a fall, …

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National MS Days of June

National MS Days of June

  All the time you hear things like the day being National Cheese Day, National Plant-A-Flower Day or National Take-A-Hike Day. It’s crazy.  It seems as though EVERYTHING has a national day of its own.   June is plumb full of such days. Including many of which pertain to life with multiple sclerosis. Never heard of …

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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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Making it official.