Tag: foot drop

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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A Matter of Inches

A Matter of Inches

    Life is a long, long journey. But when you have the ickies like multiple sclerosis, the teeny-tiniest part of the journey can be the most challenging. Not miles, meters or even feet. With MS & MS related foot-drop, the biggest hurdles in life can be measured in inches.  (Often even less than that!) …

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Playing Footsie

Playing Footsie

    I do not have a foot fetish. It only appears that way. Through illness (multiple sclerosis), I have become obsessed by how feet do their thang (or how they don’t in my case). Though I am not alone in my preoccupation as most MSer’s I know have the same problems.  A “one-size-fits-all” if …

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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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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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My Odd Sock’s MS Emoticons

My Odd Sock’s MS Emoticons

Sharing emoticons in our modern-day communications have become as popular as sharing the cold virus with a handshake. The cutesy smiling face 🙂 adds a happy tone to a sentence. While a frowny face 🙁 can alert others you are not having a good day. As frequently as emoticons are used in emails & text …

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