Friday, 24 August 2012
Old Age makes me very stroppy at times and this is definitely one of those times. I have plantar fasciitis (sore feet ++) sometimes known here as policemen's heel.
To add insult to injury, I am experiencing severe leg cramps too. There are no circulatory problems and I take magnesium daily.
For these situations, I resort to what I call my Quirky Verses to help keep me sane and the mind off the pain. Also, my family can engage with these, they get a bit embarrassed with my more serious writing. Does anyone else have this reaction from family?
Me dear old Mum suffered from cramps
I never showed I cared,
She said “they’re bloomin’ excruciatin’
every night, in bed.
They wake me from a peaceful sleep
grabbin’ me legs in a vice,
and squeeze the life right out of me.”
It didn’t sound very nice.
But I just sat there in silence,
not really taking it in,
her doctor knew all about it,
I thought I’d leave it up to him.
But now it’s another story
I’ve turned another page,
it’s my turn now to suffer from cramps
it seems I’ve reached old age.
And the cramps they come to me nightly
they’re doin’ me head right in.
Oh! they squeeze me muscles so tightly
I said, to me eldest son Jim.
He said “Mum go see your doctor,
he’ll fix it up, you’ll see.”
I knew what he was thinking
“please don’t bother me.”
Now I take me pills diligently
just like me doctor said
And with Emu oil I rub both legs
before I go to bed.
It’s said to be therapeutic
it really isn’t just by chance,
no wonder it works so bloomin’ well,
have you ever seen an emu with cramps.
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