Thursday, 22 October 2015

THE THINGS I GET UP TO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT:

THE THINGS I GET UP TO 
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT:
 
 
I thought I'd have an early night,
Was in bed by ten.
But by 2 0clock,
I was awake again.
 
You see I had these excruciating pains
In my leg muscles and backside.
I throught I was going to be a cripple
As tears fell from my eyes.
 
I hobbled to the kitchen,
To make a hot drink.
Took some pain relief pills
As on the sofa I did sink.
 
It was while I was sat there,
I thought came to my mind.
Although I only bought the bed in recent months
The mattress was the wrong kind.
 
You see I need an orthopaedic one,
Having had back surgery many years ago.
So I went to inspect my mattress
Very surprised at what it did show.
 
It showed "Spring had sprung"
Though Autumn was outdoors.
Off came the pillows, duvet and sheets
As I put them on the floor.
 
There were bulging springs everywhere
The side I mostly lay.
I said some words under my breath,
Not printable I may say.
 
So at three o clock this morning
The mattress I did turn.
By now I was feeling weary,
For a good sleep I did yearn.
 
So now I have to buy another bed,
When money and time permits.
But what to do with this bed,
You see space here is at the limit.
 
 
 
 
Copyright Yvonne Lewis: 23/10/2015

8 comments:

  1. Bummer! Considering that's where you spend a third of your life, the right bed is important.

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    1. Hope I didn't cause the springs to go as when I was unwell I was in bed more.
      Thanks for your comment Alex.
      Yvonne.

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  2. Nothing worse than a bed that is uncomfortable. I wish I could afford one of the adjustable beds. My wife wants (and gets) the most hard rock mattress she can find. I like a soft mellow mattress. Sometimes I just have to sleep in my recliner. Hope you get your bed back in order so you can get good rest at night.

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    1. I had major back surgery back in 1989 and was told by second and top vertabreas were poor and to make sure I had a firm mattress. Think I'll sleep on the floor but the spiders hide there.
      Thanks for your great comment Gregg.
      Enjoy your week-end.
      Yvonne.

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  3. A good mattress can make all the difference!

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    1. Thanks Shelly, hope now I turned it over it will be more comfy. I did phone the shop where I bought the bed and informed them that 8 months is not along time to have a mattress go wrong.
      Have a good week-end.
      Yvonne.

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  4. Perhaps get a similar-sized thin mattress (reasonably less priced) and put it on top. If it works it solves 2 problems (costs and bother of getting rid of it) Good luck Yvonne!

    Hank

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    1. That's a good idea Hank, Thanks for your comment and coming by.
      Enjoy your week-end.
      Yvonne.

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