Tag Archive | "Walking"

Dear Sir

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


        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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Super Slo-Mo

Monday, September 12, 2016


  Things are moving slowly these days. Especially when you include my feet. It feels as though I am moving through molasses.  Like the world is covered with the scratchy side of velcro–and my feet are soft & fuzzy.  (They truly ARE soft & fuzzy.)     Foot drop in both tootsies doesn’t help matters. […]

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Surface Tension

Monday, August 4, 2014

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Surface tension is defined as the tendency of the surface of a liquid to resist an external force. In Odd Sock’s world, that means we can’t walk on water because the weight of our big butt is more than the water surface can support. But in the world of multiple sclerosis, surface tension is a […]

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Walk This Way

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


      Whaat?   A guy with multiple sclerosis is gonna talk to ME about walking? That’s laughable. Next, you’ll tell me a heart patient is talking about snow shoveling….a diabetic who’s making cupcakes….or a chemo patient chatting about hair growth.   All kidding aside, My Odd Sock, accompanied by his two sidekick canes, wanted […]

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On The Double

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


        In baseball, we have the double play.           There’s the double dip ice cream cone.             We have my favorite gum “Dubble Bubble.”           And today, My Odd Sock “gimps” with…..     ….double canes!         […]

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Tread Lightly

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


  When you have multiple sclerosis, walking can be a daunting challenge…pick up your bad foot…keep your balance…make sure your feet don’t scissor…step on a crack–break your mother’s back. You get the picture. It is compete concentration for man’s basic mode of transportation.   But as an MSer, you must now add to the equation–the […]

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