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Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by shanwill, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. shanwill

    shanwill Member

    Have just had yet another 'entertaining' doctors visit and thought I'd write a poem on my experience.
    Then had a better idea - why not ask my fellow friends and suffers to help me out with it!

    So please add in your own bits and see what we come up with:

    FROM M.E. TO YOU
    an ode to those who just don't get it!

    You're told to trust them
    When you get sick
    But where do you go
    When your doc is a ____
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    [This Message was Edited on 09/13/2006]
  2. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    You plead, you beg
    But your never heard
    You get so frustrated
    Why it's so absurd

    So you head back home
    And you start to pray
    Lord please forgive me
    For what I'm about to say

    But the medical field
    Has so much to learn
    Please give them some wisdom
    Doctors, nurses, and intern

    [This Message was Edited on 09/13/2006]
  3. angelstapleton

    angelstapleton New Member

    The pain so bad
    Please take it away
    It's in our legs and in our hips
    I try to breath and no relief
    Then they say come back another day





  4. shanwill

    shanwill Member

    After all
    Its all in your head
    If you weren't so depressed
    You'd get outta bed

    So why Doc then
    When I take your happy pill
    Can I still no longer climb
    Up that hill

    They say try harder
    Don't be so lazy
    Lets up your meds
    Cuz you must be crazy
  5. rosemarie

    rosemarie Member

    I don't understand is that doctor's
    spend years in medical school to learn
    how to treat disease. But this one is unseen
    and when your were in medical school why didn't
    they teach you how to treat chronic pain.

    You have been taught to fix a borken leg
    or make a cough go away. So why is it that you
    can't or won't make my pain go away.
    so you give me pain pills but just for 30 days.
    So I won't become addicted you see

    I ask the family if they can help
    And I get told to exerise and eat
    right , lose some weight and those
    pain pills you will not need.
  6. kholmes

    kholmes New Member


    you look to the CDC;
    into many cups you pee;
    they can't find objectivity;
    There goes Disability!
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  7. Lolalee

    Lolalee New Member

    Your memory was great
    Once upon a time
    What will it take
    To recapture your mind

    You moan and you groan
    As you turn over in bed
    You reach for the phone
    But your arm feels like lead

    You take a bath and wash your hair
    Finally feeling clean
    But expecting a flare
    On the counter you lean
    For a moment or two
    And you're grateful that no one is watching you

    Help me Lord..are you still there
    Please give me a sign to show that you care
    The doorbell rings and you think "who's there"
    It's your neighbor with a basket filled with
    goodies and such
    And you know that God really does love you very much.

    AMEN!!

    Next.....

    Lolalee


  8. sues1

    sues1 New Member

    I now have so many quirks
    One day I can run and do things so well
    Next day my body no longer works

    why do I moan and groan as I sleep in my bed
    If it is just in my head


    As I lose the ability to think and do
    my mind is still sharp in other ways
    my body is failing in many ways to

    Right away I hear "But you are getting older now"
    We all get problems as we age
    In one day I went to being older, how?

    Just once I asked God, "Why me"?
    I heard his answer. "Why not?"
    He put me on the spot.

    I thought and felt comfort and counted my blessings
    I had many to count and I do every day
    some are small,some huge, some are every day things

    I am thankful for this board and friends that grace this site.
    They boost me up and help me fight.

    Although I am not good with prose
    I send love and blessings to all of those
    (on this board)

  9. libra55

    libra55 New Member

    Seems like yesterday I ran a department
    I was in my prime
    Now I swallow pills from little compartments
    Can't get out of bed on time

    Once ran a mile in seven minutes flat
    Had abs and buns of steel
    Now I've gotten slow, and fat
    FM is such a lousy deal

    Used to go out on the town
    Loved to do the Hustle
    Now mostly I just hang around
    And do the Fibro Shuffle

    Each day's pain fills me with dread
    As I wonder "Will I make it through?"
    Of course I'm told "It's all in your head
    There's nothing really wrong with you"

    "You're just depressed" the doctors say
    Get some exercise, eat better food"
    As if that will make it go away!
    Boy they do put me in a mood!
  10. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    Once I was a "normal",
    Once I was a real man,
    Once I was energetic,
    But now I do the best I can.

    Once I had ambition,
    Once I felt real good,
    Once I had lots of friends,
    But now I can't relate like I should.

    So I take it one day at a time,
    As I search for some relief,
    My faith is strong, as I go along,
    In God I trust, is my belief.....
  11. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

    You know Shan what word I want to put in the blank space you left! LOL So much talent on this board! I will give it a try!

    My mind is blank
    I can not think
    So I will lean upon the sink
    Too tired to move
    Too painful to blink.

    I used to love to run and play
    and now I pray for no pain today

    The rain is falling from the sky
    and in so much pain are my hips and I

    My mind is blank
    I can not think
    Back to bed
    Into my blankies I sink!

    hugs all Marion (Redwillow)
  12. shanwill

    shanwill Member

    what a great mix!
    at least this DD hasn't stolen our creativity - or sense of humor!!!

    Invisible illness
    you can not see
    Only close ones know
    what is taken from me

    But I won't give up
    and each day i will try
    to live life to the fullest
    and eat chocolate pie!
    (even tho i'm supposed to avoid sugar, gluten and dairy;)!
  13. Lalania1970

    Lalania1970 New Member

    Got to get the energy to get and go
    To the Doctor who is lost in space
    As usual I hear in the usual manner
    "Get up and do more at a faster pace"

    When I leave the office of the place
    I must go to get hurt by again and again
    As usual I feel the same as the time before
    Frustrated & angry same as when it first began

    Stop on the way home by the drug store
    To pick up a whole bunch of new med
    As usual I count my change to pay
    On days like this I want to stay in bed.

    Lalania1970
  14. diverwoman

    diverwoman New Member

  15. diverwoman

    diverwoman New Member

    I just tried to fill in the blank, at the end of the first line of the poem. I didn't even see the rest of the lines, until later. Nice poem. Keep up the good work!
  16. homesheba

    homesheba New Member

    and as i continue to bear the pain,
    and suppress my woeful moans,
    i struggle to meet each passing day
    with lipstick and a glow....
    thanks to maybellene and
    cover girl,
    they will always be my pals,
    cause they are there on my bathroom sink-
    each morning when i arise.

    then i choke down my slew of pills ,
    and drink all my healthful drinks,
    so i can shuffel on to my couch,
    and rest from being weak....
  17. mrstyedawg

    mrstyedawg Member

    It's only 2 p.m.
    how can I be so sleepy
    I slept til ten
    and why do I feel so weepy

    I am so sad, depressed, and a grouch
    oh why oh why can't I get off this couch
    The exhaustion is so severe
    But still they say "just get off your rear."

    Maybe one day I'll be able to breath
    If I get put on an oxygen machine!
    The dizziness won't it ever go away
    Maybe in time some day some day

    Will I sleep tonight?
    I ask myself
    I really need to dust those things on that shelf
    The laundry is piled high
    the dishes too
    And the kids want to go to the zoo

    My brain fog has kicked in
    my memory is shot
    just taking a bath means alot

    It's just depression is what they say
    just take this pill, it will go away
    We have to stay strong I say
    And we will get help some day!




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  18. phoenixrising2

    phoenixrising2 New Member

    I drag myself to the doctor
    Saying, "It hurts bad everywhere."
    The unspoken reply comes from him,
    "Do you really think that I care?"

    You're a problem patient,
    One that I can't fix.
    I only have five minutes
    And you always take up six.

    And while that I am at it,
    You can't possibly hurt that much.
    A person with all that pain
    Would surely need a crutch.

    The few minutes that I see you,
    You look so very good.
    I hope you find a new doctor.
    I really think you should.

    I go home to my husband.
    He's stood by me for so long.
    He says, "I'm really sorry, honey,
    But we both know that he's wrong.'

    "We'll find another doctor.
    I know there must be one."
    Without this man behind me,
    I surely would be done.



  19. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    That was very well written.. Good job!
  20. phoenixrising2

    phoenixrising2 New Member

    I went to my family practioner the other day with a list of five things to ask her about. She told me she could only get to the first three. This was kinda in reaction to that.