Category: Multiple Sclerosis

Load of Crap

Load of Crap

  It’s irritating.  Overused.  And has no relevant meaning. I cringe when reading it.  Shudder, when I hear it. Is it meant to brag?  A proud boast, maybe? Whatever its purpose, I think it’s a load of crap. What am I talking about? I’m referring to the nonsensical mantra used by some fellow MSers… Really? …

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Bladder Blather

Bladder Blather

  With multiple sclerosis, problems with pee-pee and poo-poo are quite common.  Namely when an MSer has to go–we HAVE TO GO.  Get out of our way ‘cuz it’s game time! I’m undoing my pants way before I cross the bathroom threshold.  Even then it can be a close call. Nighttime is the worst. I’ll …

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Holiday Hugs

Holiday Hugs

  ‘Tis the season celebrated with family & friends. Warmest greetings are exchanged.  Hearty hello’s & well wishes along with embraces of fellowship. Hugs are given to all within reach…graciously accepted by everyone–except this guy…who is shakily standing there, teetering on two canes.   You see, with multiple sclerosis, comes piss-poor balance.  And the simplest …

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Guilt Over Good

Guilt Over Good

  One can be guilty of many things. Mostly bad stuff comes to mind. But I ask you, can one be guilty of a GOOD thing? Here’s my dilemma. Speaking to those with multiple sclerosis, you already know that with a MS diagnosis there can be a truckload of symptoms, signs, reactions, maladies & ailments…affecting …

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Dreadfully Awful

Dreadfully Awful

    I just finished taking a cycle of the commonly-prescribed oral steroid, Prednisone. Whether you have MS, a myriad of other health conditions or simply trying to boost your home run total, you are well aware of what I am about to say.       How do these tiny, tiny pills…smaller than mini …

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The Flemmy Awards

The Flemmy Awards

It’s the Flemmy Awards! Welcome ladies & gentlemen to the Flemmy’s, celebrating the best & worst of My Odd Sock. We are live from the American Legion hall in Sheboygan for this star-studded event.     Everyone in attendance hoping, dreaming to take home a coveted, career-killing Flemmy Award! The winners are in.  Trophies have been …

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Adults Say The Darndest Things

Adults Say The Darndest Things

    It’s not just kids. Often, seemingly mature, educated, functioning, responsible adults come up with shit that leaves your head spinning. You & I and everyone with any sort of health malady have heard our share of these numbing witicisms. The examples are endless.   I believe people belch out this stuff without even …

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MS Fact or Fiction

MS Fact or Fiction

    There is a lot of bad information online about multiple sclerosis (Much of it found here!). As a service to you, My Odd Sock has poured over this vast amount of data to sort through what is real…and what is not real is this post titled “MS Fact or Fiction.” Let us begin…..   …

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Trashed

Trashed

  I tossed it in the garbage with those ads that come each week. Stores we don’t even shop.  Shit-canned without a thought. But this was different.  I think. To most it was a dog-eared file folder.  Two inches thick.  Crammed with pages of scribbled words, classified ads and yellowed letters of rejection.   It …

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Ode To A Redneck

Ode To A Redneck

    Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is one of my favorite stand-ups.  Not only is he a nice guy (I got to work with him for a week) but his stand-up slays an audience.  Absolutely leaves them rolling in the aisles!     Foxworthy is best known for his bit “You might Be A Redneck If.” …

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