Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Truth, Unmasked




The long and short of it is,
in her Life-Saving Medical Equipment
full-frontal oxygen mask
and her wild hair,
Wild Women is
definitely doomed
to remain single.

Does she really want
to be saved
that badly?

Hee hee. Just kidding. I contemplated taking an illustrative photo but, when I looked in the mirror, it turns out , even for a laugh, I am too vain!

Kim's prompt at Verse First this week is The Long and the Short of It - timely, given the struggle to stuff my big unwieldy free spirit under a confining mask at night has ruined going to bed for me these days! 

28 comments:

  1. Sleep apnea? I'm sure you can have company if you are not quite sleeping. (And I've seen equipment that is more comfortable.)

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  2. My youngest son does the CPAP thing. I've never seen him with it on, maybe that's a good thing? I know it's serious ... but your poem is hysterical.

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  3. I'm sorry to hear this, Sherry, but glad you have a good sense of humor about it.

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  4. I am so glad to know you, Sherry. You can and do find the laughter in all things. Thank you for being you,

    Elizabeth

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  5. oh i am sorry...had a kid i worked with that had one of these for sleep apnea...cant imagine its very comfortable...

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  6. My dad sleeps with one on. I don't know how he got used to it, but he did! I love your sense of humor Sherry.

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  7. Why are you having to wear a mask?

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  8. You took a serious subject and injected humor into it...I don't have to wear one, but I am a fright without it anyway. lol

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  9. Like your sense of humor Sherry ~ I hope you are getting the sleep that you need ~

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  10. Sherry I didn't know you needed a mask to sleep. Is it for oxygen or a c-pap for sleep apnea? No matter. Anyway, I envision you as beautiful - mask, no mask, hair, no hair. But I do get the little vanity. No matter what age we want to look good. Hope you're sleeping really well.

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  11. So sorry if you have to sleep with that on! I guess it works thought if so many people are willing to try it! I don't think I could have put a picture up with one on either!

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  12. Sherry , sorry about sleep apnea. Loved your sense of humour.

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  13. Your sense of humour takes on the one termed serious, otherwise. :)

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  14. Oh dear! My poor brother has recently been fitted with a similar mask - his photos looked horrendous, lol!

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  15. Made me smile and made me think

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  16. Doesn't sound very appealing at all.

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  17. Sorry to hear, Sherry. But you certainly have a great attitude about it. Loved the humor. Feel better! :)

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  18. humor is life is so needed for us to survive, and we all know you have a kind heart.

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  19. I hope you will always be true to your inner wild woman!

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  20. Welcome to the wonderful world of sleep apnea. My husband has moved to a different bedroom because he says the "noise" (you know, the hum) from my CPAP machine bothers him. I think it's the sight of me that bothers him. LOL
    Fortunately, the dog knows the sound of the machine means bedtime, and she doesn't care what I look like.
    Anyway, once you're used to the entire apparatus, it really makes a difference. Don't forget, if you stop breathing several times an hour, it isn't good for your health.
    Luv, K

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  21. Sorry to know about your problem. But, your sense of humor is mind-blowing!
    Great take..Sherry!

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  22. it seem you are rocking any which way, sleep apnea or not, 'you know how to live'...take care

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  23. never doomed, Sherry! you can always look for a guy who has apnea, too. {smile} and as someone above commented, you don't have to wear the equipment if you're not actually sleeping....

    and some men like wild hair ~ trust me on this one. {smile}

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  24. Hi Sherry,

    I am sorry to hear this but, if it helps then I guess it is something you need to do. The soul that lies behind the mask is what counts and something tells me you have a beautiful one. Have a wonderful day...

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  25. Sherry, I so love it that vanity ruled! That means you rock, my dearest friend! That wild woman who touched the whales and danced and chased the ocean views til morning is enchanting, alive and kicking!

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  26. Sorry to hear that but if it's a life saver it's worth it. Love your sense of humour.

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