My Story

I Can Get By
by Lauren M. Catron

I can get by
with treatments twice a day.

I can get by
with medicine dates logged away forever
( and forgotten anyways )

I can get by
with the many times I couldn't go out with my friends
because I haven't done my vest.

I can get by
with the fact that I'm different.

I can get by
with the endless " pokies " and blood draws.

I can get by
knowing I have a life threatening disease.

I can't get by
with the thought of the many cooped in the hospital watching their lives go by without them
or the thousands that have died still hoping for a cure.

This is why I pray for a cure every day
and thank God for research studies......
for lives that can't get by.