ABC's of getting old

  1. A for arthritis,
    B for bad back,
    C is for chest pains. Perhaps cardiac?

    D is for dental decay and decline,
    E is for eyesight--can't read that top line.

    F is for fissures and fluid retention
    G is for gas (which I'd rather not mention
    H high blood pressure (I'd rather have low)
    I for incisions with scars you can show.

    J is for joints, that now fail to flex

    L for libido--what happened to sex?
    Wait! I forgot about K!
    K is for my knees that crack when they're bent
    (Please forgive me, my Memory ain't worth a cent)

    N for neurosis, pinched nerves and stiff neck
    O is for osteo- and all bones that crack
    P for prescriptions, I have quite a few
    Give me another pill; I'll be good as new!

    Q is for queasiness. Fatal or flu?
    R is for reflux--one meal turns into two

    S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears
    T for tinnitus--I hear bells in my ears
    U is for urinary: difficulties with flow
    V is for vertigo, that's "dizzy", you know.
    W is worry, now what's going 'round?
    X is for X ray--and what might be found.

    Y for another year I've left behind
    Z is for zest that I still have my mind,
    Have survived all the symptoms my body's deployed,
    And kept twenty-six doctors gainfully employed!!!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   PerkyCardiacRN
    :roll :roll
  4. by   ruby360
    That's hilarious! I'm going to print this and post it on my floor. We could all use a little more laughter in our lives!!!

    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    I LOVED IT!!! The only problem is being able to relate to so much of it...............
  6. by   night owl
    Ain't it all true!
  7. by   J-RN student
  8. by   zudy
    Arkgolfer, didn't we used to work together? :chuckle If so, you are the right age for this poem!!
  9. by   Mkue
    That's CUTE, thanks !

    Made my day !
  10. by   Darlene K.
    Very funny & true!


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