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Sonnet # 10

By Babs IversonPublished 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago 1 min read
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Suddenly, the right shoulder is painful.

Months pass by without proper diagnosis.

It's no wonder that my mood is disdainful.

Is it an impinged nerve or fibrosis?

Home treatments are applied but not a cure.

Applying, Tiger Balm and hot-cold compresses

Trying, Biofreeze calms the pain simple and pure.

Prescribed medication brings on stresses.

Side effects would not be worth it this time.

A two months wait, finally an appointment

Orders unauthorized should be a crime.

Painfully, waiting left with disappointment.

No prognosis, ice blue warms mind and body.

Indeed, medical care has been shoddy.

Writer's notes: Thank you for reading. You are appreciated. Rather frustrating! When a doctor writes an order for a C-Spine MRI, a third party for the insurance denies the order which is unbelievable.

Epilogue - Reached out to the orthopedic doctor's office and to my insurance trying to appeal their denial. No satisfaction!

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About the Creator

Babs Iverson

Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.

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