Author: Doug Ankerman

Razor Burn

Razor Burn

  It’s all about confidence, baby. When you’re looking good–you’re feeling good. But when I saw the commercial, I felt…..slighted.  That maybe, I wasn’t…good…..enough?   You see, as a mammal, we have hair.  But as a guy we have hair, and sometimes lots of it, in weird places.   According to the ad, to get …

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Some Days

Some Days

  Some days you just wanna bitch to no one in particular. (This is one of those days) Some days I get so tired of doing what I can to hold off the steady grip MS has on my life.  Tired of the exercise & stretching to battle spasticity, only to have it come back …

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Maskpalooza

Maskpalooza

  Now that mask mandates are being lifted faster than a Kardashian tummy-tuck, only one question remains. What are you to do with all those leftover masks? You can’t donate them.  And they won’t sell at a rummage sale.  So masks have become useless unless you are involved with the Gambino crime family, right? Not …

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Finders Cheapers

Finders Cheapers

  Well lookie there.  My lucky day. A crumpled dollar bill at my feet. With no one around I was forced to claim it as my own. What to do with my new-found windfall? Hmm, I could buy a lottery ticket and dream big. Or I could spend my single tender on something small & …

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Door Mats For MSers

Door Mats For MSers

  Knock! Knock! Knock! There is someone at the door.  But by the time you answer it, they are loooong gone. As one with multiple sclerosis, I know.  It happens every day. If only there was a way to let them know you need an extra moment to get the door. Well now there is …

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A Bad Day

A Bad Day

    You are NOT alone. Everybody has’em from time to time. And having MS doesn’t help. I had a bad day recently and it was my own fault. You see, I overdid it & paid the price for my stubbornness not to give in.   It was a sunny morning.  Not too hot.  Yet. …

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Brain Drain #28

Brain Drain #28

  Welcome to Brain Drain (#28 in the series), where I pull the plug on some recent thoughts swirling around inside my big noggin. No particular ire.  Just getting some stuff off my chest. Feel free at the end to add what’s got your knickers in a twist with a comment. Let’s get started…..   …

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Ever Faked It?

Ever Faked It?

  Well, have you? Faked it? Faked your disability? Of course not.  You (and I) don’t have to. We have MS or some other kind of creeping crud that makes our lives difficult.   But apparently a lot of people ARE faking it, that according to a recent article by Christopher Elliot of USA Today. …

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The Break-Up

The Break-Up

  Making changes in a relationship can be overwhelming. Difficult?  Yes. Emotional?  Certainly. Painful?  Oh, it hurts. But sometimes change is necessary so life can move forward.   I attest to this as I have made a recent change to a relationship very dear to my heart. The following words help me to cope.  Let …

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Speak To Me

Speak To Me

      Here’s what people (me, mostly) are saying about their MS…..       What would YOU say about your multiple sclerosis?  Tell me with a comment.                                                     …

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Making it official.