Saturday, July 03, 2004
Tale of the middle toe
Started with a tingle,
the kind that preludes
pins and needles
Alarmed, I called my doctor nephew.
Could it be a stroke? It's on my left
foot after all. "No," he said.
"It's diabetes. Your sugar destroys
the nerves on your hands and feet."
I must take care of my foot
from now on. I wouldn't know
if it hides a wound. I don't want to
say goodbye to my middle toe.