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The following poem was written by Hilda Lebedun and shared as part of the Memory Project.

My spine decided

It needed more attention

From me!

It really seriously

Let me know

Its attachment to me.

I did not know

It needed much care

Until I wound up

In Intensive Care.

How far we came

From open-back surgery.

The computer helped

With the analogy

Deep puncture tubes

Were made

To deliver cement

To the painful

Broken spine.


After orders

From the docs

To take very good

Care for my fragile spine!

And follow

The orders given

For my daily life!


There are many things

I cannot do,

Some absolutely not!

Remember the

Horrendous pain,

Follow the orders

To the dot!

–Hilda Lebedun