A Real Health Problem: Compilation 08/31/2022

When I look in the mirror and look at my legs
I glimpse limbs that are swollen like hardboiled eggs
This Hypostasis was brought to the light
It isn’t a joke, it’s a sad, lethal plight
Its like a bad prank of the lower body
Responsive to fluid under skin you can’t see.
I head to the doctor on a bus ride to town
to get me the update likely making me frown
I’m the underdog here, I had no clear choice
Antics of real organs that haven’t a voice
In a world like a mansion with places to hide
The fluids stay put on the body’s insides
I ask you to tell loved ones, “With your body have stealth
and remind them to keep a good eye on their health.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

7 thoughts on “A Real Health Problem: Compilation 08/31/2022

  1. I deal with a body that ever wants to retain fluid, the result of my worsening CHF. My heart functionality fell to below 25%, and almost took me out last March/April. Just couldn’t breathe, despite my Pacemaker. My cardiologist introduced me to a brutally efficient diuretic called Torsemide. It is brutal, but it purged me of 40 pounds of fluid retention in a week, so my cardiologist could do yet another angioplasty, and insert more stents in my heart. My heart failure continues to advance, but I am alive, and now when I see swelling, I turn to my Torsemide. It is rough, but it works, granting me each time, a little more time…

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