13:55

One at a time
With a breather between
I take my pills
And inside I scream

One by one
I swallow with care
I take my pills
And I still have hair

Third one down
With a gag or two
I’m not a pill taker
But without I’m screw (ed)

One more is gone
With three to go
I Crush some Candy
With really nothing to show

Five gets stuck
And waits around
Until the sixth
Comes stumbling down

This is the last
Until later tonight
I’ve done my job
Time for my pills to fight

Who would have thought
That 13 pills a day
Would be the greatest gift
For my 55th birthday?

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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15 Responses to 13:55

  1. Gwen says:

    So very thankful that these 13 pills have the power they have! Best gift ever!!

  2. 13:55 is a fantastic gift. ❤

  3. Judy says:

    You have quite an a”pill”ity to swallow 13 like that! Love your humor – it’s a wonderful coping method when it sounds like it could make anyone want to gag and cry.

  4. karen markovic says:

    Is it really your birthday! Well, if it is….all the best! May all your wishes and dreams come true! Here’s to many many more happy and healthy years!

  5. I so sympathise – I also have heaps of trouble swallowing pills…

  6. Gallivanta says:

    Hopefully there’s cake and champagne to wash down the pills tomorrow. Happy Birthday!

  7. April says:

    Happy Birthday! Some of those huge, non-coated suckers are hard to get down.

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