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Visiting the Nurse

In the light of the recent publicity about Simvastatin, a drug used to treat high cholesterol, Claire Baldry has written this witty poem:

Visiting the Nurse

(can be sung to the tune of ‘Away in a Manger’)

I went to the Doctor’s, I tried not to fret,

The Nurse likes to see you, the older you get

She asked about lifestyle, how often I fry,

She checked my blood pressure and my BMI

I cut down the units, I went for a swim,

I wore sporty footwear, I tried to look slim,

I chose lightweight clothing, not tops I look fat in,

If the blood test is high, she might give me a statin

I went to the Doctor’s close by Manor Barn,

I missed out on breakfast, that did me no harm,

Results come tomorrow, a phone call I’ll make,

If I get the all clear then I’ll eat a big cake

Written by: Claire Baldry

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Claire is a retired Headteacher who lives on the East Sussex coast. Claire is an established speaker, performance poet and writer. She has a strong following on You Tube and has been listed in the top 100 Poetry Rivals National Competition. Claire has published five booklets of poetry which have sold hundreds of copies. 'Simply Bexhill' was published in early June 2014, and 'Simply Christmas' in November 2014. Her third publication is a series of narrative poems entitled 'The De La Warr Date'. She more recently published 'Seaside and Sailaway', which includes a section of poems about holidays on cruise ships, and Simply Modern Life. Claire has published two full-length novels, the first called 'Different Genes'. and more recently 'My Daughter's Wedding'. Both are romantic stories about love in later life, combined with a gripping mystery. The books can be purchased through bookshops, Amazon or borrowed from any local library. Links can be found at ww.w.clairebaldry.co.uk .Claire and her husband were awarded the SE Diabetes UK Inspire Award in 2017 for innovative ways of fundraising.

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