Why Not?


One more challenge
already exhausted system
accommodating further testing


(Written for my weekly challenge: threes. I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis last year, but due to other, more urgent health problems, treatment was put on hold. Reviewing the situation, my doctor referred me to a specialist, who said I have severe bone loss in my hip and am prime for a break. After a fight with third party insurance, I am finally on board to start a bone building drug. Ah, life! Image my own.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

75 thoughts on “Why Not?”

  1. My mother has the same bone calcium affliction; however, she only has the universal yet limited public healthcare plan, which doesn’t cover any osteoporosis treatment medications.

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    1. Sorry to hear about your mom. It’s very disconcerting to know that any slight jarring might cause a fracture. The drugs are expensive, I know. The drug company themselves helped me fight for coverage.

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  2. I’m really sorry to hear you’ve been through so much, bone pain is a special kind of torture. Stay strong and keep writing, you do it so beautifully.

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      1. I had my husband, who is much more tech savvy than me, take a look at it. I appreciate you letting me know and.. Thank you so much for following! ☺

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    1. Sorry to hear that Liz. It is a little disconcerting. My body rejected the first medication, and the physician has said that Prolia will work if no other does. I want to give the new med a shot (pun) first.

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  3. VJ, got my fingers crossed for you. Getting through the struggle to GET the meds is a proof of strength beyond bones – bravo for your determination! May the new med do its thing w/o disrupting other things … and may you keep putting complex challenges into such digestible verse.

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  4. Your will will get you through this. Your picture is wonderful: speaks of beauty, struggle, and wonder. (At least for me).
    God speed, V.J.

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  5. I like the way you built this. Each stanza stands on its own, but the three stanzas give the bigger picture. I love the image, it would make a beautiful stained glass. Glad you got the medication you need!

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