Tired Wired

Tired Wired

  When you have had multiple sclerosis a while the usual MS talking points get somewhat boring. Humdrum.  Same-ol, same-ol. They need jazzed-up a bit to keep my (and maybe your) interest. Welcome to “Tired Wired,” where we take an old “tired” MS topic and give it a new “wired” spin. Here we go…   …

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Is This It?

Is This It?

  Is this it? What’s left? Anything else? Is that all? What now? These are just some of the questions you may find yourself asking when (or if) multiple sclerosis takes you away from something you love.   Your job.  Your favorite activity.  Hobby.  Passion.  Whatever. It happens.  And it sucks. You feel defeated. Like …

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My Odd Sock Reader Profile

My Odd Sock Reader Profile

  Since its humble beginning WAY back in 2009, this silly blog has shared my thoughts, fears, hopes, dreams & humor (the last one often debated). But enough about ME!  Time to learn about YOU! Thus, presenting the “My Odd Sock Reader Profile.” This short survey will chart your likes, dislikes & preferences which will …

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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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Sounds Funny

Sounds Funny

    The written word itself may or may not be interesting. But how it sounds when spoken–can be downright engaging! Some words are short.  Abrupt.  Smacking you upside the head with purpose.  While longer words can have an ebb & flow.  A cadence which carries you along with a venacular rhythm.   I love …

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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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My Beak

My Beak

  My beak. The nose on my face.  Yeah, we go way back.  Been my calling card for ages. It’s big-no doubt.  It’s the first thing that enters a room. Most people say they remember someone’s eyes.  With me, they never forget my nose.   I’ve frightened small children.  It counts as another appendage…two arms, two …

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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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Guzzle Gifts

Guzzle Gifts

    Got a drinker on your gift list? How about a bottle of wine from a local winery? Some crafted beer from an area brewpub? Or fine spirits from your state agency?   Then, head to Ollie’s to get your party started!     If you are not familiar, Ollie’s is a closeout retailer …

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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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