Tag: Wheelchair

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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A Matter of Inches

A Matter of Inches

    Life is a long, long journey. But when you have the ickies like multiple sclerosis, the teeny-tiniest part of the journey can be the most challenging. Not miles, meters or even feet. With MS & MS related foot-drop, the biggest hurdles in life can be measured in inches.  (Often even less than that!) …

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Blessed

Blessed

      He described how he watches people. Noticing them not by looks or what they wear, but their eyes. “And you are blessed” he said to me. I gave him an “Aw shucks” kind of fidget followed by “I have lost a few pounds lately.”     He smiled and explained that he …

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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 …

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The MS Guide To The Movies

The MS Guide To The Movies

Hope you enjoy the 2nd run of this old My Odd Sock…stale popcorn & all……      My Odd Sock and multiple sclerosis go Hollywood! Many titles of feature films can be related to MS in some way, shape or form.  My Odd Sock thought it might be fun to draw some red-carpet comparisons to …

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Use Your Tools

Use Your Tools

    As one with multiple sclerosis, walking, yeah simple walking, can be a misadventure of mobility.  (Tell me something I don’t know!) But trying to carry something while walking can be a downright catastrophe! Especially if you are like me and use a mobility aid like canes, crutches, rollator, wheelchair, scooter…or a combo of …

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Hope For Humanity

Hope For Humanity

      As a kid growing up, I often heard the older folks complaining about the world “goin to hell.”  “The future being doomed” and “Kid’s today don’t know their asses from a hole in the ground.” (Their words not mine.)   I suppose they thought that way because elders said the same about …

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Making it official.