Last Tuesday I entered Mayo Clinic to have a brand new Titanium Reverse Ball and Socket installed in my shoulder. Wednesday afternoon my wife drove me home as I drifted from one opioid-induced dream to another. By Saturday I began weaning myself off the pain medication and grudgingly acknowledged to myself that some pain is good. Today one day after watching the greatest Minnesota Viking win in all of history, I am feeling OK. My shoulder hurts and I can’t really use my arm yet, but tomorrow begins the start of physical therapy and it will begin to get better.
For me, opioids provided a way to manage the pain involved with a transplant. It was administered by a team of specialists who were well aware of the addictive qualities of the prescribed pain relief.
Unfortunately, not everyone was as well counseled. Millions of patients were exploited by an industry that cared more about profits than an oath to “Do no harm”.
I would love to see those greedy SOBs dragged through the streets of the cities they’ve ruined!
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 280 Valley / Peak
In snow-white valley
winter’s bright sun reaches peak
-shadows sink to blue
Haiku/Senryu Challenge (11/18/19)
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 279 Nature / Nurture
Hidden by nature
the doe nurtures her young fawn
-Grouse begin to drum
Haiku/Senryu Challenge (11/11/19)
With four separate corrections to my Nightscape Post today involving missing words, incorrect tenses, and forgotten titles, I believe I am losing the battle with my aphasia and dyslexia. Last week, I only managed to do one post and I discovered it was filled with multiple errors. This is so disturbing to think I wrote things only to find that it was not what I thought.
This morning at my coffee group I had to stop four-times during one sentence to ask for help in finding a word. It is embarrassing to find my speaking and writing skills blocking my thoughts and stories.
If you read my posts and notice errors and omissions, please forgive me -I am doing the best I can.
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 278 Vapor / Howl
Grey twilight vapors
drift on twisted woodland trails
-Black howls at night
Anxious souls hunt for refuge
Pounding hearts seek night’s cover
Haiku/Senryu Challenge (11/4/19)
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 277 River / Path
A melodic path
twists and turns above the flow
-River’s brave descant
Journey’s harmonic partner
following life’s ancient course
Haiku/Senryu/Tanka Challenge (10/28/19)
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 276 Smoke / Water
Pond water thawing
on ice that froze winter white
– frost smoke drifts in sun
Haiku/Senryu Challenge (10/21/19)