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The Fibro Poem

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The Fibro Poem

Postby h3lloitsme » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:04 pm

I adopted the following poem but re-arranged it to fit around my own life,
Also there is a theory called the spoon theory, Spoonies are people who live
With chronic illness- Theoretically measuring personal daily abilities, much
The same as you would measure the proper amount of spoons needed for
A dinner party or wedding, sometimes there would enough but other
times a shortage. Fit and healthy people don’t have this problem, but with a
chronic illness Such as FM or CFS everything has to be planned right down to
the last detail or you will most definitely run out of SPOONS.
For anyone who isn't familiar with the Spoon theory you can read it in full by clicking
On the following link.
http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/artic ... serandino/

The Fibro Poem
Dear family, I’m sorry, that my house isn’t like yours,
That the washing piles up on the bedroom floor,
I could of brought it to 1 of you, But I didn’t, coz you see,
I’d of had nothing left to finish the job, No more spoons for me.

Dear Mum, I’m Sorry, that the dinner plates aren’t done,
I got half way through the cups and bowls, But that’s my limit seen,
No more spoons for me. I selfishly made myself a brew before I got started,
And now my hands can’t take the pain, the task has got me thwarted.

Dear grandchildren, I’m sorry, that I can’t play with you more,
But after 10 minutes I have to stop, my body is just too sore and tired.

Dear children, I’m sorry, I can’t do more, like shopping,
Going out and socialising, But you see I just can’t walk,
And the pain just over takes me.
My head is dizzy, my heart beats fast, I have to sit down and rest,
You ask me what we’re doing next, and this just makes me so depressed.

Dear bank balance, I’m sorry, that I can’t find a job,
Who will take on a liability? Who on the surface looks like a slob?
I can’t stand up too long, but I need to move around,
And from day to day I don’t even know if I can move,
Or is it another flare.

Dear government, I’m sorry, that I don’t fit your bill,
That I’m obviously not bad enough, for help while I’m ill,
Yes I can dress myself; no one helps me to feed,
But this is all through planning, using my spoons throughout the day.

So Fibro I’m sorry I slander your name, but you have taken so much and you’re solely to blame, the simplest of tasks have become such a chore.
All I want is my life back, THE ONE I HAD BEFORE.

Gentle hugs to all, xxxx :-D :teddy-bear: :grouphug:
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Re: The Fibro Poem

Postby denys » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:28 pm

The spoon theory has long been talked about on here its one of the things we have told members to show to their families and friends who seem to have problems accepting the way the condition affects us :-D

I've moved your poem into here as its the most appropriate place its very apt :clap: :clap: :clap:
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