Tag Archives: balance issues

JUST WHEN I NEEDED IT!

Caught by vertigo,

Felt like falling so…

Had felt signs

Ignored at times,

Blood sugar had gone low?

Not sure if Parkinson’s the cause,

Just knew severe balance flaws…

Leaned on the cane,

Managed to remain

Upright till the dizziness paused.

–Jonathan Caswell

AIN’T LIKE I USED TO!

The old grey mare has nothing

On a semi-young man like me…

Just shoveled and salted a tiny patch

And it felt like when hauling trees!

May never recover my balance,

Six months out-of-work did me in…

I know I’ve got Parkinson’s–

Which increases inner fear grim.

Felt unsure as I shoveled.

A minimum job on post…

Had no problem with the slush underneath

But endurance is a mere ghost.

–Jonathan  Caswell

LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME

LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME

Last year at this time I was laying

In a hospital bed praying…

Tomorrow back then

Big toe was taken,

For my foolishness I was paying!

I’ve managed to walk all the way

To “Circuit Break Cafe.”

Down a long hall,

Nary a stall,

At least going one way!

Return from the coffee machine,

Took longer–leg pain was mean–

Likewise the back

Stopped in my track

Several times on my cane to lean.

–Jonathan Caswell