Friday 29 May 2009


thistle in may

Take your medication strictly as prescribed

better than feeling ill: flowers
things to look forward to
snowdrops, daffodils dancing
meet your friends again, crocuses beginning
when a person starts to be well
trees take a spring interest
life’s worth living, the sky blooms lighter
altogether more day, always glad
when the February war is over
it wasn’t a bit charming summer’s on its way
in the distance

Continue with any exercises shown to you in hospital by therapists or medical staff

got rheumatism and going blind?
start to throw your woollies off
if there’s any snow left
throw welcome snowballs
keep getting well
english weather do your best
unreliable wet cold miserable
if winter’s here
spring cant be far behind
have to wait and see
‘what the hell’s happened to me?’
that rush towards the remember

Don't remove any dressings until instructed

it’s a slow process all the flowers
waking up caution restricts
the tulip field
no speed records broken
snowdrops the first
birds and buds
the worst thing is to rely on others
the trees blessing daffodils
the light, a relief
a relief (the darling)
it comes slowly
birds come alive, start taking notice
everything again tweeting the dawn
outside your window the spring marvels
trees flower views
springcleaning comes to mind at
the mere sight
passover the shade
the fantastic cobweb

If you are unsure of any factor relating to your convalescence, don't hesitate to contact your doctor

pour with light through the body
you squirm god I’m coming to life
the excitement: seize the sun
the sky-blue, the buttercups
bulbs looking for light
take your part in the human race

Attend all your check-ups

cut a thistle in may
the dancing season has started
fabulous is the word for it
lots of little flowers pink and jump
lamb pasture
cut it in june itll be back soon
blooms as big as cabbageheads

(Follow all dietary recommendations)

jump for joy after drear winter
get on with things
where are we
it is so rewarding to fill a bare patch
with dancing.

speak poem
Feb 2009

Further info, from Better Health Channel website, Victorian Department of Human Services, Australia
During convalescence, it may be beneficial to set goals for each day which will aid in your recovery. Be guided by your doctor, but general suggestions include:

* Too much bed rest in most cases isn't good for you, particularly if you are elderly. Maintain some level of activity, even if it means just sitting or standing up occasionally. Try getting dressed and moving around the house if possible.
* Ensure your muscles, heart and lungs are working efficiently by gradually increasing your level of activity each day.
* Make sure you get enough rest. Listen to your body and alternate periods of activity with periods of relaxation. Be prepared to say 'no' to things you can't cope with and visitors you don't want to see.
*Keep in touch with family and friends and maintain your social activity, even by telephone.
* Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. If your appetite is poor, try eating small amounts of nutritious foods regularly. Remember that eating well is more important than eating more.
* As your strength returns, find time to do things you enjoy. Keep up with hobbies and aim to get out of the house regularly, even for short outings.

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