Tag: Multiple Sclerosis

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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Agony of Da Feet

Agony of Da Feet

    This post has been rated “G” for gross by the American Podiatry Association. What the heck is going on with my feet?  (Maybe yours too?) Having multiple sclerosis, the number of steps I take in a day barely exceeds double-digits.  Yet my feet look as though I run several marathons a week. Take …

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The Scary Stuff of MS

The Scary Stuff of MS

Please enjoy this look back at this old My Odd Sock from 2011…..   Thinking back to the day of your MS diagnosis, you may recall the fanatically-frightened thought pattern of your brain. A whirlwind of what-ifs, how’s thats and it-can’t-be’s. Heart pounding mental images of canes, walkers and wheelchairs, oh my! It was the …

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Blatantly Pathetic

Blatantly Pathetic

  You got me.  I apologize. This post is blatantly pathetic. An entry full of shameless self-promotion. Confessing my infidelities, I admit I have been writing for others.  And offer the following examples as proof. Please enjoy the fruits of my addiction…..     “29 Reasons I’m Thankful for Having MS.”   Sure the title …

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#10

#10

  If you didn’t know, I’m a fairly avid reader. Books, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, pamphlets, cereal boxes, even phone books. Honestly if it has something of interest, I’ll read it. Reading is knowledge, right?   So just last week I found myself immersed in the Winter edition of MS Focus Magazine. MS Focus is the …

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Cane Play

Cane Play

  I have been using two canes for my main mobility about six years now.  My canes are never far from my reach. And they are ALWAYS together. Sometimes I wonder if they could talk—what would they say to each other? Time for some “Cane Play”…….                   …

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The 2018 Flemmy Awards

The 2018 Flemmy Awards

Just when you thought there were way too many damn award shows, My Odd Sock piles on another one!       It is time to celebrate (and wretch) at the best & worst of My Odd Sock during the past year.   It’s time for the 2018 Flemmy Awards!         The …

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My Chair With Wheels

My Chair With Wheels

 Please enjoy this old My Odd Sock “instant replay.”  I’m stuck for a new idea!      The wheelchair. Long associated with the weak. The feeble. And the disabled.         The old, shiny-metal designs accentuated a feeling of stale, medically induced flavor. Scary and intimidating.  No doubt.   Maybe that’s why so …

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

  I am a leaner. Can’t help it. And frankly, I blame multiple sclerosis. I lean.  On everything.  Have since about 2005.     I feel as though I am going backward on the evolutionary scale because of my prominent “poop stoop” leaning posture.       I point my shaky finger at MS for …

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MS Has Taught Me…

MS Has Taught Me…

    Lessons? There is plenty to learn when you have multiple sclerosis. Here are just some of the valuable things MS has taught me.   MS has taught me…   …how to spell sclerosis, spasticity & exacerbation. …how to quickly reach my health insurance deductible. …how falling in grass is softer than the floor. …

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Making it official.