Tag: Multiple Sclerosis

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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MS Horoscope

MS Horoscope

      Everyone knows a horoscope is used to forecast futures and a person’s character based on the position of stars & planets at the time of their birth. Yeah, whether or not that is true is a toss-up. Some believe.  Others don’t. But mostly horoscopes are enjoyed for entertainment with a dash of …

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Know Your Abrasion

Know Your Abrasion

Because I have run out of time, let’s roll with a My Odd Sock from the archives.  I hope you enjoy…and can relate (safely)!      Let’s play an MSer’s favorite game of cuts, scrapes and bruises.  It’s time for…. “Know Your Abrasion”       Hmm, a bruise on your arm. Did you… A)  …

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MS Stands For…

MS Stands For…

    By visiting My Odd Sock one can assume: A) you are extremely bored & B) you know “MS” stands for Multiple Sclerosis.   Though I can’t help you much with your boredom, I CAN show you that when one has the dreaded ick known as “MS,” those two letters mean so much more. …

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Dear Sir

Dear Sir

        The following is a letter to the man I spoke with last week.           Dear Sir, Not sure if you remember me, but I was the guy with two canes slowly shuffling on the school track . I remember you as you described a recent heart attack …

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I Want Ocrevus!

I Want Ocrevus!

    We have been hearing about this new MS medication in the works for several years. And finally this week, the FDA granted approval for Ocrevus (short for ocrelizumab). Now what? All the high-fives surround Ocrevus because it is the first & only approved treatment for progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.   (That’s my …

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