Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fibromyalgia Checklist

The back of my head
underneath my hair
my neck
the span of my shoulders

the sides of my breasts
the curve of my ass
my heart and its trip rush beat

my elbows
my hands
my hips when I stand
my thighs
and behind my knees

my calves
my ankles
my feet
all of me

seems to hurt

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads


Susan said...

That's my checklist too!

brudberg said...

Ouch.. I'm so happy I don't need a checklist like that...

Debi Swim said...

I'm so sorry- sounds terrible

Magaly Guerrero said...

...and the angry fleshy bits around my fingernails. Yes, damn that list!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Because you methodically list the areas of your symptoms as a checklist, it makes the enormity of this real. Excellent.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I didn't know you had it too, kiddo. I have cfs, fibro and an assortment of syndromes. Yes, everything Hurts! I literally feel your pain.

Outlawyer said...

Terrible. Well written but terrible news. Hope you feel better soon. k.

Sioux said...

Wow! I am so sorry. Every time I start to whimper a bit, someone comes along with some REAL health problems.

You suffer from that but you still write like you do? I double bow down to you.

Jim said...

O Mom Zee, this is more than I can imagine, pain, pain, pain. Mine have always gone away with time and meds. I can't imagine yours, I am sorry that you have these.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh dear! This is a telling list... Enough for the reader to imagine the pain.

Fireblossom said...

Stop pissing off the gods, would you please?

elsa said...

1) You just made me realize that my husband must have this.
2) This stanza invites a special massage for every line:
"the sides of my breasts
the curve of my ass
my heart and its trip rush beat"
3) I suppose I should rub these things for my husband. Well, not the breasts. But "wherever it hurts." Lately, it's his left arm, particularly the elbow.

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh, my gosh do I know this list! There are times I feel like the Tin Man frozen in pain.

Agnes Lawson said...

The fibromyalgia checklist seems funny, but the pain gets real. All the body parts ache, so sorry the pain seems unbearable. In fact, the checklist is just a wake-up call to me and those who feel the pain and confuse it with tiredness. The rhyming in the poem makes the flow sweet, and the mention of the body parts so descriptive.