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Friday, November 17, 2006

Wish I Weren't Such A Pain!

Poetry word of the day was "pain" so here's my ode! I know the subject well!

the sharpest stab
a quicker jab
a constant ache
without a break
tylenol
does boo-all
even advil
makes me ill
nothing can touch
the pain that much
muscles so sore
I can stand no more
take some risks
adjust the disks
ask the doc
a huge roadblock
will it ever end
I'm around the bend
massage is great
but it doesn't abate
I pack on ice
but no dice
the heating pad
helps a tad
the cortisone
is just a loan
for it returns
and really burns
xylacaine
can numb the pain
add "Rub Away"
throughout the day
sad to report
relief is short
for all I've tried
it won't subside
always there
it's just not fair
a lot of strife
such is my life...
but high alert -
it doesn't hurt
for me to type
this major gripe!
Mother of Invention, hoping to find something that works!

20 Comments:

Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

I love it!!!!!! and am reminded of my step-dad and all the pain he has suffered with his back through the years.......

funny how pain evokes different images for us: I would have immediately headed straight for the pain of a broken heart or the pain of having a mental illness....

thanks for stopping by and reading Jerzy's poem, the bicycle....i think it is one that grows on you...

-rdg

Friday, November 17, 2006

 
Blogger brooksba said...

Great poem! I am picturing a giant medicine cabinet, beaconing, "Come, my pretty, I have the solution to what ails you," and the cabinet is just playing a trick.

Friday, November 17, 2006

 
Blogger Pauline said...

MOI - the herky-jerky lines are very apt for the subject. Well done.

Sounds like sciatica which I've found responds to Yoga and acupuncture, not as a permanent cure but as a relief.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Red Dirt Girl:
Thanks! This take was at the forefront of my mind as I have had major recent flare-ups of the chronic pain I live with daily. Not that I'd trade it with a broken heart or mental illness pain.

There are so many poetry sites emerging all of a sudden it seems!
Keep doing it. I love your shoe/recipe connection with Steve!

Brooksba: That's just about it! Nothing seems to work very wel but they always offer hope until you try them.

Pauline: Thanks. Yes, I wish the length of lines mirrored the type of pain I have! Alas, it is chronic and it has been rearing its ugly head of late.
My husband does acupuncture but I don't actually like it. (Dumb eh?!)

The disks at the base of my neck and the very lowest on my back have completely disintegrated so I have a lot of back and neck pain and that affects many other areas as well.

Could always be worse I suppose but it does impede a lot of my activities, especially the ones that I should be doing for my heart problems.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so thankful for pain, whether from the body or the heart. It tells me what's wrong and forces me to pay attention. Without it, I would be consumed by things that would destroy me. So, I enjoyed your ode to pain. Long live pain's part in life.

It's getting cold in Tennessee...is that another form of pain?

Saturday, November 18, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Stephen: Interesting way to look at pain and I'm sorry I don't share your more than tolerant sentiment for it!

Seeing that mine is physical, it nudges me every hour of the day...and I'd rather it didn't remind me so often! Thus, my gratitude for its presence does not exactly emanate from every painful pore in my body! It tells me what is sort of wrong...some they still don't know why or what it is, and I'd really love it if it could tell me what to do for it!


Cold in Tennessee?! Hard to believe! Of course, I'm way up here in the Great White North and dreading the oncoming winter when it can get to -30! -40 with wind chill some days! Now that is pain!

Thanks, Stephen.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I'm big on alternative medicine these days. Arnica is a great help for many pains. I think aromatherapy and acupuncture and massage are just as effective as many of those strong painkillers that make you a zombie while they do their work. I hope you pass into a pain-free zone soon...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

 
Blogger Annelisa said...

oh oh! That sort of pain, whilst reminding you you're still alive, can be so consuming and tiring, can't it! I don't envy you. I did come to one conclusion though - seeing as much of the pain is in the back - you could always have your backbone removed - I know it's quite possible to live like this, as there are a lot of spineless people about! :-)

On a different note, I think you tackled the subject brilliantly - and humerously - especially as it is so close to you!!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Barbara: Yes, me too. Nothing seems to work all the time for very long. I do love massage though! Arnica is topical, right?

Annelisa: Pain does tire you out, but I'd rather have pain than no spine! Thanks..it is tongue-in-cheek and serious at the same time!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great poem. I like the relationships between the pain and the cures.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Old Lady: Yeah, I just wish there was one! A good one at least! We need Dr. Phil!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Arnica is topical and in pill form. I was referring to the topical.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

 
Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

I was leaning back in my chair, thinking of what I wanted to write about this post...my chair went out from under me...I fell on my back...hit my head on the floor! That was painful!!























whispering...so, did you believe the story? Kilroy Was Here!!

Monday, November 20, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Barbara: Oh, I'll have to try that! I've just taken the pills to promote healing after surgeries. Thanks.

Kilroy: Don't know but I do know a good chiropractor!! HA!

Monday, November 20, 2006

 
Blogger Annelisa said...

I think I'd rather have the tropical than topical...

Monday, November 20, 2006

 
Blogger Lynn said...

I am hearing that the therapy they use on me is being used for other problems like neuralgia, arthritis....
What the anesthetic does is turn off the receptors and reset them over a 24hr period.
If you like the feeling from it with no pain then the botox injections to rub the nerve last 3 to 6 months for neuralgia and inflamatory pain.
I know it is not holistic in a sense that something is invasive. But it is not the same as taking daily opiats for sure.

Monday, November 20, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Annelisa: Good one! Me too! Just name the island!

Lynn: Maybe some day I may have to cave to that. I know one other person who has them for back pain.

Monday, November 20, 2006

 
Anonymous colleen said...

I like the long poem that goes on like the pain...and the look of it is sort of jabbing.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Colleen: Thanks. Yeah, I could have tapered it more to resemble my syringe and needle tip!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

 
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