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Crest Poem

Posted by CFMBabs , 27 September 2006 · 921 views

What's the meaning of Crest! wouldn't you like to know!
It's not as bad as you may think, my rheumatologist told me so
So what's the C, I hear you say, well calcinosis to me and you
And R stands for Raynauds and it's what turns your fingers blue
E is for the esophagus, I have problems there, Oh my!
S is for sclerodactyly, it makes you look younger, Mmm not I!
And T for talengectasia, hard to say and harder even to spell
The symptoms of crest I have all 4 and the 5th one now as well

So what did I do to get such a thing? Is it something that I ate
Is it something from my teenage years or just plain old fate
Did I overdo the drinking, going out and having fun
Then why is it my friends are all ok and I'm the only one!
Did I enjoy my life too frantically, live my younger days to the full
At least I can look back and say that my life was never dull
Did I stay out too late in the evenings and come home early dawn
And go to work the very next day without so much of a yawn
Am I being punished for enjoyment or something else maybe!
If I knew then what I know now, I'd have listened to mum you see
She always warned, you'll catch your death going out dressed like that
But it wasn't hip to go outside with wooly jumper, gloves and hat
She used to roll her eyes and shake her head "You'll rue for that one day"
Those words she said come flooding back and I remember them today
So maybe I am partly to blame, I caused my frankenstien too
This monster now within me that turns my body blue
If ever they can find a cure and make it go away
I'd be the happiest person you'd ever see today
But at least I know I'm not alone and there is always you!
Someone I know I can turn to and always see me through..

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