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Monday, January 30, 2006

Medical Alphabet



My apologies to readers of Poetry Galore
for the duplication,there are somethings just 
so good that you have to pass them on, so others 
can enjoy them too.

This is one of those things!!!
 
Our new alphabet
                                 
                                   
A * for arthritis,
B * for bad back,
C * is for chest pains. Perhaps cardiac?
D * is for dental decay and decline,
E * is for eyesight--can't read that top line.
 
 
F * is for fissures and fluid retention
G * is for gas (which I'd rather not mention)
H * high blood pressure [I'd rather have low)
I * for incisions with scars you can show.
 
 
J * is for joints, that now fail to flex
L * for libido--what happened to sex?
      Wait! I forgot about K!
K * is for my knees that crack when they're bent
(Please forgive me, my memory ain't worth a cent)
 
 
N * for neurosis, pinched nerves and stiff neck
O * is for osteo-and all bones that crack
P * for prescriptions, I have quite a few
      Give me another pill; I'll be good as new!
 
 
Q * is for queasiness. Fatal or flu?
R * is for reflux--one meal turns into two
S * is for sleepless nights, counting my fear                                
T * for tinnitus--I hear bells in my ears
 
 
U * is for urinary: difficulties with flow
V * is for vertigo, that's "dizzy", you know.
W * is worry, now what's going 'round?
X * is for X ray--and what might be found.
 
Y * for another year I've left behind.
Z * is for zest that I still have my mind,
Have survived all the symptoms my body's deployed,
And kept twenty-six doctors gainfully employed!!!
 
Author unknown, What a shame.


14 comments:

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh, My!

Surprising how many of those I know well!

June

poopie said...

I guess we have to laugh about it huh?

Jamie Dawn said...

F is for Fissures. Those sound painful!!
The ABC's of getting old.

Ms. Vickie said...

Peter, Being a nurse I enjoyed this very much,
thanks for sharing.

bubba said...

Good one.

Theresa said...

Yep, I can relate to the bad eyes already.

Karen said...

I can relate to some of them LOL

Have a great day! :-D

bernadette said...

Change Y to yoga and regain youth and great health! Yogis get stronger, more balanced, and more flexible as they age!!

I've seen your funny comments at Gene's and Judy's. Your sense of humor keeps you young too, I suspect.

Hale McKay said...

Is it just me? What happened to the "M" ?
,,,Good post.

mreddie said...

We must laugh at times to keep from crying, of course then the laughing is much more fun anyway. ec

Ivy the Goober said...

yeah, if I write down how many of those I can relate to, it's going to look like one of blogger's really long word verifications.

Marcus said...

G'day Pop
I too thought it curious that you apologised for the K then omitted M 2 letters later, unless of course M is for Memory, in which case it all makes sense!

Yeah it was great to see Vicki on Saturday, not sure if we'll see her again because her main priority is the treatment and travelling in the car for 3 hours is often not helpful. Hopefully Harvey will have the desired affect.
She came on her own but is staying in Perth with Mum.

Going back a few weeks, I've got no idea about the hassles A. Merle has commenting here, though she gets through sometimes. I haven't had time to try and work on technical issues, I just keep blogging on. No doubt though that Firefox is better than IE when it comes to reading blogs.

I see you've solved your spatial problems, even the overlapping clocks.
Why did you choose Dallas in particular?

By the way, I reckon you accounted for hit 4001 on HoltPress yesterday, close but no cigar!
take care

Marcus

Aimee said...

this has nothing 2 do with ur post but i just wanted 2 let u no im still reading ur blog.
love Aimee xoxox

Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ This is a good one, Jan also sent it to me. She still says she does not want to blog.
On the news today, a body was found in a dam at Coldstream, on the Nellie Melba property. Her granddaughter aged 87 still lives there. Remember passing it when we were kids, on way home from Croyden Market? Cheers.