Really Awfully Too Much of a Bad Thing

Saturday: attended Garden Judges AGM. A very good talk and slide show on choice of plants.

Sunday and what was left of today after shenanigans detailed below: what now lurks on the other side of this plug will be revealed in due course.

It really is annoying
That the stuff we are destroying
With a ray
Turns out not the only feature:
There is yet another creature
There at play!
So, before this morning’s session
I was given the impression
That an -ologist I needed
That I have as yet not see-ded,
Now to see;
Then round hospital went stamping,
Forms caused lots of writer’s cramping:
Tell me why
Every time you see a new one,
Yet more forms are handed to one,
To apply?
And I booked there an appointment
Though it was a disappointment —
Not today —
And more blood tests there were taken,
Which some saved time will be makin’,
Therefore now, on top of cooking,
I must wait while they are looking
For the chance
That a biopsy they’re needing —
Hope, without, they’ll be succeeding!
Once you lance,
It increases chance of spreading
And on quagmire one’s treading;
That’s unless
One then whips it out quite smartly —
That is, all of it, not partly —
Best, I guess!

© February 2019 Colonialist

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. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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43 Responses to Really Awfully Too Much of a Bad Thing

  1. Maureen says:

    You are a wonderful example to all of us oldies. Thank you for that !


  2. equinoxio21 says:

    Patience, patience. All will be revealed. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sue W says:

    All the best with the Oncologist. Anyone mentioned Chemotherapy yet? Though I suppose that’s where the Oncologist comes in. So sorry this has happened. You have the best attitude, the glass is always half full!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Debra says:

    There is nothing easy or simple about what you’re going through. I like your attitude, however, and think that’s a good way to at least keep your head straight! All the best from me to you, Col.


  5. Widdershins says:

    Oh Gawd, another ‘ologist. May it be quickly resolved.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. nicolaavery says:

    Good luck with the ologist X

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Arkenaten says:

    Well, the gardening thing sounded fun!
    Less said about the rest the better, I am guessing you would likely agree, Mister N?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. “That I have as yet not see-ded” – briljant!


  9. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    Oh dear! But stay strong and ride the punches…

    Liked by 1 person

  10. disperser says:

    Wish you a speedy connection with the necessary personnel.

    I’m unclear about the fact that it sounds like you’re undergoing radiation therapy but it sounds as if you’ve not seen an oncologist. But, it could also be that my natural aversion to poetic prose keeps me from understanding what’s going on.

    Stay strong, fight hard.

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  11. de Wets Wild says:

    Your positive attitude is going to see you through this horrible rollercoaster ride, of that I am sure! And we’ll be right here cheering you on!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. My oncologist whipped it out smartly, my stomach that is, no messing about, he said “out” and out it came, no chance of it spreading, although I’ll never forget what he said to me just minutes before he whipped it.

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  13. So sad you’re going through such a trying time, Col. It almost sounds as though the filling in of extra forms irks you the most. Hope all goes well for you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • colonialist says:

      I cannot for the life of me see why all doctors and things lurking at one particular institution can’t share the same database. Repeating the same rigmarole for each one is, certainly, irksome! Thanks.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. elspethc says:

    want another kind of click – sympathy i suppose – humour as always helps us through

    Liked by 2 people

    • colonialist says:

      When all traces of humour disappear from my scribblings, a nice dose of sympathy is indicated. Until then, ‘Likes’ are regarded as applause for my awful rhyming!


  15. gipsika says:

    I can’t click “like” though the rhyming is good as usual. What a horrible thing to go through!
    I can’t stop thinking we completely misunderstand this stuff on the functional basis. I really hope they can whisk it out swiftly and without residue. Stay strong, my friend!

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