Not quite the same thing exactly

Gastrointestinal problems are not funny. Especially when they are truly life-altering and even dangerous to life. Dear blogging friend Rory has been dealing with major problems in this area and when I read his post I felt bad for him – can’t even get a proper diagnosis and treatment, he has had to be his own doctor.

But then I thought of a poem I had written some time ago dealing with something similar but not the same (the least of it being Rory is not old!) – so perhaps he will see this and it will give him just a little bit of a giggle?

Getting old is not for sissies,
So they say, 
and they,
are right.

Unlike J. Alfred, peaches
are not a problem
yet, 
but peppers

Green and hot,
onions raw,
salami, cheese,
all of these

Bring me to my
knees, and more,
find my husband 

At the store.
Pepto, Maalox,
liquid chalk - 

All are bought,
and chewed and drunk.
Gagging, gasping
oh the pain!

As I moan,
Never again.

Amazing how a good
nights sleep
has me now on
steady feet.

What’s for lunch?

© Grace St. Clair
(March 2010)

12 thoughts on “Not quite the same thing exactly

            1. I gotta say slowly dying from blood loss due to an GI bleed was lovely. Cozily drifting away…took 4 units of blood to bring me back and I often wished they hadn’t.

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    1. Oh no way anyone is gonna take my pizza away! I’m lactose intolerant so while I love chocolate I eat in it small amounts. Over the years I’ve developed a real antipathy towards milk chocolate, can’t abide it at all. So dark chocolate for me, which is actually better because I can eat more before my stomach starts to protest.

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    1. Certainly I’ve posted it on the Blogger blog but on any of my WP blogs, I can’t remember. But that’s of no importance – I’m glad you liked it (twice!) and I hope it made you smile 😊

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