Song for a flare up ...apologies Simon & Garfunkel

TrishaW
TrishaW Member Posts: 121
edited 28. May 2017, 11:59 in Living with Arthritis archive
I've been struggling with my psoriasis arthritis recently and was given an appointment today at hospital outpatients to help manage a bad flare with a Depo Modrone injection IM.

Whilst waiting for the doctor this song came into my head, with slightly altered lyrics!

Apologies to Simon and Garfunkel, but this is for all of you!

'The 'Sound ' of Depo Modrone'

Hello steroids , my old friend,
I've come to take you once again
Because the pain that's softly creeping
Left its seeds whilst I was sleeping
And the pain, that was planted in my brain, still remains
And so I beg, for steroids

And how I dream to walk painfree
And once again be the 'old me'
I try so hard to do without the pills
Avoid the drugs that make me feel so ill
And I try, to be happy and carefree
A better me
But still I beg, for steroids

'Folks' I say 'You do not know'
'Constant pain can make you low'
'Hear my words that I might teach you'
'Take my arms that I might reach you' (gently)
For my tears,like silent raindrops fall
As I wait, to accept, my steroids

PS I got them....hope they kick in soon!

Comments

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,252
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh, Trisha, a great take on one of my old favourites. Well done, though I'm sorry about the inspiration behind it :roll:

    I hope the steroids kick in soon, too.

    Please copy your song onto the poetry thread on Chit Chat then it will remain handy for all to see.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • Natalie1712
    Natalie1712 Member Posts: 63
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Love it!! Perfect lyrics :D
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Cor! :D Thank you, we haven't had one of these for ages and it's a corker! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 346
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Brilliant! Made my day :D
    "Stoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast"
  • palo
    palo Member Posts: 239
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Love it, one of my favourite songs, so well re-imagined...
  • TrishaW
    TrishaW Member Posts: 121
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks all
    The Depo has kicked in and I'm feeling almost human today.....shame it can't last forever but I'm enjoying the moment!
    Trisha x
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,252
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Keep on enjoying it. I hope it lasts a reasonable amount of time.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • stremlett
    stremlett Member Posts: 37
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you so much for these verses. I identify with the words, though I begged for naproxen not steroids. The doctor begged me to stop begging.

    I wish my friends would stop looking for the 'old' me; I think she's gone now but the 'new' me is calmer and kinder and has good points too. I've written out your words to keep on hand. Good days or bad they have value for me :-)

    Thanks again, Sue T