Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This has been around for a while, but nice to read again.

The ABCs of Aging...

A's for arthritis;
B's the bad back,
C's the chest pains, perhaps car-d-iac?
D is for dental decay and decline,
E is for eyesight, can't read that top line!
F is for fissures and fluid retention,
G is for gas which I'd rather not mention.
H is high blood pressure--I'd rather it low;
I is for incisions with scars you can show.
J is for joints, out of socket, won't mend,
K is for knees that crack when they bend.
L is for libido, what happened to sex?
M is for memory, I forget what comes next.
N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low;
O is for osteo, the bones that don't grow!
P is for prescriptions, I have quite a few, just give me a pill and I'll be good as new!
Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu?
R is for reflux, one meal turns to two.
S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears,
T is for Tinnitus; there's bells in my ears!
U is for urinary; big troubles with flow;
V is for vertigo, that's "dizzy," you know.
W is for worry, NOW what's going 'round?
X is for X ray, and what might be found.
Y is another year I'm left here behind,
Z is for zest that I still have-- in my mind.


Anonymous said...

A man is as young as He thinks they say. Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

Arkansas Patti said...

Ah, the joys of aging. "Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu?" Just think when we were young, flu was our only thought.

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Margaret Cloud said...

This aging is time consuming, but this list is so true and I felt older reading it.

Renie Burghardt said...

This list reminded me of all the ailments I have!

Beautiful day here today, 83, tonight upper 50s. I was out enjoying it, too.

Sleep well tonight, Patty!