Tag: Multiple Sclerosis

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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Being Punished

Being Punished

A look-back at an old My Odd Sock.  Enjoy…..   It was his passing comment that stopped me in my tracks.     “Wait, what did you say about your MS?” I asked. He repeated…”Sometimes I think I got MS as punishment for some bad things I did many years ago.” “You really think so? …

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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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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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A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Sometimes you need to take a moment to see where you are. Take in your situation. Realize how lucky you have it. Because there is always someone worse. Recent events changed the party theme for me as I tumbled down our stairs and broke my right collarbone. (Also broke the index finger on my left …

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Making it official.