Finally Diagnosed in Great Britain

by Jane Drebus
(Southern Indiana)



My friend just got diagnosed
She's waited nigh 20 years
Her job depends on it
In that crazy system of hers

She's had an awful hassle
GP's just don't understand
Her MRI was positive
Each day too much in hand

Balance, tremors, eye flashes
Fatigue, speech idiosyncrasies
Yet MS criteria is first not met
For the NHS to please

Yes, Great Britain is not the USA
Seems it's even harder there
Can't buy a diagnosis even
So inevitably more heartache to bear

MS is a cruel deceiver
It strikes and hides away
It lies in wait awhile
Then invades without delay


Be gentle, Oh ye MonSter
Be quiet and walk away
Together we proudly remain
Partners against your fray.

by Jane Drebus

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Jun 27, 2009
by: Anonymous

Beautiful and sad all at once, it made me cry too.

Pat x

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