Author: Doug Ankerman

Waiting Room Magazines

Waiting Room Magazines

  It would be difficult to estimate the number of hours you have spent in a waiting room over the years. At the doctor’s office, the dentist, the eye doctor.  Waiting rooms in hospitals, banks, the mechanic or the tire store. Throw in an icky health condition like MS, diabetes or heart issues and you …

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Never Used SUV Names

Never Used SUV Names

    Our roads are filled with on-the-go SUV’s and work-duty trucks. Inside are active drivers & families busy with jobs, chores and adventurous plans. The brand names of these vehicles are the best.  They convey boundless energy and beautiful journeys behind majestic nameplates of grand nature!   Look there!…It’s a Kia Sedona. I see …

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Sock Flop

Sock Flop

  Stockinged feet have long been my preferred way to pad around the house. They’re quick to put on, carefree & comfortable. Clad only in socks, my feet would move from room to room with dancer’s grace. No matter the surface.  From the plushness of carpet…to smooth hardwood…to cool tile, my feet were happy everywhere …

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20 Jokes

20 Jokes

    A recent news story detailed a man in Brazil (it’s always either Brazil or Florida) getting a 2kg dumbbell stuck in his rear end which was later removed by doctors.   In response here are twenty jokes by My Odd Sock.     1.  Made it harder to butt-dial. 2.  I’ve heard of …

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High Performance Guy

High Performance Guy

    I am not high performance, but apparently…I am. Dri-Fit apparel has been around for years.  If you aren’t familiar with the term, Dri-Fit is a polyester-type material used to make clothing by sports brands for “athletes and active lifestyles”…of which I am neither.     Yet digging through my shirt drawer, I happened …

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Expensive Stuff, Dog

Expensive Stuff, Dog

  Yeah, yeah we’ve heard it all before. The rah-rah hype of some sort of oversight looksie into the high cost of prescription meds. Advocates have called on one for years only to get a whimper of response from those in power. I decided to get off my backside to take a peek at the …

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Neck Cracking

Neck Cracking

  Go ahead with your little mindless habits.  You won’t bother me. Not one bit. Spin the ring on your finger. Twist your hair.  Or bite your nails. Click a pen, pick at your lip or fiddle with your ear.   Don’t stop ‘cuz of me.  You probably don’t know you even do these things …

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Big Deal Little Deal No Deal

Big Deal Little Deal No Deal

  You are faced with challenges each & every day. And having multiple sclerosis only adds to that fact. Therefore, every day it’s your job to figure out how to deal with those challenges. To make it easier, My Odd Sock has turned it into a game!   I’ll provide the situation…then you decide if …

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Variety Pack

Variety Pack

  It’s called “Variety Pack” because this post to My Odd Sock consists of a mish-mash of leftover thoughts & observations. Like the variety pack of cereal boxes from your grocer, there may be some you enjoy and some, well, that will be shoved to the back of the pantry. Let’s dig in…   Am …

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Frustration Station

Frustration Station

    “Thank you for riding MS Express, the fastest, most-direct route for disease progression. Please remain seated till the train comes to a complete stop. We welcome you to Frustration Station!”     You and I have been here before. Many times, in fact. Sometimes I get so frustrated having multiple sclerosis, I could …

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