Tag: Exercise

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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MS-A-Day Calendar

MS-A-Day Calendar

You may have received a page-a-day desk calendar as a Christmas gift.  But did you get one like this? Enjoy this re-run of My Odd Sock’s “MS-A-Day Calendar”…..     Dogs.  Cats.  Jokes.  Trivia.  Recipes.  Sports. They make those page-a-day calendars for almost everything. Almost. They forgot chronic disease.         That’s why …

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Sock It To Me

Sock It To Me

    Tend to think I can handle myself around a gym.   Heck, I’ve been working out since I was 16. And although MS has slowed me down a bit, I still manage to exercise five or six times a week in the privacy of my basement.   So when I’m out of town …

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MS Bingo

MS Bingo

    If you are reading this, two things are certain: 1)-  You have multiple sclerosis (Or some related chronic ick.) and 2)-  You LOVE playing Bingo.   That’s why My Odd Sock has combined the two to present “MS Bingo!!!”   Below are several specially-created, MS-inspired Bingo cards to get us started…..   Card …

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Or Maybe

Or Maybe

Please enjoy this re-do of an older My Odd Sock while I take a breather.  Best wishes.     Quite possibly, the most over-used phrase of this MSer is “Or maybe.”   (“Quite possibly” ranks a close second!)   “Or maybe” comes in handy as I try to assess how I am feeling (good or …

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You’re An Inspiration.

You’re An Inspiration.

  Everyone needs a little push now and then.  Something or someone that makes you want to dig a little deeper.  Try a little harder.  Go a little longer. Just don’t let that spark be me. Let’s back up slightly and I’ll explain. If you have been a reader of My Odd Sock for any …

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MS Dos And Don’ts

MS Dos And Don’ts

        Having multiple sclerosis isn’t difficult if you simply use a little common sense.   To give you some healthy guidelines, My Odd Sock has created the list of “MS Dos And Don’ts.”   Let’s get busy, shall we…..           DO be aware of your bladder.  Accidents happen.   …

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War On Spasticity

War On Spasticity

    The picture on your left is :   A-  A medieval torture chamber. B-  Devices of a Dominatrix. C-  Things I use to battle spasticity.       Although there may be some truth to both answers A and B, my intention was for you to choose answer C.   Because C includes many of the weapons I …

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Time Well Spent

Time Well Spent

Let’s face it, time is all we have—and who knows how much we get, so why not spend some time with a little physical exercise. (GAG, GASP, CHOKE, SPIT, GROAN, CHORTLE, PUKE, WHEEZ, SNORT, COUGH) Now hear me out. The time you spend moving that body of yours will thank you back times ten. It’s …

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