A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘pain’

Another … fall!

Arriving to visit … another …  fall?
Gosh … you say … hurts not at all
You’re tough … we’d all agree
Then … a grimace … peeking … I see
Swollen and painful … needs attention
Splint it … you have apprehension
You forget … why … hurts at all
Mom … you’ve had … a hard fall
Your wrist … swollen … misery
Please keep it still … less pain … remedy
Soon an x-ray … then on to E.R.
So much waiting … you’re patient by far
Finally confirmed … yep … it’s broke
Hard to believe … you say …not a joke
Temporary cast … put on
A  sling … you want it … gone
On the way home … you  explode
This thing on my arm … throw to the road
Again we discuss … how, when and why
Really … not telling a lie.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 22, 2014

Second fall in a month … had her slippers on and still … topsy-turvy … permanent cast put on 2 days later … REd cast … awesome … Mom just wants it off!  It’s going to be a l.o.n.g. six weeks!

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Less – More

No one’s there … I say
To you …EVERYDAY
Someone IS … you reply
With …a look to DIE!
More words …said
A pain …in my head
Less …is …better
Less …is …more
I decide …stops the war!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 23, 2013

YOU FELL

Saw you sitting on the floor
My heart skipped a beat
You refused help up
You crawled …stood on two feet.

Obviously …sore all over
Your pride’s intact
Pain in your neck
And hip and back.

Later, you’ve no knowledge
This happened to you
You don’t deny the pain
The pills may see you thru.

A warm moist cloth to neck
And “ANNIE GET YOUR GUN”
We’ll get this discomfort
Hopefully … on the RUN!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 30, 2012

Yes, mom was outside looking for the singers she heard in her head, came in and fell. She’d been walking on wet grass. It was awful seeing her sitting on the floor yelling for me: Sis Sis! Loren and I tried to help her, but no! She got up herself. No obvious fractures. Warm moist heat to her neck (she has spinal stenosis and has neck pain frequently).

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