Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hump Day Haikus for Medical Equipment


Wheelchair, I hate you
You know your days are numbered
Soon you will leave us.

We thank you, wheelchair
Roll versus carry - no sweat
Yet something is wrong.

I cannot trust you
You have very evil intent
You need a patient.

I know you watch me
You block my night time routine
Mommy needs potty.

Why must you hurt ME?
I need all of my ten toes
Darkness equals pain.

You hide by the chair
Wheelchair, I know you are there
Still...I stub a toe.

Before you must leave
Take time to train the walker
It must have manners.

30 comments:

  1. Hi, dear Cherdo! Hidden within these witty lines are hints that Gonzo is graduating from the wheelchair to a walker. If that is correct then I am very happy to learn of the progress he is making toward total freedom and ambulation. I'm sorry that you have bumps, bruises and scars as a result of the wheelchair lurking in the dark at night waiting to attack.

    God bless!

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    1. He is starting to bear weight! It's tough but that is the path towards healing and he is doing his best.

      Since the accident, Gonzo has had to sleep downstairs (his room is upstairs) and that is why I'm tip toeing around at night - don't want to wake him up. He needs his rest and I'm not sure he is in the most comfortable position in the world, ha ha.

      Laughing is a good soul cleanse. We can't control what happens to us but we can control how we respond to it. Might as well mock that dern wheelchair while I can.

      Have a good evening!

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  2. Wheelchair, walker, feet
    We hope he makes quick progress
    Wheelchairs are vicious

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    1. A fishducky Hailku! This could be another fine fishducky book, Fran!

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  3. Did you buy one? If you did don't get rid of it. As soon as you do you'll need it again. Like the walker I pitched 5 years ago and then we needed another one.

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    1. It's a rental...I don't want to store this thing till someone might need it.

      My great grandmother needed a walker for a time and then she used it as a place to dry her handwashables. That always cracked me up.

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  4. Best wishes for Gonzo in making progress!

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    1. Thank you, EPT, my favorite breakfast treat pal.

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  5. Sorry about your toes, but this sounds like an improvement for Gonzo.

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    1. It's a step in the right direction (pun intended). :-)

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  6. Sounds good to graduate! My sister in law will make the opposite transition from the walker to the wheel chair at some point. But for now, she is doing well with her debilitating muscle disorder. Congrats to Gonzo.

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    1. That's too bad, Linda. :-(

      Debilatating disease can be so tough. I'll keep her in prayer.

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  7. Anything with the word 'hump' in it gets my vote. Unless you're talking about the neighbor's dog.

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    1. Somehow, I knew it might.

      Al, once more I say, you crack me up.

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  8. Time someone ran over that wheelchair with a dump truck!

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    1. Amen! Or a big recycling container truck (that's what hit Gonzo's car).

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  9. Oh no. Now I'm suddenly afraid of evil wheelchairs! LOL

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    1. Barb, you might have to wash 'em down with holy water.

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  10. Well done. When Willy Dunne Wooters is here, we move Penelope's crate close to my bathroom door. I must step carefully when I take a bathroom break.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Once it's dark, I function as a true blind person. I already have the sub-par vision and darkness doesn't help it one iota.

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  11. Nice wheelchairs are sometimes needed, unless you cannot walk at all then they are needed pretty much all the time but not by me my legs still work thankfully just saying as for stubbing toes that happens way to often to me

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    1. We were grateful for it when we needed it and now...well, it's still needed sometimes but frequently in the way. We had to move my son to the living room as he recovered.

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  12. Maybe set the thing on fire. Or let some air out of its tire lol that will teach it

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    1. ...and provide adequate light! Now I have something to look forward to (we're not totally done with it yet, but that looms on the horizon).

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  13. Won't it be nice to see that wheelchair go...and then the walker. A year from now, it will be a memory. Glad you can write about this....I have stubbed my toe on my mom's walker (not a wheelchair)

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    1. The wheelchair is the T-Rex of medical equipment. And the foot rest-shin crash is the worst...

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  14. I wish Gonzo the best, and I am very sorry about your toes, dear Cherdo. I used to be a receptionist for the Quebec Society for Disabled Children and saw many wheelchairs, walkers, canes and such. I worked there from 1978-1985. Sending you a warm hug.

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  15. I wish Gonzo the best, and I am very sorry about your toes, dear Cherdo. I used to be a receptionist for the Quebec Society for Disabled Children and saw many wheelchairs, walkers, canes and such. I worked there from 1978-1985. Sending you a warm hug.

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo