Tag: foot drop

Have Some Pride

Have Some Pride

  The following is an open letter to zombies.  This cultural phase has long run its course.  It is time to move on to something more constructive.  It is time for all zombies to take a good look at themselves and have some pride.   Dear zombies, Enough already.  Your show has ended.  Halloween has …

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Socknac the Magnificent

Socknac the Magnificent

  Johnny Carson will forever be my comedy idol. Delivery so smooth.  Wit razor sharp.  Often he was at his funniest when the joke was a dud (which was a rarity). As a kid I struggled to stay up (with permission) to watch him non-school nights.  As an adult I struggled to stay up because, …

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MS-A-Caroling

MS-A-Caroling

  ‘Tis the holiday season and not even multiple sclerosis can sour the spirit here at My Odd Sock!   Let’s add a sprinkle of MS to our favorite Christmas songs. Join in & sing loudly as we go “MS-A-Caroling”…..     Sung to the tune of: “O Christmas Tree”   O  A-F-O, O  A-F-O, …

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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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Award Whining

Award Whining

Nominations for the EMMY Awards were announced this week and like most awards, My Odd Sock was snubbed once again. (I can’t even win a scratch-off lottery tix.) But lo & behold about a month ago, I received an email from the founder of “Feedspot” saying My Odd Sock had been selected as one of …

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MS Goes To The Movies

MS Goes To The Movies

Let’s cool off in a movie theater watching some MS-related flicks…     Have you ever wondered what would happen if Hollywood was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? My Odd Sock believes our favorite movies would be quite different. Roll’em and let’s see how…….         “Officer And A Gentleman With Leg Spasms”   …

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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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Sliders: the foot-drop perspective

Sliders: the foot-drop perspective

  “Take a step in my shoes” is an all-too familiar quote.  And when you have multiple sclerosis & MS related foot-drop in particular, “taking a step in my shoes” can be difficult–if not darn near impossible. That’s why with foot-drop, the proper shoes are a prerequisite. In most cases, every MSer has a favorite …

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MS A TV Show

MS A TV Show

    Time for some fun with multiple sclerosis! Let’s take a TV show…and add a pinch of MS. This bit was inspired by Margaret, a long-time My Odd Sock reader & fellow MSer.  She even contributed a few programs of her own! Ready to play? Join us as we “MS A TV Show”…..   …

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Making it official.