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A Poem

Thursday, July 19, 2007
About a year after being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, I felt a desire to write down my thoughts and feelings. I ended up putting those words into a poem. I just received a call from a friend who wanted a copy of it and suggested that I post it here. So, here it is! If you like it, you can thank Mary W. for the suggestion to post it. Have a great day!

Diagnosis

The good news is....
We know what’s wrong with you.
The bad news is...
We know what’s wrong with you.

The good news is...
The disease is rare- you are an unique person.
The bad news is...
The disease is rare- you are an unique person.

The good news is...
We know how to treat the symptoms.
The bad news is...
We only know how to treat the symptoms.

But...

The bad news is...
You’ll need to restrict your physical activity.
The good news is...
You’ll have time for hobbies.

The bad news is...
The diagnosis may effect your friendships.
The good news is...
Your true friends will be revealed.

The bad news is...
This disease my shorten your life.
The good news is...
Each day will become a gift.

Good news...
Bad news...
The glass is half empty...
The glass is half full...
perception...

Annette Markin
2-05

4 comments to A Poem:

Jacqniel said...

Lovely - thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

You have posted this on the boards before, I absolutely loved it. I'm so glad to see it again, it means alot to me! I love it :)

The Admiral said...

The good news is you get terrific parking places.

The good news is oxygen cannulas give you new excuses to accessorize.

The good news is policemen feel sorry for you and don't give you bad tickets when you drive a touch, um, upbeat...

Neeta & Nityananda said...

How very true, time for a sequel!