Tag: MS

Give It A Finger

Give It A Finger

    Multiple Sclerosis can affect so many areas of our mind & body, one needs a scorecard to keep track. One area that MS bothers me most is…my hands.   Fingers, in particular. Mind you, my middle finger works just fine.  Simply ask the driver who rides my bumper like a second coat of …

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Helping Hand

Helping Hand

  From time to time everyone can use a little extra help. Whether you are doing something around the house, filling out a complicated form or moving furniture to run the vacuum (Who does that?), a helping hand is welcome relief. Having multiple sclerosis, I routinely find myself in situations when I feel like a turtle …

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Games Your MS Will Play

Games Your MS Will Play

Let’s play this My Odd Sock one more time.  Please enjoy!   When coping with multiple sclerosis, you can learn a lot about your disease by simply looking in the toy closet. At least I did anyway.   The board games you played as a kid can provide you with a better understanding of MS.  …

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The F-Word

The F-Word

  The f-word. It’s offensive. Obscene. Vulgar. Who knew when you were knighted with the dubious distinction of having multiple sclerosis, the f-word would become a prominent part of your vocabulary. Everything seemingly revolves around the f-word. Er, wait.  Before I go any further, let’s be sure we are on the same page.   The …

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MS An Adage

MS An Adage

    Everyone is familiar with an adage….those old, well-worn truths. “Out of sight-out of mind.” “Birds of a feather flock together.” “Look before you leap.”     Seems there are a million of ’em! And did you know, many pertain to multiple sclerosis? It’s true. Here are some of the more familiar MS adages….. …

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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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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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As The Myelin Fades

As The Myelin Fades

Tis the season for summer reruns, and My Odd Sock is no exception.  Here is a silly look at life with MS…in a soap opera.  Enjoy…       As you know, multiple sclerosis is a disease of intrigue. A daily barrage of quirks.  An aberration of normalcy. Complete with the twists and turns of …

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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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