You woke up one morning, Good intentions at hand
I must get in better shape
So I can play in the sand.
But one day I was exercising
And felt something strange
To then soon discover, that my life will be changed.
The simplest of tasks, became a physical drain
My emotions seem frazzled from all of this pain
I feel like a failure, racked with pain all the time
Why am I faced with yet another mountain to climb.
I miss my job yes even my boss
I can’t stand not working I feel kinda lost.
I was to I have this rare condition called Osteonecrosis
So I prayed and prayed it was a misdiagnosis
It’s now been 2 years trying to find ways to help the pain
Some days pain plays tricks on this wonderful brain.
But I’m doing ok as I have things kind of managed
I changed how I eat and it’s working to my advantage
Who know what the future holds
But I became a heath advocate and my story will be told
If your ever in pain and it becomes persistent
Don’t allow pain to make you feel nonexistent
Your voice matters
Your everyone’s hope
It’s now up to you to throw them a rope
Never give in and never give up
Days you will be pain free and then have a flare-up
Never forget your amazing and strong
And everyday keep moving & plugging along
Always be grateful for your here and alive
And never forget you can do anything with God at your side.
Poem by. Deborah L Andio Debla