Playing Doctor-Doctor Bracingly.


You will not, in fact, be giving
Very much of a concession
To admit we all are living
For the medical profession.

It was eight o’clock I started
My own visit to the doctor,
And before we then departed
R, in ankle-brace, he locked her.

Shortly after, was my dentist that
I saw for new teef fitting,
He tried them out and, in, got pat –
Next week the final sitting.

And then grandkids I had to run
To their own dentist visits,
A filling for the younger one,
But brace plans, R elicits.

Five visits in a single day
Professions thus supporting:
To finance them in such a way
Is surely very sporting?

We did, finally, get the kids to the local Olympic Pool to exercise a bit, and so that I could time 7 yr old J for her possible attempt at the 1500m in 4o minutes this year. Then we dined on KFC. The chicken wings were HOT!

© February 2019 Colonialist
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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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12 Responses to Playing Doctor-Doctor Bracingly.

  1. Debra says:

    I am tired just thinking about all your responsibility! You’re a tremendously involved grandfather, and I admire that commitment. I hope everyone is doing well after all the diagnostics!

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  2. Tokeloshe says:

    What a day!
    I wouldn’t mind a swim in the pool though.

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  3. I know this feeling, my one son has braces and they both wear glasses.

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  4. Not a fun way to spend your day. Think of all the fun things you could have been doing instead. 😳

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  5. disperser says:

    At least we have access to doctors. Imagine what kind of shape we’d be in without them.

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  6. Get all those appointments out of the way (hopefully with few return visits for a bit) Doctor/dentist visits are getting almost a frequent as grocery store trips. Neither the most entertaining way to spend time.
    Swimming is good for ankles, surely. Hope everyone is feeling better soon

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    • colonialist says:

      Indeed, I can think of many far more enjoyable visits than those to docs and dents and purveyors of groceries.
      Good swimming does require flexing the ankle, and therein lies the rub . . . er, twist. Thanks!

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