The Stranger – This is how “My Symptoms Affect My Daily Living “

On November 13, 2014 by Liz Lee

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Stranger – This is how “My Symptoms Affect My Daily Living “

5am_clock5 am

 Every morning
Ron he does rise
A battle then we
Both have to fight
To help me to
  Face another day


Sheer Determination

So Stiff , So Stiff
Like a bent
Wooden board
Skin so tight
Contracted over night
A physical job
Too lift me

My Skin
Pain unbearable
I scream within
“It’s another day
When will this all go away”
Never you see
This is for life
This is what God
Chose for me

Underneath My Skin

 

Doesn’t matter what time

Night or Day

My Conditions My Symptoms

NEVER  GO AWAY

Stranger – This is how ” My Symptoms Affect My Daily Living “

Ron so caring he is
My Saint

 Ace and Dad

He takes care of me
Physically lifting
This body of mine
Basic tasks take
Such a long time

Toilet Sink

Now to the toilet
Then after that
My teeth have to be cleaned
My body washed
In places I wouldn’t
Want others to see

A Bath

Then for my Ulcers
Cream carefully
Rubbed all over me
I’ve lost all
My dignity

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Stranger – This is how “My Symptoms Affect My Daily Living “

Deodorant applied
Now for …
My socks!!!
My pants, My leggings
Then my white top
Pull On, Pull Off
Simple Task
Not for me
Struggle A Day
Is What I Say

My Daily Struggle

No Fancy clothes
No skimpy tops
No buttons
No zips
Just the same
Warm clothes for me

Warm Clothes

Stranger – This is how “My Symptoms Affect My Daily Living “

Now for those Stairs
Thirteen in all
We count them
Many times together
Each one I know
So well down
The mountain side

Stairs

Stranger – This is how “My Symptoms Affect My Daily Living “

An hour has passed
It’s half past five
Now for a drink with
Medication for me
No hot cup of tea
Lemonade I take
One sip at a time
Dribbles come from
This mouth of mine

A Hospital 1

Stranger – This is how “My Symptoms Affect My Daily Living “

6am

6am …
Ron starts his normal day
Escapes you see

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Not for me
My body has taken that
Away  you see
Trapped in a bubble

A Bubble

Trapped in the house
I start a very
Different day

I’m left with …
My Best Friends’s

My Dogs, My Parrots
There is …
No Escape for Me

Zimmer

Moving slowly around
On my walker my frame
Slow painful steps
This is my life
Too try in vain
Too stretch my muscle
Too move alone again and again

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Oh no !!!
Oh silly me
I’ve done it again
I’ve tripped
I’ve fallen
Another bruise to my head
Another war wound
Too my pride
Too have to have
Someone to
Rescue me

Fallen  My Help Arrives

No fun at all
No life at all
Oh I wish I didn’t fall
You silly legs
Why don’t you move
Now look at me
Lying in pain on the floor

Fallen

Stranger – This is how “My Symptoms Affect My Daily Living “

It’s only … 7 am

 

 Daily life
  Daily routine
Has been affected by me

DreamOh I couldn’t survive

Without My Friend’s My Family

OH NO

Ambulance Next Door !!!

They have taken

My Friend

My Helper away

AmbulanceAll this has happened before

You knocked on my door

8am

THE START OF YOUR DAY

A 8am Start

My body aches in

Every joint Every muscle

But …

I have no choice

I will face you alone

To answer your Questions

Perched on my stool

Now My Story I Tell To You …

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Now I Ache

Now Stranger

Can you see …

“How My Symptoms Affect My Daily Living”

A letter dropped through

My Door

A few weeks later

A  MIRACAL  IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME

A My Story

17th May 2017

A day for my diary

My needs will

Only Get Worse

I have Chronic Incurable Conditions

They and there awful symptom

Unfortunately

WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME

A Letter

Words and Pictures

By …

Liz Lee

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