Tag: Spasticity

Change

Change

    A lot of change has occurred in recent days. A change in seasons. The weather changed. Some changed their clocks. In sports, champions change. Ranking change.  Relationships change. Even last week we had a change in leaders.   And through all this change, one thing remains steadfast—we have our multiple sclerosis. MS hangs …

+ Read More

Driving Me Nuts

Driving Me Nuts

  Having multiple sclerosis challenges so many aspects of your life. From the simpliest task to the most difficult situation, an MSer battles far greater adversity than just stepping over a high curb.   One thing we do is drive and/or ride in a motor vehicle. We think nothing of a 40 minute drive to …

+ Read More

MS A TV Show

MS A TV Show

    Time for some fun with multiple sclerosis! Let’s take a TV show…and add a pinch of MS. This bit was inspired by Margaret, a long-time My Odd Sock reader & fellow MSer.  She even contributed a few programs of her own! Ready to play? Join us as we “MS A TV Show”…..   …

+ Read More

Twenty Things I Have Learned Having MS

Twenty Things I Have Learned Having MS

How many can you relate with?  Please enjoy this re-run of an old My Odd Sock…..       It’s true.  My Odd Sock has been away for quite a while.  (Just long enough for the nightmares to subside, right?)   But my time away hasn’t all been wasted.  (Most of it yes, but not …

+ Read More

Playing Footsie

Playing Footsie

    I do not have a foot fetish. It only appears that way. Through illness (multiple sclerosis), I have become obsessed by how feet do their thang (or how they don’t in my case). Though I am not alone in my preoccupation as most MSer’s I know have the same problems.  A “one-size-fits-all” if …

+ Read More

Wear’em With MS Pride

Wear’em With MS Pride

Thought I would shake out the wrinkles on this post from a couple years ago. Enjoy….   Those of us with multiple sclerosis look to many avenues to staying positive. Whether you choose motivating books, presentations, movies or websites, the uplifting messages help you cope with chronic disease. Lately I’ve noticed the popularity of MS …

+ Read More

Not The Only One

Not The Only One

        I tend to forget.  A lot. I don’t put the entire blame on icky MS.  Just some of it. Most I owe to a lack of perspective. A lapse of judgement. A brain fart, if you will.     Because after living with multiple sclerosis for 19 years now, I have forgotten how …

+ Read More

Sock It To Me

Sock It To Me

    Tend to think I can handle myself around a gym.   Heck, I’ve been working out since I was 16. And although MS has slowed me down a bit, I still manage to exercise five or six times a week in the privacy of my basement.   So when I’m out of town …

+ Read More

MS Bingo

MS Bingo

    If you are reading this, two things are certain: 1)-  You have multiple sclerosis (Or some related chronic ick.) and 2)-  You LOVE playing Bingo.   That’s why My Odd Sock has combined the two to present “MS Bingo!!!”   Below are several specially-created, MS-inspired Bingo cards to get us started…..   Card …

+ Read More

The Bed Zone

The Bed Zone

    I tend to sleep in the spare bedroom.  But I am not alone. Because if you have multiple sclerosis as well—you’re right there with me. With MS, slumber can be a fitful, jumpy fog of tossing & turning between muscle spasms and potty runs.   In other words, sleeping with MS, or sleeping …

+ Read More

Making it official.