Tag: MS

As The Myelin Fades–Episode #2

As The Myelin Fades–Episode #2

  You didn’t ask for it, but I promised it was coming. The following sad saga captures the raw emotion, the ups & downs, the unpredictability of chronic disease. It is the long awaited second installment of the only soap opera written specifically for multiple sclerosis. My Odd Sock presents…..     “As The Myelin …

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As The Myelin Fades

As The Myelin Fades

Let us revisit the original episode of “As The Myelin Fades” as a new version is in the works…       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 a bad TV soap opera.     …

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Getting Ready

Getting Ready

    The day’s social calendar features a wedding, thus let the preparations begin.  Chop Chop! Having multiple sclerosis you understand getting ready can be the most arduous process known to mankind. That’s why this post is for the other mere mortals in the world who may not understand our struggle.   Let these written …

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Putting It Away

Putting It Away

  I swear it’s not being picky. Or anal. Or some form of OCD. I’m not being bossy. Or a neat-nick. Or particular. I swear it’s it’s it’s multiple sclerosis’ fault!  MS made me this way. Here’s how… Multiple sclerosis eats up our energy like a Ford F-350 guzzles gas.  Therefore we need to get things …

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Your Handy Dandy AFO

Your Handy Dandy AFO

  If you have multiple sclerosis, and have MS-related foot drop, you probably already own an AFO. AFO stands for Associated Foot Oreopie or something like that (Don’t quote me) and one is worn on the lower leg to help “pick-up” your foot when walking. Beneficial as the AFO can be, you can’t wear one …

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The Quiet House

The Quiet House

      The house is still.  Too much so. After ten days our family guests left several hours ago and already I miss them. The two children mostly, ages five and almost two-years old.     For ten days this house was a storm.  A chaos of activity. Patter of non-stop little feet.  Shrieks.  …

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In The Lobby

In The Lobby

Sometimes it’s good to revisit an old My Odd Sock.  Let this be one of them…..   You’ve had a rough go of it lately. The weather hasn’t been cooperative.  Neither has your body. Your spirits seem as low as your energy level. You try to shake it.  Change your routine.  Mix it up a …

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MS Jeopardy

MS Jeopardy

    Let’s challenge our brain a bit with MS Jeopardy! You know how to play…I’ll supply the answer–you give me the question. Let’s begin…..     The Answer: The Question: What is a well-balanced diet? **********   The Answer: The Question: What is the average annual cost of MS medications ($60,000)? **********   The …

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Bath Time

Bath Time

  Life with multiple sclerosis is all about making adjustments. Small changes to make things easier. Convenience over struggle. It’s what coping with chronic disease entails. But I’m not telling you anything you anything you don’t already know.  It’s what we do, right?   Like my situation lately.  Due to an injury during a fall, …

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MS Tabloid Headlines

MS Tabloid Headlines

  The tabloids.  Journalism at its lowest. I don’t buy them but I do admit reading the eye-popping, ridiculous headlines while in line at the checkout. (That’s why they are there, right?) As much as I enjoy keeping up with the latest alien abduction, Elvis sighting or who is currently dating Bigfoot, I notice the …

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Making it official.