Maggie's

See what's happening in the Community

You are not logged in.   Log In

Meet the team

As well as sharing experiences with our friendly online community, registered members are able to contact our experienced online team. The Centre is staffed during office hours and the online team aim to reply within 24 hours.

Psychologists and experts from other Maggie's Centres and partner organisations also facilitate some group and individual sessions.

Picture of Topic Creative writing / art

Topic

Topic Creative writing / art

A space to get creative with poems, prose or perhaps upload some artwork

  • 49 conversations

For All Those On Prednisolone

Started by Anonymous on 24 March 2015 at 13:49

I've a question for all those on Pred,

how to cope with the craving for bread?

Are you like me

sitting on the settee

as you watch the TV,

with a plateful of sandwiches

there on your knee?

 

And then of course there is pizza,

cheese and onion, tomato, Chorizo.

it isn't a crime

whenever you dine

just take your time

with a crispy side salad

with flavours sublime.

 

But sometimes it's crisps that I need,

my desire for those carbs I will feed.

I should have pineapple,

orange or apple

as I get to grapple,

with weight I have gained

my efforts are really quite laughable!!

Comments (3)

latest | oldest

Displaying 3 comments

  • Picture of Butterflyer
    02 May 2016 at 11:18

    ha ha how i laughed- husband has had head and neck cancer oh how how I wish he could eat all that- fortisips and nutrison is all he can swallow. To think he has been so cross about being on prednisilone- I shall tell him about this maybe even show him your poem poemsgalore!


  • From Anonymous
    24 March 2015 at 16:03

    Oh good, thanks for telling me about it Sue, I'm off to read it now.

    best wishes

    Kath


  • Picture of SusieQ
    From SusieQ  
    24 March 2015 at 15:44
    Edited on: 24 March 2015 at 16:19

    Hello

    This is so true, and made me smile, a lovely poem too. I'm aware anyone on steroids (and some of us who arn't) will identify with that craving. Just in case anyone reading this, has similar issues, there's a very helpful blog by CarolineH on the subject - Nutrition, steroids and weight gain.

    Very best wishes

    Sue


Displaying 3 comments


Registered Office: Maggie's, The Stables, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU   Registered Charity Number: SC024414
The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust is a company limited by guarantee   Company Number: SC162451