Medicated Faith

by | May 30, 2023 | Patient Voice

Medicated Faith


“Holy orange bottles, each night, I pray to you” -Taylor Swift: Soon You’ll Get Better


A prayer to my orange bottles:


I spent 4 months to get you

Endless rounds of blood work- turning up nothing

“Goodbye blood”

Go off and finally tell doctors what is wrong with me


Vitamin D to give my body artificial sun. A capsule of sunshine

Prednisone to make me want to kill myself. A capsule of turmoil

Zoloft to fight crippling emotions. A capsule that seems to keep me from the edge

One more to come. A capsule to sedate my heart


There are other things to swallow like B12, allergy relief, my pride,

The grief of waking up everyday in pain


Medication is my religion

I dedicate time every morning to it

I’ve placed all my hope for healing in orange bottles


By Natalie

This poem was submitted as part of the Reflections of ME/CFS and FM and Long COVID Awareness Day Virtual Event on May 9th, 2023.

#MillionsMissing #MillionsMore #Hope4MECFS #Hope4FM #Hope4LongCOVID

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