Tag: Acceptance

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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MS Health Assessment

MS Health Assessment

  As one with multiple sclerosis, you may be familiar with the pre-appointment health assessment. It’s basically a series of questions about your current condition, mood, symptoms, lifestyle…stuff like that. The health assessment gives your caregiver a better understanding of where you are as a patient, how you are coping with your condition and alerts …

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Treat Yo Self

Treat Yo Self

  That’s right.  Go ahead.  Indulge.  Treat yourself. You deserve it! After dealing with all the shenanigans MS has to offer…the sleepless nights, the falls, constant potty breaks, spasms, vertigo, fatigue, you name it–you also had to cope with a pandemic in 2020! Add it up and you are MORE than deserving of a treat …

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MS: By The Numbers

MS: By The Numbers

  Ever wonder whose job it is to compile those seemingly mindless sports statistics?  On-base-percentage of lefties vs righties on overcast days in April?  Odds of first-down during a defensive blitz by a running back with a reverse mortgage?   Multiple sclerosis is no different.  There are boo-coo figures on every aspect of MS.  And …

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Quiet As A Moose

Quiet As A Moose

  Quiet as a moose. That’s right.  It’s not a typo. Moose.  Not mouse.  Moose. Multiple sclerosis has turned me into a walking, err, scuffling noisemaker.   Hospitals could hire me to wake people from a coma. I don’t understand how it happens.  I am trying to be quiet but the harder I try-the more …

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Antistipation

Antistipation

  You hear it everywhere… “These are difficult days.” “We are in challenging times.” Hey, you are preaching to the choir, sister! And if you have multiple sclerosis like me, you probably know it as well.     You see, every so often I suffer from a severe case of “antistipation.” Never heard of it? …

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The Infusion Room

The Infusion Room

  There were only four of us in the infusion room on this particular day.  Four of us with arms exposed. IV’s in. Drip, drip, dripping away.     All four of us sharing the dreaded ick, multiple sclerosis. But how different each of us were when you really thought about it.   There was …

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Shecky Tremble (MS comedian)

Shecky Tremble (MS comedian)

  NOTE:  For the first time since this blog began in 2009, My Odd Sock hands over the reigns to the up & coming MS comedian, Shecky Tremble. The following is a transcript of Shecky’s recent performance at Gimp’s Comedy Club.  Let the show begin…..   Emcee:  “Welcome everyone to Gimps Comedy Club.  We have …

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Good News Bad News

Good News Bad News

    With everything there is good news and bad news. Including multiple sclerosis. Here are some good news/bad news scenarios you may find familiar. Enjoy…..     Good News You are just six steps from the nearest bathroom. Bad News You begin peeing after five. +++++   Good News Your doctor is happy to …

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Making it official.