Tag: Disability

Up & Down

Up & Down

  What is it? Is it me? The weather? Something I ate? Something I didn’t? Or, is it just plain MS?     I haven’t a clue what is causing mood swings lately. Upbeat for a few days…followed by a few dark, sour ones.   I place much of the blame-game on multiple sclerosis.  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 Class of 1996

MS Class of 1996

    Throughout the land people young & old are donning caps & gowns in celebration of their hard work & achievements. It’s graduation season, where hungry minds look ahead, plying their knowledge to challenges & future opportunity.   It has me thinking back to my own days as a young grad.   The year …

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My Odd Sock’s Dumb Stuff

My Odd Sock’s Dumb Stuff

      Welcome to My Odd Sock’s “Dumb Stuff” where we feature absurd products that make little sense.   Today, we thumb our way through Parade Magazine.   As you may know, Parade is the weekly insert found in the Sunday paper.  It features celebrity news, tidbits, recipes along with ads for products that …

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MS Stands For…

MS Stands For…

    By visiting My Odd Sock one can assume: A) you are extremely bored & B) you know “MS” stands for Multiple Sclerosis.   Though I can’t help you much with your boredom, I CAN show you that when one has the dreaded ick known as “MS,” those two letters mean so much more. …

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Dear Sir

Dear Sir

        The following is a letter to the man I spoke with last week.           Dear Sir, Not sure if you remember me, but I was the guy with two canes slowly shuffling on the school track . I remember you as you described a recent heart attack …

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I Want Ocrevus!

I Want Ocrevus!

    We have been hearing about this new MS medication in the works for several years. And finally this week, the FDA granted approval for Ocrevus (short for ocrelizumab). Now what? All the high-fives surround Ocrevus because it is the first & only approved treatment for progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.   (That’s my …

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MS Motivations

MS Motivations

    When you have multiple sclerosis, who can’t use a little motivation now & again. But where do you find such messages? Well, look no further than My Odd Sock for spirited quips sure to put a skip in your gimpy step!     Here are some specially crafted gems of positivity for your …

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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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Do You Prep?

Do You Prep?

      There is a big day looming on my MS horizon. Appointments. Not one.  Not two.  But three appointments in a single day.   A trifecta of care at the Mellen Center of the Cleveland Clinic.         I’ll begin with a morning session of Botox injections in my legs to …

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