08 June 2011

Total Joint Replacement

This is my entry for
Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Body’s warranty

Expired at forty-five

Who knows what is next

Recall the kid’s song

Head, shoulders, knees and, yes, toes

Only in reverse

But let’s add one more

Chronic degeneration

X-rayed in right hip

The doctors have said:

“Have you had an injury

That bides a new hip?

You are much too young

But rehab will be a snap

For the same reason”

Now… four months later

I can walk one point five miles

Without discomfort

I descend the stairs

Like the average person

With ease, no distress

A corporal scar

Is the only reminder

Of lost meniscus

I’m truly grateful

For doctors, surgeons, pain pills

And new lease on life

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Amanda Moore said...

Wow amazing Haiku, I hope everything is working out!

Iva said...

Fabulous haiku! And congratulations to your continued healing. I found your blog through Jenn's lik up.

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Wow, good for you! My little brother at 42 is in the same boat, only with the addition of a degenerated disk to complicate matters. I think he needs to push for surgery ASAP and get on with his life!

Great haiku series - well done! (and welcome aboard, too!!)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sometimes it takes the professionals to do for us what we can't do for ourselves. Grab that new lease on life!

Liz Rice-Sosne said...

Excellent! May you know good health!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! Continue to heal well!!