Tag: National MS Society

MS Haikus

MS Haikus

    The haiku (High-Koo) is a Japanese form of poetry. Only seventeen syllables total in three lines of five, seven and five syllables each.  (My kind of quick read.) Haikus are fun to compose so I thought I would come up with a few that pertain to life with multiple sclerosis. Hope you enjoy.  …

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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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MS Pie Charts

MS Pie Charts

    I love pie charts.  And I love pie.  Though not necessarily in that order. Pie charts are a fantastic way to present useful information. Or in this case, nonsensical info relating to our beloved multiple sclerosis. Take a peek at these pie charts and maybe you will come away with a smile. Enjoy… …

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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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MR Not MS

MR Not MS

      According to the National MS Society, multiple sclerosis is at least two to three times more common in women than men.   For the overwhelming majority of female patients, the abbreviation MS is fitting as MS, like Mrs & Miss, is also a proper greeting.     But as one of the …

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We’re #2!

We’re #2!

      C’mon, all together now…   “We’re #2, hey!   We’re #2, Yeah!”   Yes, that’s right.  According to the National MS Society, multiple sclerosis is the second most expensive disease to treat. Only congestive heart failure ranks higher.     The average health cost per family living with MS is about $70,000 …

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MS Fact Or Fiction

MS Fact Or Fiction

Like any disease, multiple sclerosis has its share of misinformation being circulated by word of mouth or via the Internet. While many, more credible sources, word to dispel the major myths of MS, here at My Odd Sock, we are busy clearing away the lesser known hearsay of our disease. With that, we present “MS …

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My Odd Sock Final Exam

My Odd Sock Final Exam

It’s the end of the school year. And time to take your final exam. Let’s see how much you know about multiple sclerosis…and what you have learned from this web site.  (Really?  Are you kidding me?) Let’s begin….. Name ______________ Question #1 This picture represents… A)   “Sticky”, Hallmark’s mascot for Secretaries day. B)   …

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Things I Miss

Things I Miss

  Please enjoy this retread My Odd Sock.  (I enjoyed reading it for a second time–and I wrote it!)     I love lists.  I love to read lists.  Give me a list of the top ten reasons to do whatever and I am as engaged as a dog staring at something shiny.   I …

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MS Mind Games

MS Mind Games

    Multiple Sclerosis has taken a lot from you. Maybe it’s your balance…ability to walk…your vision …or bladder control.  Or maybe you are one of the lucky few where MS has taken all of the above!  (Too bad you weren’t that lucky with a lottery ticket!)   Swallowing some pride, many of these problems …

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Making it official.