Health Care Blues

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2009-10-12 16:29:45 -0500
Started 2009-10-07 08:33:08 -0500

Health Care Blues…

Thought I'd let my doctor check me,
'Cause I didn't feel quite right.

All those aches and pains annoyed me.
And I couldn't sleep at night.

He could find no real disorder
But he wouldn't let it rest.

What with Medicare and Blue Cross,
We would do a couple tests.

To the hospital he sent me
Though I didn't feel that bad.

He arranged for them to give me
Every test that could be had.

I was fluoroscoped and cystoscoped,
My aging frame displayed.

Stripped, on an ice cold table,
While my gizzards were x-rayed.

I was checked for worms and parasites,
For fungus and the crud,

While they pierced me with long needles
Taking samples of my blood.

Doctors came to check me over,
Probed and pushed and poked around,

And to make sure I was living
They then wired me for sound.

They have finally concluded,
Their results have filled a page.

What I have will someday kill me;
My affliction is OLD AGE!!!

6 replies

Bekki Diabetic
Bekki Diabetic 2009-10-07 16:11:06 -0500 Report

I love it! Life plays a joke on us all…and, I pay my doctor to say the same thing, OLD AGE (normal wear and tear on your body). You have to have a good sense of humor about you or we'd all wake up and cry everyday. Thanks for the great poem.

PAT L 2009-10-07 12:48:26 -0500 Report

Well that tells me what my problem is ,, OLD AGE… for I am only 68 so I guess we all have some time…