This Month Kat Myrman has suggested a new theme for the daily poem—the Terza Rima, writing one stanza each day.
A terza rima consists of stanzas of three lines (or tercets) usually in iambic pentameter. It follows an interlocking rhyming scheme, or chain rhyme. This is where the middle of each stanza rhymes with the first and last line of the following stanza. There is no set length to this form, as long as it follows
I shall be joining Kat Myrman and Jane Dougherty in this challenge.
Life… A Terza Rima,
Our home, with new babe out of hospital, finally okay
Builders, sea gulls in the wilderness
Alone and unsure so much. I was under stress and not okay.
Installment 19 of Life for this month’s Terza Rima Daily Poem Challenge, one tercet at a time
This is my entry for Sue Vincent of Daily Echo‘s #writephoto.
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The Summit. A Nonet.
Heart fit to bust as I near the top
Lungs heave in and out fit to bust
The sky’s grey and forbidding
But life is for living
I reach the summit
And see the view
All is revealed
I have been telling you all, about (I hope) the last few weeks of weaning myself off of Gabapentin. It’s a neuropathic painkiller. I have been on it for over eight years I have weaned myself down from four times, six hundred mgs a day to one hundred mgs twice a day then finally 100 mgs every other day. With no great help from the doctors who just want to hand them out like sweets to keep me quite. Recently I had been altenating between one 100 mgs morning and night one day and just one 100mgs in the evening on the alternate day. Now as I said I am down to one pill everyother evening.
Today Geoff of TanGental (a great person and a great blogger) asked me how I am getting on. He made me think two things… One: I have not been sharing with you guys because I have gone down so low.
Two: Fingers crossed and not to anger the gods of withdrawal I do actually feel I am turning a corner.
🤞 Maybe the final corner. I am down to one tablet every other night. Really the big barrier is phsycological l need to be a big girl and drop this last pill. I have about a months worth left and to make sure I cannot cave and re-order any Gabapentin I have had them removed from electronic prescription so I can’t get anymore without a drs say-so.
Even though I have been resting and healing a nasty sprained and strained ankle and foot I have managed to keep my spirits up. Also I kept away from any painkillers apart from one ibufen at night to help me sleep.
It has been a long journey ( over 8 years ) and though I am not there yet I do feel I am getting there and I am hoping that just like the Tramadol I can beat this!
I treated myself today and had my nails done.
Time to hopefully feel confident and spoil myself a little. Thanks Geoff for making me think.
Thanks to all of you for your amazing support I am so grateful. I just wanted to say it has been no picnic and I wish I had never started on these tablets, Tramadol and Gabapentin but I did. I am nearly there I kicked Tramadol about 2 years ago and the end is in sight for the Gabapentin.
I hope anyone going through this same journey might read this and take heart. I wish you well and know you can do it.
Thank you everyone.