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I lie and watch patients come and go
Recovery is sometimes very slow,
Others are here for a very short stay
They have an op then they`re on their way.

I`m not so bad now, the pain has gone
The war still rages but I battle on,
I`ve had drips, bloods taken, injections too
Puncture holes galore and bruises too.

My veins are so small they all seem to say
A few people try then they win the day,
The cannula`s in I thank God for that
They apologize to me then give me a pat.

Sugar tests, liver tests and blood gases too
The latter is the one that`s most painful too,
I really hate needles I must admit
But this is all done for my benefit.

Tomorrow is the day that I`ll be cured
I wish I could honestly rest assured,
`Cause I was here 14 years ago
Thought that was it but it just goes to show.

Family and friends are ever so kind
They show me I`m never far from their mind,
They send cards and `phone and visit me too
I`m sure they`ve plenty of other things to do.

It means so much when you`re feeling low
Their thoughtfulness fills you with a warm glow,
And I thank them all for their support
Their love and kindness couldn`t be bought.

I`m home now thank goodness and on the mend
And my thanks to each and everyone I send,
They say that little things mean a lot
I`m so grateful for the family and friends I`ve got.

copyrightę2010 Elsie

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