Tuesday, May 09, 2017

A Mother-in-law Poem for Tuesday Platform

Sitting in the doctor's office
Today Mother-in-law's in tow
She doesn't want to be here but
It's semi annual appointment

Her bag is full of bottles, pills
That's her medicine list for?  Me
Me to fill in the blanks for her
She thinks the nurses could do that

So we sit, taking in the crowd
Too many people here she says
We'll never get out of this place
I don't need to do this, let's leave

Explaining why we are here now
Seems we just came last month, let's go
Mother, you cannot, doctor's call
He needs to check your heart again

Check your fluids and check your lungs
Oh look, new law. We go in first
Yes, I'm taking my pills, and walk
To the corner everyday, mail

Doctor, she's not taking them all
I don't take the potassium
Every day, eat a banana
You need twenty of them each day

That's how it went, pulled every step
See you in six months, TAKE YOUR PILLS
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 - Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Tuesday Platform, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-tuesday-platform_9.html

Note:  This was how it would go. I don't do this anymore, my MIL died in 2007.
Mothers Day is this weekend, a Mema link (we still miss her):

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At Tuesday, May 09, 2017 9:45:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

"I don't take the potassium
Every day, eat a banana
You need twenty of them each day"

That's for me has always a puzzlement - food and supplements

much love...

At Tuesday, May 09, 2017 11:15:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

Big big sigh. Sigh!

At Tuesday, May 09, 2017 12:00:00 PM, Blogger Gel said...

Memories- a mixture if sweet and longing-Mrs Jim has longevity in her genes

At Tuesday, May 09, 2017 2:29:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

When I now start to go to the doctor i fear I will nag a bit too... but hopefully I will not have to do it yet. The eye is mending fine.

At Tuesday, May 09, 2017 3:02:00 PM, Blogger Frank Hubeny said...

I prefer getting nutrition from food rather than pills as well.

At Tuesday, May 09, 2017 4:16:00 PM, Blogger Angie said...

God bless you both. Keep walking to the mailbox, and driving to the Doctor

At Tuesday, May 09, 2017 7:23:00 PM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Sigh.. we need those bananas don't we?

At Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:25:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Brings back a few similar memories with certain family members.

At Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:03:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I still miss Mother. Too many things I never got to ask her. She taught us very well.

At Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:31:00 AM, Blogger Therisa's World said...

Read your poem, Jim, brought memories of my dad's last 14 years of his life, and the various trips to see medical specialist, across southern Ontario, with my mom. Especially, the last decade of his life, when they lived, in a rural village, and had drive for hours, to London, Ontario, to the University of Western Ontario and the teaching hospital near there. The one thing, I have learned is, Kiwis have more potassium then bananas do. Just need to shave them, before eating. The fruit with its own fruit coat. :)

At Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:59:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

I always drag my feet when going to the doctor, but I go with pills and questions.

At Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:19:00 PM, Blogger Justin Lamb said...

This rings true for several older people in my family.

At Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM, Blogger Paul John Dear said...

Poignant Jim.

At Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:59:00 AM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

Sadly, that is indeed how it goes *sigh*.


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