Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Pain In My Groin

It hurts me
this pain
in my groin
this mysterious pain
that just
suddenly appeared
hot to the touch
painful to the touch
fine one day
lame the next

This mysterious pain
has hobbled me and
humbled me
I self medicate
but it refuses
to go away

I dragged my butt
to the MD finally
(after stalling for two weeks
in the hope the affliction
would heal of its own accord –
it did not)

So, Doc, what’s the verdict
I asked
after being physically examined
and poked and
made to turn my head
and cough
(flashback to my Army
induction days)

But the good doctor
just shrugged his shoulders
Dunno, he said
Not sure, he said
Could be this or
it could be that

What to do then
I asked
hoping that
Doctor Lee
had an inkling
as to how to proceed
It is a helpless feeling
standing naked
in the busy intake office
with dozens of other patients
waiting outside the door
for the good doctor’s attention

Let’s send you for
at Jeannes Hospital and
see what they come up with there
then we’ll have a better idea
as to how to proceed

More time to waste

My guess is that it’s a hernia
this I gathered from
researching the internet
or it could be
something else
something much worse
I stop myself from
further speculation

I will wait my turn
and I will submit myself
to the modern age
of medical science
I will do as I am told
I will try to be less arrogant
and more humble

In the meantime
I self medicate
and wait
until the clock
ticks off the time
to my appointment

And I try to go about
my business as usual
occupying my days
with the tedious
little chores
that make up my
orderly and routine
tick tock
tick tock
until it is
finally my turn
to ride the
silver gurney
It is not a ride
that I am looking
forward to

Stay tuned!

I will let you know
how it all turns out!

Philadelphia, 2012

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