Tag: Wheelchair

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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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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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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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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MS Skills

MS Skills

Because I’m feeling a bit lazy, here is something I wrote for the M.S.A.A. blog.  Enjoy.   It is difficult to accept when multiple sclerosis steals your ability to work. A lifetime of training and talent gone.  Poof. I know it was for me after giving over twenty years of sweat & soul in radio …

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Helping Hand

Helping Hand

  From time to time everyone can use a little extra help. Whether you are doing something around the house, filling out a complicated form or moving furniture to run the vacuum (Who does that?), a helping hand is welcome relief. Having multiple sclerosis, I routinely find myself in situations when I feel like a turtle …

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My Odd Sock’s Dumb Stuff

My Odd Sock’s Dumb Stuff

      Welcome to My Odd Sock’s “Dumb Stuff” where we feature absurd products that make little sense.   Today, we thumb our way through Parade Magazine.   As you may know, Parade is the weekly insert found in the Sunday paper.  It features celebrity news, tidbits, recipes along with ads for products that …

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Studies Show

Studies Show

    We live by the numbers.  Or so it seems. Apparently the number-crunchers do studies & collect statistics on every crazy, conceiveable thing you can imagine. Those of us with multiple sclerosis aren’t exempt from the studies either.   Did you know….. 85% of people are diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS at onset. And of …

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Party Pooper

Party Pooper

        I’m always sorta glad when the holidays are over. The social atmoshere of family gatherings, Christmas parties & New Year festivities make me stick out like Santa Claus during Hanukkah.   Mind you, I was never a life of the party. But I was certainly a more active participant in years …

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MS and the Makeup Mirror

MS and the Makeup Mirror

    MS and the makeup mirror? What on Earth does a makeup mirror have to do with multiple sclerosis? Now before you think My Odd Sock has blown a hole in the toe, let me explain.   It’s no surprise to someone when I tell them I have MS. Outfitted with canes, a wheelchair, …

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Making it official.